Game Commission, private pheasant farm to host hunt for women

Harrisburg  — Pheasant Valley Farm, in Robesonia, Berks County,
the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other conservation-oriented
groups are hosting a day-long special women’s hunt for 20
participants on Friday, Sept. 24, at the Pheasant Valley Farm
preserve.

Check-in will be held at 8:45 am, followed by a safety lesson at
9 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., the 20 participants will practice their
shooting skills by shooting clay targets. The field hunts will
begin at 10:30 a.m.

Each group of four hunters will have their own guide and dog, to
locate and retrieve the birds, and a mentor to help facilitate the
hunt. At 12:30 p.m., the groups will meet for lunch provided and
prepared by PVF proprietor Mark Wolfskill. Following lunch,
participants will have the opportunity to go back out into the
field to hunt and/or to learn how to field dress the harvested
pheasants.

“Pheasant Valley Farm is committed to maintaining Pennsylvania’s
outdoor heritage, wildlife conservation, and hunting traditions,”
Wolfskill said. “We believe to maintain this valued way of life,
today’s women must be allowed the opportunity to gain hunting
experience and learn about Pennsylvania’s rich hunting
heritage.”

All participants must be at least 18 years of age, and already
have passed a basic Hunter-Trapper Education course or have a
current Pennsylvania hunting license to participate.

To register online, go to the Game Commission’s website
(www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on “Education” in the menu bar at the
top of the page, scroll down to “Special Events and Programs” and
click on Events Manager. Registration also can be completed by
contacting Karen Keen at 215-721-8732, or karinagspbt@comcast.net.
A confirmation letter will follow registration.

The participation fee is $20, and must be submitted by Sept. 1
to reserve a space. Checks may be written out to Pheasant Valley
Farm and be mailed to Karen Keen, 820 Princeton Place, Hatfield, PA
19440. If registering online, please download the waiver and
medical form and submit the completed forms along with the check.
If registering by mail, these forms will be sent to you with your
confirmation letter.

More information on Pheasant Valley Farm, including directions,
can be obtained at http://pheasantvalleyfarm.com/.

Categories: Pennsylvania – Jeff Mulhollem

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