Our Mission Statement
The Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance is working to secure, for posterity, the heritage of hunting with dogs in the Commonwealth of Virginia and to promote and advance the opportunities to use dogs for hunting through aggressive educational programs and political action. Educational programs will promote hunting with dogs to the general public, the sportsmen’s community and elected officials. Political action may include all state and local offices (excluding Federal elections, but may include issues at the Federal level) and will include lobbying the members of the Virginia General Assembly in support of the right to hunt with dogs.
The Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance is a Committee of autonomous organizations and individuals working in conjunction with each other under the umbrella of the Commonwealth Sportsmen’s Alliance, Inc., a Virginia Political Action Committee.
VIRGINIA HUNTING DOG ALLIANCE - Represents Virginia Hunters and Dog Owners
• At the Virginia General Assembly
• With the Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
• Before Local County Government
-Animal Control – Dog Ordinances
-Zoning – Kennel licenses
-County Hunting and Gun Laws
• With expert testimony assisting in selected
Hunting and Dog law cases
• Promotes Ethical Hunting and Dog Ownership
Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance -
Board of Directors
John Morse, Chairman - Chesapeake
Chuck Ellsworth, Vice Chairman - Cumberland Co.
Wade McClintock, Treasurer - Chesterfield Co.
Robin France, Secretary – Richmond Co.
Dennis Smith, Board Member - King William Co.
Cliff Trammell, Board Member - Pittsylvania Co.
David Steger, Board Member - Craig Co.
Steve Winder, Board Member – Essex Co.
Ronny Wilson, Board Member - Gloucester Co.
Reg Cook, Board Member - Mecklenburg Co.
Bryan Morris DVM, Board Member - Charlotte Co
Chuck Clay, Board Member - Charlotte Co.
Jay Christian, Board Member - Augusta Co.
Jimmy Connelly, - Board Member - Dinwiddie Co.
Robert Bishop, Board Member - Powhatan Co
David Irvin, Board Member – Chesterfield Co.
Joe Miller, Board Member – Sussex Co.
Jerry Brumfield – Pittsylvania County
Carter Garnett – King William Co.
Kirby Burch, Chief Operating Officer- Powhatan Co.
Virginia County Chapters
County Chapters serve as the first line of Defense and are the basis of grassroots action. The Chapters and their Chairman are listed below.
Appomattox – Dennis Scott
Augusta - Forming
Brunswick – Jimmy Jones
Buckingham / Goochland – Dennis “Boogy” Davis
New Kent And Charles City – Curtis Peace (Chickahominy)
Caroline – Josh Watts
Charlotte & Lunenburg – Bryan Morris (U.E.V.H.A.)
Chesapeake And Virginia Beach – Forming
Cumberland – Kevin Meadows
Dinwiddie – Jimmy Connelly
Essex – Dwayne Davis
Gloucester – Ronny Wilson
Isle Of Wight – Forming
Suffolk and East Sussex – Mike Cobb (Quad County Houndsmen Association)
King & Queen –Denny Alexander
King William – Dennis Smith
King George – Rob Jett
Mathews – Forming
Mecklenburg – Reg Cook
Pittsylvania – Cliff Trammel
Prince George – Jim Hackett
Richmond County – Brian Mothershead
Southampton - Forming
Spotsylvania – Steve Bennett
Stafford –David Carpenter
More Chapters are planned in the near future. To find out how to start a Chapter in your area contact info@vahda. org