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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.

March – April 2023 Issue

Cover: A female hooded merganser prepares to swallow a gizzard shad. Photo by David Stimac

Learning to Love Mud Shad

Anglers don't see much of this unassuming fish species, but they play a critical role for Virginia's sport fisheries.

Let the Rivers Flow

Removing dams from Virginia's waterways restores them to healthy habitat for aquatic wildlife.

Golden Oldies - Five Classic Lures Your Grandfather Used that Still Work

Anglers are always looking for the next best thing, but classic lures designed decades ago still do the trick.

Know Before You Go Boating

Being aware of what weather is on the way can help make your day of boating safer.

Finding Fish in Urban Northern Virginia

Don't let views of a highway stop you - urban fishing in Northern Virginia is surprisingly productive.

Finding Ecological Answers and Educating at The Clifton Institute

This northern Virginia nonprofit seeks to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, restore habitat, and conserve biodiversity.