Events

DateEvent
June 4, 2022
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Free Fishing Days Event: Burke Lake

DWR will be hosting this event during Free Fishing Days weekend. Agency staff and volunteers will be on site with rods & reels, terminal tackle, and bait, ready to instruct you on how to fish. Events are free and no registration is required. If you’re interested in learning how to fish you can attend an event with family and friends!

June 4, 2022
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Free Fishing Days Event: Dorey Park

DWR will be hosting this event during Free Fishing Days weekend. Agency staff and volunteers will be on site with rods & reels, terminal tackle, and bait, ready to instruct you on how to fish. Events are free and no registration is required. If you’re interested in learning how to fish you can attend an event with family and friends!

June 4, 2022
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Free Fishing Days Event: Mt. Trashmore

DWR will be hosting this event during Free Fishing Days weekend. Agency staff and volunteers will be on site with rods & reels, terminal tackle, and bait, ready to instruct you on how to fish. Events are free and no registration is required. If you’re interested in learning how to fish you can attend an event with family and friends!

June 4, 2022
10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Fish of the New

In support of Virginia’s Free Fishing Days on June 3-5 and Grayson County’s Clean River Initiative, the Department of Wildlife Resources, in cooperation with the New River Wildlife & Conservation Club, will be conducting a riverside, hands-on clinic on the fish of the New River.

  • See how DWR safely conducts fish surveys using electric shocking techniques
  • Assist in on-shore data collection and recording with DWR biologists and staff and learn how the data is used
  • See the variety of fish in the riverside aquarium and learn about their habitats and needs
  • Understand how water quality impacts fish populations and how we can improve water quality

FREE and open to the public! Bring insect repellant, sunscreen, and a lawn chair.

June 5, 2022
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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Free Fishing Days Event: Old Mill Park

DWR will be hosting this event with Defensores de la Cuenca during Free Fishing Days weekend. Agency staff and volunteers will be on site with rods & reels, terminal tackle, and bait, ready to instruct you on how to fish. Events are free and no registration is required. If you’re interested in learning how to fish you can attend an event with family and friends!

September 23, 2022
4:00 PM–12:00 PM–September 25, 2022
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Hunter Skills Weekend

This is the Virginia Hunter Skills Weekend! A hands-on weekend workshop open to ages 11-90+, offering three 4-hour sessions in hunting and hunting-related topics and includes many live-fire range activities. Youth under age 18 must attend with a registered parent. Registration fee is $150.00, includes 2 nights lodging, 6 meals, and all instruction and use of equipment.