VA WITO "Take a Woman Hunting Week"

The Virginia Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s “Take a Woman Hunting Week”

April 21-28, during the 2018 Virginia Spring Gobbler Season, The Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is promoting our 3rd annual statewide “Take a Woman Hunting Week” with the purpose of encouraging hunters and mentors to introduce women to hunting and share our hunting heritage. 

By registering for this event, both the mentor and the woman hunting will be entered into a drawing for a shotgun. In addition, the woman will receive her choice of a custom turkey box call to commemorate the hunt, or a Women in the Outdoors event t-shirt.

The mentor must be a Virginia Licensed hunter. The woman hunting must have a Virginia Hunting License or Virginia Apprentice License and all applicable game tags. The Apprentice License can be purchased by a new hunter before completing the hunter education course, as long as they are hunting with a Virginia Licensed hunter over the age of 18. The Apprentice License is good for two years and is a great way to introduce new hunters to the sport. 

Registration is limited to Virginia residents and while there is no cost for registration, all mentors and hunters are required to be, or become, NWTF members, Women in the Outdoors members, or Wheelin’ Sportsmen members. Registrations must be postmarked or emailed by April 20, 2018. One regisration and boxcall or t-shirt per hunter, per event. Mentors are encouraged to register with different hunters as their resources and time allow.

To join the NWTF – contact your local chapter, join online, attend a banquet, or return a check for $35 for each new or renewing membership with your registration. Your membership dollars help secure the future of wildlife, wild places and the hunt for future generations.

For more information about the WITO program, contact the Virginia Women in the Outdoors Coordinator, Julie Abel at: 540-379-1965 or by email. You can download the Registration Form in either PDF or WORD formats. Download the Registration Form in PDF or Registration form in WORD.

Participants are encouraged to share pictures and stories about their hunting experiences on our NWTF Virginia Women in the Outdoors Facebook page.

Events such as this are part of the NWTF’s “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” mission.  Hunters contribute approximately 80% of wildlife conservation through excise taxes on guns, ammunition and more. Be part of the solution to create a new hunter!

**For this event, the NWTF will not be recommending/providing a mentor or property to hunt.

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