Missouri Pheasants Forever Quail Forever (PFQF) and the National Deer Association (NDA) have come together to host a Women, Wine & Wild Game event Feb. 18.
The event, which is for ages 21 and older, begins at 6 p.m. at the Scout Cabin, 705 E. 8th St.
Local wines and wild game appetizers will be available.
“It will definitely be a fun event for Callaway County to come out to,” said Kim Cole, Missouri Outreach Coordinator at PFQF. “And ladies elsewhere too, if they feel like driving in a little bit. But we are really excited about it.”
Though PFQF and NDA focus on different wildlife, the event is going to be about getting women to connect with conservation as a whole. They want to help women get more involved in different ways.
“I think we’re really hoping this will provide a new opportunity for lots of ladies who may not have quite the same interest but interests that can all fall somewhere in deer hunting, upland hunting, conservation and things like that,” Cole said.
The goal is to bring women together who have an interest in the outdoors. Subjects that will be covered include sustainable food sourcing and hunting, connections with land, habitat and creating a quality habitat, business opportunities, harvesting wild game and the experiences of seeing wildlife.
“I’m so glad we got together,” said Karli Gill, Deer Outreach Specialist at NDA. “I think its going to be a lot of fun.”
Another goal for NDA is to grow then umber of hunters in the state.
“Hopefully women will come together and get to try some new things,” Cole said. “And maybe connect with other ladies who want to get involved in some of the same things.”
Tickets are $70 and include an annual membership to PFQF and NDA.
“I think its going to be a great opportunity to bring everybody together and enjoy things we all like, wine and a little bit of good food,” Gill said. “And have some good conservation with local ladies and hopefully get them excited about getting outdoors.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/WomenWineWildGame.