Hunting and Fishing
BRSR Sportsman's Program
Helpful Informational Documents for Hunting on the Reservation
- Hunting Rules & Regulations
- Hunters and Conservation
- Tree Stand Safety Quality
Deer Management and Conservation Improvements
Council Conservation Committee
The Blue Ridge Scout Reservation is managed by a Conservation Committee composed of professionals with expertise in: Cultural Resources, Forestry and Fire Management, Hazard Tree Management, Non-timber Forest Products, Soil Erosion, Trail and Campsite Management, and Wildlife. The information gathered by committee experts is being woven into a new Ecosystem Plan for the Reservation that focuses on Recreation, Wildlife, and good stewardship. The committee is comitted to making sure conservation is a vital part of our Council program and facilities management. For more information on the committee, please check out their link on this site.
Quality Deer Management Program
In order to better understand the quality and population of the Reservation's deer herd, the Boy Scouts have entered into a partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The Quality Deer Management Program (QDM) will include a Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) area of approximately 3700 acres. Hunting for deer within this area will be by a special permit only.
To receive a permit to hunt the QDM area, hunters will be required to attend a specil educational session that will outline the program and the responsibilities of the DMAP hunters. These special requirements include taking any deer harvested within the QDM area to a special check station to be located near the central storage area at the Camp Powhatan entrance. The hunter will be reaquired to collect biological deer harvest data at the check station to include the weight of the deer, certain specified harvest data such as location of the kill, and an extracted deer jawbone. Those holding QDM permits may hunt in any designated hunting area on the reservation. The QDM boundary will be identified with blue flagging and QDM area signs. Failure to follow the special QDM requirements will result in a loss of hunting privileges or a $50.00 fine. Mr. Charlie Stultz, Reservation Property Superintendent, is designated as the QDM liaison with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. We hope that you will consider participating in this valuable program.
A special thanks to those hunters who have contributed time and money to support the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation and its programs. The Reservation would be impossible to manage and protect without the assistance of dedicated volunteers. Indeed, special projects such as the creation of food plots would likely never happen. So, please accept a heart felt thanks from our staff and Scouting Community for your support.
If you are interested in participating in Hunter Work Days and connecting with other hunters to swap success stories, please check out the dates on the registration form or contact Charlie.
Council Service Center:
Blue Ridge Mountains Council
PO Box 7606
Roanoke, VA 24019
Charlie Stultz - 540-230-0449 - [email protected]
Craig Hudgins - 540-320-6778
Chuck Holscher - 540-980-4762