Park City, Kentucky -
Storm clouds settled upon the horizon yesterday as participants for NRA's inaugural Women's Outdoor Adventure began settling in. Greeted by the staff and fellow attendees, the ladies marveled as claps of lightning rivaled the percussion from a .50 caliber rifle.
This morning, the first day of the Women's Outdoor Adventure, started ... well, wet. Heavy rain that fell through the night and into the morning left the Rockcastle Shooting Center's range soaked. So rather than heading straight out into the muck, the ladies stayed indoors for a comprehensive safety and firearms orientation briefing.
After instructors covered safety procedures for the ranges, the women were left with an important task - to determine whether they were right or left-eye dominant. With that mission accomplished, they spent the rest of the morning becoming familiar with the various rifles, pistols and shotguns each are scheduled to fire throughout the week.
For now the weather has cleared and, hopefully, will cooperate for the rest of the day. As I write this, this ladies are making final preparations to head to range where the first shots of the event will be fired. Later this afternoon, they'll be treated to several rounds of Sporting Clays where their shotgun skills will be put to the test.
Tonight's schedule includes a special dinner stationed near the entrance of the Jesse James Cave — one of the largest cave's at Rockcastle Shooting Center.
Keep checking back, because we'll have more from the very first NRA Women's Outdoor Adventure, including photos of this afternoon's Sporting Clays!