Quail Hunt with Outdoor Women’s Network

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 15, 2007

MONTGOMERY &045; There’s little denying that hunting is not a sport many women participate in. But the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) is doing its part to change that.

As part of its Outdoor Women’s Network (OWN) campaign, AWF, on March 10 and 11, will sponsor its third women-only quail hunt at the 1,500-acre Snow Point Lodge in Union Grove near Guntersville.

This half-day quail hunt includes overnight lodging and all meals for women who have never quail hunted before.

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Each hunter will take home 12 dressed quail regardless of how many are harvested per individual.

Space is limited to 10 hunters and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

The cost of this hunt is only $125 for AWF members and $150 for non-members.

AWF members Randall and Ellen Dowdy, owners of Snow Point Lodge, will host the event organized by Wedgworth.

By providing an opportunity for female hunters to participate in an actual hunt and receive guidance and instruction from trained professionals every step of the way, AWF’s OWN program increases the interest, confidence and, most importantly, skill level of female hunters.

After an afternoon of instruction on Friday, the ladies, in groups of two, will take to the fields for the actual hunt on Saturday.

Women interested in the quail hunt should contact AWF at 334-285-4550 to register.

For more information on the Outdoor Women’s Network, visit: www.alabamawildlife.org.

The Alabama Wildlife Federation, established by sportsmen in 1935, is the state’s oldest and largest citizens’ conservation organization.

The mission of the AWF, a 501&169;3 non-profit group supported by membership dues and donations, is to promote conservation and wise use of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources as a basis for economic and social prosperity.