2018 Seminars

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Beast Feast Seminars from 2018

Choose 1 or 2 Seminars to attend – Seminars are at 4:30 PM and most are repeated at 5:30 PM, Saturday, September 8th
(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.
HUNTING SEMINARS
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WHITE-TAILED DEER – Pate Chapel
MATT KNOX, VIRGINIA DEER PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES, WILL PRESENT VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE WHITETAIL DEER’S WORLD. THIS TALK WILL FOCUS PRIMARILY ON WHITE-TAIL RESEARCH STUDIES THAT SHED LIGHT ON TOPICS SUCH AS A REPRODUCTION, HOME RANGES, DAILY ACTIVITY PERIODS, RUTTING ACTIVITIES, ANTLER DEVELOPMENT, VISION, HEARING, FOOD REQUIREMENTS, AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR. KNOWING MORE ABOUT THE GAME YOU PURSUE CAN INCREASE THE ODDS OF SCORING, BUT WILL ALSO EXPAND YOUR APPRECIATION OF THIS INCREDIBLE ANIMAL
BEGINNING HUNTING – HOW TO GET STARTED – (4:30PM ONLY) – Room 167
DAN WILSON
, BIOLOGIST FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES AND AVID HUNTER WILL COVER THE BASICS OF HOW TO GET STARTED IN THE EXCITING SPORT OF HUNTING. IF YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN ARE INTERESTED IN HUNTING BUT ARE NOT QUITE SURE WHERE TO START, THEN THIS SEMINAR IS JUST WHAT YOU NEED. WE WILL DISCUSS HOW TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED HUNTER EDUCATION, LICENSES, SAFETY, TIPS FOR SCOUTING, TYPES OF GAME ANIMALS, CHOICES OF FIREARMS AND HUNTING GEAR OPTIONS.
ELK HUNTING (5:30 ONLY) – Room 167
AVID ELK HUNTER, DAN WILSON KNOWS MANY HUNTERS HAVE DREAMED OF ONE DAY HARVESTING A MAJESTIC ELK. FORTUNATELY, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO HUNT ELK. THIS SEMINAR WILL COVER CALLING, HUNTING TECHNIQUES, EQUIPMENT AND HOW YOU CAN PHYSICALLY PREPARED FOR HUNTING ELK IN THE RUGGED ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
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.
NRA: PROGRAM AND HISTORY – Room 172
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.
WILD ABOUT NATURE – Room 180
MIKE ROBERTS
HAS DEVOTED HIS ENTIRE LIFE TO NATURE. MIKE CURRENTLY SERVES IN TWO DIFFERENT ROLES. HE IS A NATURALIST FOR THE WARD BURTON WILDLIFE FOUNDATION, AND HE IS ALSO NATURALIST FOR THOMAS ROAD OUTPOST, A CAMPING MINISTRY OF THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH. IN ADDITION TO THIS, HE IS AN AVID WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER, SPORTSMAN, NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION EDUCATOR, AND OUTDOOR WRITER. WITH COUNTLESS OF HIS PHOTOGRAPHS AND STORIES PUBLISHED IN MULTIPLE MAGAZINES, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS HIS TIPS ON WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY, IN ADDITION TO LEARNING NEW THINGS ABOUT THE OUTDOORS.
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.
KIDS OUTDOOR ZONE – Room 170
ARE YOU ONE THAT DAYDREAMS ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE HUNTING OR FISHING SPOT, OR HAVE EVER WONDERED IF GOD COULD USE YOUR PASSION FOR THE OUTDOORS TO FURTHER HIS KINGDOM? RICK MAGEE, MEN’S PASTOR AT HYLAND HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH AND EAST COAST DIRECTOR OF KIDS OUTDOOR ZONE (KOZ-THE FASTEST GROWING OUTDOOR MINISTRY IN THE COUNTRY), WILL DESCRIBE THE JOURNEY, THE MISTAKES AND VICTORIES HE HAS FACED. HE WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE HEART OF MAN AND OUR NEED FOR ADVENTURE, BATTLE, AND THE CAMPFIRE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN IMPACTING THE WORLD FOR CHRIST USING THE OUTDOORS, THIS IS THE SESSION FOR YOU.