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April 10, 2021–April 11, 2021More Information

Rick Smith Bird Dog Seminar Returns to Virginia

Bird Dog Hall of Famer Rick Smith is again giving his renowned bird dog training seminar April 10 and 11 at Springhaven Farm, just west of downtown Charlottesville. For information and registration, contact Rick Smith or Peter Easter 804-784-3882 / 434-906-1776.

April 18, 2021
9:00 AM–4:00 PM
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Women and Youth Hunter Education Course

Join us to learn about hunting skills, game regulations, safe firearms handling, tree stand safety and more. We’ll have a morning classroom session then spend the afternoon walking a hunting safety trail. No previous experience is necessary, and all equipment is provided. This is an ideal class for new hunters, women, or children (at least 10 years old) but is open to all students. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks will be required and students will need to bring their own lunch, beverages, and snacks.

September 24, 2021–September 26, 2021More Information

Virginia Hunter Skills Weekend

A weekend-long event that provides three 4-hour hands-on workshops in hunting and hunting-related topics including many live-fire classes. Class offerings and registration links will be posted at a later date; event is subject to change or cancellation depending on state guidelines concerning COVID-19. Meals and lodging are included in the $135.00 fee. Completion of a Hunter Education course is preferred but not required. Anyone age 11 or older can attend; children under 18 must attend with a parent; parents and youth must take the same classes.

Additional general information is available on the Virginia Hunter Education Association website, www.vahea.org or by calling Holiday Lake at (434) 248-5444.

This partnership program is presented by the Virginia Hunter Education Association, the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources and Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center.