Rifle Ready

Venery presents Rifle Ready, rifle instruction for women, by women.

Have you ever wanted to learn to shoot a rifle but didn’t know where to start, or didn’t have anyone to teach you ? Or maybe you want to improve your skills and learn more about your rifle. Now is your chance for both!

Venery presents Rifle Ready, rifle instruction for women, by women. A class for the never-evers, novice, and the experienced gun handler and hunter.

Rifle Ready is a rifle handling series where our time on the range will include in-depth instruction on Rifle Safety, Ammunition, Sighting in your Rifle, Rifle Cleaning and Care, Hunting Licenses and Regulations, Ethics and Conservation.

All geared towards keeping you in the field, increasing your odds of success while hunting, and ensuring your safety and the safety of others.

Space is LIMITED – Register TODAY and we’ll see you at the range!

Scheduled Topics: All sessions include shooting practice, plus
Session 1: Rifle Handling + Ammunition
Session 2: Sighting in your Rifle + Rifle Cleaning and Care
Session 3: Effective Range + Hunting Regulations, Ethics, and Conservation

  • All In One $115 – August 7, 2022 9am-2pm completed
  • September Tuesday Night Sessions (Sept 13, 20, and 27 from 6-8p)
    • Full Series $115
    • Single Sessions $48

Equipment:
Participants are encouraged to bring their own rifles, ammunition, eye and ear protection or reserve ours by adding on the equipment fee.

Equipment fee includes eye and ear protection, rifle use, ammunition, cleaning supplies and targets.

  • All-in-One $45
  • Full Series $45
  • Single Session $20

Regulations and E•Scouting Explained

Join us on March 29th. Venery’s all female crew is hosting Regulations and E-Scouting Explained. While you’re enjoying wild game appetizers, we’ll explain MT licenses, permits, and the new regulations, plus offer an E-scouting tutorial. This is a class for women to ask questions about MT FWP’s big game regulations and application process.


New to hunting? We’ll help you navigate the 2022 regulations.

Interested in applying for Special Limited Licenses and Permits? We’ll guide you through the permit request process and help you apply for the tags you want, just in time for the Deer and Elk application deadline on April 1.

Plus, we’ll hear about the $4 Block Management donation program from State Representative Marilyn Marler.

Want to know “where you stand?” Sarah Allen will walk us through using online maps to learn an area and to find likely hunting spots.

Regulations and E-Scouting Explained will:

  • Help you determine a hunting strategy that is right for you
  • Boost your knowledge of how the Montana permit process works
  • Answer questions about e-scouting and online maps
  • Connect you with other like-minded women

Special guests:
Rep. Marilyn Marler, Montana State Legislature (HD90)
Sarah Allen, E-Scouting Mastermind

Want to learn more about hunting?

Check out for Venery’s upcoming Turkey Tactics skills class and Turkey Camp.

We are currently planning more hunting, scouting, and camping events, not to mention we will also have workshops to practice our rifle readiness together.

All skill levels welcome!

Spring Events

Wow, January went by so quickly and before you know it deer season will be here. So, before we get distracted by talking about deer hunting, here’s what we have going on in the next couple of months.

We are a group of women teaching womxn the hunting skills they need to harvest local, organic, sustainable meat. We host skills clinics and hunting camps throughout the year.

Here are a few Spring events and classes to mark on your calendar:

Free Events:

February 22, 5:30p – 7:30p  Hunter Happy Hour at Dram Shop Central (near the mall at 2700 Paxson St, Missoula). Come and get to know us, ask us questions, and meet like-minded people.

March 7, 8, 14 ,15 – 6p-9p   Womxn’s Hunter’s Education Class –free (Missoula FWP office 3201 Spurgin Road) This in-person class is free however, registration with FWP is required https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/177655
MT Fish Wildlife and Parks requires Hunter’s Education certificate if you were born after 1/1/1985. 

Registration is OPEN

April 9,  9-11a  Turkey Tactics Saturday 

This in-person class is an introduction to Spring Turkey Hunting in partnership with Artemis Sportswomen and National Wild Turkey Federation. We’ll discuss scouting, habitat, biology, and behavior, followed by a calling demo and practice, then discuss gun safety and specifically talk about shotguns with a chance to shoot and pattern them. Register Here

April 12, 6-8p Turkey Tactics Tuesday

This in-person class is an introduction to Spring Turkey Hunting in partnership with Artemis Sportswomen and National Wild Turkey Federation. We’ll discuss scouting, habitat, biology, and behavior, followed by a calling demo and practice, then discuss gun safety and specifically talk about shotguns with a chance to shoot and pattern them. Register Here

Save the Dates:

May 6-8, 6p Thursday – 12p Sunday Weekend Turkey Camp

This Womxn’s Turkey Camp will connect you with mentors, putting your Turkey Tactics skills to use as you pursue wild turkeys in western Montana. Turkey Camp is an opportunity for womxn from all over the country to come together, share stories, learn from each other, and form new friendships. (fee and registration required)

November 11-13,  Womxn’s Weekend Deer Camp, Montana

This is a rifle hunt weekend on public lands and Block Management Access with opportunities for whitetail and mule deer. This Womxn’s Weekend is not a guided hunt. It is not guaranteed success. It is, however, guaranteed fun. (fee and registration required)

We hope you’ll join us. Veneryᵀᴹ  is a hunting community where all are welcome. We are women, LGBTQ+ individuals, other marginalized genders, and People of Color, we have a variety of ages and abilities.