About AFWA's 2015-2016 President

Virgil Moore

President of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, 2017-2018


Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game


Virgil Moore is Director for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). Virgil began work for IDFG in 1977 as a fisheries research biologist working on Yellowstone cutthroat trout of the South Fork Snake River. He has held multiple management and research positions including Chief of Fisheries and Chief of Information & Education. Virgil was Director of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife from 2006-2007 before returning to Idaho as Deputy Director in 2007.  


Virgil received a B.S. in Biology Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 1973 and a M.S. in Zoology in 1977. Virgil, his wife Becky, two daughters, and five grandchildren all enjoy outdoor activities, such as whitewater boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, and photography, together on a regular basis.


Virgil Moore
2017-2018 AFWA President

Director,  Idaho Department of Fish and Game


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