2019–2020 Terrestrial Wildlife Regulation Review & Amendment Process: Public Scoping Period
This is an opportunity to offer ideas on changes to hunting, trapping, or other wildlife regulations that you would like to see for the 2019-2020 seasons. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries takes public opinion into account when developing regulations, and it is critical for farmers to voice their concerns about areas that affect them, such as wildlife damage to crops and livestock.
Please take the time to complete DGIF’s survey, which can be found here. The deadline for comments is December 14, 2018.
Virginia’s Elk Management Plan
DGIF has developed an elk management plan that will guide the agency’s management of the elk population in Virginia through 2028. A public comment period is underway as part of the plan development process.
Links to the “Elk Management Plan’s Mission, Goals, Objectives, and Strategies” document and comment form can be found here. The deadline for comments is December 5, 2018.