Women and Sustainable Hunting Conference, August 17-19, 2018

The fourth Women and Sustainable Hunting conference (WaSH IV) will be organised on August 17-19, 2018 in Ilomantsi, Finland. The theme for the conference is “Woman and bear – from past to present”.

This international conference is part of CIC´s Artemis club activities and organised by the Finnish Hunters' Association. It will attract participants from all over the Europe and the World.

The conference is open for all people interested in the subject. Welcome!


Welcome to Finland

I would like to wish you all warmly welcome to beautiful Eastern Finland and to participate in the fourth International WaSH Conference. Finnish Hunters' Association is proud to organize this event together with CIC Artemis and the North Karelian Huntresses Association. Summertime in Finland is dedicated to party and festivals. This is also true in Ilomantsi, which will also host the bear festival and the wild food festival at the same time as this conference. Welcome to Finland - a country of more than 20,000 female hunters!

Heli Siitari
Dr, Executive manager, Finnish Hunters' Association

Dear huntresses, dear hunters, dear friends

It is a great pleasure for me to invite you to the fourth International Women and Sustainable Hunting Conference. Our conference now has six years of history. I am happy that our dream from the year 2012 from Bratislava came true, and WaSH has travelled through Czech Republic to Holland.  And in the August 2018 we will be hosted by the Finnish Hunters' Association and North Karelian Huntresses Association in Finland, in the heart of beautiful North Karelian nature. I am sure that WaSH IV  will again be a great place to meet new people and share our experiences.

Soňa Chovanová Supeková
President, Working Group Artemis of the CIC, founder of WaSH