Eight action-packed adventures await female hunters in the new year, as the National Rifle Association’s Women On Target® program has just released its 2008 roster of hunting excursions.

Highlighting this year’s schedule is an archery hunt for* * whitetail deer and turkey in Missouri – the first-ever bow hunt offered in the history of the Women On Target program, which began in 1999.

Also new in 2008 is a game bird/fly-fishing combination hunt in Maine during the peak of the fall season in New England, as well as Sportsmen All-weather, All-terrain Marksmanship (SAAM) training held in conjunction with a hog and bobcat hunt in Texas.* The SAAM training provides world-class instruction in hunting marksmanship, focusing on how to shoot from a variety of positions and how to handle the different terrain and weather conditions that can impact shot placement in the field.

Hunts for pheasants and chukar in the Midwest, elk in the ruggedly beautiful Rocky Mountains, and wild turkey in Kansas can also be found on the 2008 schedule.

“The Women On Target program brings together women from all walks of life and allows them to share their love for hunting and the outdoors,” said Rosemary Herr, Manager of the NRA Women’s Programs Department.* “The hunts that we’ve assembled this year allow women to break the routine of their daily lives and find their dream adventure.”

Women On Target is the foremost hunting program in the country created specifically for women.* The program provides a safe, stress-free hunting environment for both novice and experienced hunters.*

Pre-registration is required for all Women On Target hunts.* Low hunter-to-guide ratios, tremendous locations, and economical prices ensure that each hunt sells out quickly. To register for a hunt, or to obtain a complete brochure detailing this year’s hunting excursions, call (800) 861-1166, send an email to womenontarget@nrahq.org, or visit http://www.nrahq.org/women/hunting/wothunts.pdf.