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Notice

Effective July 1, 2013

  • New Non-resident One Day Freshwater Fishing License
    The Board of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has created a one day non-resident license to freshwater fish. Nonresidents may purchase the one day freshwater license for $8.00. In addition to creating the nonresident one day freshwater fishing license, the Board reduced the price of the one day Fee Fishing permits for Crooked Creek, Clinch Mountain, and Douthat State Park from $9.00 to $8.00.
  • Nonriparian Stationary Waterfowl Blind Licenses Available
    The nonriparian license sales period for a stationary waterfowl blind previously licensed during the year before is July 1 through August 15. As this session is limited to last year's licensed locations, the previous year's license number will be required to purchase this year's license. The license will be issued to the same licensee as the previous year. Although the license will be issued to the same licensee, the licensee's address may be updated. If location coordinates are incorrect or missing, they will be required before the license can be issued.
  • Questions?
    If you have any questions regarding licenses, contact DGIF License Accounting at 800-282-0757 or via email at LicenseSales@dgif.virginia.gov

Effective July 1, 2012

  • The nonriparian license sales period for a stationary waterfowl blind previously licensed during the year before is July 1 through August 15. As this session is limited to last year's licensed locations, the previous year's license number will be required to purchase this year's license. The license will be issued to the same licensee as the previous year. Although the license will be issued to the same licensee, the licensee's address may be updated. If location coordinates are incorrect or missing, they will be required before the license can be issued.

Effective January 1, 2012

  • A facility access permit will be required for residents or non-residents using any Department-owned Wildlife Management Area (WMA) or public fishing lake. The permit shall not be required for any person holding a valid hunting, freshwater fishing or trappi ng license or a current certificate of boat registration issued by the Department or persons 16 years of age or younger. The facilit y access permit does not apply to Department-owned boat ramps or segments of the Appalachian Trail on Department-owned land. Daily a nd annual permits are available. Up to five consecutive daily permits can be purchased on a single license. See our website for more information.

  • The Board of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has established reduced pricing for two, three and four year licenses for resident annual hunting, trapping and freshwater fishing. License prices will be reduced by $1 for each additional year.


Online Hunting & Fishing License Application

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, and the Virginia Interactive are proud to offer you online hunting and fishing licenses. Purchase licenses online for yourself and for others and receive them via email.

Before you start

  • Only MasterCard and VISA accepted. MasterCard VISA
  • Licenses and Permits are not subject to exchange or return.
  • Your license will be emailed to you. You will be responsible for printing your license(s).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print your license(s).

Reprint an existing license
(For online purchases only - receipt information is required.)

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