Virginia’s Duncan New Chair of NBCI Management Board

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

Bob Duncan, executive director of the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, is the new chairman of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative’s Management Board.

Duncan replaces Dr. Jon Gassett, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, who recently resigned to accept a position with the Wildlife Management Institute. The NBCI board is comprised of the commissioner/director of each of the 25 state wildlife agencies in the NBCI region, or their designees. Meeting twice a year, their role is to provide high-level policy guidance to the national effort to restore wild bobwhites. [Read more…]

DGIF Message to Advisory Group Members

Fellow Outdoor Supporters,

I’ve been asked to share this email with all Members who support outdoor activities in Virginia.  The communication being forwarded is from Bob Duncan, Director of VDGIF.  A basic understanding of what is being proposed and changes that may impact you on each is important.  The more we are aware of what is being proposed the better we can input the process and communicate our desires in a very proactively thoughtful manner.  It helps to know who is involved in what legislation so that we can contact the legislators directly with any particular thoughts or concerns.  This way we stay connected and assist in continuing to enjoy the best possible freedoms with the least amount of encumbrances.

Please share this with those who support outdoor activities in Virginia.

Virginia’s 857,000 hunters and anglers spend $1.3-billion annually and support 24,000 jobs.

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Outdoor Ethics Banquet


The Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is holding its 20th Annual Loudoun County Outdoor Ethics Banquet on October 24th at Hamilton’s Harmony Hall.

Keynote speaker is Bob Duncan, Executive Director Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries.

Outdoor Exhibits and Displays, Auctions, Raffle, Annual Law Enforcement and Citizen Recognition, Meet Local Politicians and Dignitaries

Open to the public and Local Media.

Sponsored by Loudoun County Anti-Poaching Reward Fund and the Loudoun County Chapter – Izaak Walton League of America in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Contact O.E. Banquet for more information or tickets here!