The Sisterhood of the Outdoors Goose Hunt for the Girls
Women from all over the United States flew in to participate in the once-in-a-lifetime hunt, which included the opportunity to handle and shoot the XLR5 Women's Waterfowl shotgun, exclusive to Syren USA. SITKA Gear also provided select pieces from their new women's waterfowl line to test in the elements. First-class hospitality and lodging were provided, all courtesy of Cheyenne Ridge and their General Manager, Sean Finley, of High Adventure Company.
President of SOTO, Amy Ray, reflected on the hunt, "Our Sisterhood hunts are never about the kill. When we tag out or fill a limit, we all celebrate, but that's not the point. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for women to get out hunting with other women – We can all try something new, or simply realize what it's like to share our passion for the outdoors with other women."
About Cheyenne Ridge Outfitters
Cheyenne Ridge Outfitters owns and operates two, world-class hunting lodges – the Signature Lodge in Pierre, South Dakota; and the North Platte Outpost in Minatare, Nebraska. Both lodges are part of the elite Beretta Trident program, with the North Platte Outpost being the only Beretta Trident waterfowl lodge in the world. Sean Finley, of the High Adventure Company, serves as the General Manager and Executive Chef for both lodges, where exquisite cuisine and exceptional hunting are offered to guests from around the world.
About Shooting Sports for Cancer, Inc.
Shooting Sports for Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c) non-profit started by Carmen Neil who is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Carmen is best known, perhaps, for the Ta Ta Bang! Bang! Sporting clay event held in Georgia each year. Funds for the goose hunt were raised by women who "paid to play" on the North Platte river for two beautiful winter mornings. The funds were then given from Shooting Sports for Cancer, Inc. to the Regional West Breast Health Center in nearby Scottsbluff, Nebraska, which services predominantly rural communities within a 100-mile radius. Those funds went specifically towards 3D Tomography technology that the Health Center was able to begin offering in March.
About Sporting Classics
Sporting Classics magazine was established in 1981 and is considered one of the leading industry magazines for world class hunting and fishing. Each of the eight (8) yearly issues is written for active sportsmen who love to read about all things outdoors: guns, knives, adventures, art, dogs, collectibles, along with biographies of talented writers, craftsmen, painters and sculptors, who make these great things possible.
The Sisterhood of the Outdoors
Amy Ray, President