August 31, 2016

Flat Out Catfish II

NOTICE: This event is now full. Would you like to learn the secrets of catching Flathead Catfish on the James River? Join DGIF Angling Education and Captain Mike Ostrander for a day of instruction and fishing on the James River at Pony Pasture in Richmond. Workshop involves wading in the river and terrain can be challenging. Tackle, bait and lunch will be provided. For ages 16 and older. Special Notice: in an effort to recruit new attendees, returning participants from previous years must bring someone new to the workshop. Registration Fee: $40 per person. Register today, space is limited and open until filled. For more information, contact Chris Dunnavant at 804-283-7327 or

September 24, 2016

Deer Hunting Workshop


The deer hunting seminar is designed for beginning deer hunters and consists of four hours of classroom instruction and four hours of practical application.

The classroom portion will provide information on deer physiology and food preferences, outdoor gear needed, firearm selection, vital shot placement, scent control, stand selection, cooking, etc.. Quality Deer Management issues are presented for discussion.

The practical application includes full coverage of the type of tree stands/ground blinds and their safe use, deer food recognition, deer sign, wounded game recovery/blood trailing, actual field dressing and butchering of a real deer.  Students can take a portion of the venison home with them.

December 3, 2016

Novice Youth Deer Hunt and Workshop


The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will host a Novice Youth Deer Hunt on the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Prince William County. The Novice Youth Deer Hunt is an opportunity for youth, ages 12-18, that have either no or very little deer hunting experience to learn about deer and deer hunting and participate in a deer hunt with a non-hunting adult companion on the NWR. Apply by October 7, 2016. See flyer link for more information and application details.