By Kerrin Brinkman | May 19 2011 14:57
NRA Women's Wilderness Escape

The NRA Women’s Wilderness Escape is filling up fast, but there are still a few slots remaining for ladies looking to enjoy the thrill of the shooting sports and fun of fellowship in the outdoors. The Women’s Wilderness Escape is one of NRA’s most popular programs for women, and it’s pretty clear to see why so many ladies want to be a part of the fun.

Where else can you enjoy learning about the shooting sports, archery, hunting, outdoor survival, and more in the company of like-minded women, all in the beautiful setting of the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico?

The Sangre de Cristo Mountains will greet you each morning on our 33,000 acre facility, providing a stunning view of high mesa country, with each evening bringing beautiful “purple mountain majesty” sunsets and scenes of antelope, mule deer, elk, and bear that call Northern New Mexico home.

During the day you’ll get the chance to learn a variety of shooting disciplines including smallbore rifle silhouette, long range high power rifle, scoped/tactical carbine rifle, conventional and tactical pistol, and shotgun (five-stand). You’ll also discover the fun of hunting while learning archery, tree stand safety, and participating in a mock hunt. You’ll leave the training having earned your NRA FIRST Steps certification in pistol, rifle, and shotgun, as well as a Bow Hunter Education Certificate.

Participants enjoy shooting at the 2010 NRA Women's Wilderness Escape

Throughout the week, you’ll experience the camaraderie and special bond that develops shooting shoulder-to-shoulder with other women and discovering the joys of the shooting sports in a supportive environment designed with your comfort in mind. The fun-filled week will wrap-up with a special dinner buffet, wine social, and Friends of NRA event to bring your adventure to a relaxing conclusion with your new friends.

Two eight-day sessions are offered, each with 60 participants. The first is September 18-25, and the second is September 26-October 3. The cost is $1500 and includes all food, housing, guns, ammunition, targets, training, materials and all equipment. Participants are responsible for transportation to the NRA Whittington Center and for transportation during the event.

These remaining slots won’t last long, so contact Ann Marie Foster in our Women’s Programs Department at afoster@nrahq.org or 703-267-1413 for more information or to reserve your spot!

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