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

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.