5th Annual Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt 2019
The Memory Book
Each year we plan The Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt and Fundraiser and we never know the final script – the day of the hunt! And this year, Year #5, was no different. Here is the script when the clock struck 12 on April 27th and 8 turkeys had been harvested and scoring began among 42 hunters and guides on 30 different lands. Sponsorship contributions, a record setting 41, supported: 12 - Youth; 7 - Wounded Warriors; and 6 - 1st Responders, and others!
The Overall Winner, Samantha McInteer, is a female youth (15 years old) hunter and essay winner with an overall score of almost 68. She's the great-granddaughter of a past DGIF Director and was guided by the recently-retired Director, Bob Duncan; her dad was co-guiding, as required by One Shot — a true family affair, and she wins a lifetime licenses at the One Shot Celebration. She is also a member of the King William 4-H and competes at the Hunter Education Challenge to improve and work as a team! This story never ends and more to come in the future!
The other awards included:
- Longest Beard: Andy Armstrong – Wounded Warrior – 11 inches – entered military service in 1993 and served as a Combat Infantryman, serving 2 combat tours in Iraq from 2003-2004 and 2008-2009.
- Heaviest Bird: Harrison Hankins – 22.02 pounds - Police Officer and Wounded Warrior – combat veteran and awarded Purple Heart in 2010, and current Goochland County Deputy. Harrison was sponsored by Luck Companies.
- Longest Spur: Rusty Wallace – 1.28 inches – a member of the Hanover Fire and EMS since 2002 and grew-up in the hunting tradition – it takes a hunter to make a hunter!
- Landowner Winner: Scott Wallace
- Guide Winner: Bob Duncan
- Guide Photo Contest Winner: Andy Martel
Memories at One Shot are provided from the early planning to the hunt and beyond. The Guide Dinner and the Hunter/Guide Dinner provide opportunities to connect and meet new folks, and celebrate the hunting heritage. And of course the hunt day brings a few more memories followed by the evening celebration. And One Shot is most appreciative of our 41 Sponsors in 2019 supporting our hunters in the field and beyond. Revenue from the One Shot continues to support land acquisition and the Virginia Wildlife Grant Program to connect kids to the outdoors. Together the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia and DGIF are connecting youth, wounded warriors, 1st Responders, and others to the outdoors!
Save The Date in 2020 – April 18th!
One Shot Planning Team
- Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
- Bass Pro Shops - Ashland
- Green Top Hunting and Fishing
- Dance’s Sporting Goods
Grand Slam - $10,000
Eastern - $5,000
Osceola - $2,500
Rio - $1,500
Merriam's - $1,000
Jakes - Under $1,000
Southern Police Equipment