Women's Wilderness Escape

For All Women … From All Walks Of Life

Women's Wilderness EscapeThe NRA Women's Wilderness Escape provides women 18 and older with an eight-day getaway opportunity to experience the softer side of firearm education with exposure to a wide variety of shooting sports activities and an array of enticing hunting and outdoor related activities. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, it's an experience that will prepare you for your next adventure!

No experience is necessary, and all firearms and ammunition are provided for you. You'll learn to shoot smallbore rifle silhouette, scoped/tactical carbine, long range high power rifle, conventional and tactical pistol, historic firearms and shotgun (five-stand). NRA Women's Wilderness EscapeUpon completion of training in the pistol, shotgun and rifle disciplines, attendees earn the NRA FIRST Steps Firearm Certificates.

Attendees will also learn archery, tree stand safety and participate in a mock hunt. Completion of these three events will earn participants the Bow Hunter Education Certificate. Successful completion of a recognized bow hunter education course is often required in addition to your hunting license in many states and provinces. This also applies to special designated bow hunting areas, and some federal lands and urban bow hunting areas.

Other planned activities may include survival training, game calling and laser shot. Your adventure at the NRA Whittington Center will also include a wine social to benefit the NRA Women's Wilderness Escape Events!

NRA's Whittington Center

Attendees will be guided by some of the most skilled firearms instructors and outdoor specialists in the country. And it all happens at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico.

The NRA Whittington Center is without a doubt the finest shooting complex in the nation. Its 33,000 acres nest among the scenic western mountains and high mesa country of New Mexico. While staying at the Whittington Center, you'll share a room in the Competitor Housing Complex, eat in the dining facility and anticipate the unscheduled early morning and evening escapades of the deer, elk and antelope that call the Center home. Food, housing, guns, ammunition, targets, classes, evening activities, instructors, demonstrations and adventures are all included in the $1,800 fee.

Participants provide their own transportation to and from the Whittington Center and during the event.There are two sessions offered, limited to 60 women per session. Reservations fill quickly, so grab a friend and come join us for the annual NRA Women's Wilderness Escape!

Session 1 will be held September 20-27, 2014
Session 2 will be held September 28 - October 5, 2014

For more information, contact us at (800) 672-7435 opt 4 or email wwe@nrahq.org.

We enjoy hearing from past Wilderness Escape attendees!

Here are a few comments from attendees of the 2013 Women's Wilderness Escape:

Experience the outdoors and sportsmanship!!! To hear about this event or read about it is one thing-but to EXPERIENCE it is UNBELIEVABLE!
-Carolyn Anderson, Texas

From the east coast, west coast, north and south - you will meet fantastic women. The staff is awesome! There are all well qualified, kind, patient and full of humor.
-Janet Stevens, Maine

This is the best thing I ever did for myself! (Next to marrying my husband) :)
-Carol Hopkins, Virginia

Best money I have spent - experience worth every penny.
-Pat Billups, Texas

This was one of the best times I have had since going to camp as a kid. Every women should attend this event! The amount and quality of information provided was excellent!
-Jane Hopper, California

Even if you only think you may be interested take the plunge and sign up for WWE. It will be a learning experience and memories for a lifetime.
-Handri Kadash, New Jersey

It was a great week and I learned so much and met so many fantastic people. I only wish I could stay for a second week!
-Katheryn Warren, Delaware
Wilderness Escape Scrapbooks
2009 Women's Wilderness Escape Scrapbook 2008 Women's Wilderness Escape Scrapbook

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