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Bear Hunters Hold Spring Field Trial March 25th

At the  Virginia Bear Hunters’ Assoc. Spring Field Trial in Botetourt County March 25, a scented, mechanical bear is used for baying and treeing events and a drag race. A youth competition is featured this year.  Photo courtesy David Steger, Past President VA Bear Hunters Association.
At the Virginia Bear Hunters’ Assoc. Spring Field Trial in Botetourt County March 25, a scented, mechanical bear is used for baying and treeing events and a drag race. A youth competition is featured this year. Photo courtesy David Steger, Past President VA Bear Hunters Association.

The Virginia Bear Hunters Association will hold their annual Spring Field Trial on March 25th, 2017 in Botetourt County and start time is 10:00 A.M.  Food will be available and dog supplies will also be sold.  VABHA President Richard Sprinkle invites all interested bear hunters to come join in the fun and excitement of this spring ritual.  The event uses a scented moving mechanical bear  for the baying  contests.  The dash race and treeing events use a scented hide in combination with a mounted bear. Trophies are awarded for First, Second, and Third place in each event.  Dogs entered in each of the three single dog events will compete for the Top Bear Dog of the event. There will also be a youth bear baying contest held with the top five youth/dog competitors receiving trophies.  Driving directions are : From Buchanan take Rt. 43 West for seven miles; From Eagle Rock take Rt. 43 East for seven miles and watch for signs. Visit their website at http://www.virginiabearhunters.org/ for more information or call Richard Sprinkle at 540-254-2578.

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