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2014 Ladies Shotgun ‘Salon,’ a High ‘Calibered Event’

For many of us, the best way to muster through the cold winter is to plan for spring. Calibered Events will hold its 3rd Annual Ladies Shotgun “Salon” – a sporting clays and spa getaway – at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa., from April 23 thru 26. If you want to think spring and also, dream about pampering yourself while improving your shotgunning skills, this is the event for you.

The Shotgun “Salon” weekend combines sporting clays and luxurious accommodations at Chateau Lafayette, and includes gourmet fare and pampering at the renowned Woodlands Spa. Now in its third year, the Shotgun “Salon” experience offers 3 nights lodging in an exquisite chateau setting (double or single occupancy pricing), along with all meals, a $65 Visa resort card, sporting clay instruction/coaching, 1 case of shells, firearm (if you don’t bring one) and a $200 credit toward spa services. This year, Calibered Events is offering a non-shooter package, for a female friend or relative who wants to see what the weekend is about, but who doesn’t want to participate in the shooting activities.

“The first year we had 7 first time wing shooters, last year  there were 11 and so far this year we have 5 new gals,” said Ann Marie Foster, of Calibered Events. She added that the Nemacolin Field Club director, Wesley Russum, who is vice president of the Pennsylvania Sporting Clays Association, oversees a fabulous staff of Certified Sporting Clay Instructors, who offer guidance and instruction to  all guests.

“If you want to experience fabulous shotgunning opportunities with top-notch instruction, then join us at the Ladies Shotgun ‘Salon’ – great food, fabulous accommodations and camaraderie like none other – a most memorable event,” said Ann Marie.

Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2014 Ladies Shotgun “Salon.” All photos by Melissa Moore.

Falling Rock Nemacolin 2014

Nemacolin Shooting Academy


New shooter Melissa Moore dusting one of her first 7 clays … in a row!


On deck — Peg, with twins Amanda & Emily … practicing their pointing – fun times!


No shortage of laughter! Ann Marie and Kate enjoying a little round of back up shooting.


Even though the weather was a wee bit cool, 2 of these shotgunners were from Florida, and obviously, the weather did not infringe on their spirits!


“I absolutely LOVE my Beretta Xplor 400 Unico,” says Ann Marie. See the dusted bird in the sky!


The Ladies Shotgun “Salon” has its own Boot Fashion Show!

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Did we mention gourmet fare from the chef at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort?


“Really … I was just looking for a shortcut to the next station!” Or, so says Ann Marie Foster, driver extraordinaire.

shopping-Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Oh yes, and if you’re not too tired after a day of shooting and then enjoying a massage, there is always shopping! The Ladies Shotgun “Salon” at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has it all!

Visit Calibered Events to learn more about the 2015 Shotgun “Salon,” along with other shooting outing opportunities.

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The Conversation

  • Carol says: January 25, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    This sounds like a fantastic weekend. Is there still availability for a single to attend?

  • Kate Gonzalez says: January 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    LOVE Calibered Events. We attended their 3-Gun getaway last year. Anne Marie finds the best instructors and plans awesome events from begining to end. We also loved that the events include a range of skill levels from my husband (ours was a couples trip) who spent 10 years in the marines to myself (been shooting my whole life but definitely not an expert) to people who have never shot before and everyone in between. No matter how much you know hoing in, everyone has a great time and leaves with
    new skills. We recommend Calibered Events to everyone!.

  • Morgan Garcia says: January 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Just went to the website for more info and to see the schedule and WOW, it looks like so much fun! The pics alone are enticing but once you see what all they really do and what goes on, it looks like such a fun event. Totally putting this on our ‘must do’ list. 🙂

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