Elk NetworkRMEF Funding Assists Women’s Bowhunting Retreat in Iowa

General | July 7, 2021

They flocked to rural southeast Iowa from dozens as states including some as far away as California, Montana, Ohio and Utah. The non-profit organization Raised at Full Draw held its third season of an all-women’s bowhunting educational camp called (Reach, Inspire, Support, Empower) Women’s Outdoor Retreat.

Designed for all levels of hunters, it gave women the opportunity to sharpen their hunting skills, share best practices and learn new techniques and hunting gear from certified instructors.

“This retreat was one of our best yet. I’m amazed with the talent these women have as hunters, and I’m inspired by their willingness to share techniques to help others improve,” said Donise Petersen, chief operating officer of the R.I.S.E. camp. “Each participant successfully completed their national bowhunting certification through our camp. We are proud to do our part in supporting these women and the hunting industry across the country.”

From sharing stories of bear and deer hunts to discussing tree stands, gear, and snacks, the Raised at Full Draw RISE Retreat delivered a powerful message to women who want to learn and improve their hunting skills in order to ethically harvest and prepare fresh, organic meat for themselves and their families.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is among several national sponsors of Raised at Full Draw.

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(Photo source:  Raised at Full Draw)