17 Women Graduate from National Shooting Program

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – September 6, 2019 – Brenda Walker, Leader of the Allegheny and Upland Bird Hunt Chapters of the Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting program, announces this year’s graduates of the program. The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) offers this national course to women in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Women came from all over Pennsylvania to attend this RGS course at the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club.

This year’s graduates are:

  • Sarah Simmons of Beaver Falls
  • JoAnn Schiafone of Ridgway
  • Dottie Maslonek of Cecil
  • Sue McClelland of Smethport
  • Becky Farnsworth of Kane
  • Christine “Chris” Saxon
  • Josie Harbison of Falls Creek
  • Liadan Connor Park of Falls Creek
  • Amber Cooper of Coudersport
  • Julie Speaker of Bradford
  • Janine Smith of Kane
  • Gay Cooper of Smethport
  • Julie Jones of Manheim
  • Amy Adams of Newmanstown
  • Megan England of Conway
  • Elizabeth Knisely of Washington
  • Stephanie Dowie-Wykoff of St. Marys

“We are proud of these women for finishing this course,” said Brenda. “We already have over twenty women interested in next year’s course.” Any conservation organization willing to donate to support this women’s shooting program can contact Brenda Walker, Committee Leader, at 814-778-4248, or email at brendawalker@hughes.net.

The Ruffed Grouse Society was founded in 1961 to promote and increase awareness of young forest management and to maintain suitable habitat that supports healthy populations of ruffed grouse, woodcock, deer and many songbird species that depend on forest diversity to survive and prosper.