Use Caution When Purchasing Virginia Hunting & Fishing Licenses Online

 

According to a press release from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, the Department is urging all citizens who want to purchase a fishing or hunting license to only go through official Department of Wildlife Resources websites.

Over the last few years, the Department has noticed multiple online sites claiming to sell DWR fishing and hunting licenses. These sites will end up taking your money and sending you a fraudulent license or no license at all. DWR has taken appropriate actions against these companies and will continue to do so as they come to their attention. DWR appreciates the public’s help in letting them know that these organizations are out there.

The following websites are not affiliated in any way with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources:

  • vafishinglicense.com
  • fishinglicense.org
  • fishandgamelicenses.org
  • recreationallicenses.org
  • licenses.org
  • hunting-license.org
  • vafishingdwr.com
  • vahuntingwildlife.com

Again, those websites are not affiliated with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.

There are only two official websites where Virginia fishing and hunting licenses can be purchased, gooutdoorsvirginia.com and dwr.virginia.gov. Licenses can also be purchased on the Go Outdoors Virginia mobile app or at a local vendor.

For more information, contact DWR at 804-367-1000 or email dwrweb@dwr.virginia.gov.

 

Story By

Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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