AboutThe Virginia Peninsula Sportsmen's Association
The Virginia Scoring System
Mr. George B. Johnson became the next president in 1941. Mr. Johnson felt that there should be a better way to judge the contest entries rather than a visual decision as had been used in the previous contest. He went to work on developing the Virginia Scoring System for deer and black bear, which was adopted by the membership of the VPSA and is still used today having never been altered in any way.
The Eastern & Western Region
VPSA worked directly with the Game Commission in the early years with restocking deer and turkey in Virginia. VPSA had a holding pen for deer in Newport News; this location is now called Deer Park. Many deer passed through the holding pen for restocking Virginia’s herd. VPSA had its first turkey release in early 1941 at Lee Hall. Twenty-one of the twenty-four turkeys that VPSA had attempted to raise were successfully released.
The association presents the “George B. Johnson Whitetail Deer Award” to any individual that enters the largest scoring deer in the annual state championship contest.