The foundation hosted a 'Combat Veteran Pheasant Hunt' at Liberty Corner Farm in Albemarle, VA with the help of 001 Outdoor Outfitters. Sponsors teamed up with veterans in a 300-bird, European-style circle shoot.
The Virginia Sportsmen’s Foundation hosted the 26th Annual Wild Game Chili Cook-Off on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in downtown Richmond at the beginning of the General Assembly session. Thank you to all of the cooks, judges and volunteers who made the event a success, including former Delegate Albert Pollard for providing the steamed oyster bar.
“We continue to put on this event because it’s one of the rare times when you can get legislators, government officials, lobbyists and staffers together just for fun,” said foundation president Will Payne. “It’s a no-politics zone and frankly is, for many of the attendees, the only time of the year they get to try wild game.”
The Foundation hosted its first Family Fishing Rodeo today on Stillfred’s Pond in Albemarle, VA. Despite the uncooperative weather, the event gave veterans and their families a fun and relaxed day of bass and crappie fishing on a 20-plus acre pond followed by a casual cookout and fish fry.
Charlottesville’s NBC affiliate News Channel 29 covered today’s Wounded Warrior Pheasant Hunt at Liberty Corner Farm in Albemarle, VA with the help of Commonwealth Outfitters and 001 Outdoor Adventures. Sponsors were paired with Wounded Warriors or disabled military veterans in a 12-stand pheasant hunt followed by a chukar and pheasant field hunt.
The foundation hosted the inaugural Wounded Warrior Pheasant Hunt today at Liberty Corner Farm in Albemarle, VA with the help of Commonwealth Outfitters and 001 Outdoor Adventures. Sponsors were paired with Wounded Warriors or disabled military veterans in a 12-stand pheasant hunt followed by a chukar and pheasant field hunt.
No, Clark Mercer didn’t kill the kangaroo. He bought it at a specialty meats purveyor in Northern Virginia. And Dave Hewes will quietly acknowledge that this bison was last grazing in a cooler at Kroger. But that elk simmering in No. 11’s crock pot? Well, let’s just say it was in the wrong place at the wrong time when it met up with Harold Ellis out West.
The cook-off usually features chili made of exotic meats. This year’s menu includes elk, bear, venison, goose and pheasant. There will also be a vegetarian version, Will Payne said. Some of the more famous (in the Richmond political world) participants will actually cook their own chili. Others like Sen. Richard Saslaw, will be stirring in ingredients, Payne said.