WOMEN’S ZONE
FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN WATERFOWLING

All are welcome!

Waterfowlers Academy
Title Sponsor
Browning
Winchester

Welcome to the Inaugural Women’s Zone – a dedicated space infused with the essence of empowerment and collaboration. Join us in an inclusive environment designed “For Women By Women,” at the Waterfowl Hunter Expo. Some activities we will focus on include a Duck Calling Clinic, a Ladies Panel Discussion, Women’s Gear showcase, Shotgun Handling, and Trap Range Sessions, and Hunting with a dog to name a few.

The Women’s Zone is more than just a physical space; it’s a vibrant community that fosters growth, support, and the collective strength of women. Embrace the empowering energy at the Women’s Zone – where voices unite, and dreams take flight.

Presenting Sponsor
DSG

Women’s Duck Calling Clinic

Calling all women who are passionate about duck hunting and eager to hone their skills! We’re thrilled to announce a special Women’s Duck Calling Clinic led by none other than Curstin Rutledge, the 2nd Runner Up at the prestigious Worlds in Stuttgart last year.

This clinic is open to everyone of all skill levels, from beginners looking to master the basics to seasoned hunters aiming to refine their techniques.

Increasing Women in Hunting and Waterfowling

Increasing Women in Hunting and Waterfowling

Join us for an impactful and inspiring conversation as we address the importance of increasing female participation in hunting and waterfowling. Our panel discussion aims to achieve several key objectives, focusing on promoting female interest in waterfowling while shedding light on the experiences and perspectives of our esteemed panel members.

Sponsored by:

HERitage
Join us for an Exclusive Decoy Demonstration in the Women's Zone!

Join us for an Exclusive Decoy Demonstration in the Women’s Zone!

This exciting, captivating duck decoy demonstration led by seasoned experts in the field. Rachel Voss with Share the HERitage / First Hunt Foundation will teach you the differences between decoy types.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice enthusiast, there’s something for everyone to learn and enjoy.

Sponsored by:

HERitage
Gear Up for Success: Women's Hunting Gear Showcase

Gear Up for Success: Women’s Hunting Gear Showcase

Attention all female hunters! Step into the world of premium hunting gear tailored specifically for women at the Women’s Zone Gear Showcase. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started in the thrilling world of waterfowl hunting, this exhibit is your one-stop destination for discovering the latest and most innovative equipment designed with the female hunter in mind.

Sponsored by:

DSG
Shotgun Handling

Shotgun Handling

A Girl and A Gun instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of shotgun handling, covering everything from proper stance and grip to aiming and firing techniques. Learn how to maneuver your shotgun with precision and ease, ensuring optimal performance in the field.

One size does not fit all when it comes to shotguns. Discover the importance of selecting the right stock size for your individual build and preferences.

Sponsored By:

Winchester
Women at the Trap Range

Women At the Trap Range

Step onto the range and receive expert guidance from one of Browning’s  top shotgun fitters on the fundamentals of trap shooting. Learn how to position yourself, track targets, and time your shots.

Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or trying trap shooting for the first time, you’ll find encouragement, camaraderie, and expert guidance to help you succeed.

Ammunitions provided by Recob’s Target Shop

Sponsored by:

Syren
Waterfowl Safari: Waterfowl Identification

Waterfowl Safari: Waterfowl Identification

Presented by Brenda Kelly a WDNR’s Mississippi River Wildlife Biologist.

Dive into the fascinating world of waterfowl with our interactive Waterfowl Identification workshop.

Discover the rich diversity of waterfowl species commonly found in your region and beyond.

Sponsored by:

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Hunting with a Dog

Hunting with a Dog

Join Anna V brought to you by Banded as she presents on the Dog Stage and talks about the bond between women hunters and their four-legged partners, as we explore the art and science of hunting with dogs.

Discover the joys of hunting alongside a well-trained hunting dog as Anna V explains the invaluable role that dogs play in waterfowl hunting.

Gain insights into effective training techniques for hunting dogs, from basic obedience commands to advanced fieldwork skills.

Sponsored by:

Banded
Get Your Tastebuds Ready – Waterfowl Cooking Demonstration

Get Your Tastebuds Ready – Waterfowl Cooking Demonstration

Join us for a delectable showcase of mouthwatering recipes and cooking techniques designed to elevate your waterfowl dining experience using The Provider seasonings.

Explore the art of flavor pairings as we showcase complementary ingredients and seasonings that enhance the natural taste of waterfowl.

Sponsored by:

The Provider
Fastest Retriever Contest

Fastest Retriever Contest

The fastest dog retrieving contest sponsored by Lucky Duck has become a favorite with fans filling the bleachers to watch dogs of all breeds compete for the fastest time.  Who doesn’t enjoy watching a dog race across the grass to grab a training dummy. A little fun competition with your hunting buddies and a chance to win some cash.

There will be a Women’s Class.

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