Wildrose Kennels of Oxford, Mississippi, will be hosting “Dames, Dogs, and Ducks” March 3 – 5, 2017, as an opportunity for women to learn and improve their skills in a variety of outdoor activities involving their dogs.
The event will offer instruction on duck calling, decoying, reviewing apparel and equipment and handling retrievers in hunting situations.
Ladies who choose to attend can expect hands-on demonstrations from some of the country’s finest handlers, including a female Ducks Unlimited shotgun trainer. Wildrose Kennels will offer a variety of outdoor activities as well as extracurricular activities such as a wine tasting at the Wine Bar.
“Dames, Dogs, and Ducks” is the first event of its kind as it provides comprehensive training for upland and waterfowl wing shooting and related dog-handling.
Co-owner, Cathy Stewart, said she sees more and more women enjoying the sporting life.
“They want to participate, not just observe; shooting, working their own dog, hunting, fishing, hiking and other outside recreational sports,” she said.
With a lifetime of dog training experience, Mike Stewart purchased Wildrose in 1999, and he and his wife, Cathy, have created a legacy of unique dog-training facilities throughout the United States.
Famous for “The Wildrose Way,” this family of dog lovers was selected to develop Ducks Unlimited’s mascots, Drake and Deke. They also hold Orvis endorsements as a Hunting Dog Training Facility and a Hunting Dog Breeding Facility.
With numerous features in Forbes, Field Guide, Outside Magazine, Pheasant Forever, Garden & Gun Magazine, Invitation Oxford, and more, Wildrose Kennels has a classic reputation for quality.
In addition to hunting and sporting training, Wildrose established the first National Conference for Diabetic Alert Dogs in 2009 and their own Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization used to support placement of Wildrose’s diabetic alert dogs.
“Dames, Dogs and Ducks” begins at 1 p.m. on Friday and ends at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The entrance fee is $450. For more information, visit www.uklabs.com or their Facebook page.