POSTED: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 11:04am
Gonzales, La — Cabela’s Gonzales celebrates the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with “Ladies Day Out”, April 06, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This bi-annual event encourages ladies to try out the latest outdoor apparel, camping gear, personal firearms and other supplies. The first 100 women to register at the store will receive a free gift.
With more than five million women participating in shooting sports, an increase of 46.5 percent since 2001, this growing demographic will enjoy classes including:
• Personal Firearms for Ladies’ Only
For women seeking to expand their knowledge and expertise in other areas, such as outdoor cooking, fly tying, orienteering and wilderness survival, classes will include:
• Camping for Beginners
• Dutch Oven Delights
Ladies in attendance will have an opportunity to meet local expert Aurora Harkins, NRA Pistol instructor, CHL instructor and Baton Rouge Chapter Facilitator for “A Girl and A Gun Club”. Aurora will present a seminar specifically designed for women that will examine what goes into making the decision to purchase a personal firearm, where to safely store it in your home and how to become comfortable using it.
Classes will be taught by local experts and are free of charge.
Product specialists and industry experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide recommendations while offering suggestions to help ladies make the most of their next outdoor adventure.
A highlight of the event will include personal tours of the gun counter and gun library.
“Ladies Day Out event is a celebration of women in the outdoors," said Paul Claxton , General Manager. “Cabela’s is proud to offer women not only the gear, but also the expert knowledge to pursue their outdoor passions.”
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation Firearms Retailer Survey Report, 2011 Edition, 61 percent of retailers surveyed saw an increase in female customers in 2010 over 2009.
All ladies in attendance will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $1500 Cabela’s gift card. Winners do not need to be present to win, but must be 18 years of age or older.
For a full schedule of Ladies Day Out events, call (225) 743-3400. For more information, visit www.Cabelas.com .