|March 30, 2019|
9:00 AM–3:00 PMMore InformationRegister
Turkey Hunting Workshop
This workshop is designed to help hunters learn to hunt wild turkeys in both the Spring and Fall turkey seasons. Attendees will learn different aspects of turkey hunting including calling, hunting strategy, equipment, firearms and ammo selection, and more. Lunch will be provided and attendees are encouraged to bring their personal firearm and ammunition for patterning at the range in the afternoon. Please contact Art Kasson at (540) 622-6103 for more information.
|April 6, 2019–April 7, 2019|
Bird Dog Training Seminar
Bird Dog Hall of Famer Rick Smith will again bring his nationally-recognized two-day bird dog training seminar to Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday and Sunday April 6 & 7, 2019. In this seminar, participants bring their own dogs and learn time-tested ways to train their dogs to become bird dogs that they can be proud of and enjoy in the hunting field. Subjects to be covered will include the basics: to go with you, to come to you, and to stand still. These basics will be expanded to involve pointing and backing, whoa, heel, proper use of e-collar, and steady to wing and shot. For details and a brochure contact Peter Easter at (434) 906-1776 or Rick Smith at (804) 784-3882.
|June 7, 2019–June 9, 2019More Information|
Free Fishing Days
June 7, 8, and 9, 2019 have been designated as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, on these days. See our Where to Fish section to get started!
|September 6, 2019–September 8, 2019More InformationRegister|
Virginia Hunter Skills Weekend
Virginia’s premier event designed to help new and developing hunters is back for 2019! During this weekend-long event, attendees will learn a variety of hunting skills while also participating in hands-on live fire, a guided squirrel hunt and many more hunting activities. Cost is $120 if you register before August 2 and includes lodging, meals (Friday dinner – Sunday lunch) and all instruction. Cost increases to $130 after August 2. Ages 11 to Adult are welcome but children under 18 must attend with a parent.
Workshop Topics Include:
Hunting Skills – Deer, waterfowl, turkey, dogs as hunting partners and getting started hunting in Virginia.
Related Skills – Wild game cooking, recovery of wounded games, wilderness survival, bow tuning and maintenance
Live-Fire Classes – Guided squirrel hunt, skeet, bowfishing, rifle, muzzleloader, instinctive archery, shotgun and hunting with a modern sporting rifle.
Friday: 4:00-6:00 PM Registration
|September 21, 2019|
10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Youth Sportsman Day
Come out and experience a day of fun with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The event will focus on youth ages 12 and younger, but will be open to all for participation in the activities.