Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Track Virginia outdoor Legislation


2008 Virginia General Assembly Legislation

Through this summary, VDGIF will provide information on bills related to the Department's mission that may be of interest to you.

Click on the bill number to go directly to the state's Legislative Information System (LIS) to view the most current version of the full text of the legislation, summary information, and current status. Please note that the "status" information will be updated on the LIS only when there has been action on the specific piece of legislation; not all bills will be acted on in the same timeframes.
Bill Title Status
HB114 Trap identification; permits hunters to attach an identification number to traps.
HB115 Submerged traps; licensed trappers allowed to visit every 72 hours.
HB319 Fishing permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals.
HB872 Wearing blaze orange while hunting. No longer moving forward
HB886 Bear hound training season.
HB1016 Killing of deer over bait; local authority.
HB1088 Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; disclosure of official records; exceptions. No longer moving forward
HB1175 Apprentice hunting license.
HB1250 Personal flotation devices required for children; civil penalty. No longer moving forward
HB1352 Board of Game and Inland Fisheries. No longer moving forward
HB1361 Duties of Director of Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. No longer moving forward
HB1456 Hunting with bow and arrow or crossbow. No longer moving forward
HB1482 Bears; non-lethal control measures.
HJ114 Public's right to float, fish, and navigate waters of State; joint subcommittee to study. No longer moving forward
HJ231 Game and Inland Fisheries, Board of; Board & Department to provide for citizen input in regulations.
SB263 Retrieving hunting dogs. No longer moving forward
SB365 Hunting turkeys. No longer moving forward
SB524 Hunting on Sunday. No longer moving forward
SB552 Fishing license; exemptions for persons assisting disabled persons.
SB617 Apprentice hunting license.
SB708 Urban archery season; incorporate regulations consistent with daily hunting provisions. No longer moving forward
SB765 Water safety enforcement.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Lefty Kreh to be at Fredericksburg Fly Fishing Show!!!


5th Annual Fredericksburg Fly Fishing Show

March 22nd, 2008 at the National Guard Armory in Fredericksburg, VA

Monday, February 4, 2008

Another Great Eastern Sports Show #53

It was a great weekend at the annual Harrisburg Show. Nearly an entire day talking to outfitters from around the world. What a wealth of hunting knowledge in one place.

Chuck Adams was terrific as usual albeit a slight incident in the seminar. The poor girl who won a free clinic with Chuck used the wrong pin on her first shot at the target, and the arrow ricocheted off the backstop, through the window glass, and out into the parking lot. Fortunately for everyone no one was injured. It was quite a moment of shock and silence for all when that happened!

Dan Thompson

and his wife were a wealth of knowledge of predator calling. Great folks with a great product!!

Chef Wutsch and Deer and Wild Game Butchering
Chef Wutsch's professional career has spanned over 30 years of culinary experience. He has received numerous culinary teaching awards, has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, Chef Wutsch has cooked for professional outfitters in Montana's Bob Marshall, Scapegoat and Spotted Bear Wilderness, the largest untamed areas in America. He has cooked in many hunting camps throughout the country and has taught courses on game cookery across the nation. He has been a featured guest speaker for many sports shows and national conventions such as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, the largest outdoor show in North America. View daily sessions.

The show is well worth the time and money a must for every outdoorsman!!!

link here

What's Going On This Week At The

Thank you for purchasing tickets to the 2008 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show. We all look forward to seeing you and thought it would be helpful to share some of the great events and information happening at this years show. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at eseveral@reedexpo.com. Thanks!

Your e-Ticket gets you in fast. Be Sure To Visit
You have access to our special "get in fast" entrance featuring our famous red carpeted, fast track in to the Show. Use the Cameron St. entrance and look for the red carpet.
• A hall filled with all types of calls.
• All types of outdoor and indoor apparel
• The Powersports Hall - filled with ATV's, Trucks, 4-Wheelers and Motorcycles

Show Hours - Check out Super Tuesday Hours! The Show Closes at 9 p.m.! Have Your Deer Antlers Scored

Tuesday, Feb 5th
10am - 9pm
Wednesday, Feb 6th
10am - 8pm
Thursday, Feb 7th
10am - 8pm
Friday, Feb 8th
10am - 8pm

Saturday, Feb 9th
9am - 7pm
Sunday, Feb 10th
10am - 5pm
Co-sponsored by the PA Deer Association-PA State Chapter, Quality Deer Management Association, and Trupes Quality Hunting and Wildlife Management. Any legally obtained Whitetail Deer Mounted Head of Antlers with the skull plate intact may be submitted for scoring. An entry fee/donation of $15 for an official score and $10 for non-official score will be charged. Cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded along with merchandise prizes.

It's Easy To Bring Your Deer Antlers In:
1. You may drop off a companion (each person requires a ticket for entry) at the Cameron Street Circle Entrance to carry in your deer antlers.
2. Ask for a deer antler pass from anyone in an orange vest.
3. Visit Booth # 949 in the Northwest Hall.

For further information contact: Steve Trupe, event coordinator at
(877) 806-6993 or email him at steve@ezsowdeerfood.com.
New Color Coded Map - makes it easier than ever to get around! Do not miss out on any of the Special Events!
Get around fast with our new color coded map - each hall color matches the map. Print yours out today! click here to access. • Taste of the Great Outdoors - Tonight - Tuesday, February 5th
• Daily deer butchering seminars
• Free concert by Roses Wild - Tonight - Tuesday, February 5th and Friday, February 8th at 6 p.m.
See the entire event schedule here.
Event Hot Spots Special Events Personalities
• Bass Pro Shops Hawg Tank - New Product Demonstrations
• US Smokeless Tobacco Western Legends Tour
(Must be 18 yrs. old to enter)
• Trout Pond - Fish while at the show!
• See an Orange County Army Chopper at the U.S. Army -
Booth # 426 & 427
• Great deals and specials through out the show
Chuck Adams Bow Hunting Clinic
Bob Foulkrod
Known as America's most respected bow hunting authority, will be on the Bass Pro Shops stage - Feb 8th and 9th
Randy Oitker
Precision Archery Shooting Demonstrations, amazing trick shots and entertainment
Chef Wutsch Deer and Wild Game Butchering
Discover ways to process and prepare your wild game
Plan Your Dream Adventure
• Over 500 Outfitters and Guides
• Fishing Charters featuring some of the best captains in the business
• Plan a great safari - even plan a photo safari

Visit these great exhibitors:

The Sportsman's Shop

2008 Hunters will be eligible for four wheeler giveaway at the end of bow season.

Xtreme Outdoorsman Challenge. Hunt 4 species in 2 days.$100,000 in cash and prizes. Sign up at booth #3801. $1000.00 per team. See website for details

Lekota Safari's is a family run business located in the famous Limpopo Province in northern South Africa. Our goal is to offer you the best quality so that you can enjoy the experience of a lifetime! Booth 905

Happy Jalapeno Company - Booth #153 Zook Structures- Booth #999
High Lonesome Outfitters - Booth #3712 Western Maine Outfitters - Booth #1102
Call of the Wild Outfitters -
Booth # 1078
Advanced Solar Industries - Booth # 964

Happy Landing Lodge/Camp Manitou - Booth #1136

Outdoor Hands, LLC - Booth # 328
Double J Outfitters -
Booth #2417
ECT, Inc. Taxidermy and Tannery - Booth #1533
Hot Trails Inc - Booth #275 JD's Hunting Lodge Manitoba - Booth #1159
Kootenai Log Homes- Booth #359 Big Ben Moose Hunting - Booth # 2422