By Lars Dalseide | March 4 2011 11:59

Ann Marie Foster, NRA's Hunting Programs Coordinator for Women On Target®, didn't make it into the office this morning. Instead she's winding her way down to the historic Rose Hill Farm for the first Women On Target upland bird hunt of the season. And she couldn't have picked a better weekend.

"We're bringing down twelve ladies for a half-day hunt in Culpeper, Virginia," said Foster. "Two are first time hunters, another two won the opportunity to join up at the 2nd Annual NRA Great American Hunting and Outdoor Show in Westminster, and we couldn't be more excited."

Pictured to the right with NRA Board Member Dave Butz, Foster came to the NRA almost two years ago with a background in public relations, fundraising, and a fever for the outdoors. All of this amply reflected in her work.

"Our first hunt of the year was a little different," explained Foster. "At Addison (Addison Ranch in Marietta, Oklahoma), we went after deer, hog, and bobcat. Here we're concentrating on the birds — pheasant, chukar and quail. Along with the great guides down at Rose Hill and their fabulous pointer dogs, we're sure to come away with a lot of smiling faces."

If you'd like to learn more about NRA's Women On Target hunts, take a look at their excursion page at www.nrahq.org/women/hunting/excursions.asp or call 703-267-1413. And for those ladies interested in experiencing the total package, maybe September's Women’s Wilderness Escape is for you.

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