Waterfowl Festival Hosts Women's Brunch & Target Shoot

Photo: Syren USA

You’ll want to leave your high heels and handbag at home for this ladies’ brunch. On Saturday, October 27, women from across the Eastern Shore will gather in Henderson, Maryland, for brunch and target shooting with Waterfowl Chesapeake (WC).

The organizer of Easton’s famous Waterfowl Festival is hosting the first-ever “Blaze Pink Brunch & Sporting Clays Day” at Shrader’s Outdoors.

“We really wanted to offer a day that celebrates the Shore’s sporting heritage in a new way,” says Margaret Enloe, WC Executive Director. “The signing of the Blaze Pink Bill by Governor Hogan this summer, gave us the idea to connect women with our local sporting heritage through a target shoot.”

The “Blaze Pink” law is the result of a push by two young Easton sisters to allow neon pink to be worn while hunting in Maryland, in addition to the traditional blaze orange. The legislation signed into law in July marks women’s presence in the sport.

WC’s Leslie Milby points out that some women may not have the equipment or opportunity to give shooting a try in a supportive environment. The event benefits Maryland Department of Natural Resources “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program.

The Blaze Pink Brunch & Sporting Clays Day costs $85 for women 19 and older, and $65 for juniors. It includes breakfast and lunch with drinks, and 50 targets. Sponsor Syren USA, which makes shotguns designed for women, will be doing demonstrations.

The brunch registration fee also includes a three-day ticket to the Waterfowl Festival, to be held November 9- 11 all over Easton. Chesapeake Bay Magazine is a proud sponsor of the nationally-known waterfowl arts festival.

Waterfowl Chesapeake connects the financial resources raised during the festival with environmental needs in Delmarva communities.

For more information or to register for the “Blaze Pink” event, click here.

-Meg Walburn Viviano