According to Women in the Outdoors in 2012, an in-depth report on women’s participation in outdoor recreation compiled by Southwick Associates, women now make up more than a quarter of all anglers and represent the fastest growing segment within the hunting and shooting communities making up as much as nearly 11 percent of all hunters.
Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that seven-year Smith & Wesson Shooting Team Captain Julie Golob has recently been awarded the National Rifle Association (NRA) Action Pistol Distinguished Badge.
According to research, more than 80 percent of people with autism and 90 percent of people who have Down’s Syndrome never learn to ride a bike. The sad thing, some of them can and yet, they never get the opportunity to — as our guest blogger Andrea Felgenhauer tells us, “believe they can fly.” Andrea pens “Therapy on Wry,” a wonderful blog about a mom in St. Louis, Mo., who finds humor in raising two kids — one with autism and one without.
For the past 35 years, competitors from all over the world have traveled to mid-Missouri to compete in a shooting competition started by John Bianchi, founder of Bianchi International, the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup. This year’s match was almost guaranteed to be one for the books before the first shot rang out. It was […]
This weekend marked the closing of the 2013 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup! For those unfamiliar, this match is a prestigious competition focused on action pistol shooting — and, as many competitors confess, the most difficult pistol competition in the world.
One of my favorite events is the NRA’s annual Youth Sports Fest. For the past three years I have volunteered to help teach children how to shoot and handle firearms safely while having fun. This year, amidst controversy, the coordinator of the event decided to introduce an additional stage — .22 modern sporting rifle (MSR). […]
How many Bianchi Cup competitors does it take to get a .22 conversion attached to a 1911 handgun? Funny story, actually … let me start by saying Bianchi Cup is one of the most difficult matches in the world, focused on a brutal combination of accuracy, under a time limit. Those who compete are incredibly […]
Almost two years ago, I decided I needed a new hunting rifle. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but I did know I needed something I truly liked and would want to pick up and shoot years from now. My number one requirement was that I wanted something lightweight and easy to carry, for the […]
Feb. 8, 2013, marked the opening day of sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wis. It also marked the first Women on Winnebago (WOW) weekend media event. The Fond du Lac Visitor’s Bureau organized the event to bring together a variety of women to represent various media outlets with the purpose of […]
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 4, 2012) – Smith & Wesson’s newly appointed Junior Team Captain, Molly Smith, recently sat down with fellow teammate Annette Aysen to discuss her latest victory at the USPSA Women’s Revolver Nationals. In her role as Junior Team Captain, Smith will be reporting on the Smith & Wesson shooting team’s successes as […]
Olympic biathletes Lanny and Tracy Barnes give tips on how to keep your firearms shooting accurately in the cold. They should know, as they’re training in Sweden at present. Before that, they hunted at high elevations in Colorado. Whether hunting or competing, these sisters know the low-down on keeping your firearms shooting hot in the cold.
Women have been fishing alongside men forever, but our contributions have been greatly undervalued or left out altogether. Reading this “Journal of Sport History” article helped me to build a timeline in my own mind, an important first step in rewriting the history of fly fishing. Our true history will better reflect voices that would otherwise […]
I was a year old when “The Red Fisher Show” hit the airwaves on Saturday afternoons on CTV. My parents must have set my playpen in front of the “tube” or CRT television (no flat screen back then) to watch “Scuttlebutt Lodge, the Tall Tale Capital of the World.” I grew up with dreams and big ideas, the excitement of possibilities. It was not like my mother’s generation, where you were what your husband did.
She’s a long, tall, cool drink of blogger, Anette Wachter, aka 30 Cal Gal. We’ve been following her blog for a couple of years now, as she competes in long range rifle events across the continent and reports back to us. There are very few women rifle competitors and fewer who have achieved the rankings […]
EDGEFIELD, S.C. — NWTF spokesperson Brenda Valentine is one of several outdoor personalities heading overseas to support our troops as part of the Outdoor Legends Tour. Valentine, Jim Shockey and Bill Miller will be traveling to military bases in Germany and Southwest Asia to entertain and thank U.S. troops in July. The NWTF partnered with Armed […]
Just up the road from The WON’s home lives a female blogger named Beth Cowgill. If you follow women’s gun blogs, you’ll know her better as “Sass, Brass & Bullets.” After spending time with her at the gun range, we can say that she aptly fits her blog’s moniker, and that we think you’ll like […]
Houston, Texas – Comp-Tac Victory Gear’s Randi Rogers is widely recognized as the top woman shooter in the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting and proved it this past weekend when she won, for the tenth time, the Single Action Shooting Society’s (SASS) Overall Ladies World Championship at End of Trail in Edgewood, New Mexico. SASS […]
School’s out, the bags are packed and you are headed out for a delightful summer vacation with friends and family. When you pull out your camera, remember these simple tips to help ensure that no one will be yawning and snoozing through your vacation photos when you return home. 1. The Golden Hours Plan your […]
In a lead up to what can be described as a humorous and eventful week, outdoor photographer Stacey Huston details the trouble she went to in order to photograph last Sunday’s solar eclipse. It’s a great read and we think you’re going to learn a lot and get ready to shoot the sun — for when the next eclipse rolls around.
Barry, Illinois – Team Smith & Wesson Captain Julie Golob overcame morning rain, afternoon heat and challenging courses of fire to win 2012 USPSA Ladies Single Stack National Champion honors at the United States Practical Shooting Association Nationals, May 3 – 5. This win marks Julie’s 13th USPSA Ladies National Champion title. In this match, […]
I was gifted this past November by a spiritual place called Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. It contains more than 57,000 acres along the Rio Grande River near Socorro, New Mexico — only about 90 minutes from Albuquerque. I suggest going if you have never been. … I chose to show some of the amazing light I photographed and how to absorb its colors as closely as possible and bring in the blacks around it by something called “silhouetting.”
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