Women in the Outdoors teaches over 70 about hunting, outdoors

Staff Report

September 25, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 21 at Fisher River Park 71 women ages 7 to 70 and older showed up in Dobson for the annual Women in the Outdoors Event.

The event was hosted by the Tri County Ridge Runners, a local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and is described as the largest Women in the Outdoors event in North Carolina.

Women attended from as far away as Morganton, Charlotte, Davidson County, Lexington, S.C. and Virginia.

The ladies had picked from stations they would like to participate in, which included crafts, kayaking, pistol shooting, rifle shooting, skeet shooting, crossbow, “Jakes take aim,” a turkey shoot, self defense and muzzleloading.

The event has continued to grow in participation each year, with Fisher River serving as the perfect setting for the event.

“We just can’t say thank you to Surry County and the Parks and Recreation staff. We could not have pulled this off without them,” Jeff Park of the Ridge Runners said.

We had representatives of Remington Arms, National Pro Staff Barry Kirby, from Mossy Oak Camo, and CVA National Pro Staffer Jeff Park, North Carolina Wildlife Resources, Surry County Sheriff Department, along with numerous chapter members and local volunteers,” Park said. “Again we would like to say thank you to everyone who attended and all who helped in anyway in this event.”

Those interested in attending next year’s program can contact Mrs. Una Freeman at 336-366-3077. She is the Women in the Outdoors coordinator for the NWTF chapter.

Check them out on Facebook at Tricounty Ridge Runners, or on their website at www.tricountyridgerunners.org.