MWF invests in Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program

Published on May 23, 2016

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MWF Director Rick Davenport (center) presents a check for $5,000 to the CWA Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program to promote more women in hunting and outdoor sports.

Investing in the future of hunting and shooting.

Saturday, May 21, 2016, Rick Davenport, Director for Mzuri Wildlife Foundation was on hand to present a check for $5,000 to the California Waterfowl Association to support its Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program.

CWA integrated the Becoming an Outdoors Women (CA) non-profit program into California Waterfowl Hunting Heritage programs in 2015. CWA has effectively “rescuing” the efforts of BOW-CA, a program formerly of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

New Events to Involve Women

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During the 2016-17 fiscal year, CWA will host events throughout California including a sporting clays/fun shoot, 2-4 waterfowl hunts, 1-2 pheasant hunts, a fly-fishing clinic and a multi-course workshop. Total opportunities offered will be for between 200-250 attendees. Specific dates and total events is still currently in the works. CWA has created a web page that will include these events as they are finalized. www.calwaterfowl.org/cwa-bow.

Lots to learn

The women picture here learned rifle, shotgun and archery during the days activities.  Many were there for the first time.

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The challenging  Sporting Clays Course was enjoyed by many participants.

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There were also trap targets participants could try their hand at. And in a beautiful setting as well.

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Many were given first time instruction in how to shoot a shotgun. Here new shooters learn how to hold a gun and point at the target rather than aim.

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The Rifle Range was popular shooters old and new.

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And finally archery instruction was available to many first time hunters.

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