Nine New CWD Positives Confirmed in Frederick County

Nine new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) were detected in Frederick County during the 2016 deer hunting season. Seven were deer harvested by hunters and two were killed by vehicles.  All of the new cases were detected in the same general areas as previous cases. In total, 22 CWD-positive deer have been detected in Virginia since CWD was first discovered in western Frederick County in fall 2009.  Read the rest of this article…

  • March 14th, 2017

Fishing for Catfish

With Stephen Miklandric

Four time “Virginia Angler of the Year”, Stephen Miklandric talks all things catfish and tells us the story of the 102 pound blue catfish he caught in the James River. Read the rest of this article…

  • February 25th, 2017

Wildlife Habitat Management on Private Lands: New Publication Released

Virginia benefits from a system of protected lands that provide key wildlife habitat.  These range from national, state and municipal properties to lands set aside for conservation by private and non-profit organizations. As impressive as these conservation lands are, their footprint on the landscape pales in comparison to the total acreage that is under private ownership. This is especially true in the Virginia Piedmont, where 95% of the land base is privately owned.  Because of this, private lands can have a huge, positive impact on wildlife conservation.

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  • January 19th, 2017