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Week of Rifle, Shotgun, and Pistol
at the NRA Whittington Center

You'll learn to shoot smallbore rifle silhouette, scoped/tactical carbine, long-range high power rifle, conventional and tactical pistol, shotgun (five-stand). No experience is necessary, and all firearms and ammunition are provided.

October 7-12, 2019



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 Founders Cabin, eat in the dining facility, and anticipate the unscheduled early morning and evening escapades of the bear, deer, elk and antelope that call the Whittington Center home. Food, housing, firearms, ammunition, targets, classes, evening activities, instructors, demonstrations and adventures are all included in the registration fee. Reservations fill quickly, so sign up early.

Space is limited to 24 ladies. Grab a friend and COME JOIN US for the Annual NRA Women’s Wilderness Escape!

Note: Women’s Wilderness Escape participants must provide their own transportation to and from the NRA Whittington Center as well as during the event. During the event, participants are divided into groups and attend different activities.

Airport Information: The three closest airports are:
Colorado Springs Airport - 2 hours 21 minutes/150.71 miles to Raton, NM
Albuquerque Airport - 3 hours 22 minutes/232.88 miles to Raton, NM
Denver Airport - 3 hours 40 minutes/236.50 miles to Raton, NM

Participants arrive on Monday, October 7 and depart immediately after breakfast on Saturday, October 12.

Housing is included in your Women’s Wilderness Escape registration fee. Participants are housed two per room (everyone will have a roommate). Rooms have been reserved for you in the Founders Cabins (see Whittington Center map). Each cabin has a living room with a full kitchen.

Personal firearms and ammunition will not be used/fired during the Women’s Wilderness Escape.

Want To Know More 

Contact us at (800) 672-7435 option 5 or email for more information.

Women's Wilderness Escape

Empowering women to explore the outdoors and the shooting sports at a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.