July 13, 2019
8:00 AM–12:00 PM
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Hunter Education Field Day

Join DGIF professionals and the Hunter Crane Foundation for the very first Hunter Education Field Day at Landfall Farm! This event is especially designed for people who have successfully completed the VA Basic Hunter Education Course and would like to continue learning and growing as a hunter and lifelong learner. Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic rifle & shotgun skills on the range, and go on a hunter skills course designed to build hunter ethics and responsibility.

The Venue: Landfall Farm is an event and wedding venue that also has fantastic wildlife habitat and a rifle & shotgun range. The Lodge will provide a great place to get out of the sun and heat. See more at

August 24, 2019
9:00 AM–4:00 PM
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Waterfowl Hunting Skills

Interested in waterfowl hunting? Want to improve your existing skills? In cooperation with the Virginia Waterfowlers Association and Dance’s Sporting Goods, this workshop for youth and adults 12 years old and up will focus on three waterfowling topics; Wing Shooting Skills: live fire (firearms and ammo provided), Decoy Placement: both duck and goose spreads for different conditions, and Waterfowl Regulations and Identification: conducted by a Conservation Police Officer. Lunch consisting of hotdogs and chips will be provided or bring your own. This is a rain or shine event. Feel free to bring your own shotgun, must be unloaded and cased as well as locked in your vehicle during other segments of this workshop.

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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

  • 6:00-7:00 Dinner
  • 7:00-7:30 Opening Assembly
  • 7:30-10:00 Evening Programs


  • 7:00-7:45 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00-12:00 Workshop Session I
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-5:00 Workshop Session II
  • 6:00-7:00 Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00 Evening Programs


  • 7:00-7:45 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00-12:00 Workshop Session III
  • 12:00 Evaulation & Door Prizes
  • 12:15 Lunch & Depature
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.
For more details, call the Fredericksburg Regional Office at (540) 899-4169 or email and

October 12, 2019
10:00 AM–2:00 PM
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Wild Game Processing

Every day, more and more Americans are hunting for local, sustainable and healthy food sources. This hands-on wild game processing class will teach you how to take harvested game from field to freezer, including field dressing, skinning, quartering and more. Snack and drinks will be provided.

*This location is a working farm and as you drive down the lane, follow the signs to the meat processing shop.

October 13, 2019
10:00 AM–2:00 PM
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Deer Processing Class

Every day, more and more Americans are hunting for local, sustainable and healthy food sources. This hands-on deer processing class will teach you how to take harvested game from field to freezer, including safe handling methods when skinning, butchering and processing a deer. Please bring your own lunch.

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