Longbeards taking signups for women’s shooting event (WITO) June 17 at Blue Ridge Vineyards

The fourth annual Women in the Outdoors (WITO) event is Saturday, June 17 at the Blue Ridge Vineyards in Eagle Rock.

The ladies-only (age 17 and over) event provides a unique outdoor experience that is sponsored by the Botetourt Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

Ladies have the opportunity to rotate through a series of shooting and outdoor-related stations during the vent. Lunch is also provided.

The cost is $35 per woman to attend and participate. This fee covers everything the day of the event, and includes a $25 gift card to Bass Pro Shops. It also includes a one-year NWTF Women in the Outdoors membership, and a one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to maximize the time for each participant at each station. Registration is on a first come basis.

Certified and qualified shooting instructors will run the events that are for beginners and experienced women.

“The outing has been a great event in a fun and safe environment,” Longbeards President Ned Honts said. “The venue for this event at Blue Ridge Vineyard offers a great facility and a spectacular backdrop for the day’s activities.”

Check-in starts at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. with a safety briefing.

To register or for more information, contact one of the following: Email: boteoturtlongbeards@gmail.com; Ned Honts at nedhonts@yahoo.com or call 540-580-3115; Ed McCoy at edmccoy@ujroutdoors.com or call 540-339-0622.

Information will also be on the Longbeards’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BotetourtLongbeards.

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