Wildlife Issues

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The Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries handles all matters related to wildlife.

Below are links to their information.

For wildlife emergencies please call the Sheriff's office at 804-725-7177.  For all non-emergency wildlife matters, please visit www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife for more information.

The regional office that handles wildlife matters in Mathews County is:

Headquarters (Richmond)
4010 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone/VTDD:  (804) 367-1000
Fax:  (804) 367-9147
Lobby Hours:  8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Charles City Office
3801 John Tyler Memorial Hwy
Charles City, VA 23030
Phone:  (804) 829-6580
Fax:  (804) 829-6788
Hours:  8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

If you require the services of a licensed trapper, there is a list with names, phone numbers and the animals they are licensed to trap on the DGIF website on the Nuisance Wildlife Trappers page.  Wildlife Nuisance Trappers