Today, our membership stands close to 60,000 and it is our goal to enlist all of the 190,000 hunting with dogs in Virginia.
We have fought some extremely tough battles. The infamous hound study conducted by the Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) was derailed due to the work of the VaHDA. In 2010, there were eleven bills introduced in the General Assembly that were detrimental to hunting or hunting dog owners.
Through the hard work of our lobbyist, ten of them were killed in committee and the 11th was rewritten to protect dog hunters.
In the last three years, over 30 bills that were detrimental to hunting with dogs were defeated. More...
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