The VDGIF, in cooperation with the Bedford County Economic Development Authority and the Virginia Hunter Education Association, Inc., are offering a Youth Deer Muzzleloading Hunting Workshop on December 19, 2009, beginning at 6:00 a.m.

This Youth Deer Hunting Workshop is an opportunity for area youth, specifically ages 12-15, to learn about deer, deer hunting and to hunt deer in a safe, controlled environment. Eight participants will be selected for this event. Selected youth must be accompanied by a properly licensed parent or guardian. Each team will be supervised by a certified hunter education instructor.

To be considered for this unique educational opportunity, completed applications must be received by close of business on December 11, 2009. For more information, an application packet and rules, please contact the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at: (434) 525-7522.

Applications are available at the VDGIF office in Forest at 1132 Thomas Jefferson Road, Forest, Virginia 24551.