Free Fishing Weekend in Virginia

It’s Free Fishing Weekend in Virginia through Sunday.

Grab a friend or your family and go drop a line in any state waters without the need for a fishing license.

If you are trying to find a location, head to the Department of Wildlife Resources website and check out their “Where to Fish” section.

The DWR is also hosting a few events around the state to teach anyone the basics of fishing.

The events are free and require no registration with the closest location at Burke Lake in Fairfax County.

For more information including instructional fishing videos or to purchase a fishing license once this weekend ends, click here.

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Veterans receive reduced or free hunting and fishing licenses

An email from Governor Youngkin confirms that hunting and fishing licenses will be issued at reduced rates or no cost for partially or permanently disabled veterans in a bill recently signed.

The Governor also signed a bill that will allow hunting on Sundays starting July 1.

Sunday hunting is still prohibited within 200 yards of any house of worship.

The National Rifle Association (NRA)  observed that preservation of state public hunting land is partially funded by hunting license fees and firearms, ammunition and archery equipment.

The ability to hunt on Sundays helps to continue the hunting tradition on both Saturdays and Sundays during an otherwise busy week according to the NRA.

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