Northern Virginia Chapter 16 Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation

Conservation, Outreach, Hunting – Sharing a passion for outdoor sports with the next generation.

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SEASON’S GREETINGS

Another year has passed and hopefully you have had a wonderful and prosperous year. FC16 has accomplished many things: we had our annual spring and fall habitat seed sales; Adult and Youth Shooting Event; Sponsored a Habitat Workshop; and, truly got into Outreach programs with our adult and youth activities. Our crowning outreach achievement was the 2014 grant we received from the I-95 Express Lanes and in 2015 how we carried it out by sponsoring and managing a group of…

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Service Project

Northern Virginia Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (NVQUWF)  on July 18-19, 2015 sponsored a Chesapeake Foundation trip for 27 Boy Scouts, leaders and others to participate in a Chesapeake Bay Foundation trip to Smith Island.  The trip was enjoyed by all and was a real learning experience. This opportunity was made possible through a grant to QUWF from the Trans Urban I-95 Corridor Foundation. During our the visit to Smith Island youth and adults experienced hands-on involvement with storm water improvement projects such…

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2015 Shooting Event Recap

Our 2015 Shooting Event was a great success. All participants had a great time and the weather was perfect. Special thanks to the Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club for once again hosting this event. Check out the photos from the event:

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Northern Virginia QUWF Awarded 2014 NRA Youth Outreach Grant

“The future of our entire sport, the lands we hunt and the management of both rests with our youth. Engaging them is the key to unlock the future of conservation” states Craig Alderman, Executive Director of QUWF, the only Veteran Founded, true multi-specie national conservation organization in the U.S. “Our QUWF Northern Virginia Chapter aggressively addresses youth outreach, getting our youth involved in the shooting sports at every opportunity and reaching out to those sources that are willing to help…

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Northern Virginia QUWF Receives 95 Express Lane Grant

“We are pleased to announce that our Northern Virginia QUWF Chapter has received an Environmental Management Grant as part of the 95 Express Lanes Grant Program” states Craig Alderman, Executive Director of QUWF. The grant will be used around the Chesapeake Bay area in Virginia to help with sediment and erosion control/storm water management. “This is a great example of our QUWF chapters using the flexibility and initiative of our founding principles to reach out and cover multiple upland specie…

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K9 First Aid Seminar, Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club

Dr. Frank White, DVM, Fredericksburg Animal Hospital May 31 at the NV16 QUWF at the Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club annual adult/youth fun shoot, Dr. Frank White, DVM and QUWF life member, presented a K9 First Aid Seminar and answered numerous questions for attendees. Presentation and questions were outstanding. Of note were Dr. Frank’s responses to the following: how to help a dog with overheating; how to administer 1st aid in the field to a dog with barb wire cuts;…

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NV16 Heritage Day Adult Youth Fun Shoot

May 31 NV16 Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation held its annual Heritage Day Adult and Youth fun shoot. The day was beautiful. Rifle and shotgun shooting and food were plentiful and great. Attendees and volunteers all were treated to a great time what with shooting and a fund raising with: prizes, gun raffles, live and silent auctions. Dr. Frank White, DVM, Fredericksburg Animal Hospital put on a very informative K9 First Aid Clinic. Fund raising was a success and will…

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QUWF Receives NRA Grant for Youth Outreach Programs and Instructors

In 2014 the Northern Virginia Chapter 16 of Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc. was awarded a NRA grant which will provide equipment and training for adult volunteers and youth in the shooting sports. The program is designed to educate and expose adults, the Boy Scouts and other area youth to the recreational potential of shooting sports and other outdoor activities. With this NRA Grant we will enhance the physical, cognitive and social conservation development of our youth through safe, educational, responsible…

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March 6th – Wildlife Restoration Workshop Recap

The March 6 Wildlife Restoration Workshop had great speakers with a turnout of 30.  The VA DGIF team of David Bryan and Justin Folks, both Private Lands Wildlife Biologists, presented work that can be done to restore habitat land and wildlife.  They discussed the decline of grassland birds (quail) and other bird species of conservation concern and also the plus and minuses of pen raised quail.  Lou Casciano, QUWF member, presented his story on what has done on his property…

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