Women Hunting and Fishing
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Keeping women excited about hunting and fishing by empowering, educating and connecting!

Welcome to our website! Whether you are young or old, a beginning or advanced angler or hunter, we hope you find these pages useful.

The Becoming an OUtdoors Woman program has some great classes coming up in 2019!

Women’s Winter Weekend Workshop, January 25-27, Audubon Center, Sandstone

Register by downloading the brochure and registration form at BOW Winter Workshop. Classes fill quickly so please register early.

Turkey Hunting Archery Series

We are offering both sessions 1 and 2 of the Archery Series on Saturday, January 26 at the Audubon Center. These sessions are for women wanting to learn archery turkey hunting. The fee for both sessions is $20 and includes lunch.

  • Session 1, 9 a.m. – Noon, turkey hunting clinic with Mike Foster
  • Session 2, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., archery basics and indoor target practice with Dana Keller of A-1 Archery
  • Session 3, April 28, 8 a.m. – Noon, 3-D shoot held at Chilakoot, fee $12

The optional archery turkey hunt will be held the weekend of May 17. For more information on this series, or to register, please email me at linda.bylander@state.mn.us.

Bowfishing Seminar

Session 1 of the bowfishing series will be held January 27, 9 a.m. – Noon, at the Audubon Center. If you are interested and want to register for the series please email me at linda.bylander@state.mn.us. Note that this bowfishing class can be registered as a stand-alone class or as part of the women’s weekend workshop. Women must attend this seminar in order to have the opportunity to fish with the Land of Lakes Bowfishing Club.

What is your first hunt like?

Read this insightful article about a woman’s first hunt, and how she learned not only about hunting, but more about herself! Click here


Walk with another woman hunter on her journey…

Click here to preview this limited edition, beautiful documentary created by one of Women Hunting & Fishing’s founding member Betty Wilkens.  Without her, Women Hunting and Fishing wouldn’t be here today.  Thank you for all that you do, Betty!!

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Who are “we”?

A group of Minnesota women and girls who love to be outdoors. We thoroughly enjoy fishing and hunting and want to bring those time-honored sports to other like-minded individuals and families. Our mission is “to increase hunting and fishing participation by Minnesota women of all ages and backgrounds through education, inspiration and empowerment”.

Join us as we explore our beautiful state and all it has to offer.  Join us as fellow volunteers, in bringing the sports of fishing and hunting to others who will cherish their time afield and pass their enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to future generations. To become a member:

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