Our Mission Statement

The Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance (VAHDA) 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.

We Represent 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

• By promoting ethical hunting and dog ownership

Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance Board of Directors

John Morse, Chairman: Chesapeake
Robin France, Vice Chairman: Richmond
Todd Miller, Secretary: King and Queen
Robert Bishop, Treasurer:  Powhatan
Allan Bishop, Hanover
Chuck Ellsworth,  Cumberland
David Carpenter,  Stafford
Vacant, Richmond
Larry Moyer,  Albemarle
Curtis Peace,  Charles City
Scott Powell, Brunswick
Steve Winder, Essex
Vacant, Charles City
Reg Cook, Mecklenburg
Bryan Morris, Campbell
Jimmy Connelly, Dinwiddie
Chris Hudgins, Mathews
Joe Miller, Sussex
Jerry Brumfield, Pittsylvania
Vacant, King William
Kirby Burch, Ex V. Chair:  Powhatan
David Felts
VA Bear Hunter Representative, Various


We also have the VAHDA Foundation, which is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. To learn more about our Foundation, please visit our Foundation website.