Aug. 10-12: Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show. Richmond Raceway Complex. Daily seminars. Virginia Deer Classic contest with entry deadline 5 p.m. on Aug. 11. Virginia State Turkey Calling Contest on Aug. 12. More than 175 exhibitor booths. Free parking. $10 admission (cash only). Kids 16 and under free. For full schedules see

Aug. 25: 10th annual Virginia Ducks Unlimited Duck & Goose Calling Contest. Bass Pro Shops, Ashland. Adult and Youth competition categories. Sanctioned contest with winner advancing world championship contest in Stuttgart Arkansas. See for more details and registration.

Sept. 21-23: Beginning Forest Landowners’ Retreat. New Kent Forestry Center, Providence Forge. Topics include forest stewardship planning, pine management, timber sales, wildlife management, tree identification and more. Registration, including materials, meals and Friday and Saturday lodging, is $95 per person or $190 per couple. Register online or download a mail-in brochure Deadline Sept. 7. Call or email Jennifer Gagnon at 540-231-6391 or for more details.

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