NRA Launches
Women’s Outdoor Adventure


( — The National Rifle Association’s Women’s Programs Department will launch Women’s Outdoor Adventure, an eight-day shooting and outdoor event developed specifically for women. The inaugural program is scheduled for April 30-May 7, 2012 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky.

Aimed at introducing women to a variety of firearms, the Women’s Outdoor Adventure also features outdoor activities as well as social events.

“The Women’s Outdoor Adventure is an opportunity for ladies to foster their interest in shooting and the outdoors, all while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded women,” said Bill Poole, Director of NRA’s Education & Training Division. “We want the attendees to leave with a well-rounded knowledge of firearms and the desire to continue participating in the shooting sports.”

Attendees will learn to shoot on the ranges of the Rockcastle Shooting Center while receiving instruction from the country’s top female shooters and firearms instructors. From trying their hand at shooting rifles, pistols, and shotguns during multi-gun competition, to the fun of sporting clays, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of shooting disciplines in a “supportive, encouraging” setting.

Cowboy Action Shooting is also on the agenda for the Women’s Outdoor Adventure at Rockcastle’s western town shooting range. Finally, attendees will take the NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home Course, designed to help women incorporate a firearm into their home defense plan.

In addition to time on the range, ladies can enjoy riding a zip line, canoeing, horseback riding, and playing a round of golf at the Cave Valley Golf Club. Other activities include touring natural caves in the area, a wine and cheese social at the Cave Valley Winery, a ladies hunting apparel fashion show, a cowboy-style cookout, and performances from local musicians.

Reservations for the Women’s Outdoor Adventure are made on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited to just 40 women. The deadline to register is March 15, 2012.

For more information on the Women’s Outdoor Adventure or to download the event application, please visit or contact Ann Marie Foster at 703-267-1413 or


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