Aside from him being ignorant about OC in Va, he is correct about National Forest Carry.
The National Forest is different than National Parks and because of an agreement between DGIF and other states Game Commissions, and the National Forest, OC is not legal except during hunting season.
It's one of the things I'm trying to change and in fact, I was discussing it this past weekend.
If VDOF falls as I expect it to (But not completely) DGIF and others will also.
This has been a difficult fight. Lots of it has been behind the scenes and aside from country folks, I'm not getting a lot of help.
Maybe VCDL could send Sailor Curt over and he could talk the National Forest folks to death
Did you get the name of the trailrunner?