This FREE, two-day course includes the opportunity to safely shoot rifles, shotguns and compound bows; safely climb a tree stand; safely cross a fence and stream; and trail a wounded animal under the direction of experienced instructors. At the end of Day 1, students will receive their Hunter Safety certificate via the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. All live fire and field activities occur on Day 2. Lunch will be provided by the Virginia Sportsmen's Foundation on both days.
The FREE Hunter Skills Weekend course, taught by Ike Wright, a Master Outdoor Hunter Education instructor with over 40 years of outdoor experience, includes a mandatory instructional portion on Saturday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students may also attend the practical portion on Sunday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be an opportunity to apply the skills learned on Saturday in a safe and fun environment, including wilderness survival, bow hunting, muzzle loading firearms, modern shotguns and rifles. Participants will receive a Hunter Safety Course certificate upon completion of the course, which includes 6 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction as required by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.