Three Organizations that Help Women Get Outdoors

Jaimie Robinson // April 2

A few years ago, I wanted to further my hunting skills as well as expand my horizons as far as hunting game, in my search to do this I found the Sisterhood of the Outdoors. This helped introduce me to the huge, and growing, industry of women in hunting and shooting sports.

Here are a few of my favorite groups that help advocate getting women outside:

Sisterhood of the Outdoors

After my first hunt with this group, I was enthralled. The model is that one of their field staff hosts the hunt and acts like a mentor, friend, and liaison with the guide. A few weeks ago Heather Shepherd wrote an article about hunting with vetted guides. The Sisterhood does this for you and you get to hunt, fish, or shoot with some amazing women who are also passionate about the adventure. Their field staff are experts in their fields and work hard to make sure you are comfortable and reach your hunting goals. There is something amazing about hunting with new friends and peers whose passion is to help women enjoy the outdoors.

Three Organizations that Help Women Get Outdoors

Shoot Like a Girl

I was introduced to Shoot Like a Girl a few years ago when I volunteered to help on their truck. Karen Young, the founder, has it all. She has a passion for the outdoors and getting women into shooting sports. Shoot Like a Girl has a tractor-trailer that drives around the country. They have a huge collection of guns that are safe to handle to help you get comfortable with the weight and proper handling of them. Inside the trailer is a unique system in which you can shoot both pistols and rifles that have reduced recoil. This is an amazing way to introduce people to guns in a safe and less intimidating manner. They also have a great indoor archery range so you can try the newest bows and also get instruction in archery form.

Three Organizations that Help Women Get Outdoors

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

I personally have not been on a BOW adventure but I have been following them for years. They have a variety of programs that literally follow their name. Their adventures range from archery to mountaineering and hunting. They have branches in all of the states with events that fit all of our needs as budding outdoorswomen.

Read: What Does it Mean to be “Pro Staff”?

Many women cite a lack of mentorship as one of the main barriers to getting outdoors more. These three programs, as well as many more that are rapidly cropping up across the country, are helping to meet the needs of women who are striving to get outdoors. Many states offer programs that will help you. Here is a list of potential outdoor resources:

Which outdoor women's organizations are you a part of?

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About the Author

Jaimie Robinson

Jaimie lives north of Denver, Colorado. She is the mother of two wonderful children. All her life, she has had a passion for the outdoors. She concentrates this passion on archery, hunting, and fitness. She grew up in rural western Pennsylvania, where she developed an appreciation for nature and worked on her knack for shooting guns. Spent hours just watching deer move from her back porch and explored the forest. When she moved to Colorado in 2006, she went on her first hunting trip and harvested an antelope with a rifle. In late 2006, she tried archery for the first time and fell in love. She has been active in the archery community in Colorado ever since. Archery has become Jaimie’s passion and she strives to learn everything she can about it. She does her best to share her passion for archery with everyone she meets. She has expanded her horizons to waterfowl and upland hunting, fishing, and rifle hunting. She spends as much time in the outdoors as she can. Jaimie is passionate about making the sport better for women and helping others become better hunters.