Hunting is all about connecting: you with your friends, you and your dog, you and the natural world. And now we’ll connect with those who have served our country. As part of the Cabela’s Awesome Upland Road Trip … destination Kansas, Wingshooting USA fans are gathering in Kansas to thank active duty, retired, and disabled military service men and women by sharing our hunting, camaraderie, and fun.
Have fun meeting fellow bird hunters and share a hunt with a veteran or active-service military member. Share your dog’s skills (and your birds) with them and enjoy the beauty and excitement of Kansas bird hunting. Hunt your way home through some of the best pheasant and quail habitat on millions of acres of public and private land.
When: Nov. 10-12, 2016 (Come for all or part - see below)
Where: Ravenwood Lodge, Topeka KS
What: We’ll say “thanks” to those who have served our country by joining them for a hunting experience offering camaraderie, companionship and a connection with the natural world best expressed in the partnership of man and dog. We will share our hunts, our dogs, our camaraderie and our birds with our military guests.
DISCOUNTS FOR ACTIVE-DUTY AND RETIRED MILITARY: Should you wish to attend as a "paying" guest, helping us fund participation by your battle buddies, I will pick up 20% of your cost for the driven hunt, sporting clays, and all meals. Your discount will be noted prior to final purchase of your tickets.
EVENT DETAILS: Come for a few hours or the entire event.
Nov. 10, Thursday: Get to know your friends from around the country. Optional sporting clays. Social time & dinner.
Nov. 11, Friday (Veterans Day): Morning & afternoon field hunts with friends and military guests, sporting clays. Social time & meals.
Nov. 12, Saturday: Morning & afternoon field hunts with friends and military guests, sporting clays. Social time & meals including evening celebration BBQ.
Options for all budgets:
(Eventbrite ticketing fee added to all amounts)
- Guided 12-pheasant three-hour field hunt (1 hunters plus 2 military guests - shared birds) per hunter … $185
- Sporting clays 50 targets … $24
- Saturday celebration/BBQ … $25
- Commemorative souvenir … $25
Other meals: breakfast $10, lunch $15, dinner $20
Overnight lodging - bunkhouse ... $35 per night
Dry camping/RV parking ... $10 per night
Rates do not include: ammo, alcoholic beverages, Controlled shooting permit
PLEASE NOTE: This event may be televised. By purchasing tickets, attending or volunteering for this event, you grant Linden Media Management LLC the unlimited right to use your image for any purpose in any medium currently in existence or developed in the future, without compensation of any kind.
Watch a recent Wingshooting USA episode from Ravenwood here.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? You must be a licensed hunter, holding either a controlled shooting area, resident or non-resident license.
I don't do PayPal ... how do I pay? Through the EventBrite PayPal process, you can use your regular credit card on a secure server and network.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes.
What is the refund policy? Full refund 61 days prior to event; 50% refund 60-31 days prior to event; no refunds 30 days or less prior to event (funds will be applied to funding a military guest's hunt).
Can I come for the day or part of a day? Yes. Simply choose from the ticket options the things you want to do.
Can my dog and I help with retrieving on the European hunts? Yes. If you have a strong retriever (any breed) that is also well-trained and close to “non-slip” for safety reasons, please contact Scott to make arrangements at email@example.com.
Are my purchases tax-deductible? No.
What if I don’t have a dog? We’ll have plenty! You will always be hunting with another Wingshooting USA fan with a dog, and a vet or active-duty military member.
How do I contact Ravenwood Lodge with questions? 1-800-656-2454 or www.ravenwoodlodge.com
How will we be helping veterans and active-duty military? You will be hunting alongside them, sharing your dog, your birds as well as your passion for the hunt. We’ll gather together for meals and social time, and your well-behaved dogs will be welcome to visit with them during downtime.
When does the wild bird season open in Kansas? Saturday, Nov. 12.
What is the wild pheasant limit in Kansas? Four birds per day.
Do you need volunteer help for the event? Yes. Please contact Scott to make arrangements, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can’t attend – can I support the cause anyway? Yes, scroll down on the “tickets” list and find “DONATE” where you can send any amount.
If I want to hunt all day, how do I register? Go to “Ticket type,” click and pay for a morning and afternoon hunt on the days/times you want to hunt.
I’m going to bring a friend – how do we sign up for any of the choices? Click on “2” among the choices for “Quantity.”
How do I share this event with my friends on social media? On the event page, scroll down to “SHARE” and click on the icon.
I want to stay in a hotel. Are there any nearby? Yes. Topeka has plenty. Google "Topeka hotels" for a list and map.
How far from Topeka is Ravenwood Lodge? 18 miles.
How much is a controlled shooting area permit? $27.50. Available online at https://www.ks.wildlifelicense.com/index_hf.php
How much is a non-resident Kansas bird hunting license? $97.50 and it is good for the entire season (through Jan. 31, 2017). Available at: https://www.ks.wildlifelicense.com/index_hf.php
Are there RV hookups? No. Dry camping only.
Do we tip our guides? Yes. The amount is up to you and your hunting partner (our military guests will not be expected to tip).
Will I be on Scott’s TV show? There is a good chance we will make an episode for broadcast on national television. By attending, you are granting permission for the producers to use your image in any media in existence or developed in the future, for any purpose.
If my partner and I want to shoot extra birds, how do we make arrangements? Call the Ravenwood desk 1-800-656-2454 as soon as possible after making your reservation.
Are dogs allowed in the Ravenwood bunk house rooms? No. Please bring crates or other bedding and plan to house your dog in your vehicle at night. Dogs must be on a short leash, tied out or crated at all times they are not in the field.
I want to send a link via email to a friend. What is it? https://furfeathersfriends.eventbrite.com
How do I find public and private land open to hunters? Go here for maps and to order the Kansas hunting atlas: http://ksoutdoors.com/Hunting/Where-to-Hunt
Are there ammo restrictions for hunting or sporting clays? Please see the Ravenwood Lodge website for all hunting/shooting details and other useful information: http://www.ravenwoodlodge.com/
More questions? Email email@example.com