COVID-19 could be contributing to increased sales of hunting and fishing licenses

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – The COVID-19 outbreak may be boosting Virginia’s hunting and fishing license sales.

Outdoor activities can be done at safe social distances, so more people may be taking advantage of the opportunities.

The latest numbers from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources indicate that 159,477 resident hunting licenses were sold in Virginia between Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, 2020 – this compares to 144,880 during the same period last year.

When it comes to resident fishing licenses, from that same period, 445,363 were sold, comparing to 388,669 during the same time last year.

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