For many reasons, the fastest-growing segment in the hunter/conservationist community today is women. Understanding why and what it will take to help even more Women in Hunting™ enjoy the rich benefits of hunting are two great questions worth exploring. The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) Women Hunt® Program engages and helps more women cross barriers on their journey into fields and the mountains and helps to develop them into tomorrow's conservationists.
The WSF Women Hunt® Program is once again offering an exceptional opportunity for twelve new female hunters to experience their first hunt in a safe, comfortable, and immersive educational environment at the FTW Ranch in the Hill Country of Texas in October 2022. The ranch delivers a New Hunter Course and we partnered with them to tailor it for a class of women, incorporating conservation education with the world-class shooting and hunting instruction delivered by former US Special Forces operators and experienced hunters.
In addition to instruction on the safe handling of firearms and precision shooting techniques, each participant will have the opportunity to hunt for whitetail doe. The course includes instruction on game identification, shot placement, hunting techniques and field trailing. With instruction from field to fork, the participants will learn how to field dress, care, and butcher their game and prepare it under the expert instruction of a master chef. Considerable emphasis will be placed on hunter ethics, etiquette, and a comprehensive introduction and discussion of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.
Twelve successful applicants were chosen by the Women Hunt® committee using a comprehensive application process including an objective, blind assessment and scoring rubric. Click here to see who was selected to attend the 2022 New Hunter Course! The women will be matched with a Wild Sheep Foundation Chapter or Affiliate for opportunities for mentorship, volunteering, camaraderie and building relationships. They will work with the Women Hunt® committee to meet their obligation to give back to their local community, support other Women in Hunting™, the Women Hunt® Program and the Wild Sheep Foundation.
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This opportunity is funded through the generous support of: