Range Days are filling up fast.
Women's Hunting Association with programs available Canada-wide
I grew up in a non-hunting family and although I am married to a hunter, for many years I had no interest in the sport. This was only until my son started showing an interest. Fast forward to the winter of 2018, I decided to get involved because it was important for me to have some knowledge, as I wanted to be able to responsibly and confidently go out with my husband and son. I enrolled in the Firearm Safety and Hunter Education Programs and passed with high marks. Then, I had the chance to meet you, Amanda Lynn, and this ignited the spark, the spark that led me to buy my first riffle. After some research and help from a few people, I settled on a 6.5 Creedmoor.
My first time at the range didn’t go as expected, I was terrified, completely terrified! So, I just settled on watching my husband sight it my new gun and spent the rest of the night practicing with my son is and his “zippy lil’ 22”, as I like to call it. Keeping in mind that I almost fell over the first time I heard my husband shoot my new rifle, in comparison, which made the 22 a pretty great alternative that night.
The second time at the range was much better, where I took my first of many more shots and it felt great! The initial fear of the rifle was gone. I surprised myself. A few more trips to the range came and went and I was feeling comfortable with the 6.5 Creedmoor. I felt I was now ready for the hunt.
One evening, in June on a spring bear hunt I decided to sit in the stand with my husband, who was hunting with his bow. We sat in the stand and sure enough a nice bear came out, but my husband did not take the shot. Two nights later, we went back to the stand, this time I was the one hunting. After about 45 minutes, a nice male came out. The bear walked around the site a bit and then settled down, presenting a shot. I took the shot. The bear travelled less than 40 yards and it was over. My very first hunt was a success and it could not have been more perfect.
I was influenced by many, but most importantly my husband, son, brother, and you, Amanda Lynn. I took the time to read your stories and watch your videos and could clearly see your passion for the outdoors - you have influenced many women. With all of this, I had the encouragement and support to be successful, I just put my mind to it, informed myself and said “I am going to do this”.
Thank you for your part in introducing me to the sport of hunting and shooting.
Our goal is simple: To empower, EDUCATE and inspire women of all ages find their place in the hunting and shooting community. Becoming an outdoors woman.
Since we opened our doors in 2011, W.H.A has been helping women fulfill their potential when it comes to hunting. We do this through personalized instruction, working hand-in-hand on the field and answering questions with experience and thought.
Giving women a place and community to meet others and join likewise events to further educate themselves on firearms, archery, hunting and fishing. Can you imagine being able to get out in the field and experience hunting and fishing as a beginner on a whole new level. Resources, experienced hunters and anglers, and much more will be available to you, in your area, as a diverse group of women come together to make a strong team to empower, educate and inspire others. Our goal for W.H.A is to be a safe, fun place for women to connect and share their ideas, thoughts, and tips about everything to do with HUNTING, FISHING & the OUTDOORS!
Our facebook page is a great place to chat, share photos and adventures, network, and to learn new skills with fellow women of the hunting community. https://www.facebook.com/WomensHuntingAssociation/
TAKE ME HUNTING - SEPTEMBER 21 - 23, 2018 - TOMIKO LAKE LODGE
Supporting people in pursuit of their hunting heritage, Amanda Lynn founded the Range Day and Take Me Hunting & Take Me Fishing Outreach Programs, designed to help new hunters & anglers get out there and get started in their adventures.
Participation in activities outdoors provides you with the opportunity to expand your horizons and learn valuable life lessons that will serve them well beyond their chapter in life. We want you to be able to have fun and enjoy the outdoors with your peers, but at the same time lay a solid foundation of skills and knowledge which you may build on for the rest of your life. The ultimate goal for this program is to provide an opportunity for YOU to get outdoors, learn about your heritage and carry it forward.
We want to help you to succeed. We believe the morals and values you will develop from participating in the outdoors will carry forth throughout all other aspects of your life, while keeping our hunting heritage alive.
"In the end, a weekend like this empowers women. It gave us confidence, a safe place to learn without judgement (there were no stupid questions) and it provided - most of all - a network."
" There is a generation of girls/ladies/women who need this."
2018 Range Days - REGISTRATION IS OPEN
August 19, 2018 - Silverdale, Welland
September 15, 2018 - Owen Sound, Sydenham Sportsmen's Association
September 16, 2018 - Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Club, Collingwood
If you are a club who wants to book a Range Day please contact us immediately to book a day.
To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Women of the Outdoors - RANGE DAY is a program that was designed by Amanda Lynn in 2011 after noticing the changes in an increase of women wanting to get out and get started and not having a mentor or place to be able to try firearms. This event has a limit of 30 girls so that one-on-one mentoring is more personalized.
These events fill up quickly so keep your eye on a certain future date if you want to participate. The event is a first come, first serve basis and has a history of selling out in 24 hours.
Range Day allows you to try your hand at Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle and Archery, no license required.
Amanda Lynn has been incredibly fortunate in her life to have been brought up in the hunting and outdoors industry and lucky to be able to have the opportunity to inspire others.
"We’re all looking to make a difference in our world and I believe that by focusing on this community, we’re going to make the most substantial impact and keep our heritage alive".
Founded in 2011, Amanda Lynn brings specialized experience and the love for coaching and mentoring
Women's Hunting Association is ready to announce their HUGE concept that was developed years ago and ready to unveil the NEXT STEP IN HUNTING.
You asked for it and now we are ready to deliver, we believe in you and are proud to be able to mentor our future. If you don't have anyone to show you, how are you going to learn.