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Game Bird Hunting

Contact Information

Commonwealth of Virginia

Ralph S. Northam, Governor

Secretary of Natural Resources

Matthew J. Strickler

Department of Wildlife Resources

Ryan J. Brown, Executive Director

Members of the Board

Brian Vincent, Chair, Farmville

G.K. Washington, Vice-chair, Dillwyn

Frank Adams, King William

Leon Boyd, Vansant

Rovelle Brown, Palmyra

Catherine H. Claiborne, Richmond

John W. Daniel II, Richmond

Tammy Jo Grimes, Big Stone Gap

Mamie A. Parker, Ph.D., Dulles

Tom Sadler, Verona

Karen Terwilliger, Locustville

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 Wildlife Resources 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 Wildlife Resources, Attn: Executive Director’s Office, 7870 Villa Park Dr, Suite 400, P.O. Box 90778, Henrico, VA 23228.


7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400

Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 367-1000; (804) 367-1278 V/TDD

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 90778

Henrico, VA 23228-0778

Boating Registration/
License Fees

(804) 367-1000

Note: The Headquarters Office is the only Department location where visitors may title/register a boat. These services are not available at the Regional Offices.

Regional Offices

Region 1

3801 John Tyler Memorial Hwy.

Charles City, VA 23030

(804) 829-6580

Region 2

1132 Thomas Jefferson Road

Forest, VA 24551-9223

(434) 525-7522

Region 3

1796 Highway Sixteen

Marion, VA 24354

(276) 783-4860

Region 4

P.O. Box 996, 517 Lee Highway

Verona, VA 24482

(540) 248-9360

1320 Belman Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 899-4169

Additional Contacts

Report Wildlife Violations Only

(800) 237-5712


Text DWRTIP plus your tip to 847411

Boating Registration/

License Fees

(804) 367-1000

Quota Hunts

Virginia Department of Forestry

Headquarters: (434) 977-6555

State Forests: (804) 492-4121

Department of Conservation and Recreation Reservation Center

(800) 933-7275

USDA Wildlife Services

(804) 739-7739

U. S. Forest Service Supervisor George Washington and Jefferson National Forest

(540) 265-5100 or (888) 265-0019

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(Federal wildlife inquiries only)

(804) 771-2883; (804) 771-2280

Virginia’s Wildlife Restoration Program and You

Hunters and trappers create many opportunities for Virginians to enjoy exceptional hunting, trapping, and wildlife watching. Through the Federal Wildlife Restoration program, you help the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources make wildlife-oriented outdoor recreation even better each time you buy a firearm, ammunition, or a hunting or trapping license.

When you buy hunting-related equipment, a portion of the excise tax levied on the manufacturer goes to the Federal Wildlife Restoration program. Virginia currently receives approximately $12 million each year from this program, which funds a large portion of the Department’s habitat management and wildlife population research projects.