Teller Wildlife Refuge and the Montana Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program partnered recently to present a Women’s Waterfowl Weekend.
Ten women from Montana and as far away as North Dakota traveled to Teller Wildlife Refuge to spend the weekend learning about all things waterfowl.
Staff from Teller and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and a group of knowledgeable volunteers delivered lessons on the history of waterfowl management, Montana waterfowl hunting regulations, Duck ID, gear and decoys.
Ducks Unlimited donated mallard calls and caps and local chapter volunteers presented a lesson on basic duck calling. The Hamilton Trap Club hosted the shooting safety portion of the day and assisted with helping everyone practice shooting that mimicked an actual hunting situation.
At the end of the day, the group had a hands-on demonstration on how to process their harvest in addition to being able to sample some favorite recipes of the volunteers. The following morning, the ladies and their instructors headed out to the blinds for their first duck hunt.