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October 2014

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Learn the Basics of Flyfishing (PDF)

Saturday, October 04, 2014 Suffolk

Ever wanted to learn flyfishing? This is the workshop for you! On Saturday, October 4, the sessions will begin at 10 AM at the Boathouse and are free and open to the public. Skilled and talented instructors will offer sessions in flyfishing equipment basics, casting instruction and basic fly tying. This educational opportunity is sponsored by the Bill Willis Southeast Chapter of Trout Unlimited. You are welcome to bring your own equipment, but there will be equipment available for you to try. No advance registration or experience required! Come learn to pick your equipment for a better fly fishing experience! Please see the flyer for details on this great educational opportunity. For more information or directions, call 757-397-4215, or stop by the Culpepper Boats at Lake Meade/Cohoon or contact Bill Campbell at
For more information, contact Bill Campbell at or

First Annual Trapping Workshop

Saturday, October 11, 2014 Lunenburg

Interested in learning how to trap? If you answered yes, please join DGIF Senior Conservation Police Officer, Jessica Whirley on October 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM for the First Annual Trapping Workshop. It will be held at the Meherrin Volunteer Fire Department (64 Moores Ordinary Rd, Meherrin, VA 23954) in Lunenburg County. The workshop will be a one day event that explains the different types of traps, which traps to use for specific species of wildlife, where and how to properly set traps and for landowners with livestock, effective trapping practices for coyotes will be covered! A portion of the class will also address fur handling! The Meherrin Fire Department will be cooking lunch and will be available for a small fee. All meal proceeds will benefit the Meherrin Fire Department. The class is free and will be for all ages. To register or for additional questions, contact Sr. CPO Jessica Whirley by email at or by phone, (434) 392-9645. Registration is required, so please register today as space is limited.
For more information, contact Sr. CPO Jessica Whirley at 434-392-9645 or

December 2014

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2014 Novice Youth Deer Hunt and Workshop (PDF)

Saturday, December 06, 2014 Woodbridge

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 Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. In the morning, hunters and companions will participate in a two-hour classroom session to learn about deer biology, hunting techniques, and firearm and treestand safety. After a hearty lunch (provided), hunters will take to the field, with their companions, and hunt deer. Each youth may take one deer of either sex. To register for this great opportunity, submit a registration form (see link above) and a copy of the youth's Hunter Education Certificate (or Apprentice License) by C.O.B. October 10, 2014 to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 4010 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230 Attention: Occoquan Bay NWR Youth Hunt. Participation is limited to 21 hunters. Because this is a novice youth hunt, applicants will be selected based on deer hunting experience (3 years or less). Qualified applicants will be randomly selected and notified by October 31, 2014.
For more information, contact Angela Weller at 804-367-8747 or