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Don Lancaster

Don Lancaster

  • Military Game Warden in Massachusetts, Maine and Alaska from 1958 through 1966 (Vietnam). Graduated from the National School of Conservation in 1970.
  • Attended William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS., graduating in Aug. 1974. (Military bootstrap program - completed 4 yrs in a 2 yr program, graduating Cum Laude.)
  • Retired U.S. Army (CW4), 1979
  • Professional Bass Angler 1979-1982; one of the founders of the Military Bass Anglers Assn. Tournament Circuit. Accomplished promotional activities for Minn-Kota Electric Motors, Pro-Craft Bass Boats, Crème Lures (AAA Field tester), Stren Monofilament Fishing Line, Bass Buster Lures, and Shakespeare Fishing (AAA Field Tester). Conducted in-store promotions demonstrating various lures and equipment; spoke to fishing clubs, civic groups and youth groups concerning fishing and the environment.
  • Housing Manager at Ft. Eustis (civilian contractor), 1982-1985. Don Lancaster
  • Senior Logistical Engineering Analyst, Newport News shipbuilding, 1985-1998, retired.
  • Selected as outdoor journalist, covering U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Professional Anglers in National Championships. Provided coverage to the Navy Times, Air Force Times and Army Times newspapers.
  • Wrote "Denbigh Woods and Waters" column for the local Denbigh Gazette newspaper for 14 years.
  • Operated “Chickahominy River Bass and Crappie Guide Service” for 12 years.
  • Accepted "free lance" position with Daily Press newspaper, Newport News, Va., in 1997. Compiling fishing information from 26 fresh and salt-water reporting stations for a weekly column.
  • Part time schoolteacher at Gildersleeve Middle School in Newport News, Virginia. Also teach fishing related classes, upon request, to local schools, Boy Scout groups, and sporting groups.
  • I write a monthly column on saltwater fishing in local waters (Scales and Tales) for The Sportsman’s Magazine, published in Warsaw, VA.
  • Host a four-hour, live radio fishing show on Saturday mornings on station WRJR, 670 AM, 20,000 Watts. Broadcasting live remote programs from Super Kmart, Dare Marina, Norfolk Scope, Freedom Ford, Wallace’s B & T; Grafton fishing; Capt. Ike’s B & T; Saltwater etc.
  • In the past, I have conducted a 12-week fresh water fishing class for the adult continuing education classes for the city of Newport News.
  • Each year I speak to students at Career Days, at various middle schools concerning my Fishing Tidewater radio program, and my fishing column in the newspaper.
  • My fishing partner, Don Forman and I have conducted fishing seminars for the Peninsula Saltwater Sport fisherman’s Association general membership meetings; at Boater’s World in Hampton, Va.; at Queens Creek Outfitters in Cobbs Creek, Va., at Oceans East II Bait & Tackle in Virginia Beach, and at various Coastal Conservation Association functions.

    For more information on Don Lancaster, or even just to chat, e-mail him at SuthrnCstm@aol.com.

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