Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt

Save the Date: April 22, 2017

Paying Forward Our Hunting Heritage

Would you like to be paired-up with an experienced, knowledgeable guide, hunt some of the most turkey-rich private land in Virginia, and directly contribute to wildlife conservation?

As we look forward to the 3rd Annual Old Dominion One Turkey Hunt, we are thankful for our hunters, landowners, guides, and sponsors, and to this unique partnership between the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) and The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia (WFV). In 2017, we look forward to growing our number of hunters from 50 to 75 and increasing youth and wounded warrior participation.

So, mark your calendars in 2017 with these dates:

  • Guide Dinner: April 5 at Bass Pro Shops
  • Hunter/Guide Dinner: April 21 at Bass Pro Shops
  • One Shot Hunt: April 22
  • Saturday Evening Celebration: April 22

Revenue from the One Shot supports youth hunting opportunities to build the next generation hunter. Last year, One Shot proceeds were used to support the purchase of ammunition, clay targets, archery equipment, and fishing equipment to connect youth to the outdoors, and to provide hunting experiences for kids and Wounded Warriors. Your support of this event directly contributes to getting more folks outside, enjoying all the Commonwealth has to offer!

Photos by Ken Perrotte

Old Dominion One Shot Hunt Youth Essay Contest – Winners Announced!

This year’s event included an essay contest for youth hunters, age 15 and under. These five lucky winners, whose essays on “what hunting means to me” are linked below, will receive a free guided hunt during One Shot and will also be awarded a lifetime hunting license! Congratulations!

Winning Essays:

Saturday Evening Celebration

Come gather and celebrate all things outdoors on Saturday night, April 22nd, at NewMarket Pavilion (330 South 4th St, Richmond, VA) from 5–8 PM.

Share your stories, enjoy great food — like oysters from the Eastern Shore, Virginia wine and other spirits, and the camaraderie as we celebrate Virginia’s rich outdoor heritage. And to keep our heritage for the next generation, your ticket purchase will support the missions of the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Other opportunities to support this event include a silent auction with a Yeti-Flip, a Yeti 45-qt cooler, a Smith & Wesson - Shield, Zeiss binoculars, a hand-made American flag sign, a Bushmaster 223, an Anderson AR-15, a 12-Gauge Mossberg Shotgun, a Knife Package - Collector's Knives - VDGIF, a 100th Anniversary VDGIF Knife, a Parker Crossbow, a Ducks Unlimited Print-of-the-Year, Hugh Crittendon Prints, John Obolewicz Prints, a Blaze Pink Package, as well as hunting excursions, restaurant gift cards from fine Richmond area restaurants, and many other sporting items. There will be raffles as well — you don’t want to miss it!

You can pay for tickets securely online or fill out the Dinner Registration Form (PDF) and mail your check payment in.