The Bergton Community Fair attendance was down this year, but Shannon and his volunteers from Bowhunters of Rockingham, greeted and talked to many folks about the VBA, what we do, especially to the bowhunters in the area; and, passed out a lot of informational materials.

The VBA was graciously welcome at the Virginia Outdoor Sportsmen Show (VOSS) this weekend along with the volunteers from Dixie Bowmen and Kingsboro Bowmen.  Dennis Scott, from Dixie was busy helping the VDGIF with the deer scoring, but found time to stop by the booth.  We meet and talked to many archers and bowhunters who did not know about the us, spreading the word what the VBA does for archers and bowhunters in Virginia and joining one of our VBA clubs.

The Pr. William County Fair opened this pass Friday.  I and many of the VDGIF, Complementary Work Force Program (CWF) volunteers will be there.  On display are animal furs, wildlife exhibits/mounts, brochure and the newest addition is a fish tank.  We are there to answer questions folks may have about hunting/bowhunting, Hunter/IBEP/Boating educational classes, etc., and what the VDGIF does.

The VBA 2017 State 3-D Fall Classic Championship (unmarked) will be hosted by Northern Virginia Archers (NORVA) at Fountainhead Regional Park this weekend on Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th.  Registration will be on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.  The cost is $20 per archer or $40 per family.  Start times for both days will be a 9 a.m.

Lastly, the 2017 VBA State Closed that will be hosted by Walton Park Bowhunters in Amherst, VA. on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd.  Registration will be on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  The cost is $20 per archer and $50 per family.  Start times on Saturday will be a 9 a.m. and on Sunday will be at 8:30 a.m.  Camping is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Hope to see many of you at our last two State Tournaments this year, enjoy meeting many archers and the food will be great!