Skip to Main Content

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.

May – June 2023 Issue

Cover: Juvenile Appalachian monkeyface mussels ready for release. Photo by Meghan Marchetti/DWR

Saving the Appalachian Monkeyface

Staff at DWR's Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center are working to preserve a species on the brink of extinction.

Putting the "Us" in Fly Fishing

Joan Chapman started a group for women who wanted to learn to fly fish. Now she's recruiting the next generation of anglers.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Has Created a Landscape for Learning

Decades after a Portsmouth community banded together to save one of their city's last wild spaces, the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve has become a platform for year-round conservation, research, education, recreation, and stewardship initiatives.

Expand Your Boundaries: Try Kayak Fishing

Fishing from a kayak is a great way to reach new waters.

DWR's Eastern Shore Initiative Will Benefit Wildlife and Virginians

The agency's purchase of thousands of acres of land opens up opportunities for wildlife recreation and habitat management.