Women Invited to Free Women Go Hunting Mix & Mingle Event and Sweepstakes

Enjoy the Chance to Win a 5-Day Guided Elk Hunt!

By Barbara Crown, Hunter Information Service

All women attending the SCI convention are invited to a free cocktail brunch and to participate in a special Sweepstakes in celebration of the 51st Annual SCI Convention theme, Women Go Hunting. The free Mix & Mingle event takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 9-10:30 am in room 207ABCD, and the sweepstakes will be held throughout the convention with winners announced daily.

The Mix & Mingle allows women of any hunting experience level to meet their hunting role models and icons, network with other women hunters, make new friends and maybe even find new hunting partners.

“No matter what your experience, whether you’ve never gone hunting but want to learn or you’re ready to take your hunting to another level, the mix and mingle will let you meet other women who can help you find your path in the hunting world,” says Women Go Hunting Committee Chair Denise Welker. “Even those who don’t hunt but enjoy being the photographer or observer are welcome.”

SCI Ambassadors such as Rachel Ahtila of Canola Outfitters, Michelle Bachman of Winchester Deadly Passion, Kristy Titus of Pursue the Wild, and Anna V of Anna V Outdoors, will be there, plus SCI’s Diana Award Winners, SCI Sables, women outfitters and hunting guides, Women Go Hunting Committee Chair Denise Welker and committee members, along with the women of SCI who work to defend your hunting rights and sustainable-use conservation. Enjoy a mimosa or bloody mary while mingling with other women hunters.

Starting Wednesday, February 22, all women at convention may enter the Women Go Hunting Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is part of the SCI Women Go Hunting celebration, recognizing the growing number of women who have become hunters, who want to get into hunting and who support the hunting lifestyle. Winners are drawn each day of the convention, beginning Wednesday, February 22, 2023. The grand prize, a fully guided five-day elk hunt in Colorado, will be awarded Saturday, February 25, 2023.

Entry is free. Entry forms are available at the SCI Foundation booth #3500. Participation is limited to women only. Must be 18 years or older. See complete prize descriptions and sweepstakes rules at

“We want every woman coming to convention to have the opportunity to win one of these great prizes,” says Women Go Hunting Committee Chair Denise Welker. “Make sure you fill out an entry from today!”

Women Go Hunting Sweepstakes Daily Prizes

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, Prize: Jade Turkey Figure by Peter’s Pottery Value $180

Thursday, February 23, 2023, Prize: Ladies’ Dalibor Jacket by Kryptek Value $199.99

Friday, February 24, 2023, Prize: Diamond Butterfly Necklace Value$2,104.

Saturday, February 25, 2023, Grand Prize: Guided Wild Elk Hunt on the Keyah Grande Ranch Value $8,750