Special Event Announcement!
EVENT IS FULL! Registration is closed.
We are partnering with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources and Shady Grove Kennel to offer a
Mentored Pheasant Hunt
Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 8:30am – 3:00 pm
Registration is limited to 16 hunters
This is a mentored upland bird game hunt featuring pheasants. The day will begin with gun safety followed by the biology and hunting of pheasants with a DWR Biologist, instruction on hunting over dogs, and a practice live fire session on Shady Grove’s sporting clays course. Participants will then go afield for the mentored live hunt which includes one guide/instructor for each hunter, and dogs and handlers in the field. The event will conclude with field dressing, prepping, and tips on how to cook the game. Lunch will be provided.
Requirements: Open to anyone who wants to learn how to upland bird hunt. Minimum age to participate is 14. ALL participants must have completed a Hunter Education Course, provide proof, and have a valid Virginia hunting license. Participants will need to provide their own shotgun and shotgun ammunition (#6 shot). A complete list of things to bring will be provided at time of registration.
Cost for the day is $50.00 and prepayment is required.
The registration link below is temporarily disabled because the event is FULL. If there are any cancellations before 12/4 we will reactivate the registration, so check back!
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WHO WE ARE
The Virginia Hunter Education Association was officially organized in April of 2007 by a core group of volunteer hunter education instructors from across Virginia. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-
There are over 650 instructors in Virginia teaching hunter education in every county throughout the state. They are your neighbors and friends who have a strong desire to pass the hunting heritage to the next generation of hunters. They volunteer their time and knowledge to reach this goal. Each year about 14,000 students complete hunter education through both online and in-person classes. A program milestone was reached in 2007 when the number of Virginia Hunter Education Graduated students exceeded half-
Today there are many other activities that compete for our time and attention. On July 1, 2013, the VDGIF unveiled a new shorter, more interactive course that requires 6–8 classroom hours with interactive activities and hands-
The Virginia Hunter Education Association is working in unison with The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources to provide hunter education to the citizens of Virginia. Our goal in forming this association is to improve our abilities as instructors through training, equipment to aid in teaching our classes, and, as time changes, to keep Virginia’s hunter education program at the forefront in the field.
Looking to the future, it is our desire to promote hunting to the next generation of hunters. We teach firearm safety, wildlife management, and ethical behavior to new hunters as they enter our ranks. Together we are continuing the hunting heritage in Virginia.
When VHEA’s by-
Annual Officer Elections
VHEA members elect their officers in August of each year. The requirement for the elected Officers may be found in the VHEA By-Laws.
|Vice President||Mike Norkusemail@example.com|
|Director of Public Affairs and Marketing||Vacant|
|Region 1||JC Gaitley IIIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Region 2||Talley Cookemail@example.com|
|Region 3||John Gullionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Region 4||Todd McCulloughemail@example.com|
|At Large||Jesse Ebronfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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