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About DWR

The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are leading wildlife conservation and inspiring people to value the outdoors and their role in nature.

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CONSERVE. CONNECT. PROTECT.

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources’ mission is to:

  • Conserve and manage wildlife populations and habitat for the benefit of present and future generations.
  • Connect people to Virginia‚Äôs 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.