B0N 1C0, Brookfield, Nova Scotia, Canada

(902) 986-7010

What it means to be a member

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What It Means To Be A Member

Family dynamics has changed.  What was once inherit skills passed down from grandparent to parent is diminishing.  The Women That Hunt (WTH) have committed to the development of ethical, responsible, future conservationist in an effort to grow our conservation community.   If we do not expose, educate and inspire the next generation who will protect and govern our hunting heritage and the natural resources required to sustain it.  


Becoming a member of the NS Women That Hunt Association means you support our mission, vision and values.  Your membership fee is used to support our events and programs. 


We are an all women's board of directors, with a focus on elevating women in a predominantly male environment.   Membership is inclusive of all genders.  

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Participation

Participation is 100% volunteer and at your own comfort level.  


All members receive invitations to meetings and monthly social events.  These include but are not limited to long gun range, pistol range, archery (indoor/outdoor), wildlife seminars, certification courses, hunting and fishing opportunities and more.


Members connect through private social media groups providing opportunity to contribute/share/participate through networking.   


Members can assist in the development of events through committee participation or

assist in shaping future goals for the association by attending meetings.



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Membership Benefits

We are a Nova Scotia based group, however not all members are local to Nova Scotia so our membership draws and special discounts are designed to benefit all.  

All active members are added to the email distribution list, providing information on all events and programs.

All members receive a welcome package.

All members are included in monthly $25.00 gift card draw

All members are included in semi annual draw:  

Next draw is May 15, 2020:   Orvis Clearwater Rod:  Includes Clearwater Reel and Fly line. 9'/5WT/4PC, 25 year warranty.

All members are included in yearly sponsored hunt draw (guide fee/services only) transportation, accommodations and personal expenses not included.

All members receive:

License of a Lifetime lottery ticket (Draw is December 2020)

40% discount on SPYPOINT Trail Cameras,  (Orders through WTH only), check out their products at www.spypoint.com.  SPYPOINT order form below.

15% discount on Wilder.  www.mywilder.com.  Wilder is an Ultra Premium pre-workout energy activator designed to give your body long lasting, explosive energy.

50% off Big Ears (Orders through WTH only).  Custom made ear protection.

10% discount on one time Under Armour purchase at Hnatiuks Hunting and Fishing.  www.hnatiuks.com

and other industrial discounts when available.  

If you are interested in Beretta, Benelli, Tikka, Sako or Traeger products, let us know and we can connect you with a resource.  



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Committees

Ambassador Program

Ambassador Program

As a member participation is 100% volunteer and at your own comfort level.  As a member you are invited to participate on committees if you wish to be more involved and engaged in the organization.  Committees are as follows:

  

Membership Committee: Responsible for communicating information to existing members (Maintain database, monthly, quarterly and annual membership draws, membership renewal packages, sourcing membership items and prizes through local and industry sponsorship)

Regional Social Coordinator Committee: Responsible for engaging existing members. Organize monthly socials, coordinate and be main point of contact for Ambassadors. Guide and support social events in different areas, ensuring policy and code of ethics.

NOAAH Registry Committee: Responsible for engaging NOAAH applicants. Maintain database and be first point of contact for all NOAAH registrants, initiating first steps of the NOAAH matching process and implementing and maintaining industry standard.

Social Media Committee: Responsible for implementing social media policy, guidelines and standards in all social media posts. Create and maintain a positive and timely posting schedule to keep audiences engaged and informed. Proper tagging of industry and corporate sponsors pertaining to specific events. Implementing online contests, challenges to build social media presence for all programs and accounts.

Finance Committee: Responsible for record and register of all financial transactions. Create timely financial reports to present to the board. Aware of cash flow and budget projections and spending capabilities. Responsible for nonprofit filings and returns to CRA as well as Registry of Joint Stock updates. Track grant spending and restricted funds. 

Grant Committee: Responsible for grant applications and submissions as well as sourcing out other potential financial support for events, programs and general operating. Responsible for control of grant spending, tracking, and final reports.

Website Committee: Responsible for updating and maintaining current information on all websites, including events, calendars, pictures, testimonies and sponsorship links while adhering to WTH policy and standards set by industry sponsors.

Community Outreach Committee: Responsible for developing relationships with outside groups, and organizations to expand WTH presence.  Coordinate public presentations and guest appearances to promote the mission, vision and values of the WTH in a positive and public arena.

Tradeshow Committee: Responsible for organizing the schedule, engaging members to assist and ensuring all booth material is ready.

Youth Expo Committee: This is our biggest event of the year and we need as many volunteers as possible to make this event a success. The committee holds regular meetings, contacts business for donations, registers vendors, gathers prizes, organizes all aspects of the Expo. 

Water N' Woods  Committee: This event is held every August . The committee would love to recruit new members to assist in volunteering as it has now expanded to a 4 day event.  Being part of this committee you could help in planning, organizing, setting up, delivering, being a team leader, kitchen help, instruction etc...

Share The Harvest Committee: This is now an annual event where we offer a Field to Fork experience to anyone who would like to try wild game. If you would like to join this committee we can always use a hand.

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Ambassador Program

Ambassador Program

Ambassador Program

What does it mean to be a WTH Ambassador?


The objective of the Ambassador program is to expand the reach of our organization.  The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for members to join in on social and community events in other areas.


 An ambassador is a selected member who acts as a representative of the WTH.  A WTH Ambassador is responsible for engaging members in their local area, hosting social activities and events while adhering to the mission, vision and values of the organization.  Ambassadors are part of the WTH team representing the organization in their local community, participating in community events, appearances and meetings. 


WTH is growing.  In an effort to engage as many members as possible the Ambassador program was created.  If you are a member and are interested in becoming an Ambassador in your area please send us an email.  


Summary of Criteria

1.  You must be a member of the NS Women That Hunt.


2.  You must be fueled by passion, not a pay check.


3.  Through the support of the WTH board, you must organized 1 event quarterly (4/year) in your area.


4.  You must represent yourself in a manner that supports the mission, vision and values of the NS Women That Hunt.  


Disclosure

The Ambassador program is new.  Please be patient.  Our goal is to eventually have Ambassadors all across Canada. 


See link to application below.

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Code of Ethics

Ambassador Program

Code of Ethics

Respect

We respect the land,  nature, the natural order,  and appreciate nature’s bounty.  We strive to keep healthy populations by respecting the need for conservation, we respect the rules and regulations set up by governments and we respect others and their differences of opinions.

Diversity
The Women That Hunt strive to remain a diverse group and strive to include everyone in our events to expose, educate and inspire. By accepting diversity and being open to new ideas we gain knowledge and inspiration.

Accountability
The Women That Hunt hold ourselves to a high standard of accountability.  We lead by example holding ourselves accountable.  We are responsible for providing, to the best of our ability, accurate information and hosting events that are safe and inclusive.

Integrity
The Women That Hunt believe integrity does not just mean we follow our moral or ethical convictions, we believe in being leaders in the hunting and fishing community by being open, honest, responsible, accountable, and to always follow our vision and mission to provide our members and community with the highest quality of care and service..

Women That Hunt Annual awards - 2019 Recipients

First Hunt

Recognition of Service

Recognition of Service

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We know how exciting your first harvest can be.  It is definitely a special one, and a story you will share many times.  This award recognizes a WTH members first hunt.  The training, the investment and commitment of time and effort. 

Congratulations Doug White!  Doug took his CFSC and HE Courses with the WTH.  Without much practice under his belt, Doug wasn't long impressing his dad as he harvested 3 out of 4 mallards his first attempt.  He is definitely a natural and pretty sure he is hooked on hunting.  

Recognition of Service

Recognition of Service

Recognition of Service

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Volunteers are so important for the success of our organization.  This award recognizes a member who has actively committed  to 

 the implementation of WTH programs and events. 

Congratulations Phyllis Faulkenham.  Phyllis has committed many vacation days and weekends away providing support for many tradeshows and programs stretching from Sidney Mines to Moncton to Halifax.

Mentor of the Year

Recognition of Service

Mentor of the Year

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This award recognizes the vital role mentors play in passing on their knowledge and expertise to the next generation of individuals, helping grow and strengthen our conservation community.

Congratulations Shannon Cunningham.  Shannon has been with the organization since the early days.  He has committed endless hours of work providing support through Water'n Woods, the Youth Expo. Wild Turkey Hunt, Youth Pheasant Hunt and other mentoring trips.  Shannon was one of the first to sign up as a Mentor for the NOAAH Registry.

WTH Junior Award

Honours with Distinction

Mentor of the Year

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This award recognizes a WTH JR. Members who demonstrations enthusiasm.  Who is eager to participate, volunteer and shows a keen interest in the future of conservation.  

Congratulations Blake Slaunwhite.  We first met Blake at our Water'n Woods weekend in 2017.  Blake has returned to the program every year as a mentor.  He has participated in Youth Heritage Day, the Youth Expo Share the Harvest and joined other WTH members on the 2019 Wild Turkey Hunt to Maine, harvesting his first turkey.  Blake will be the Jr. to take our organization over. 

Long Term Service Award

Honours with Distinction

Honours with Distinction

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Support comes in many ways.  This award acknowledges a member who consistently remains active within our organization, supporting it through membership.  This award is not a nomination.  This individual is selected by the Board of Directors.

Congratulations Julie Leblanc.  Julie has been supporting the WTH as a member since 2017, being one of the first to register as an official member.  We get a chance to see Julie when we visit New Brunswick.  Julie was also the first member to win the guided bear hunt draw, and successfully harvested on that trip.  We are privileged to have members like Julie.  

Honours with Distinction

Honours with Distinction

Honours with Distinction

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It goes without saying it will be difficult to chose just one person for the few awards available, as many individuals will be very deserving.   Honours with Distinction is an award to recognize the overall contribution of a WTH member.  This individual is selected by the Board of Directors.

Congratulations Ryan d'Eon.  Ryan is a beast!  In one year Ryan has accomplished so much.  Obtained his courses, participated in a 3 day trappers convention, was awarded the Merritt Butcher Award for Enthusiasm and Interest.  He demonstrated his trapping skills at the Youth Expo.  Delivered a discussion on predator management at the Delta Waterfowl Camp.  Attended Water'n Woods, attended our Turkey Camp in Maine, successfully accompanied a Moose Hunt in Cape Breton, went rabbit hunting, deer, duck and geese, and trapped bobcats, beavers, minks and coyotes.  To top it off he filmed with Shane Harte for Wild TV.   Look Out Jim Shockey!

WTH Junior Award

WTH Junior Award

WTH Junior Award

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It goes without saying it will be difficult to chose just one person for the few awards available, as many individuals will be very deserving.   Honours with Distinction is an award to recognize the overall contribution of a WTH member.  This individual is selected by the Board of Directors.

Congratulations Nolan Francis.  There was nothing more difficult than trying to narrow down the Jr. Awards to one member.  So we didn't.  Nolan has been with WTH since Water'n Woods first year.  He has returned as a mentor each year, planning a take over I am sure.  He was one of the first Jrs. to go on the Wild Turkey hunt in Maine.  He participated in Youth Heritage and continues to volunteer and support other WTH events and programs.  He is a fantastic mentor with a mature and level head.  He will co partner with Blake I am sure as they are our future.