Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt

6th Annual Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt 2022

April 23, 2022

 The 2019 One Shot left abundant stories and memories (See Blog – March 2019), and the turkeys went quiet in 2020 & 2021. In 2022, the gobble is “on”.

Your One Shot Planning Team

  • Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
  • Department of Wildlife Resources
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Green Top Hunting and Fishing
  • Dance’s Sporting Goods
  • NWTF
  • The Bob Duncan - Retired DWR

Mark your 2022 calendars for Saturday, April 23rd for the 6th Annual Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt!  We know it is a hunt but it is also a fundraiser to support the hunting heritage in Virginia through land purchases, youth engagement through the Virginia Wildlife Grant Program, and much more!  

As we look forward to the 6th Annual Old Dominion One Shot Fundraiser, we are thankful for our hunters, landowners, guides, and sponsors, and to this unique partnership between the Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia (WFV).  The One Shot also provides opportunities to connect with others during the Guide Dinner and Guide/Hunter Gathering and Evening Celebration at Bass Pro Shops. Collectively, we are working together to promote the hunting heritage through increased access and youth programming.

The upcoming One Shot Turkey Hunt will see a new addition to support our military and 1st Responder community through offering hunt scholarship to Gold Star Family kids, and we will continue the One Shot tradition to support wounded warriors, 1st Responder community, and youth.  We will also continue to engage hunters throughout Virginia who want to hunt some of the most exclusive properties with experienced guides.  And like 2019, we will have the popular return of the Youth Essay Contest to fill 5 scholarships and we had nearly 25 submissions last year. 

The popular guide and hunter planning dinner will continue, as will the post-hunt festivities at Ashland Bass Pro Shops. The scoring system will still involve an aggregate calculation related to measurement of the bird’s beard, spurs, and weight. This year will have the Ashland Bass Pro Shops store as the only official scoring site. Birds are typically scored as soon as the hunter can get the gobbler to the store. There isn’t a single “weigh-in” style event like you might see at a major bass fishing tournament. 

So, year #6 brings more opportunities as we celebrate the hunting heritage in Virginia, and the people and lands that make it great!

Got questions? Please contact Jenny West, Executive Director, Wildlife Foundation of Virginia, jwest@vawildlife.org, 757-880-2362 (mobile), if you have further questions.

Event Hotel

The Fairfield Inn Ashland VA is the official One Shot lodging site at an event price of $96 per night. The Inn is located adjacent to Bass Pro Shops — the official event site — just a “gobble” away. Use this booking link to reserve your room at the group rate. The Room Block expires on April 11, 2022.

 

Youth Essay Contest

Over the last two years, the Youth Essay Contest has introduced youth to turkey hunting and youth essay winners won the One Shot in 2018 and 2019. That’s a forever memory!

A statewide panel from Virginia will review and select five scholarships. Good luck and please remember that a parent/guardian must accompany the child during the hunt.

Eligible Age: 8–14 and a Guardian must accompany the youth during the hunt on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

The 2022 Youth Essay Question will be:

What is your favorite quarry and why?

A few important dates:

  • Submission period is open - click here!
  • Submission due: 11:59 PM on Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Scholarship notification: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Submit Your Youth Essay Entry

Opportunities

Have questions about any of these opportunities?

Please contact Jenny West, Executive Director, The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia, at jwest@vawildlife.org, 757-880-2362.

Sponsorships

There are many sponsorship opportunities associated with the 6th Annual Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt at multiple levels with benefits to hunt and merchandise.

Register as a Sponsor

Hunters

Hunter Registration ends on April 12, 2022.

Be paired up with an experienced, knowledgeable guide and hunt some of the most turkey-rich private land in the Commonwealth. Your registration covers the below events plus private land access and a guide during the hunt. Shotgun and archery use only. Minimum donation to hunt: $1,000.

Register as a Hunter

Guides

Be paired with a hunter committed to the sport, and enjoy a morning of camaraderie while you showcase your skills. You're expected to be an experienced turkey hunter and caller, with good woodsmanship, and an expectation of maximizing opportunity for success. We will host a Guides' Dinner on April 14 at Bass Pro Shops in Ashland, VA. At this meeting you will receive information about your hunter, the property on which you will be guiding, and other information critical to the success of not only your hunt, but also the One Shot. On April 22, you and your hunter will meet at Bass Pro Shops in Ashland to plan your next day’s hunt. These two events are not only a lot of fun, but are crucial to creating a great experience for the hunters. We ask that if you are not able to commit to attending both of these events, you consider reapplying as a guide next year. Selected guides cannot carrying a gun on this hunt.

Register as a Guide

Landowners

Virginia has lots of nooks and crannies full of gobblers. If you're a landowner with a nook or cranny to donate for a day, we've got a guide and hunter that would love to hunt your property!

Register as a Landowner

Sponsors