The Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed the Virginia Elk Management Plan 2019-2028 at their meeting on March 21, 2019. This 10-year plan will guide the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ management of the elk population in Virginia through 2028. The goals set forth by the plan were developed by a 17-member stakeholder advisory committee, representing a variety of interests, including farmers, hunters, homeowners, forest landowners, animal and ecological health interests, business and tourism industries, motorists, and government agencies.
Virginia Farm Bureau State Board Member Emily Edmondson served as a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee and worked for many years developing the Elk Management Plan, as well as providing public comments in front of the General Assembly and Board of Game and Inland Fisheries. Thank you to Emily for her leadership on this issue!