Bakersfield Women Win National Outdoors Award
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The women who comprise the Bakerfield Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation enjoy the finer things in life: peaceful sunrises, an afternoon in the woods or a day on the lake.
As members of the NWTF's Women in the Outdoors outreach program, they form friendships by inviting others in their community to enjoy the great outdoors at ladies-only Women in the Outdoors events.
For hosting an exceptional Women in the Outdoors event, the Bakersfield Chapter, from Bakersfield, Calif., won the Best Local Membership Achievement Award Feb. 18 during the NWTF's 35th annual National Convention and Sport Show. The convention, sponsored by MidwayUSA, is taking place in Nashville through Feb. 20.
"We're extremely proud of each woman involved with the Bakersfield Chapter," said Teresa Carroll, Women in the Outdoors coordinator. "They have worked hard to educate other women in their community about all the fun outdoor activities available to them. The Bakersfield Chapter has 513 members, making it the largest Women in the Outdoors chapter in North America."
At Women in the Outdoors events, participants can try a variety of outdoor activities including shooting, archery, outdoor survival, self-defense, canoeing, hiking and more. Friendly instructors teach classes and seminars to participants of all skill levels. Some events are group hunts that are led by experienced guides who mentor participants.
Since 1998, NWTF volunteers have worked through the Women in the Outdoors program to share the outdoor tradition by providing expert instruction and hands-on education through events designed for women. During its inaugural year, Women in the Outdoors hosted 18 events and today the program organizes more than 150 events annually across the North America.
Founded in 1973, the NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $331 million to conserve 15.9 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
The NWTF works to increase interest in the outdoors by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold through outdoor education events and its outreach programs - Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin' Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES.
To learn more about the Women in the Outdoors program, visit www.womenintheoutdoors.org or email Teresa Carroll at email@example.com.
To learn more about the NWTF, visit www.nwtf.org.
2011 Convention Sponsors
MidwayUSA – Official Sponsor
Academy Sports and Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops, Bank of America, Benelli USA, Browning-USRAC, Call Makers and Collectors Association of America, Chevrolet, Federal Premium Ammunition, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, HuntVe, Marlin Firearms Company, Mossberg & Sons Inc., Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nationwide, The Outdoor Connection Inc., Remington Arms Company Inc., Rivers Edge Treestands, SHE Outdoor Apparel, U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, Weatherby Inc., Wild Turkey Bourbon, Winchester/Olin Corporation