Women On Target Hunting Program Expanding
FAIRFAX, Va. – -(Ammoland.com)- NRA’s Women On Target program already has 10 women-only hunts scheduled for 2011, and more are in the planning process right now.
On top of that there are new aspects to the program designed to help even more women find their place in the world of hunting.
Two hunts (Eastern wild turkey in Kansas and pheasant and chukar in Nebraska) are designed for first-time women hunters only.
“These hunts are the ideal opportunity for women who want to hunt but simply have not had the chance,” said Ann Marie Foster, NRA National Women’s Hunting Programs coordinator. “Everyone in the group will be on the same experience level, and the outfitters will provide as much individual attention and support as possible.”
Also new this year is the addition of Field Hunt Coordinators. Three are signed up right now and several more have applied. Field Hunt Coordinators will organize and host Women On Target hunts primarily in their home states and bordering states. While not staff members, these ladies are under contract to help NRA increase the number of women who would like to hunt but have not had the opportunity to do so.
Commenting on NRA’s women-only hunts, Susan Billing Shares, 2010 WOT hunt attendee writes, “What a great experience—Women On Target hunting excursions offer helpful instruction and beautiful locations with people who truly want you to succeed!”
The 2011 list of hunts, as it stands now, includes:
- Wild Boar Oklahoma March 4-6, 2011
- Rio Grande Turkey Texas April 8-10, 2011
- Eastern Turkey Kansas April 21-25, 2011
- Pheasant, Chukar, Hungarian Partridge and Trout Colorado Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2011
- Duck, Ruffed Grouse Michigan Oct. 13-16, 2011
- Whitetail Buck and Whitetail Doe Texas Oct. 10-13, 2011
- Pheasant and Chukar Nebraska Oct. 21-23, 2011
- Pheasant and Chukar Nebraska Nov. 4-6, 2011
- Mule Deer Montana Nov. 6-12, 2011
- Whitetail Doe, Hog, Coyote and Bobcat Oklahoma Dec. 30, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012
*First-Time Hunters Only
To book a hunt, learn more specifics about each one, or get updates on additional hunts, visit: www.nrahq.org/women/hunting/excursions.asp.