Virginia Outside Beagle Association
Our next stop for the VOBA is in the hills of Buckingham at Greenway HC!! Hunt will be this coming Sat. Registration will start around 5:30am, roll call approx. 7am, and will cast shortly after, so please try to be there as early as possible, so we can keep to schedule. They will have breakfast, lunch, and a nice raffle as well. Call Bert Davis for numbers, 804-248-3441.
HOPEFULLY, the weather will not plague us again, but they are calling for a little snow Thursday morning, after a period of rain, so stay tuned to the weather, and cross your fingers.
We have a few more blazed orange hoodies left, mainly large. ALSO, this is your last chance to pay your membership dues in order to run in the championship hunt and run for the high point hound. Please see Steve after cast for both.
Greenway Hunt Club- Buckingham VA, Address is Cunningham Rd. Wingina, VA 24599. That will put them on the gravel rd just past the state park entrance. The club house drive is the first gravel driveway on the right off of Cunningham Rd and has a clubhouse sign saying Greenway HC. They can also use the James River State Park address of 751 Park Rd. Gladstone, VA 24553. From Richmond, travel west on Rt. 60 towards Amherst for about 95 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 605 (Riverside Dr.), and go 7 miles till you see the James River State Park entrance on the left. Continue past the state park entrance forabout 500 yards and turn right into the clubhrouse driveway.
~~About the V.O.B.A.~~
Welcome to the Virginia Outside Beagle Association’s website. The association was formed for houndsmen and sportsmen that love to hunt their beagles and strive to keep our sport alive. We have been running a beagle field trial series on outside game for about 4 years now and it has grown into a huge success mainly in the southeastern region, but we wish to branch out to all areas of the state. This is the second year for our association so we are always building and welcome all that want to come out and run with us at our trials. This website will keep up to date trial results, pictures, association field champions, news, and other topics of interest. The V.O.B.A. has grown a strong relationship with several hunt clubs who participate in our events and invite us to have our trials on their lands. Each club has to send an application to the VDGIF to obtain a dog field trial permit (4 vac 15-290-115) to have events during the field trial season (Aug 1-May 31). This authorizes the Assoc to have such organized events (not training). The permit covers the species specified for the trial, but occasionally other game may be pursued and will be scored points (i.e.Fox).
The membership dues are $20 per year for each participant, click News/schedule tab for more details on how to join. The trials are $15 per hound to cover cost of trophies and to raise funds for the participating hunt clubs, one dollar per hound will be donated to the VaHDA to aid in their support efforts. Our trial series have 6 point hunts with our first starting in September and the other events picking back up after the deer season is closed in January. To round up the season at the end of our point trials there will be a Championship hunt for all qualifying hounds (Top 30 dogs per point trials). So our Association invites all that enjoy running their beagles to come out and join us on a hunt. We're looking forward to see you in the months to come. Thanks and Happy Hunting.