Taking aim

‘National Women’s Weekend’
planned at Friendship range

National Muzzle Loader Rifle Association
sponsors this new event in southern Indiana

Staff Report

FRIENDSHIP, Ind. (April 2007) – The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association of Friendship, Ind., is offering a new event on April 27-29: the National Women’s Weekend – a fun weekend at the shooting range filled with camaraderie, competition, and instruction in safety and proficiency for women only.


Photo provided

An inaugural event for women
includes shooting, personal
safety and other topics.

Men are welcome to attend but are ineligible to participate. This event is designed to accommodate all skill levels from beginners to experienced shooters. For some women, it’s a chance to compete against peers at a similar level; for others, it’s an opportunity to learn or improve skills in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere.
The National Women’s Weekend will offer competitions in offhand rifle, pistol, and trap shooting with muzzleloading firearms. All prizes will be merchandise. Beginners will compete against other beginners. Anyone, whether experienced or novice, is welcome and encouraged to attend. Come and see what all the fun is about – and save $10 on the registration fee by signing up early.
The fee for the weekend is $35 for pre-registration, or $45 at the time of event. Pre-registrations must be received at the NMLRA (P.O. Box 67, Friendship, IN 47021) no later than Tuesday, April 24, to qualify for the discount. You can also call (812) 667-5131 to sign up using your credit card. The fee includes registration, targets, seminar attendance, and camping. (Please note that if you plan to park your camper or RV in Frontier Heritage Campground an additional fee of $25 per night plus $5 per extra person applies.)
Food will be available throughout weekend. Participants arriving on Friday, April 27, are invited to attend an informal get-together.
Two seminars will be presented by certified National Rifle Association instructors: Refuse to Be a Victim and Firearm Safety in the Home. Refuse to Be a Victim deals with shopping, Internet, traveling, and many other aspects of safety.
It does not deal with firearms at all. Firearm Safety in the Home deals specifically with safe storage of firearms in your home.
A catered dinner is offered on Saturday, April 28, at an additional charge of $10 per person. Prizes for Saturday’s matches will be awarded at this event. The keynote speaker for the banquet is Angela Goldman, Indiana Conservation Officer.
A Purdue University graduate with a double major in forest management and wildlife management, Goldman is experienced in Becoming an Outdoorswoman and Women in the Outdoors programs, and she has been the director of a conservation camp for girls. She brings rich perspectives on the involvement of women in outdoor activities.

• For more information, call Karen Longstreth at (937) 277-2692 or email: danceswithbeez@aol.com, subject line National Women’s Weekend. Or call the NMLRA office at (812) 667-5131. You can also visit www.nmlra.org and click on the sponsored events link for a registration form.

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