The Virginia Sportsmen's Foundation provides outdoor education to first-time hunters, hosts an annual wild game chili cook-off and holds hunting and fishing outings with veterans and law enforcement officers.
The Governor's Sportsmen Chili Cook-Off is an annual, non-partisan event held in Richmond while the legislature is in session. The event has evolved over the years since it began in 1992 and is for anyone who roams the grounds of Capitol Square - legislators, staff, state officials, lobbyists and friends. Recipes from recent years have included: wild boar, bison, venison, kangaroo, bear, moose, dove, goose, pheasant, caribou and elk. All participants are welcome to vote online for their favorite chili, and trophies will be awarded to the top three vote-getters. The Chili Cook-Off has been featured in the Food Network Magazine, Style Weekly, Richmond Navigator and The Virginian-Pilot.