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Women in the Outdoors

Prior to the implementation of Women in the Outdoors, NWTF supported female-focused outdoor skills training programs through various organizations. Seeing the demand for such activities for women, the NWTF expanded its outreach efforts to include a formal Women in the Outdoors program in 1998.

In the past decade, the number of women owning firearms and participating in target shooting and hunting has soared. See the "Girl Power" graphic to the right, provided with permission from the National Shooting Sports Foundation published in their 2014 Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation article. 

According to 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.

Women who seek outdoor adventures or more quality time with family and friends will find that connection through hundreds of Women in the Outdoors events hosted by NWTF chapters around the United States. Events are affordable and offer outdoor activities such as archery, shotgunning and various introduction to hunting classes.

For more information about WITO click here


For more information about the Arizona chapter of Women in the Outdoors, search for "Women in the Outdoors - Arizona" on facebook.  To receive information about local WITO events and if you want to be part of the local chapter follow us on Facebook.  You can also send an email to

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