Yesterday marked the beginning of the first session of the Women's Wilderness Escape at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. Ann Marie Foster, our Women's Wilderness Escape (and Women On Target Hunts) Coordinator is leading a group of 60 ladies through a week of hunting, shooting, outdoor activities, and camaraderie.
Throughout their eight-day adventure, the women will participate in many different shooting, hunting, and outdoor fun including learning to shoot smallbore rifle silhouette, scoped/tactical carbine, long range high power rifle, conventional and tactical pistol, historic firearms and shotgun (five-stand). Upon completion of training in pistol, shotgun and rifle, attendees will earn the NRA FIRST Steps Firearm Certificate in each discipline.
Attendees will also get to learn archery, tree-stand safety, and participate in a mock hunt. Completion of these three events will earn participants the Bow Hunter Education Certificate. Other items on the agenda: survival training, game calling, and a chance to shoot the Laser Shot system. Evening fun at the NRA Whittington Center will also include a special evening dinner buffet, a wine social, and a Friends of NRA Event!
The first session will run until the 25th of September, with the second session held immediately afterwards from September 26th -October 3rd. Although NRAblog can't be in two places in New Mexico at once, we'll be sure to bring you a wrap-up of the event and photos once Ann Marie returns to NRA Headquarters.