Twenty-four women enjoyed a night of learning new skills outdoors in an inviting environment at a NWTF Women in the Outdoors event, held at the Garretson Gun Club near Garretson, South Dakota.
The Brandon Boss Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, based in Brandon, South Dakota, hosted the event for women of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to advanced.
Attendees could choose four of the eight available stations. Seventeen volunteers instructed the ladies in activities, including fishing, kayaking, archery, firearms safety and handling, pistol shooting, rifle shooting and sport shooting with clay.
“Some women attend who have hunted or fished before, and many return to this event every year to have fun and meet new friends,” said Eric Olson of Brandon Boss Gobblers. “But some women have never had the opportunity to spend a day in the woods or on the water. Seeing someone discover the outdoors for the first time, or rediscover something they tried as a child, is why we have been hosting this event for over 10 years.”
Women looking for outdoor adventures or more quality time with family and friends can find the connection through hundreds of Women Outdoors events hosted by NWTF chapters across the United States. Events are affordable and offer enriching outdoor opportunities that create lifelong activities.
Across the country, the NWTF offers Education and Outreach Programs and is staffed by dedicated staff, volunteers, and partners who seek to introduce non-hunters to the outdoor lifestyle and share the great story of conservation.
The NWTF has been investing in hunter recruitment for decades with programs like the Brandon Boss Gobblers WITO event, along with JAKES, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, Guided Hunts and Field to Fork events.
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