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Introductory Family Squirrel Hunting Workshop

February 17, 2024 • 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Workshop Topics Include:

Squirrel Hunting Strategies, Firearm Safety including range time for both .22 rifles and shotguns (firearms and ammunition provided by DWR), Game Care and Cleaning lead by Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources Hunter Education Instructors.

The Hunt:

A Mentor/Instructor will accompany participants in pre-determined hunt zones for an afternoon hunt; one family group per zone, family members taking turns actually hunting, firearms and ammunition provided by DWR.

Who May Participate?

This workshop is designed for families who wish to learn the basic skills of hunting together and is limited to the first six family groups (no less that a parent/guardian and child; no more than 4 people per family group) ages 11 and older.


Sussex Shooting Sports, 4729 General Mahone Hwy, Waverly, VA 23890


Dance’s Sporting Goods in Colonial Heights is graciously sponsoring this workshop and so there is no cost to participants. Participants that do not have a hunting license may hunt with an apprentice license within arm’s reach of the Mentor/Instructor. Dance’s Sporting Goods will cover the cost of the license or apprentice license for any participant needing one on the day of the workshop.

To Register:

Please submit your interest below and a representative will be in touch with next steps. This submission form does not complete or guarantee your registration. If you have any questions, please email Bryan Branch, DWR Recreational Safety Coordinator, Region 1.

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