From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
-- The fourth Women on Target Shooting Skills Clinic will be held May 30 in Lil’ Toledo Lodge. Limited to 35 women, participants must pre-register as soon as possible.
The event is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Lil’ Toledo Lodge, the Kansas Wildlife Officers Association, the Kansas State Rifle Association, the Women of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the Kansas Bow Hunter Association.
The clinic is for women only, and is designed for women who may have never handled a gun. Women who have some experience are also encouraged to attend. Each participant will learn to shoot a variety of guns and bows and enjoy fellowship with other women. The event will give participants the opportunity to shoot shotguns, revolvers, semiautomatic handguns, small-caliber rifles, big bore rifles, and black powder rifles, as well as longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows.
Participants will also have the opportunity to use the laser shot shooting simulator. Activities are conducted so that each woman can participate at her own pace and at her own experience level. This shooting clinic teaches and reinforces safe gun handling techniques, the mechanics of loading and unloading guns, and how to use bows and tree stands. In the shotgun shooting portion of the event, all women will be consistently breaking targets in the air before the day is over.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Lil’ Toledo Lodge, and there will be a drawing for items donated by local businesses. Registration fee is $30 per person, which helps cover the cost of shooting supplies and targets. This event will be limited to the first 35 women who register and pay the fee. All women must be 18 years old. Participants do not need to bring guns or ammunition. All guns and equipment and supplies will be provided. However, participants may bring their own 20-gauge shotguns if they wish. All guns must be checked by the person in charge of the training before they are used.
To participate in the Shooting Skills for Women event, contact the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Pratt Operations Office at 620-672-5911. Ask for Stacy in Hunter Education to pre-register. The event is first-come, first-served; those wishing to participate should pre-register as soon as possible.