Saturday, December 9th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Saturday, December 9th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Illinois’ ‘Annie Oakley Fall Classic’ a showcase for women shooters

This group of female shooters participated in an Annie Oakley Society of Northern Illinois clinic. (Photo by Gretchen Steele)
When shooters gather upstate later this month for the inaugural “Annie Oakley Fall Classic,” there will be one unusual aspect to take note of. The field will be 100% female. It should not be all that unusual, Robin Sheehan, founder and president of the Annie Oakley Shooters of Northern Illinois (AOSNI), said, throwing in a “we can do better.” The Fall Classic is set for Sept. 24 at Northbrook Sports Club in Hainesville, Ill. Sheehan said reasons why women are under-represented at shooting ranges and competitive shooting events vary, but there is no reason to dwell on them.
digital devicesThis content is restricted to subscribers of If you are already an subscriber, you can log in here. If you are not and would like to read this and all the other great content has to offer, click here.

Share on Social


Hand-Picked For You

Related Articles

For a limited time, you can get full access to breaking news, all original Outdoor News stories and updates from the entire Great Lakes Region and beyond, the most up-to-date fishing & hunting reports, lake maps, photo & video galleries, the latest gear, wild game cooking tips and recipes, fishing & hunting tips from pros and experts, bonus web content and much, much more, all on your smartphone, tablet or desktop For just a buck per month!

Some restrictions apply. Not valid with other promotions. $1 per month for 6 months (you will be billed $6) and then your subscription will renew at standard subscription rates. For more information see Terms and Conditions. This offer only applies to and not for any Outdoor News print subscriptions. Offer valid thru 3/31/23.

Already a subscriber to Click here to login.

Before you go... Get the latest outdoor news sent to your inbox.

Sign up for our free newsletter.

Email Address(Required)
What outdoor activities interest you?