One of the most promising developments in the wingshooting world has been the increasing emphasis on products and experiences for women. Now Syren USA, which makes shotguns for women, and Orvis have teamed up to create an intensive three-day, four-night program called “Women’s Intro to Wingshooting.”
Syren’s Deirdre Lang will host the event at Orvis-endorsed Prairie Wildlife, in West Point, Mississippi, from February 6 to 10. Participants will be able to choose among multiple offerings, including bobwhite quail hunting and clay shooting. Each option will include full use of Syren shotguns; expert shooting instruction by Xavier Fairley, Prairie Wildlife’s Wildlife Manager and an NSCA Level 1 instructor (pictured here); gourmet meals and luxury accommodations. Additional activities include a gundog demonstration, a wine-tasting and a game-cooking class by Chef Shane Henderson.
According to Deirdre Lang, who is married to Wes Lang, President of Syren’s parent company, Caesar Guerini USA: “Our goal is really simple: We want to create a fun, no-pressure opportunity for more women to experience wing and clay shooting. I’ve been around shotguns forever, but I’ve never been a particularly avid shooter. Lately I’ve been drawn to it more and more. I see the places that Wes goes, and they’re amazing! I’m excited to experience it and invite those women who might be new to it as well.”
“While the program is designed to introduce new shooters to the sport,” said Reid Bryant, Senior Manager, Orvis Wingshooting Services, “it accommodates more-experienced shooters also. Whatever your level of interest, we will make the program work for you.”
The cost to attend is $5,840, and more information is available at orvis.com/wingshooting-schools.