Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

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Commonwealth of Virginia

Ralph S. Northam, Governor

Matthew J. Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources


Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Bob Duncan, Executive Director

Members of the Board

Douglas Dear, Chair, Great Falls

Mamie A. Parker, Ph.D., Vice-chair, Dulles

Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr., Appomattox

Leon Boyd, Vansant

Ryan J. Brown, Fork Union

Nicole S. Butterworth, Vinton

H. S. Caudill, North Tazewell

Catherine H. Claiborne, Richmond

Clayton L. Spruill, Virginia Beach

Brian Vincent, Farmville

Mission Statement

Conserve and manage wildlife populations and habitat for the benefit of present and future generations. Connect people to Virginia’s outdoors through boating, education, fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and other wildlife-related activities. Protect people and property by promoting safe outdoor experiences and managing human-wildlife conflicts.

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shall afford to all persons an equal access to Department programs and facilities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or veteran’s status. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility, please write to: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Attn: Executive Director’s Office, 7870 Villa Park Dr, Suite 400, P.O. Box 90778, Henrico, VA 23228.

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Gray squirrel. © Ralph Hensley