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The 2019 Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia (WFV) are happy to announce the winner of the 2019 One Shot Turkey Hunt. Samantha McInteer (15) of King William County, VA harvested her first-ever turkey. Samantha was guided by recently retired DGIF Executive Director and founding member of the Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt, Bob Duncan, on Retreat Farm in Hanover County. She is also an active member of the King William 4-H Shooting Sports Club. Congratulations to Samantha and all the hunters, guides, landowners, and sponsors that make One Shot achievable.

In addition to supporting the Virginia Wildlife Grant Program to connect youth like Samantha McInteer to the outdoors, the One Shot event generates revenue to support access to land in Virginia by the WFV. Recent purchases by the Foundation include Clay Hill, a 1,600-acre tract in Amelia County and Guinea Marsh, an 800-acre piece of property in Gloucester.  This partnership between DGIF and WFV supports the hunting heritage in the Commonwealth through One Shot and other programming to support similar missions. The event raised nearly $70,000 to continue the support of our hunting heritage.

The 2019 the One Shot Turkey Hunt provided 42 new experiences including those by wounded worriers, 1st responders and others. These efforts created new friendships and memories for a lifetime.

One Shot 2019 – by the numbers:

  • 43 Number of volunteer guides
  • 42 Hunters
  • 41   Sponsors
  • 30 Number of landowners
  • 12   Youth hunters
  • 11   Number of people on One Shot Planning Team
  • 8    Turkeys harvested
  • 7    Wounded warriors hunters
  • 7    Female hunters
  • 6    1st Responders

This year’s event included an essay contest for youth hunters, ages 15 and under. Twenty-nine essays were submitted and five lucky winners received a free guided hunt during the One Shot event.

To learn more about the Old Dominion One Shot Turkey Hunt and how to get involved, please visit www.vaoneshot.com.

Save the date for the next year! One Shot Turkey Hunt – Saturday, April 18, 2020.

  • May 8th, 2019

One Shot 2018: Filling Tags and Memories

Aaron Hill, a 15-year-old from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, was this year’s winner of the One Shot with a bird that scored a 79 on the NWTF scale. His bird weighed in at slightly over twenty-one pounds, with a foot-long beard and nearly 1 ¾ inch spurs. On the bird of a lifetime, Hill never pulled the trigger. He pulled his bow back.  Here is his story and the One Shot.

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  • May 4th, 2018

One Shot: Helping Tradition and Turkeys Thrive

The intrinsic passion shared among hunters will ignite a unique bond on the eve of the Old Dominion One Shot. A hunter, a guide and a landowner will convene for the first time before they gather afield just before sunrise on a dewy Saturday morning during the peak of spring gobbler season.  Read the rest of this article…

  • March 12th, 2018