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Wildlife helpline to assist with critter conflicts

There are more and more stories of coyote sightings in the Washington area. But it's not just coyotes; it's bears, raccoons and other wildlife as well.

Saturday - 11/02/2013, 08:55am EDT

Tags: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Lee Walker, hotline, kathy stewart, wildlife, coyotes

Rare Va. insects revealed in new atlas

Skippers, moths and damselflies -- they're all in a new compilation of rare winged insects in Virginia.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 05:57am EDT

Tags: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Bears spotted in Prince William County

Bears are animals you would want to see at the zoo - not in your backyard, but several of them have been seen in Prince William County recently

Sunday - 06/24/2012, 10:09am EDT

Tags: bears, Prince William County police, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Animal Control

VDGIF releases deer, turkey, bear hunting numbers

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has released preliminary figures on the fall and winter hunting seasons, and it was a very good year for sportsmen and women who stalk wild turkey.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 12:42pm EDT

Tags: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, hunting seasons, Botetourt County

D.C. region no stranger to black bear sightings

There have been numerous black bear sightings around the region recently, ranging from Fairfax County and Leesburg in Virginia to Frederick, Md. But wildlife experts tell WTOP it's nothing to be concerned about.

Friday - 07/08/2011, 01:37pm EDT

Tags: laura rizer, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, julia dixon, loudoun county animal services, Bill Line, Rock Creek, black bears, michelle basch, National Park Service

143-pound blue catfish is Virginia record

It's officially a state record. That 143-pound blue catfish caught in Virginia holds the state record for the largest catfish caught.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 09:57am EDT

Tags: catfish, nick anderson, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries