2019 Seminars

 

Beast Feast Seminars from 2019

Choose 1 or 2 Seminars to attend – Seminars are at 4:30 PM and most are repeated at 5:30 PM, Saturday, September 21st
(Some alterations and additions may be made)

FISHING SEMINARS
BASS FISHING – Bruner Fellowship Hall
DAVID DUDLEY IS A THREE-TIME WINNER OF FLW’S COVETED ANGLER OF THE YEAR TROPHY. DUDLEY’S DOMINATING 2012 SEASON INCLUDED WINS AT BEAVER LAKE AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN, FOLLOWED BY A THIRDPLACE AT THE POTOMAC AND A TOP-10 FINISH AT THE FORREST WOOD CUP ON LAKE LANIER (FIFTH-PLACE). DUDLEY IS FLW’S ALL-TIME LEADING MONEY WINNER AND THE ONLY ANGLER WITH EARNINGS SURPASSING THE $3 MILLION MARK. IN 2003, HE WON THE FWC AT THE JAMES RIVER. DUDLEY AND HIS WIFE ANGELA HAVE FIVE CHILDREN. HE LOVES SALTWATER FISHING IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN WHERE THE VARIETY OF FISH CAUGHT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE HIM. HIS FAVORITE BASS FISHING SPOT IS FALCON LAKE, AND HE LOVES CRANKING FOR BASS.
STRIPED BASS FISHING – 
MIKE SNEAD, PREVIOUS FISHING GUIDE AND SPORTING GOODS STOREOWNER, WILL PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES AND TYPES OF TACKLE NEEDED TO SUCCESSFULLY CATCH LANDLOCKED STRIPED BASS (STRIPER, LINESIDER, ROCKFISH). THIS WORKSHOP WILL INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT STRIPED BASS SEASONAL PATTERNS AND THE VARIOUS TYPES OF TACKLE, FISHING TECHNIQUES AND RIGGING OPTIONS APPROPRIATE FOR CATCHING THEM. THIS WORKSHOP WILL COVER THE SELECTION, RIGGING AND PRESENTATION OPTIONS FOR LIVE BAIT AS WELL AS MANY OF THE DIFFERENT ARTIFICIAL LURES SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE FOR STRIPERS. IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THE MORE COMMON SUPPLEMENTAL EQUIPMENT USED TO CATCH, KEEP AND PRESENT LIVE BAIT. WHETHER YOU ARE A NEW ANGLER INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE VARIOUS TECHNIQUES AND TYPES OF EQUIPMENT USED TO CATCH STRIPED BASS OR AN EXPERIENCED ANGLER, THIS WORKSHOP WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION THAT WILL MAKE YOU MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HELP MAKE YOUR NEXT FISHING TRIP MORE PRODUCTIVE
POND MANAGEMENT 101 – MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FARM POND
DAN MICHAELSON 
IS A FISHERIES BIOLOGISTS FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES. ONE OF HIS RESPONSIBILITIES IS THE MANAGEMENT OF SMALL IMPOUNDMENTS (PONDS). KEY TOPICS WILL INCLUDE PROPER POND LAYOUT AND DESIGN, FISH STOCKING, MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, AND COMMON PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY POND OWNERS. 
 
HUNTING SEMINARS
THE BLACK BEAR BASICS
DAN LOVELACE
, DISTRICT WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES, HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH BLACK BEAR MANAGEMENT FOR NEARLY 35 YEARS. AS THE BEAR POPULATION HAS GROWN IN VIRGINIA, SO HAVE HUMAN CONFLICTS AND CONCERNS. DAN WILL SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT BASIC BEAR BIOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, CURRENT BEAR RESEARCH AND TIPS TO AVOID CONFLICTS.  
USING A HUNTING DOG
BEAVER ROBERTSON
HAS HUNTED SINCE HE WAS 4 YEARS OLD. HIS FAMILY HAS TRAINED MANY AWARD WINNING HUNTING DOGS, INCLUDING THE 1979 WORLD CHAMPION BLUE TICK HOUND. HIS OUTDOOR CREDENTIALS INCLUDE BEING A PROFESSIONAL FISHING GUIDE FOR OVER 20 YEARS. COME LEARN HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT USING DOGS ON YOUR NEXT HUNT.  
 
OTHER OUTDOOR SEMINARS
SURVIVAL 101: TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGIES TO LIVE ANOTHER DAY – LCA Room 150
COME JOIN RENOWNED OUTDOOR WRITER, HUNTING INDUSTRY MARKET RESEARCHER AND OUTDOOR SURVIVAL EXPERT BOB PECK FOR A SEMINAR CRAMMED WITH INFORMATION THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE OR JUST MAKE YOUR HUNTING EXPERIENCE MORE FUN. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF AND TO YOUR FAMILY TO RETURN SAFELY SO ASK YOURSELF …DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE ONE OF THE 338 HUNTERS WHO DIED IN THE WOODS LAST YEAR? LEARN HOW TO LIVE ANOTHER DAY BY ATTENDING THIS FAST PACED, INFORMATIVE AND INTERACTIVE SEMINAR. TOPICS WILL RANGE FROM TECHNOLOGY YOU MUST KNOW TO SURVIVAL STRATEGIES & COMMON SENSE THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.
ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS –  Choir Room (Main Entrance / above Bruner Hall)
THIS TRAINING IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED AND PARENTAL SUPERVISION OF MINORS WILL BE REQUIRED. MARKO GALBREATH IS A RETIRED POLICE SERGEANT OF 22 YEARS. HE WAS A SWAT TEAM MEMBER AND HOSTAGE NEGOTIATION TEAM COMMANDER. THIS TRAINING IS FROM PRIMARY SOURCE INFORMATION AND IS NOT SUGARCOATED OR EXAGGERATED. HE WILL BRING HIS EXPERIENCE TEACHING ON SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND KNOWING YOUR SURROUNDINGS; EXPLAINING THE HISTORY AND DYNAMICS OF ACTIVE SHOOTER SCENARIOS. THIS WILL BE MORE THAN JUST THE TYPICAL RUN, HIDE, AND FIGHT. HE WILL TEACH HOW THE BODY REACTS UNDER EXTREME STRESS, RECOGNIZING IT AND GAINING CONTROL, ALONG WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A PLAN B.
WOOD MILL DEMONSTRATION – Parking Lot
TOMMY PARMITER
OPERATES OUT OF RUSTBURG, VA AND IS A TREE SERVICE COMPANY WITH A PASSION FOR MAKING THE MOST OUT OF URBAN WOOD. FOR VARIOUS REASONS, VERY FEW LOGS FROM TREES TAKEN DOWN INSIDE AN URBAN AREA ARE CAPABLE OF BEING SOLD TO A TRADITIONAL SAWMILL. TOO MANY HISTORIC TREES IN LYNCHBURG ARE LEFT TO ROT. HE INVESTED IN THE LARGEST PORTABLE BANDSAW MILL MADE IN AMERICA TO DO HIS PART IN FINDING SUSTAINABLE USES FOR THIS WOOD.
INTRODUCTION TO BASIC CANOEING AND KAYAKING
BARRY TYREE
HAS 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE PADDLING WHITE WATER, LAKES, OCEAN WATERS, SWAMPS, AND CREEKS. BARRY HAS ALSO BEEN A PADDLING INSTRUCTOR FOR GUIDE SERVICES. THIS SEMINAR WILL COVER BASIC PADDLING TECHNIQUES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON STREAM PADDLING BUT WILL PROVIDE THE BASICS FOR ANY TYPE OF WATER. LEARN EIGHT IMPORTANT PADDLE STROKES NECESSARY FOR PROPER CRAFT HANDLING, HOW TO READ FAST WATER AND HOW TO DETERMINE THE BEST ROUTE SELECTION WHILE NAVIGATING THROUGH FAST WATER. FIND OUT HOW TO AVOID CAPSIZING AND WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A CAPSIZE ALONG WITH OTHER BASIC SAFETY TIPS. WHILE THIS SEMINAR IS DIRECTED PRIMARILY AT CANOEISTS, THE INFORMATION PRESENTED WILL ALSO BENEFIT KAYAKERS.
NRA: PROGRAM AND HISTORY
COME AND SEE DAVID WELLS, SENIOR FIELD REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE NRA. DAVID WILL BE SPEAKING ON THE HISTORY OF THE NRA, AND HOW IT HAS COME TO BE THE LARGEST NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON GUN RIGHTS. IN ADDITION, DAVID WILL BE TALKING ABOUT ALL THE NRA ACCOMPLISHES ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS, AND THE MANY PROGRAMS THEY OFFER TO THE PUBLIC. INTERESTED IN JOINING THE NRA? COME FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON MEMBERSHIPS.