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Due to exceptionally dry conditions, the Department of Wildlife Resources has implemented a complete ban on any open burning (e.g., campfires, grills) on all DWR properties west of Interstate 95, effective immediately and lasting until further notice.

Kill Permit Process

If you are experiencing wildlife damage to your crops or residential plants and would like to discuss non-lethal options for damage control. Please contact the Wildlife Helpline at 1-855-571-9003 or a DWR wildlife biologist at the regional office that serves your locality.

Deer Damage: If you are experiencing deer damage to your commercial crops or residential plants and would like to have a Kill Permit issued. Please contact Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources at (804) 367-1000, Monday–Friday, during business hours, except holidays.

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