The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced the launch of its annual Lifetime Membership campaign. All funds raised from this year’s campaign will support the association’s five 80th anniversary initiatives, focused on strengthening the IGFA’s position as a global leader in game fish conservation and promoter of ethical angling practices. “As the dawn breaks […]
In most of America, hiking in the backcountry means hiking in bear country. Because of their size and strength, bears have a negative reputation, but bear attacks are relatively rare. To further decrease your chance of having an encounter with a bear, there are a few simple steps to follow, including gaining an understanding of […]
We live in the age of social media and it’s hard to stand out in the crowd. Scrolling through our feeds on Instagram, we are bombarded with thousands of photos and videos. Each one vying for our attention to get noticed, to sell a product, or to convey a message. It’s 100% visual and it’s […]
In this guest post, competition shooter Reanna Kadic details how she uses SENTRY Products Group’s Hexmags and color codes them for various shooting disciplines. Kadic is on the pro team for SENTRY and has a bit of a reputation of being very OCD, about keeping her gear organized. ~The editors Sponsored by SENTRY In my […]
Tattoos represent many things to many people and regardless of why people get tattooed, there always seems to be a story behind each and every tattoo. More and more women are taking the plunge to get inked and we wanted to reach out to some outdoor women to find out more about their tattoos and […]
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Nice work! 👍 “Cleaning deer skulls, fishing, rescuing dogs and working with fellow veterans. Summer favs! Life is good!” Repost from @beachbugsbonecleaning.
So are we! So excited to be invited to cover the adventures of @sisterhood_of_the_outdoors. Big announcement coming soon!
TeamWON members Michelle Cerino and Becky Yackley met at a 3-Gun competition at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Kentucky. Watch their social media this weekend to see how they are doing!
Seriously digging the campers from @sistersonthefly! 🏓
Now this, is cool 😎 “Left my job, ventured to Alaska, became a commercial fisherwomen, caught 10000lbs of salmon, and smiled a lot during it all. This has been the best adventure and I couldn’t thank @fvnitelite enough for it.” Repost from @dezert_roze_
“Had such an amazing time with with @katherine.lodge1 and @sherrillbeck over the last three days in Boise. Next year the @flyfishersinternational Fair days are set for July 22-29th 2019 in Bozeman MT. Join myself and an incredible group of instructors for the Fly Tying Course, Women’s Fly Fishing Program, Casting Classes and hanging out at the Women’s Connect Booth!!” Via @northwestflygirl. 📸 = @flyfishingpursuits
“My favorite thing to do outdoors is to learn more about the area that I hunt. It's interesting to see the new trails made every year and how the animals transition from summer to fall.” - Chelsea Wilkey Read more about this hunter, and the story behind her very-personal tattoo, through the #linkinbio. Story by Morgan Rogue.
Happy Monday!! 🎨✍️ • • • Do you have ink? We want to see it! Use #WONphoto on your tattoo pictures for a chance to be featured.
Just awestruck when we saw this today! #Repost @skullboundtv with @get_repost ・・・ Some people wear their hearts on their sleeve. Mine’s on my back. 🏹
Congrats to @tash.b13 on this nice springbok! Repost from @polar2u. #WONphoto
What are your plans for the weekend? #adventure • • • “On the road with @bethanyrosek @walks.etc” Via @sophie_epstone.
This looks like a fun group of ladies! 😊 “Not too shabby, Wyoming!” Repost from @moni_poni. #WONphoto
“#whitetailwednesday only 53 more days until Iowa’s bow season.” Repost from @kaylamarie.outdoors.
We love this 😊 “Stay positive, good things are on their way.” Repost from @sallie_doty.
This is what we wish for you. ☕️ #mondaysbelike
Have you guys checked out @juliegolob’s National Shooting Sports Gear Box Sweepstakes?! It’s a good one! Check the #linkinbio 😊⠀ • • •⠀ It’s National Shooting Sports Month!!! Check out my latest post #ontheblog #linkinbio for some REALLY COOL STUFF!
Let's go #anarrowaday challenge! Repost from @lena_bownarrow. #WONphoto
Biggest congrats to @kenda_lenseigne!! • • • Overall Champ in Vegas.... The little mare knows how to get it done! She uses every inch of her 14 hands to tear up the dirt. What’s more impressive is this lime green combo of @roperworld shirt and @profchoice air ride pad!!! It’s like they were made for each other! @uberti_usa Repost from @kenda_lenseigne.
“I am so excited for the season to start! Will be using @eleyhawk and wearing my @berettaofficial as their new tweed is GORGEOUS!” Repost from the lovely @clairesads ❤️ #WONphoto
Have you guys seen the women’s waders by @lacrossefootwear? 😍 #wantsome
“I may not be catching, but I’m helping.” Repost from #TeamWON editor @princessgunslinger. 😎 #WONphoto
... but I’m always on the hunt for more! #WONphoto
Now this looks like fun! #girlsdayout Repost from @skullboundtv.
“Blueberry season is here!” 💙💙💙 Via @christine.l.kessler.
Out and about with the new @gun_toten_mamas_ #diaperbag today. Review in the works!
“There’s no place like home.” Repost from @northwestflygirl. 📸 = @ragingriversales @silverbowflyshop
“What do you mean, go through the puddle again..!?” 🤘 Repost from @amandalynnmayhew. #WONphoto
“Who knew it got so cold in Africa?! Heading out this morning and it’s -2 degrees Celsius.” Via @jerzy_ab. #WONphoto
‘Scuse me while I slide on out to my garden. 😉 #WONphoto
Daaaaang! Now this makes us wish it was spring! 😍🦃 “Congratulations to Julianne Hickok of Pennsylvania - a runner up for the non-deer category of the 4th Annual ADVENTURESS Women's Trail Camera Contest. She will be receiving an ADVENTURESS sling cooler and bottle of @bugsoother bug spray! Great job, Julianne!” Repost from @betheadventuress. #WONphoto
“Life was meant for good friends and great adventures!” Repost from @northwestflygirl. #WONphoto
Only one day left to enter the contest! Win a family fishing trip to Florida! #Repost @take_me_fishing with @get_repost ・・・ Vote for your favorite #MomApproved places to #fish and #boat at takemefishing.org/momapproved for a chance to win a #fishing and #boating trip with your family in sunny #Florida
Dry fire training is the practice of firing, or practicing the manipulation of, a firearm without ammunition. That seems easy enough to understand, but let’s take a look at the reasons why someone would want to practice dry firing, as well as some drills that are helpful. She Shoots 2 is sponsored by CrossBreed Holsters […]
Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) has workshops in 38 states and 6 Canadian Provinces. Bring your friends and explore a new state and new BOW classes. BOW is a workshop focused on the learning of outdoor skills – skills often associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Designed primarily for women, it […]
The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) celebrates the signing of House Bill 4528 into law by President Donald J. Trump last week on Thursday, August 2, 2018. This legislation amends the Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) of 2012, by stating that no billfish can be entered into trade or sold in the continental United States. Marlin, […]
From the earliest of times, people have communed around the campfire, telling tales and sharing personal stories. Gathering around the fire brings us together, and a backyard fire pit is the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Fire pits provide ambiance, warmth, light, and a place to gather and entertain. It’s no wonder that […]
Newington, N.H. (August 9, 2018) – TEAM SIG Captain Max Michel and TEAM SIG shooter Lena Miculek recently joined over 2,700 student athletes at the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships to host development clinics and mentor junior competitive shooters. Michel and Miculek’s clinics provided instruction and demonstrations on techniques, mental game, goal setting […]
Watching the news over the spring and summer of 2018, we might be tempted to think that every high school student across the United States have been caught up in anti-gun-rights marches. The good news is that as big and loud as those teens are, there are plenty of examples of young men and women […]
As I write this, our friends from Illinois are pulling out of our driveway to head back home. After spending the last few days exploring Wyoming via kayak and ATV, they’ve officially caught the mountain-life bug. I think it is safe to say that they will definitely be back next summer. This marks our half-way […]
When it comes to survival tips and techniques, the more you know, the better. While you can’t possibly prepare for every single thing that is out there, you can try your best to be as aware of many of them as you can. Sometimes these bits and pieces of knowledge can seem quite like useless trivia […]
Camping gear is expensive to purchase, and it’s essential to your comfort and safety when you’re the outdoors. Both of these facts are great reasons to protect your gear from damage, wear, and age while in the wilderness and while storing your equipment at home. Here’s what you need to know to protect your investment […]
Offshore saltwater fishing is a renowned style of angling pursuit in the coastal United States and it’s easy to see the appeal. Access to remote fishing grounds, a test of skill and the thrill of reeling in large, powerful game fish. But with reward, comes risk. Responsible boaters understand that ocean fishing safety is always […]
In conjuction with the brand-new release of their Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2® in 9mm, Springfield Armory has another giveaway in the works bringing you the ultimate concealed carry package in exclusive partnership with eight premium industry partners: Crossbreed Holsters, Viridian Weapon Technologies, Federal Ammunition, AR500, Propper, Short Round Supply, Identilock, and Walker’s. The giveaway […]
It’s here! Throughout August, all of America will be celebrating the shooting sports. Get out there and enjoy the pastime we all love with the ones you love — and while you’re at it, be sure to enter the Trigger Time Sweepstakes to win some amazing prizes! Trigger Time Sweepstakes Join us this August for […]
It’s here! The next generation of the most popular pistol ever produced by Springfield Armory is now available in the most popular caliber. Meet the XD-S Mod.2 in 9mm. I have to share a little secret … I’ve had the Springfield Armory’s XD-S Mod.2 in 9mm for about a month now. I’m so excited to […]
As many of you already know, I am part of the Volquartsen Factory Team. That being said, I get to shoot the latest and greatest offerings from Volquartsen. Volquartsen’s motto is “Build it better,” and everything that leaves their shop is absolutely top notch! Based in Carroll, Iowa, the Volquartsen family has made it their […]
People want to take my purse. They don’t want it for its contents inside, they want it for the bag itself. The bag? It’s a Gun Tote’n Mamas distressed buffalo leather CCW, cross-body bag with a snap-open front flap. Sponsored by Gun Tote’n Mamas The RFID thing Introduced into the “Cinnamon line” last year, […]
Raising children with a respect for firearms means that our children need to know what guns are. As parents, it is our job not only to educate them about what guns are and how to safely handle them, but also to instruct them about the ins and outs of normal firearms use. What that means […]
Does your spirit of adventure beckon you to the open road? With the right planning, packing, and adventure, a long-distance road trip can make for a wonderful and memorable vacation. How to Prepare For Your Road Trip Even if you want to be spontaneous and let the road be your guide, it’s important to decide […]
The top female anglers in the fishing community are women who inspire and empower other women to get out on the water by setting a strong example. Let’s tip our lucky fishing hats to a group of women aren’t as much about being famous female anglers, as they are about consistently demonstrating that they don’t […]
I hear many people talk about what they want to do “some day.” Too often, though, “some day” never arrives until the window of opportunity has closed and they can no longer do what they always said they wanted to do. I do not want to miss my “some day.” That is why I decided […]
People who are passionate about what they do are key to building anything in life – whether its a vibrant online community, such as the women of The WON have created or a family project or a shooting event on the range. In other words, attributed to my friend Julie Golob, “Passion trumps perfect.” With […]
These signs can stop you in your tracks at the entrance. You know, those signs that tell you that you can or can’t carry a firearm into the building. What do they mean and how do they pertain to concealed carry license holders? What about those who carry without a permit and live in a […]
In this video, I’ll walk you through the various features of the Liberty HDX-350 Handgun Smart Vault, from Liberty Safe. This safe makes a great nightstand safe suitable for your firearms or valuables. Sponsored by Liberty Safe One of the techy features of this safe is the inclusion of USB ports – both internally […]
MINNETONKA, MN — Nebraska is no stranger to monster muleys – and Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion, can’t get enough of spot and stalk hunts in this state. This week, she heads out with long-time friend Scott Kuhn of Deer Meadow Outfitters to see if she can fill her freezer with a mule deer. […]
Shoot Like A Girl’s semi-tractor trailer mobile range will be operational at Bass Pro Shops in Portage, IN on July 21st from 10:00am-6:00pm, and Cabela’s from 9:00am-3:00pm in Hammond, IN. It’s FREE! It’s SAFE! It’s FUN! Women are invited to stop by Shoot Like A Girl mobile range and shoot a pistol, rifle and bow! New and […]
Birdhouse construction is a timeless DIY project that’s fun to do at any age. In fact, this fun pastime has been around for hundreds of years. Commonly known as nest boxes, birdhouses were historically constructed from clay, wood, lightweight aluminum, or other natural materials and were used to protect and provide shelter from the outdoor […]
While it may be Florida’s largest city based on square miles, it’s still easy to find a number of good Jacksonville kayak fishing spots. A kayak fishing trip in the Jacksonville area will give you a chance to explore creeks, rivers, beaches, or tidewaters in search of species like redfish, spotted seatrout, and flounder. If […]
This month’s installment in our coloring girl series features a little girl who is very special to our Babbs – her granddaughter, Pippi Jean. Of course, that’s not her real name, but let’s just say that this illustration – created by talented Kimberly Kolb Eakin – represents one of PJ’s fav things to do in […]
August is National Shooting Sports Month! For the entire month, Volquartsen Firearms plans to share photos from their customers and followers that celebrate the passion we all have for target shooting. Their goal is to raise awareness while proudly encouraging shooting and shooting sports as a positive, safe, family-friendly pastime that is enjoyed by millions […]
Independence Day – we like to call it “The 4th of July” – we celebrate it with family cook-outs with hot dogs and burgers on the grill, and close the day out with sparklers and fireworks. But, when was the last time you or I really stopped to consider the deeper meanings of this day? […]