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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.

Virginia Wildlife Magazine

Virginia Wildlife is your ticket to learning more about Virginia’s spectacular wildlife, fisheries, and breathtaking habitats. Whether you hunt, fish, boat, camp, or take in the wildlife from your easy chair, Virginia Wildlife offers you stories and insight on the natural world, supplied by the state’s leading wildlife and outdoor experts.

November – December 2023 Issue

Cover: A Virginia elk bugles. Photo by Mike Roberts

The Bugle is Back

Virginia's elk restoration is a resounding success.

The White Oak Crisis

The decline of this hardwood species that's so essential for wildlife habitat is causing concern.

Where Have All the Hunters Gone?

The steady decline in numbers of licensed deer hunters poses significant challenges in the management strategies for white-tailed deer.

Explore the Wild at Fairystone Farms WMA

Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area offers not only excellent hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching opportunities, but also an extremely unique geological feature.

A Tale of Two Endangered Species

As the Endangered Species Act marks its 50th anniversary, wildlife conservationists celebrate its remarkable achievements and reflect on what has yet to be done.