By Lars Dalseide | March 18 2014 15:32

New York's Hudson Valley clinic serves as Women on Target role model

Family time at the Hudson Valley Women on Target event in New York Poughkeepsie, New York - As the promising warmth of Spring continue to battle the fierce and frigid Winter winds, the staff and volunteers at the NRA are in full swing. Programs from the Competitive Shooting, Law Enforcement and Education & Training Departments are either up and running or ready to launch. An ever popular example is NRA's Women on Target Program.

Officially known as Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Women on Target is a great way for first time female shooters to learn the ins and outs of firing a gun. And for the grizzled veterans, it's a perfect opportunity to pass on a few pointers to your Second Amendment sisters.

More than 250 clinics are already scheduled for 2014.

A great example of well run clinics took place last year at the Hudson Valley Sportsmen's Association in Poughkeepsie. Run by Jackie Emslie, it has a reputation for being a model event.

"Jackie is one of our best instructors," said NRA's National Women on Target Program Coordinator Diane Danielson. "If there's a first time clinic anywhere within a 100 mile radius, Jackie is there to lend a hand."

With upwards of thirty ladies making their way to Hudson Valley's 50 yard outdoor range, Emslie's events are so popular that she already has three clinics lined up for 2014. So if you want to take part in the first time plinking fun, then get to the Women on Target website and register today.

Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinics invite women to learn to shoot, or improve their skills, in a fun atmosphere with like-minded females. Clinics address safe firearm handling, proper firearms storage, and hands-on shooting instruction for teenagers and up. Developed by the National Rifle Association in 1999, Women On Target has introduced almost 80,000 women to the shooting sports. More than 200 Instructional Shooting Clinics are held each year throughout the United States.

Group gathers for a photo at the Hudson Valley Women on Target event in New York

For more on NRA's Women on Target program, visit their website at


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