<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, or VDGIF, regulates fish and wildlife in Virginia. It is managed by the Director of Game and Inland Fisheries and overseen by the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries.
VDGIF's goals are to:
Manage Virginia's wildlife and inland fish;
Maintain optimum populations of all species to serve the needs of the Commonwealth;
Provide opportunity for all to enjoy wildlife, inland fish, boating and related outdoor recreation;
Work diligently to safeguard the rights of the people to hunt, fish and harvest game as provided for in the Constitution of Virginia;
Promote safety for persons and property in connection with boating, hunting and fishing; and
Provide educational outreach programs and materials that foster an awareness of and appreciation for Virginia's fish and wildlife resources, their habitats, and hunting, fishing, and boating opportunities.
The Director of Game and Inland Fisheries has the power to:
Enforce all laws for the protection, propagation and preservation of game birds, game animals, and inland fish of the Commonwealth,
Initiate prosecution of all persons who violate such laws,
Seize and confiscate wild birds, wild animals and fish that have been illegally killed, caught, transported or shipped,
Employ persons necessary for the administrative requirements of the Board and to designate......