DWR Urging Citizens To Use Caution When Purchasing Fishing And Hunting Licenses

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. They appreciate the public’s help in letting them know that these organizations are out there.

The websites listed below are not affiliated in any way with the department:

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

To purchase a license, 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.

If you need more information, contact DWR at 804.367.1000 or for general questions, please email dwrweb@dwr.virginia.gov.

  • February 17, 2022