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Young Guns

This page is what's fondly referred to as a "work in progress." We're looking through the archives for the best in kids coverage and working to get knowledgeable, enthusiastic youngsters contributing some of their own tips and adventures. You'll also find the adventures of Jameson (Jamey) my Boykin spaniel. He's been a crazy, fun pup -- enthusiastic, hard-headed and sometimes goofy.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Here's a short video of my boy Jameson's first three years. He's a good dog, can sometimes be a handful but smart as they come, intense retriever and hunter and a wonderful companion in the home.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Virginia 4-H shotgun development team brought the fireworks to the organization’s national championships in Grand Isle, Nebraska, winning both the Skeet and Trap rounds and finishing in first place overall to earn the title "National Champions."

Texas took second ov...

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Development Team for Shotgun and their Coaches

Virginia is readying two teams to compete in the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, scheduled June 23-28 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Youngsters from across the country will test skills in compound archery,...

Saturday, December 1, 2018

 Kaylie Cook, age 10, shoots her muzzleloader. Kaylie had a shot at a deer

but unfortunately missed, according to her day Michael

Note: This article originally appeared Nov. 29 in my column in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star daily newspaper.

THE MENTORS who helped gui...

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Jameson Earns His AKC Junior Hunter Title!

Note: This article ran Nov. 22, 2018 in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star newspaper.

My nearly two-year-old Boykin spaniel Jameson is now, officially, a canine with a title. Yes, he is forever enshrined in the AKC record books...

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Good times in the Virginia Piedmont dove fields. Some dove shoots are small family and friend affairs, others are commercial events that make money for organizers and landowners. This annual hunt near historic Culpeper, Virginia,raises thousands of dollars for the Ceda...

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The 35th Annual Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show drew big crowds with the parking lot at the Richmond Raceway Complex jam-packed by 11 a.m. Saturday. The number of families taking in the show was particularly impressive and many exhibitors across the four display-filled...

Sunday, August 5, 2018

I know everyone must be wondering how my Boykin boy Jameson is coming along with his retriever training. He still needs work, but he's getting there - at his own pace. Neil Selby at Shady Grove Kennels will likely "run" him in his AKC junior hunting trials in September...

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The striped bass, locally called a “rockfish,” is arguably the most important sport fish in the Chesapeake Bay

region. The fish receive a lot of pressure with commercial anglers, charters boats and recreational fishermen plying the water when the spring spawning and lat...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I've been with many kids when they've caught their first fish. Taking children fishing is a special, memory-making experience. Lest anyone doubt this, here's a sequence of photos showing my grandson Kenny catching his first ever trophy citation rock (striped bass) fish...

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