The start of the New Year saw the national SISTERHOOD OF THE OUTDOORS select Cecil County for a 3-day waterfowl hunt from January 4-6, 2018. Women came from all over the country to Cecil County in order to partake in some of the best waterfowl hunting that America has to offer.
“We wanted to come to Cecil County and hunt because of the County’s renowned waterfowl hunting” said Victoria Jones, Pro Staff Manager for the SISTERHOOD. “Thom Slavin’s Upper Bay Gun Club provided the most action-packed hunting we have ever enjoyed and we are extremely grateful for the generosity and kindness he afforded us”
Allan Ellis, Director of the Maryland Hunting Coalition which helped facilitate the participation of Kara Hartman from the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (Mid-Atlantic Coordinator), summarized it best when he said: “These women braved some of the most brutally cold weather in memory during 3 consecutive days when most male hunters I know chose to stay indoors.” “My hat is off to them and we are hopeful they’ll return. Cecil County can indeed boast of premiere waterfowl hunting and their selection of Earlville – with Thom Slavin as their guide – was of no surprise to us diehard Maryland waterfowlers.”
Cecil County’s own Senator Wayne Norman and Delegate Kevin Hornberger expressed their mutual appreciation to the SISTERHOOD for venturing to Cecil County during that brutal cold spell: “Your coming to Cecil County will resonate through the ranks of waterfowlers everywhere that we indeed can provide excellent hunting opportunities. We have it all here and want more hunters, especially women, to come experience it firsthand” said Senator Norman. Echoing the Senator’s sentiments, Delegate Hornberger said: “I know of few men who wanted to venture outside and hunt those 3 days in early January. Whoever claims that men are hardier than women need only be afield with them to know otherwise.They proved to have the grit that has come to symbolize the importance of the SISTERHOOD’S mission. Please come back to Maryland, and, hopefully, Cecil County. We will greet you once again with open arms and unrivaled waterfowl hunting.”