On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the Virginia Sportsmen's Foundation is partnering with 001 Outdoor Outfitters to host a pheasant hunt with combat veterans on a private preserve in Albemarle County. Your fully-charitable donation will support this event as well the non-profit’s other educational programs, including a youth hunter skills weekend, veteran fishing rodeo and mobile wing shooting unit. This annual hunt is limited to just 13 sponsors, who will each be paired with a combat veteran and a hunting guide, for a 300-bird European-style circle shoot. Our goal is to provide a turnkey event for these soldiers, so all they have to do is show up.
The FREE Hunter Skills Weekend course, taught by Ike Wright, a Master Outdoor Hunter Education instructor with over 40 years of outdoor experience, includes a mandatory instructional portion on Saturday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students may also attend the practical portion on Sunday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be an opportunity to apply the skills learned on Saturday in a safe and fun environment, including wilderness survival, bow hunting, muzzle loading firearms, modern shotguns and rifles. Participants will receive a Hunter Safety Course certificate upon completion of the course, which includes 6 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction as required by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
The Virginia Sportsmen's Foundation is partnering with 001 Outdoor Advenutures to host a pheasant hunt with combat veterans on a private preserve in the Esmont area of Albemarle County. We plan on having a group of 13 special guests who will each be accompanied by their sponsor and a guide for a 300-bird European-style circle shoot.