CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Women in the Woods: Hunting for Sustainability builds upon the R3 Hunting for Sustainability framework established in 2016 to engage new conservation-minded hunters and anglers. The two-day workshop will be comprised of guest lecturers and seminars led by a variety of wildlife professionals. We will cover everything from the history of conservation in the United States and the ethics of hunting to how to read maps and hunting regulations and what wildlife management practices are being used today.
The weekend will not be all pen and paper, though. Morning sessions will be a combination of presentations and hands-on workshops, followed by an afternoon of getting our hands dirty on the range, getting comfortable with handling and operating firearms, and on a butcher block, gaining experience and knowledge on how to process wild game. After this weekend, you will go into the field with the confidence and knowledge you need to be a more successful hunter, and with a new network of like-minded women to lean on.
Welcome, Introductions, Orientation
Introductory Discussion: Why hunt?
Explore interests, backgrounds, motivations, etc
Wildlife Management Principles
Hunting Ethics / Role of Conservation
Firearm Safety / Selection
The Basics of Hunting and Skills
Laws / Regulations / Draw
Equipment / Gear