SILVERDALE — The 22nd annual Women on Target clinic has been scheduled for Sept. 29.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The clinic is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

The Sporting Friends of Cowley County will be host to the event at the Baird Ranch, located south of Silverdale.

Women on Target shooting clinics create safe and comfortable atmospheres for women to learn to shoot, or improve their skills, with other women. These events are designed to introduce women aged 18 or older to the enjoyment of shooting sports.

In addition to learning shooting basics on a variety of pistols, rifles and shotguns, the Sporting Friends of Cowley County will instruct participants on safe firearms handling and proper firearms storage techniques. Segments on self-defense and archery also are included.

All firearms and ammunition are provided by the Sporting Friends of Cowley County.

“Sporting Friends of Cowley County are excited to continue our 22-year tradition in teaching women in our area shooting skills,” said co-chair Sarah Griggs.

“The ladies who attend our event may be nervous to give shooting a try, but thanks to our instructors, they leave very comfortable.”

Previous firearms experience is not required. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is $35 and the event is limited to 60 participants.

Registration forms can be picked up from Home on the Range in Winfield or Reedy Ford in Arkansas City.

The deadline for registration is Sept. 22. However, the clinic tends to fill up quickly. For questions, call Griggs at (620) 441-7442.

About Women on Target

Women on Target, which was developed by the National Rifle Association in 1999, mentors women new to recreational shooting and hunting sports in a safe and friendly environment with like-minded females.

Since its inception, the program has introduced nearly 80,000 women to shooting sports. Each year, more than 200 clinics are held throughout the United States that teach thousands of women about the fun they can have with firearms.

Clinics are made possible through the tireless efforts of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of clubs who donate their time, talent, knowledge, skills, and resources so that more women may learn to enjoy shooting sports.