Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hit the Ground Running

Photo courtesy USA Today

Wow, this year has started out like the overtime in the Broncos- Steelers game!  I have hit the ground running!  I somehow was under the false assumption that it would slow down.  I actually think I was just delusional.  Nothing was going to change with my schedule, but I have been doing a better job keeping to it!

So what is new this year?  Well, there are a few new license offerings from VDGIF.  The Commonwealth has decided to offer a multi-year license for resident hunting, fishing, or trapping licenses.  For each year you purchase, a dollar comes off the normal cost.  Unlike the lifetime license, you can purchase these online or at our store as well.  Here is link about it: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/news/release.asp?id=319 

Another new fee has gone into effect this year.  It's called an access permit for public lakes and WMA's.  If you have a hunting or fishing license, you don't have to get one.  Seems to me it's another way for Virginia to get money from people using public resources, but I will let you make your mind up on that one.  Here's the link for that: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/access-permit/

We also have the new regulation book in the store.  The book also covers boating regulations.  The newest Woods and Waters Magazine is at the store.  Both are free.

We will have an introductory fishing class/tea for ladies on Saturday, Feb 4.  It will include such subjects as types of bait, how to tie a knot, types of reels, fish identification.  You also get some goodies to take home.  Ladies, if you think you may like to get into fishing, sign up for the class.

Hope you had a restful holiday season.  Next thing you know, it will be warm again and we'll be outside in the sunlight!

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