Virginia DGIF & Contacts

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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

John W. Daniel II, Chair, Richmond

Brian Vincent, Vice-chair, Farmville

Frank Adams, King William

Leon Boyd, Vansant

Catherine H. Claiborne, Richmond

Douglas Dear, Syria

Mamie A. Parker, Ph.D., Dulles

Tom Sadler, Verona

Karen Terwilliger, Locustville

G. K Washington, Dillwyn

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 or wildcrime@dwr.virginia.gov

Boating Registration/License Fees

(804) 367-1000

Checking-in Game

(866) GOT-GAME (866-468-4263)

Quota Hunts


Virginia Department of Forestry

Headquarters: (434) 977-6555

State Forest: (804) 492-4121 www.dof.virginia.gov/stateforest/recreation/hunting.htm

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 Forest


(540) 265-5100

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

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