Upcoming Shooting Events at the NRA Whittington Center

NRA Whittington Center
NRA Whittington Center

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Summer in New Mexico brings with it some of the year’s largest shooting events at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton. If you want to see some of the top marksmen in action, get ready.

The Southwest Amateur Trap shooting Association (ATA) Zone Shoot will be held July 12-15. The ATA (the largest clay target shooting organization in the world) Zone Shoot will bring together some of the top shooters from the southwestern region to Raton, New Mexico, and three other sites at the same time.

Next will come a couple of NRA competitions, including the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Championships July 15-17, the NRA National High Power Rifle Silhouette Championships July 19-21, the NRA Cowboy Lever Action National Silhouette Champ ionship July 24-27, and the NRA Black Powder Cartridge Rifle National Silhouette Championship July 30-Aug. 3 2018.

After a break in the competitions for a couple of months, the NRA Black Powder Target Rifle National Championship is set for Oct. 1-7 2018.

But the NRA Whittington Center is about more than competitions. If you want to improve your long-range marksmanship, Gunwerks will hold its Long Range University on Aug. 23-28 2018.

And for a bonding experience, women can check out the NRA Women’s Wilderness Escape (WWE), scheduled for Oct. 1-5. This yearly event teaches women the safe handling and use of shotguns, rifles and pistols the first three days. The last day will let the shooters get acquainted with 3-Gun shooting, long-range shooting and Henry rifles.

NRA Whittington Center Competitor Housing Units
NRA Whittington Center Competitor Housing Units

The NRA Whittington Center, a 33,000-acre retreat founded in 1973, is one of the nation’s premier destinations for outdoor recreation. Besides the shooting sports, it offers outdoor adventure camps for children, hiking trails and ample opportunities to see wildlife or go birdwatching.

For more information, visit nrawc.org.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in NRA America’s 1st Freedom.