The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is urging all citizens looking to purchase a fishing or hunting license to only go through official DWR 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 worse, no license at all. DWR has taken appropriate actions against these companies and will continue to do so as they come to their attention.
The DWR said it appreciates being notified of organizations selling Virginia licenses, and added the websites listed below are not affiliated in any way with the department:
There are only two official websites where 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 for general questions, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.