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This One’s For the Girls: Upcoming Outdoor Event for Women

The Michaux-Yellow Breeches Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a Women in the Outdoors event on August 27th at Bass Pro Shops in Harrisburg, PA.

For more information, contact Jeff Souders at 717-395-8276 and/or [email protected], call (800) THE-NWTF or visit

A beneficial partnership between the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) helps provide outdoor opportunities such as this to women in the Keystone State. The PGC recognizes a high interest level in the outdoors among women in the state and wants to provide more opportunities to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.

Since 1998, the NWTF’s Women in the Outdoors program has organized events designed especially for women. By providing expert instruction and hands-on education, the NWTF helps members develop outdoor skills and emphasizes the importance of wildlife management and the role of hunters in conservation.

“Our program is about encouraging women to try new outdoor activities in a safe environment that makes them feel at ease,” said Brenda Valentine, NWTF Spokeswoman, First Lady of Hunting™ and host of the NWTF’s “Turkey Call” TV show airing on Pursuit Channel, and Bass Pro Shops’ “Real Hunting” TV show. “This event is also an opportunity for women of all walks of life – singles, moms, daughters, young and old – to spend a day outdoors, away from home, having fun and making new friends.”

The combination of sponsorship such as the PGC and local chapter support allows the NWTF to offer these programs at a low cost to participants. The cost of attending each event includes a subscription to Turkey Country, the NWTF’s full-color publication. Turkey County includes stories about the Women in the Outdoors, JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship), Wheelin’ Sportsmen, NWTF outreach programs, conservation issues, turkey calling and hunting, education programs and much more.

“The Women in the Outdoors program allows the NWTF to reach an entirely new audience, one that has the potential to benefit conservation efforts,” Valentine said. “It’s an opportunity for women to find great satisfaction and enjoyment in the outdoors.”

For more information, contact Jeff Souders at 717-395-8276 and/or [email protected], call (800) THE-NWTF or visit

About the NWTF: The National Wild Turkey Federation is a nonprofit conservation organization that works daily to further its mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage.

Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $331 million to conserve 15.9 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.

The NWTF works to increase interest in the outdoors by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold through outdoor education events and its outreach programs – Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES.

The NWTF was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C. According to many state and federal agencies, the restoration of the wild turkey is arguably the greatest conservation success story in North America’s wildlife history. To learn more, visit or call (800) THE-NWTF.

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Michaux Yellow Breeches and Shippensburg Strutters Local Chapters Present NWTF Women In The Outdoors

Saturday, August 27, 2011

At BASS PRO SHOPS Harrisburg, PA

3501 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Registration opens at 8 a.m.

Do you love the outdoors, but can’t find to enjoy it?
Are you tired of your typical weekend... errands, laundry, kids cleaning,chores… the same old things.

For additional Women In The Outdoors information contact:
Jeff Souders
(717) 395-8276
[email protected]

Have we got the Perfect Escape for you!
Stretch your wings and try something new and exciting
in a setting that encourages comfort and fun in the
outdoors. It’s like a day camp for grown-ups!
Grab your mom, sister, friend or coworker, or grab all of
them. Bring them to the Women in the Outdoors event
for a fun and exciting day of learning and fellowship.
You don’t have to be a hunter to come to our event.
This event is about learning new things and meeting
new friends. Just come on out and try it. You will have
the time of your life and a day with the girls.

Your paid registration includes Choice of 5 expertly instructed classes, 1 year membership to the NWTF Women in the Outdoors program, Continental breakfast and lunch,
Beverages (coffee, water, pop), Equipment & materials needed for use during classes.

What to bring
How about bringing your sister, mother, daughter, or friend?
Note-taking materials (if you are so inclined} and a water bottle.
Demonstration equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Bring your cash, checkbook or credit card for games and a silent auction!

Participant Registration
(detach and return with payment)

Name_ _____________________________________


City_ _______________________________________

State_________________________ Zip_ __________

Birth date___________________________________

Phone _____________________________________

E-mail ______________________________________
(confirmation will be emailed)

New member____________ Renewal_____________

If renewal membership number_ _______________

Emergency contact___________________________

Emergency contact phone_ ____________________

Please choose five (5) classes and two (2) alternatives
1_ ______________________ 4__________________________
2_ ______________________ 5__________________________
3_ ______________________

Alternative_________________ Alternative____________________

Payment Method
(cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted)
$_ ___________ Registation Fee
$50 non-member
$20 member
$_ __________ TOTAL

Make checks payable to:
Michaux-YB Chapter of NWTF

Send check and registration to:

Melissa Henry, 257 Southside Dr.; Newville, PA 17241

Credit Card #_ _____________________________________

3 Digit Pin (on back)______________

Expiration Date__________________

Signature_ ________________________________________

FIREARMS SAFETY/PELLET GUNS: Learn firearms safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship skills.

Archery: Whether you’re interested in backyard recreation, competition target shooting or bowhunting, learn about equipment selection and get hands-on instruction at the range.

OUTDOOR COOKING: Learn about the techniques and equipment to be an outdoor chef.

Turkey Calling: Learn the language of the wild turkey. Everything from what each call means to how to work a variety of turkey calls. Get hands-on experience!

Women’s Outdoor Clothing: Learn to dress for function and fashion with this class! There has been an explosion of clothing manufactured just for women. Check it out!

FISHING: Learn the basics from the pros. Everyone from novice to more experienced will learn in this class.
fly casting/fly tying demo: Learn to catch fish on YOUR flies!

Orienteering: Here’s a fun way to exercise both mind and body while enjoying the outdoors


A confirmation letter with directions will be mailed to you upon receipt of your registration & workshop fee. Please plan on ar riving at Bass Pro Shops at 8 a.m. for registration. The event will end about 4 p.m.

No refunds after August 20. You may send a substitute if you cannot attend. The event will not be cancelled due to inclement weather, so please come prepared.

Complete registration form and send it along with
your registration fee to:
Melissa Henry
257 Southside Dr.
Newville, PA 17241

* All participants must register for this event on the Pennsylvania Game Commissions (PGC) website:

On PGC’s homepage, click on the “Education” tab, scroll down
to “special events and programs” and click on “Women in
the Outdoors.” On the document that opens, click on “WITO
Events Calendar” – find this event on the calendar and select it to continue with the registration process. Once your on-line registration is complete, please send your payment and class preferences to the event coordinator listed below.
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