In 2019 the NRA's Women’s Wilderness Escape (WWE) program is adding an exciting new event to its lineup of premier shooting sports and hunting training excursions tailored exclusively for women. In partnership with Leupold and NRA Board member Kristy Titus of Pursue the Wild, WWE now introduces a three-day course in rifle and pistol instruction with a focus on the use of scopes and optics.
From June 3-7, 2019, 14 ladies will gather in central Oregon’s beautiful town of Redmond and learn to handle and shoot a scoped rifle and an optical sighted pistol. All women over the age of 18 are welcome to attend, and the $1,200 registration fee includes all firearms, ammunition, targets, classes, activities, ground transportation, lodging and most meals.
Novice shooters, hunters, competitors and experienced shooters will all gain a wealth of knowledge and skills in this course. In two days of scoped rifle instruction, students will learn the fundamental basics of marksmanship and how it can be applied throughout many different disciplines. They'll start by learning their firearm’s platform and how it can be set up as a versatile system for all hunting, defensive or sporting applications. With a heavy focus on optic selection backed with practical applications, the course will also teach alternate shooting positions and sight offset drills.
The third and final day of the course will provide basic optical-sighted defensive pistol instruction. From learning how to employ a pistol as a primary defense tool in a controlled environment and mastering the basics students will advance to more dynamic scenarios and drill-based training. While this course requires no prior experience and is perfect for those new to the handgun world, it's also ideal for the experienced shooter looking to master the fundamentals. After spending the day at the range gaining a solid understanding of optical-sighted pistol system, deploying it safely, accurately and confidently, the group will be provided a closing dinner at the famous McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend, Oregon.
Leupold’s knowledgeable instructors will lead the course and teach each student to be comfortable and accurate with both firearm platforms. Kristy Titus will be in attendance to help mentor the participants with her extensive outdoor, hunting and shooting experience.
NRA’s Women's Wilderness Escape program provides opportunities for women ages 18 and older of all different skills levels to explore and learn about shooting, hunting and the outdoors with some of the most skilled NRA Certified Instructors and outdoor specialists.