Outdoor Recreation in Southside Region

 Hunting and Sport Fishing

   
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Conservation's Latest Problem? Not Enough Hunters
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No matter how you feel about hunting, it provides a lot of funding for state wildlife agencies. Now, fewer Americans are hunting, and that system is breaking down.

 

Find a National Forest in the South

The Southern Region covers thirteen states--a vast area stretching from Texas on the western side, Virginia on the north, and down to Puerto Rico on the south. You'll find a wide variety of forest environments, including the only tropical forest (El Yunque) in the agency. Find a forest nearest you!

 

Fee Fishing - An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing - Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

The Ultimate Food Plot
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One of the first things that every fledgling wildlife manager learns is that nutrition is the key to attracting and keeping big bucks. The second thing they learn is how expensive it is to grow good food plots.

 

A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots - Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

 

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

 

Updated 2013 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Estimates
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In February 2013, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requested the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) promulgate an emergency rule for the 2013 recreational red snapper season.

 

Hunters - A Force for Conservation
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Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.

 

Show Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals (14)
There are 14 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Southside Region
Guides Outfitters and Hunt Clubs
Chris Hayes
Learn More - Professional Maine Guide - Crewe, VA
David Volin
Praxes Group - Professional Maine Guide - Scottsville, VA
Dick Higgins
North Ridge Guide Service - Professional Maine Guide - Rocky Mount, VA
Jim Custer
Fiddlehead Camp - Professional Maine Guide - Falls Church, VA
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hull Forest Products
- Pomfret Center, CT
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
LandTrust
- Bozeman, MT
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI

 Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism

   
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What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

Show Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals (49)
There are 49 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Southside Region
Agritourism
Blue Rock Organics
Michael & Heather White - Vernon Hill, VA
Doe Run Farm
Buddy & Jeanie Puckett - Ararat, VA
Mighty Oaks Farm
Steve and Sandy Smeester - Boydton, VA
Owen Farm Tours
David McLeish - Danville, VA
Richlands Dairy Farm
Coley J. Drinkwater - Blackstone, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Growing Place
Rachel Bayer - Wirtz, VA
Victoria Vineyard
Dawn and Tom Conrad - Victoria, VA
White Fall Farm
A.J. and Lisa Nuckols - Gretna, VA
Ecotourism
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wakefield, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
- Boyce, VA
Chub Sandhill Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Waverly, VA
Cypress Bridge Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Courtland, VA
Dendron Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage - Waverly, VA
Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Boydton, VA
Difficult Creek Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf - Mountain Region Steward - Scottsburg, VA
Fairy Stone State Park
- Stuart, VA
Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Bassett, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries - HQ - Henrico, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf - Mountain Region Steward - Rocky Mount, VA
High Bridge Trail State Park
- Green Bay, VA
Occoneechee State Park
- Clarksville, VA
Parker’s Branch Tract of Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
- Waverly, VA
Roanoke River Rails to Trails, Inc.
- South Hill, VA
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
- Rice, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Huddleston, VA
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
- Randolph, VA
Staunton River State Park
- Scottsburg, VA
Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Axton, VA
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Virginia Civil War Trails Program
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Green
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Richmond, VA
White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Chatham, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Guides Outfitters and Hunt Clubs
Chris Hayes
Learn More - Professional Maine Guide - Crewe, VA
David Volin
Praxes Group - Professional Maine Guide - Scottsville, VA
Dick Higgins
North Ridge Guide Service - Professional Maine Guide - Rocky Mount, VA
Jim Custer
Fiddlehead Camp - Professional Maine Guide - Falls Church, VA
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hull Forest Products
- Pomfret Center, CT
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
LandTrust
- Bozeman, MT
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI

 Nature-Based Tourism

   
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National Wildlife Refuge System - National Wildlife Refuge Locator

Find a Refuge Near You 

Nearly 46 million people visit national wildlife refuges each year. Visitors and local communities recognize refuges as national treasures:

  • Wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 200 species of fish.
  • Fifty-nine refuges have been established with a primary purpose of conserving threatened or endangered species.
  • 280 of the 1,200-plus federally-listed threatened or endangered species in the U.S. are found on units of the Refuge System.

 

 

Fee Fishing - An Introduction
By:

The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing - Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
By:

Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
By:

A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

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There are 66 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Southside Region
Agritourism
Blue Rock Organics
Michael & Heather White - Vernon Hill, VA
Doe Run Farm
Buddy & Jeanie Puckett - Ararat, VA
Mighty Oaks Farm
Steve and Sandy Smeester - Boydton, VA
Owen Farm Tours
David McLeish - Danville, VA
Richlands Dairy Farm
Coley J. Drinkwater - Blackstone, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Growing Place
Rachel Bayer - Wirtz, VA
Victoria Vineyard
Dawn and Tom Conrad - Victoria, VA
White Fall Farm
A.J. and Lisa Nuckols - Gretna, VA
Campgrounds
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wakefield, VA
Fairy Stone State Park
- Stuart, VA
Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Bassett, VA
Occoneechee State Park
- Clarksville, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Huddleston, VA
Staunton River State Park
- Scottsburg, VA
Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Axton, VA
White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Chatham, VA
Ecotourism
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wakefield, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
- Boyce, VA
Chub Sandhill Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Waverly, VA
Cypress Bridge Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Courtland, VA
Dendron Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage - Waverly, VA
Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Boydton, VA
Difficult Creek Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf - Mountain Region Steward - Scottsburg, VA
Fairy Stone State Park
- Stuart, VA
Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Bassett, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries - HQ - Henrico, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf - Mountain Region Steward - Rocky Mount, VA
High Bridge Trail State Park
- Green Bay, VA
Occoneechee State Park
- Clarksville, VA
Parker’s Branch Tract of Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
- Waverly, VA
Roanoke River Rails to Trails, Inc.
- South Hill, VA
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
- Rice, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Huddleston, VA
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
- Randolph, VA
Staunton River State Park
- Scottsburg, VA
Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Axton, VA
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Virginia Civil War Trails Program
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Green
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Richmond, VA
White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Chatham, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
JW Townsend Landscapes
Brian Yoder - Natural Resources Team Leader - Charlottesville, VA
Piedmont Land Management
Luke Omand - Owner - Free Union, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
State and Federal Land
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wakefield, VA
Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Disputanta, VA
Chub Sandhill Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Waverly, VA
Cypress Bridge Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Courtland, VA
Dendron Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage - Waverly, VA
Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Boydton, VA
Difficult Creek Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf - Mountain Region Steward - Scottsburg, VA
Fairy Stone State Park
- Stuart, VA
Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Bassett, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf - Mountain Region Steward - Rocky Mount, VA
High Bridge Trail State Park
- Green Bay, VA
Occoneechee State Park
- Clarksville, VA
Parker’s Branch Tract of Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
- Waverly, VA
Rebel Adams Powell, MAI, SRA
Appraiser/Consultant - Powhatan, VA
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
- Rice, VA
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
- Randolph, VA
Staunton River State Park
- Scottsburg, VA
Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Axton, VA
White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Chatham, VA