“We strongly believe in the “Hunting is Conservation” mantra. We are at a point in our elk management program where the population can sustain a conservative bull harvest without having negative population effects. This hunting opportunity falls in line with DWR’s mission to connect people to Virginia’s outdoors through activities, such as hunting. It also aligns with the Virginia Elk Management Plan (2019–2028), which states that recreational hunting is the preferred management approach to managing elk. We view our first managed elk hunt in the Elk Management Zone as a milestone of success for our elk restoration program.” — Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

In Episode 242 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses how you can apply for Virginia’s upcoming elk hunt lottery and how to catch her upcoming speech on guns at Florida State University on January 26th.

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Virginia Elk Hunt Lottery:  Free Range American Article | Apply Here Starting February 1st

Florida State University Speech – 1/26


Photo Credit: Gabriella Hoffman / Grundy, VA – March 2019


  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com