Spring Events

Wow, January went by so quickly and before you know it deer season will be here. So, before we get distracted by talking about deer hunting, here’s what we have going on in the next couple of months.

We are a group of women teaching womxn the hunting skills they need to harvest local, organic, sustainable meat. We host skills clinics and hunting camps throughout the year.

Here are a few Spring events and classes to mark on your calendar:

Free Events:

February 22, 5:30p – 7:30p  Hunter Happy Hour at Dram Shop Central (near the mall at 2700 Paxson St, Missoula). Come and get to know us, ask us questions, and meet like-minded people.

March 7, 8, 14 ,15 – 6p-9p   Womxn’s Hunter’s Education Class –free (Missoula FWP office 3201 Spurgin Road) This in-person class is free however, registration with FWP is required https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/177655
MT Fish Wildlife and Parks requires Hunter’s Education certificate if you were born after 1/1/1985. 

Registration is OPEN

April 9,  9-11a  Turkey Tactics Saturday 

This in-person class is an introduction to Spring Turkey Hunting in partnership with Artemis Sportswomen and National Wild Turkey Federation. We’ll discuss scouting, habitat, biology, and behavior, followed by a calling demo and practice, then discuss gun safety and specifically talk about shotguns with a chance to shoot and pattern them. Register Here

April 12, 6-8p Turkey Tactics Tuesday

This in-person class is an introduction to Spring Turkey Hunting in partnership with Artemis Sportswomen and National Wild Turkey Federation. We’ll discuss scouting, habitat, biology, and behavior, followed by a calling demo and practice, then discuss gun safety and specifically talk about shotguns with a chance to shoot and pattern them. Register Here

Save the Dates:

May 6-8, 6p Thursday – 12p Sunday Weekend Turkey Camp

This Womxn’s Turkey Camp will connect you with mentors, putting your Turkey Tactics skills to use as you pursue wild turkeys in western Montana. Turkey Camp is an opportunity for womxn from all over the country to come together, share stories, learn from each other, and form new friendships. (fee and registration required)

November 11-13,  Womxn’s Weekend Deer Camp, Montana

This is a rifle hunt weekend on public lands and Block Management Access with opportunities for whitetail and mule deer. This Womxn’s Weekend is not a guided hunt. It is not guaranteed success. It is, however, guaranteed fun. (fee and registration required)

We hope you’ll join us. Veneryᵀᴹ  is a hunting community where all are welcome. We are women, LGBTQ+ individuals, other marginalized genders, and People of Color, we have a variety of ages and abilities. 

Train to Hunt & RevoMT

Train to Hunt

We have under 90 days until general deer/elk season!

How are your quads feeling about hiking in the woods and hauling that deer out? We want to help you have a good hunting season by helping you get ready for it.

Train to succeed. Training for the hunt should reflect the hunt. That’s why Venery is partnering with RevoMT to launch a 6 week Hunt Prep Class and Program.

RevoMT Hunt Prep Course

6 WEEKS of two classes per week
HANDS-ON COACHING and programming
CUSTOMIZED to prepare you to perform in the back country
AEROBIC DEVELOPMENT to be done on the mountain or in the gym to ensure you stay alert and capable no matter the conditions

We have a class/program ready to launch to prepare for hunt season specifically, improving overall fitness and work capacity so that the Montana hunter can go further, maintain high energy levels, and stay resilient and composed in any situation. The design is two strength classes a week, and a written aerobic work program (mostly rucking/hiking with other stuff done in our classes) to do additional days of the week. Because smoke season is approaching, we are going to open up the option to hunt prep attendees to pop into some of our conditioning classes during the week for aerobic work in case the smoke gets bad in the following weeks.

Classes run August 13th-September 24th – Limited space available to ensure quality coaching. Mention Venery when you contact Mike@RevoMT.com to sign up and join us as we Become Stronger and Go Further!

Hike + Social

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Please join Venery for a Hike + Social on Tuesday, July 30.

We will meet at 6pm at the Pattee Canyon Trailhead parking area.

The planned hike will be approximately 2.5 miles, an out/back, returning to the parking area around 7:30pm.

Hope you can make it. As an added bonus, there are huckleberries along the way!

Where to Start . . . permits

Interested in hunting, but don’t know where to start? Join Venery and our friends from Artemis Sportswomen for an introduction to the permit process – we’ll sort through the regulations together and help answer your questions – no experience necessary!

WHAT: Permit Potluck Party
(Bring hot soup, stew, dish to share. Venery will provide sides and dessert)

WHEN: March 12, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

WHERE: Missoula Public Library – Large Meeting Room

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Permit Party – potluck

Join Venery on March 13 for an evening to plan your 2018 hunt.
We’ll guide you through the permit request process and help you apply for the tags you want.


WHO: Anyone interested in hunting – family friendly

WHEN: March 13 from 6-8pm

WHEREImagine Nation Brewery

Please RSVP to venerymt@gmail.com

WHY: We know navigating the regulations can be confusing, so we’ll help each other through and maybe find some new hunting buddies along the way. Our goal is to expose, educate, and inspire women into hunting, where we learn and grow together towards better health and awareness.

WHAT: Winter Potluck Theme – hot soups and spicy stews: Some great dishes that can be prepared for a winter potluck are butternut risotto, vegetable soup with corn dumplings, beef noodle soup, chicken and barley stew and Moroccan chickpea chili.

Venery will provide accoutrements, dessert, and place settings.

 

 

First Outing

We’ve never been to the Montana Outdoor Recreation Expo, but we are excited to see what it has to offer. Meet up with the Venery community on Saturday, July 8th, and we’ll go together! We will meet at the Loose Caboose (2310 Brooks St, Missoula, MT 59801) between 11:30-12:00. Everyone is welcome to join us. Among other things, we are really looking forward to Smoke Elser’s packing demonstration. Bring a can of food for admission! Check it out – https://www.mtodxpo.com/