Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Shoot Like A Girl GamePlan Gear Bow Case Review

Allison O'Nan
I love my Gameplan Gear/Shoot Like A Girl bow case!!! 

I have been an avid bow hunter for eight years. During those eight years I have carried the traditional bulky bow cases that are at times unmanageable (especially for women). 

I couldn't be happier with the design of this bow case. 

It's light weight and compact all while keeping my bow secure. It has designated compartments that will hold everything you need for hunting or shooting events. 

Aside from it's function, it's very stylish....which I love!!!! 

Great product!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Shoot Like A Girl - GamePlan Gear Bowcase!

Brenda Valentine, the 1st Lady of Hunting is pictured
(center)with Karen and Cristy from Shoot Like A Girl!

Shoot Like A Girl is proud to announce that GamePlan Gear has licensed Shoot Like a Girl’s trade mark to manufacture a Shoot Like a Girl bowcase for release in 2013!   The bowcase is designed with performance in mind, but with just a touch of accents to distinguish it from the rest.  The Shoot Like a Girl case will fully-protect a bow during travel, and has generous organizer pockets and a comfortable shoulder sling strap.  GamePlan has been a tremendous supporter of Shoot Like A Girl since they started in 2009,  “In those days, our company still had to prove up to the industry”, stated Karen Butler, Founder and President of Shoot Like a Girl, “Mike was instantly on board with our program; his company understands the value that women have in the shooting sports industry”. 

GamePlan Gear designs all of their products with a focus on function.  They create products that are adaptable to the environment and enhance performance in the field.  “We wanted to create a product that was exclusively designed with the lady shooter in mind, and when we looked around the industry, we knew that Shoot Like a Girl is the best advocate for women’s interests in shooting sports,” said Mike Arajakis, founder of GamePlan Gear.  Shoot Like a Girl is committed to growing the number of women in shooting sports by empowering them to participate with confidence, and is excited to bring their logo to a product that is functionally suitable for a female shooter.

The bowcase will also be available for sale at gameplangear.com and ask your local retailer to add them to their store's inventory!

Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo, July 12-14, Huntsville, AL

This will be our third year at this expo!
Ladies, come by and shoot a bow!
First Time Shooters Encouraged!

When:  July 12-14, Huntsville, AL
Friday, July 12th from 4pm to 10pm
Saturday, July 13th from 9am to 9pm
Sunday, July 14th from 10am to 5pm

Von Braun Center
700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

Friday, June 14, 2013

Women of Inspiration - Annie Oakley by Todd Butler

We've all heard the stories of Annie Oakley, but wouldn't it have been nice to watch her shoot, and to talk to her!  She was surely a Woman of Inspiration, who may have just been ahead of her time!  Thanks to her, so many years ago, the thought of shooting sports became a viable option for women!  My favorite quote of hers,  "I would like to see every woman know how to handle [firearms] as naturally as they know how to handle babies."

Here's a bit of history on her:

Occupation – Professional Sharpshooter and Entertainer

Biography - Was born in Western Ohio, real name was Phoebe Ann Moses, Annie began trapping at a young age, and shooting and hunting by age eight to support her siblings and her widowed mother. She sold the hunted game for money to locals in Greenville, Ohio as well as restaurants and hotels in southern Ohio. Her skill eventually paid off the mortgage on her mother's farm when Annie was 15.

Oakley promoted the service of women in combat operations for the United States military. She wrote a letter to President William McKinley on April 5, 1898, "offering the government the services of a company of 50 'lady sharpshooters' who would provide their own arms and ammunition should the U.S. go to war with Spain."

Throughout her career, it is believed that Oakley taught upwards of 15,000 women how to use a gun. Oakley believed strongly that it was crucial for women to learn how to use a gun, as not only a form of physical and mental exercise, but also to defend themselves.

She was a member of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, The National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame

Notable Quotes
 "I would like to see every woman know how to handle [firearms] as naturally as they know how to handle babies."

“Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success.”

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Watch Shoot Like a Girl Featured on Team Elk, RMEF’s Hit Television Show

We hope you enjoyed watching Shoot Like A Girl on Team Elk on the Outdoor Channel 
August 8th at 10:00 am est
August 10th at 6:00 pm est
August 11th at 3:00pm est.  

Shoot Like A Girl’s President and Founder, Karen Butler and their Chief Operations Officer, Cristy Crawford were fortunate enough to join Kristy Titus from Team Elk on an archery elk hunt in Montana.  These girls had an exception guide team led by Jim Brennan, who challenged these hunters to the experience of a lifetime. 

“The show airs this week, and we are so excited to share it with the viewers”, Butler states,  “We could not have scripted a better show to talk about our mission to encourage more women to participate in the outdoors and RMEF’s mission of conserving elk habitat.”  Shoot Like a Girl is dedicated to growing the number of women in shooting sports by empowering them to participate with confidence, and RMEF’s mission is ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. 

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is a Corporate Partner of Shoot Like A Girl, and their support has helped empower close to 3,500 women by allowing them to shoot the best bows on the market.  Visit www.shootlikeagirl.com and click on the web banner for Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to join RMEF, a great organization that is making a difference across the United States in preserving elk habitat, and remember “Hunting is Conservation”.