Virgil Moore

Virgil Moore, Director, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Virgil 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. He currently chairs the Inland and Marine Fisheries Committee of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Fisheries and Water Policy Committee of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

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 three grandchildren all enjoy outdoor activities, such as whitewater boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, and photography,  together on a regular basis.