Archive for June 8th, 2012

Shooting: Girls on the Range, 2

Friday, June 8th, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

Conceived of as a day for fathers and daughters to bond over a shared experience at the shooting range, the National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day quickly evolved to include the whole family.

11—We’re still calling it take Your Daughter to the Range Day, but we’re promoting the whole family bonding, family values opportunity, as something the entire family can do together.

Lynne Finch is president and co-founder of the event, scheduled June 9th. She helped form a non-profit around the day, and reached out to shooting ranges via Facebook, and received good response.

24— Especially Texas. We have five ranges registered in Texas, and the ladies out there have been wonderful—sending us ideas that we then send on to other ranges—things that they’re doing. And everyone’s doing it a little bit differently: the format, the structure. But the core is the same. The goals are the same…the safety, the education, and the opportunity.

Some ranges want participants to register in advance of the event. Find a nearby range and their requirements at national take your daughter to the range day dot com.

18— We want this to be an annual event, but we don’t want it to stop there. Going to shoot one time a year isn’t really what this is about. This is about dipping your toes in the water. Trying something new, and then maybe the family finds out this is fun; this is something we can do together.

The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program supports our series and works to increase shooting sports in Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.