Visit the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries page at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/legislation to review the status of legislative changes proposed for 2014. This includes the latest status of the bills that apply to Sunday Hunting.
The Bowhunters of Rockingham is sponsoring, for the 2nd year, an International Bowhunter Education Program (IBEP) class in conjunction with the VBA Awards Banquet. The IBEP instruction will be held at their clubhouse at 3809 Longbow Road, Keezletown, VA., 22832 on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The class will begin at 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. There is no cost for this class. This class is open to anyone interested in learning more about bowhunting and safety. Young adults are welcome and encourage to attend, but must be at least 11 years old to enroll in a course. There is no maximum age for enrollment. Parent are encouraged to attend the course with their children.
At the January 2014, the new reformatted VBA Constitution and By-laws was discussed, which has been developed to consolidate the multiple sections into a single file and modernize the format of the document to make it easier to maintain and use in the future. The Presidents/Secretaries and Directors will be sent a copy of this new reformatted document shortly and then present their comments, questions and their approval at the March meeting.
A reminder to all VBA members, so you can be recognized at the VBA 2014 Annual Awards Banquet that will be held on Saturday evening, March 22nd. Out Guest Speaker is Andy Hoffman, Project Leader for the Eastern VA National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Please submit your application within 90 days of harvesting your Bear, Deer and/or Turkey, to Marie Bell, VBA Executive State Secretary NLT March 1st. The application is in the Fall 2013 FLIGHT (page 18) or can be found here: VBA Big Game Application.
The DGIF has launched their official "full on-line" Hunter Education courses for Virginia residents ages 18 years of age or older. The course can be found at www.hunter-ed.com/ or www.huntercourse.com/.
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The purpose of this Association shall be to foster, expand and perpetuate the use of the bow in hunting all legal game; to cooperate with conservation organizations, Game and Fish Commission and Forestry Services in their efforts for preservation of our natural resources and wildlife, to promote and encourage all approaches to competitive archery activities with the State of Virginia and to generally require the highest standards of sportsman-like conduct in all phases of archery.
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