Minnesota Women Shoot aim to get girls outside

The stigma of shooting sports being a ‘guys’ sport is a thing of the past.

Archery, trap and skeet shooting teams at the high school level are among the fastest growing teams around the nation and the percentage of girls/women is rising quickly.
“It’s a fantastic activity/sport for women,” Amy Howard said. “Women love a little bit of nature combined with a bit of technical knowledge combined with the peacefulness of sitting in a blind or a tree stand and women love the independence it gives them.”

Women In The Outdoors is a fun learning event in a beautiful setting where women can have a day to themselves or an outing with a group of their friends to learn the basics without any pressure. They teach and let participants have a first time experience with archery, trap shooting, 22 rifles, pistols and sometimes even automatic rifles. All equipment is provided and there are plenty of trained instructors at every station. Safety comes first at the event.

Those interested can sign up for this exciting day at WITO at beautiful Marsh Lake Preserve just outside of the Victoria/Waconia/Chaska area. The entrance fee covers all equipment, shooting instruction from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a very nice lunch. The day is limited to the first 50 women and tends to fill up quickly.

To sign up, go to MNWomenShoot on Facebook, where you can register and see great pics from past events.

This year’s event is Saturday Sept. 9 and registration closes Sept. 1.

Cost is $30 for the entire experience including lunch. Participants must be 18 years and older.