Brenda Walker, Committee Leader of the Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting Program for the two RGS chapters gushed over the donation, “Wow. What a beautiful gun for our women to use!”
The Allegheny and Upland Bird Hunt Chapters run the only Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting Program in Pennsylvania. This program has recently also received several other donations to benefit women entering the shooting sports:
- Annie Wolfe, Mayor of Mt. Jewett, donated in honor of her late father James Vincent Biel from Rasselas who spent time to teach Annie to handle firearms;
- Josie Harbison of DuBois, an enrollee this year along with her granddaughter, donated to support future women enrollees;
- Dean Construction of Smethport donated so that women may be able to continue to receive instruction through this program; and
- Habitat for Wildlife of Johnsonburg donated in honor of the late Tim Pierson who spent decades teaching folks different aspects of our outdoor heritage.
Any other folks wishing to make a donation should contact Brenda Walker, Committee Leader, at 814-778-4248, or email at email@example.com.
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.