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DateEvent
August 7, 2021
10:00 AM–3:00 PM
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Deer Hunting Skills

This is a basic archery hunting event. Bring your archery equipment and enjoy our knowledgeable instructors as they share the sport of hunting with you. Traditional, compound and crossbow equipment is welcome. If you don’t have archery equipment don’t let that stop you from signing up, we will have equipment that you can try as you enjoy the lessons. Pack a lunch and after the class you can shoot a full 3D archery range for just $10 dollars.

The Department of Wildlife Resources cares about your health and that of our community. To ensure we all stay healthy, please do not attend the class if you are experiencing any of the following:
• Fever of 100.4 or feeling feverish
• Body/muscle aches not related to physical activity
• Unexplained fatigue
• Sore throat not attributable to other conditions
• Runny nose or congestion not attributable to other conditions
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Cough not attributable to other conditions
• Headache not attributable to other conditions
• New loss of smell or taste
• Recent travel to a high-risk area with high levels of COVID19 cases
• Tested positive for COVID19 within the last 14 days
• Recent (last 10-14 days) exposure to an individual with an individual who tested positive for COVID19

August 21, 2021
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, 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), 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); Decoy Placement: both duck and goose spreads for different conditions; and Waterfowl Regulations and Identification: conducted by a Conservation Police Officer. This is a rain or shine event.

The Department of Wildlife Resources cares about your health and that of our community. To ensure we all stay healthy, please do not attend the class if you are experiencing any of the following: · Fever of 100.4 or feeling feverish · Body/muscle aches not related to physical activity · Unexplained fatigue · Sore throat not attributable to other conditions · Runny nose or congestion not attributable to other conditions · Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing · Cough not attributable to other conditions · Headache not attributable to other conditions · New loss of smell or taste · Recent travel to a high-risk area with high levels of COVID19 cases · Tested positive for COVID19 within the last 14 days · Recent (last 10-14 days) exposure to an individual with an individual who tested positive for COVID19.

August 28, 2021
9:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Basic Hunter Education Course

The Basic Hunter Education Course covers material on hunting safety, principles of conservation and sportsmanship. Students are required to complete the self-study prior to class and will have to turn in the chapter review exercises from the self-study to the instructor at the beginning of class and they may be turned away if the chapter review exercises are not completed. For more information about the self-study and to obtain the study material, click this link.

Details

There is usually no charge for these classes, which are required for 12- to 15-year-old license buyers, as well as for anyone purchasing a hunting license for the first time.

Replacement Cards

Please visit http://www.ilostmycard.com or call 1-800-830-2268 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays) for replacement certification cards. There is a $10 fee for replacement cards. You will be requested to provide the following information: your full name, date of birth, approximate date (year or month/year) of class, and current mailing address. If your attendance can be verified, a duplicate card will be issued.

Additional Information

The Department of Wildlife Resources shall afford to all persons an equal access to Department programs and facilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex or age. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, please write: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, ATTN: Compliance Officer, 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, Virginia 23228.

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.

October 16, 2021
9:00 AM–4:00 PM
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Shooting Skills

During the morning, shooters will have an opportunity to sight in rifles and muzzleloaders with assistance from Hunter Education instructors. In the afternoon, shooters will be coached on shooting from different positions while hunting. Firearms will be available but shooters are encouraged to bring their own firearms in good condition and their own factory-loaded ammunition. Shooters should also bring eye and ear protection.

About the Location

Take Rt 15 south from Culpeper towards Orange. Approx. 5 miles from the rt 15/rt 29 intersection you will come to rt 657 on the right and Crittenden Lane on the left (farm road). Turn left on Crittenden Lane and follow it back through the farm fields until you come to the shooting pavilion. Parking is in the rear of the pavilion.

October 16, 2021
9:00 AM–3:00 PM
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Shooting Skills

This program is designed to provide new shooters and hunters with an opportunity to sight in rifles and muzzleloaders with assistance from Hunter Education instructors and CAVRPC personnel. Time permitting, shooters may be coached on shooting from hunting positions (standing, kneeling/sitting, prone. Shooters are encouraged to bring their own firearms in good condition and their own factory-loaded ammunition. Shooters should also bring eye and ear protection.