Water'n Woods is a program that delivers the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and Hunters Education (HE) through a hands on, interactive program that provides a more dynamic learning environment, bringing learning to life. Water'n Woods is now two programs one specific for youth and one for Ladies only. Individuals will walk away certified hunters with a developed knowledge and skill base, better understanding of wildlife, wildlife management, sustaining wildlife, their habitat and the role hunter's play in conservation.
Location: Brookfield NS
Day 1: 8AM - 6PM Canadian Firearms Safety Course (In class). Let's get the boring stuff out of the way first day.
Day 2: 8AM - 6PM Range Day. Reinforced what you learned in Day 1 and apply it in real life. Hands on shooting with rifles of different calibres, shotguns, skeet, bow and crossbow. But the day doesn't end there, in the afternoon we move to water and participate in a Learn to Fish combined with intro to SUP/Kayak and water safety.
Day 3: Survival! 8AM we map and compass our way to our destination over a 2-3 km hike into the woods, where we build our shelters, fires and emergency signals. You cannot learn how to survive in the woods if you have not experienced surviving in the woods, even for one night. So that is what we do. All meals are hiked in and prepared over an open fire, we must source and boil water. It is truly a hands on experience that will better prepare you for a real life situation. This is a sleep over! Of course some things will be left for a surprise so there will be campout games and fun.
Day 4: Field Techniques. From our camp we head to our hunting destination just like if we were going hunting. We simulate waterfowl hunting, and practice important field techniques like shot placement, blood trailing, tree stand set up, and safety, bait sites, field dressing, pop up blinds, trail camera set up, trapping and more. We return to Brookfield curling club for review of information and Hunter's Education test. 5:30 Graduation. Pick up 6PM
The program has been funded by the Nova Scotia Habitat Conservation Fund, in partnership with Department of Lands and Forestry and is sponsored by:
Open Air Accuracy
Traeger (Vintage Stove and Fireplaces)
St. John Ambulance
Truro Struttin Gobblers
Fur & Feather Outfitters
Wildflower Promotional Products and Apparel
First To Flight
Committed 2 The Core
Nova Sporting Clays
Central Nova Animal Hospital
Kent's Cartridge Canada
Glenn's Ammo & Outdoor Gear Incorporated
Fish Nova Scotia
Brookfield Fire Department
We are beyond thankful for our partnerships and sponsors. Their support is what makes this program possible.
This program is offered to youth 12 years and older through an application process who have yet to obtain their licenses.
Youth Program: Thursday August 19th to Sunday August 22nd (Full)
Ladies Program: Thursday August 26th to Sunday August 29th: To register please email email@example.com to receive an application.
Share the Harvest is a collaboration between the NS Women That Hunt Association and the Truro Homeless Outreach Society, whereby Women That Hunt are committed to sharing their harvest on a monthly basis, supporting a much needed community resource.
As members of the Women That Hunt, you make initiatives like this possible. We as a board use your support to advance education, build future conservationists and support local communities. We represent you in all that we do, because you make it all possible.
If you wish to get involved The Truro Homeless Outreach Society has an initiative called "Adopt a Meal." Help is most needed on Saturday and Sunday nights. Work together as a group of friends, family, associations or community group. It is a great way to bond, team build and contribute to our community members who need support. People are faced with circumstances we are not privy too. Help people get what they need, don't ask yourself if they deserve it.
Some of the best adventures are the ones never planned for!
Our #ONLOCATION initiative is about letting you know where we are going to be, so you may join in.
When life is busy, it's sometimes hard to nail down a date and with family, things can change quickly. This is a way for WTH to let you know what is happening a few days or few hours out. Sometimes things shift, providing an opportunity to fit something fun in. This is what #ONLOCATION is all about.
Here is how it works. Make sure you follow our social media platforms and set your notification to on. When one of our board members is #ONLOCATION information and details will be shared. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @womenthathunt. Join us #ONLOCATION. It could be fishing, fiddlehead picking, kayaking, blueberry picking...anything really. You never know what will be up to. Be sure to check out the calendar for other opportunities.
The WTH are pleased to announce the introduction of the Training Bursary. Active members of the WTH will be able to apply to receive funding to cover the cost of your Canadian Firearms Safety Course and/or Hunters Education course.
This is how it works:
Women That Hunt are certified instructors and teach on a monthly basis. Each time we host a course you will receive notice and have the opportunity to submit your name to be drawn as the recipient for the specific course outlined in the application. Individuals included under your membership can also apply (Spouse/partner and children over 12)
One selected applicant, per course, will receive the Training Bursary specific to the date and criteria outlined in the application. Each draw may have different locations and pertain to different age groups. Please be sure to read the criteria before submitting your application, ensuring it applies to you. A new application will be sent to our member database prior to each course, and therefore a new submission process will begin. You can reapply each time as long as the criteria is met, until you are a lucky recipient.
Only active members are eligible to apply, and only direct family members included in your membership application can apply (Spouse/partner and children). If you know of someone who may be interested in this benefit please encourage them to join the Women That Hunt and be an active member. It is through membership fundraising our organization can offer this.