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DGIF advises caution

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) has put out an advisory to the public about websites claiming to sell Virginia fishing licenses.

A DGIF release cited, “We want to remind you that gooutdoorsvirginia.com and dgif.virginia.gov are the only official websites to purchase fishing and hunting licenses and permits. If you have a smartphone, you can access the Go Outdoors Virginia mobile app for license purchases.”

DGIF has no affiliation with these sites. Customers have reported completing transactions on these sites believing they were buying a license or permit, when, in fact, they purchased an informational guide or nothing at all.

View DGIF hunting and fishing digests online or pick up a copy wherever licenses are sold.

To view a list of all license vendors, check the DGIF website at www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses/.

Call (804) 367.1000 or for general questions.