About Artemis Georgia
Are you interested in hunting, fishing, and shooting sports, but not quite sure how to get started? Do you already hunt and fish, but you’re struggling to find a community to help you stay involved? We can help. Artemis Georgia is a strategic initiative established and supported by Georgia Wildlife Federation in collaboration with Artemis Sportswomen of the National Wildlife Federation. Artemis Georgia, led by a primarily volunteer board of dedicated sportswomen, focuses on building community, one-on-one mentorship, and helping women to become more confident in the outdoors.
The mission of Artemis Georgia is to ENGAGE, ENCOURAGE, and EMPOWER women in conservation through hunting, fishing, and shooting sports.
- Engage: Create a network of women with the commonality of hunting, fishing, and shooting sports but with varying stages of expertise.
- Encourage: Facilitate personal, mentoring relationships that ultimately lead to a deepened sense of stewardship for the environment.
- Empower: Identify and find solutions to barriers that keep women from enjoying hunting, shooting and fishing activities.
The Artemis GA community honors, respects, and uplifts people of all races, ethnicities, orientations, gender presentations, experiences, cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds. We strive to be a welcoming community, both in action and in words, intentionally working to identify and breakdown barriers that prevent or discourage participation in hunting, fishing, and shooting sports.
Watch one of our monthly Fireside Chats for a great overview of Who, What, Where and Why we Artemis GA. You will meet many of our volunteers; learn our history, understand our mission of contributing to conservation via hunting, angling, and shooting sports; and how you can engage as a participant or volunteer to enhance the offerings Artemis GA.
Were you fortunate enough to grow up hunting, fishing and shooting? Artemis Georgia depends on volunteers to organize and host events. If you are interested in supporting new participants and welcoming them into the community, we’d love to hear from you. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Resources in Georgia
Camo Coalition is the advocacy arm of the Georgia Wildlife Federation. Sign up for free to be notified via email as important issues arise that might affect Georgia’s land, water, and wildlife. Sign up today.
Georgia R3 Initiative is a cooperative effort hosted by GWF and supported by GA DNR Wildlife Resource Division, National Wild Turkey Federation the GA Chapter of Safari Club International and Ducks Unlimited. As women are one of the strongest growing segments in hunting, shooting and fishing, Artemis Georgia is one of the Initiative’s primary focuses. All organizations have a vested interest in the goal of hunter, angler, shooting sport participant recruitment, retention and reactivation. Visit gwf.org/r3 for more help finding resources and communities near to you.
Becoming an Outdoor’s Woman (BOW): Becoming an Outdoors-Woman and Beyond BOW (BBOW) is a non-profit educational program developed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources offering hands-on workshops to women of all ages and fitness levels.
Resources from Artemis Sportswomen
Artemis: Bold sportswomen creating fresh tracks for conservation.
Artemis podcast: Join Program Manager Carlee Koutnik, and Southeast Program Coordinator Ashley Chance as they talk to the adventurous, accomplished women who are redefining conservation through their lives in the field and on the water.
Artemis Georgia Featured on National Podcast
Listen to Georgia’s R3 coordinator, Bre Bashford, share her early beginnings into hunting and discuss the transition to work advocating for the recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters, anglers and target shooters.
Melissa Hulsey, one of the founders of Artemis Georgia discusses how Artemis is trying to foster strong hunting communities through connection. One-off mentorship experiences in the field aren’t enough to build self-sufficient hunters. So how can we better bridge the gap?
Artemis Georgia Expands Horizons for Women through 2023 Turkey Hunting Workshop
Engage, encourage, and empower women in conservation through hunting, fishing, and shooting sports. Covington, GA – In early May, six ladies headed into the northwest Georgia hillsides in pursuit of eastern wild turkey wrapping up Artemis Georgia’s 2023 turkey hunting...read more
Learning to Hunt with Artemis GA
By: Coral Minchey Learn to hunt programs are important because they provide opportunities to anyone that might be interested in learning a new skill. I have lived in Georgia for 20+ years and have never utilized any hunting grounds or opportunities. It wasn’t that...read more
Artemis Georgia Hunt Camp Leads to the Retention of Women Hunters
By Bre Bashford, Georgia R3 Coordinator Artemis Georgia focuses on establishing strong community bonds among women to ensure continuation amongst our female hunters and anglers. Over the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, six women gathered for adventure and to encourage...read more