Dennis Campbell, a native Virginian and an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, has joined the Virginia Deer Hunters Association as Director of Field Operations.
After having served in the U.S Army, Campbell returned to Virginia and pursued a career in local industry as a cost accountant; purchasing agent; then as Administrative Manager for local companies.
Dennis’ love for wildlife and the outdoors led him to become an active volunteer for numerous conservation organizations, as well as, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
In 1992, he was employed by the National Wild Turkey Federation as a Sr. Regional Director. He was nominated by his peers and was inducted into the Virginia Conservationist’s Hall of Fame. In 2001, Dennis became Executive Director for NASCAR driver, Ward Burton’s Wildlife Foundation. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the educational outreach program, “Return to Nature”. Dennis was also Chairman of the Board for Sportsmen of Virginia, a sportsman’s legislative watchdog group. After having left the NWTF, he served for many years on the Virginia State NWTF Executive Board. He retired from Quality Deer Management Association, but remained active with numerous conservation groups, including Hunters Helping Kids.
Campbell worked with Sherry Crumley and the VDGIF in introducing and implementing a day for youth-only whitetail deer hunting. This garnered him the nick-name, “Grandfather of Youth Whitetail Day. “ Having worked with several national conservation groups, Campbell brings to VDHA, both organizational skills and a wide background in the field of conservation. We are fortunate to have this man head up our field operations, our extended chapter programs and assist in obtaining advertising for our magazine, “Whitetail Times”.