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Outdoors Calendar

July 21: Battlefield Beagle Club, Locust Grove. AKC Beagle Field Trial Seminar. 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Instructor: Jim Olde, AKC Assistant Director of Performance Events. Open to rabbit hunters. Will review desirable qualities of a rabbit hunting dog. $25. Call Brian Lawrence, 540/841-4110. Mag38num@aol.com

July 30: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ public Meeting on Waterfowl Hunting Regulations. 7–9 p.m. Discussion of federal frameworks and potential hunting regulations for 2012–13 waterfowl seasons (ducks, geese, swans, brant, coots, gallinules and moorhens). 4010 West Broad St., Richmond.

Aug. 10–12: 29th Annual Virginia Outdoor Sportsmans’ Show. Richmond Raceway Complex. More than 290 exhibitors. Celebrity seminars and demonstrations. Purchase hunting, fishing licenses. Virginia Deer Classic. $10 daily. See sportsmanshow.com.

Aug. 24–26: Virginia Hunter Skills Weekend. Holiday Lake 4H Center, Appomattox. $105 registration includes meals, lodging and instruction. For details and registration, see holidaylake4h.com/vahunterweekend.php or call 434/248-5444. Sponsored by Virginia Hunter Education Association, Holiday Lake 4H and VDGIF.

Sept. 8: Deer Hunter Education. Caledon Natural Area Pavilion, King George County. 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Designed to teach safe, basic and advanced strategies for successful deer hunting. Mix of classroom and practical field instruction. Taught by certified Hunter Education Safety Instructors and DGIF personnel. Includes ethics, gear & guns/bows, stands & blinds, deer sign & stand selection, and more. Class ends with actual field dressing and butchering of a deer. Call Rick Wilks 540/775-4625.

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES

A number of classes are upcoming in our area. To register for a class, go to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fishing web site my.register-ed.com/panel/statelanding/VA. Also, an afternoon class for new shooters is scheduled for Aug. 5 at the Izaak Walton League (IWLA) property in North Stafford. For more on this activity, email Leonard Hart at siuag@comcast.net.

Upcoming classes:

Aug. 4–5: IWLA—Stafford

Aug. 11-12: IWLA—Spotsylvania

Aug. 11: Grace United Methodist Church—Stafford

Aug 25: Accakeek Hunt Club—Stafford

Aug: 25: Pro Tune Archery— Stafford

Aug. 25: King George Parks and Recreation

Sept. 8: Accakeek Hunt Club—Stafford

Sept. 8–9: Lake Anna State Park—Spotsylvania

Sept. 22–23: IWLA—Stafford

Sept. 22: Oak Grove Baptist Church— Colonial Beach

Oct. 6–7: IWLA—Spotsylvania

Oct. 20: King George Parks and Recreation

TOURNAMENTS

Aug. 17: Night catfishing. Motts Run Reservoir. 8:30 p.m.–1 a.m. Discount advance purchase prices. For details and private boat limitations, call 786-8989.

HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS

Email the information, with subject line stating “Outdoor Calendar,” to Ken Perrotte at outdoors@freelancestar.com or mail it to Box 1069, King George, Va. 22485.

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