Hi, I’m Karen Butler, the owner and president of SLG², Inc. I am proud to bring SLG², Inc. to all women so we can make educated buying decisions and be happy with equipment we purchase!
I started shooting a bow in 2000, after I went camping with some friends and shot my first bow and rifle! I was instantly hooked on the thrill, power and control you have of the weapon…the accuracy is all up to you and no one else. Well, I went to a store and was sold a bow….now, I didn’t know anything about shooting, and the store keeper did not take me seriously, but I took his word for it, and bought a bow…it was a kid’s bow, and way too small for a 5’10” woman. So I learned to shoot with my arm bent, and got frustrated when I couldn’t get any better. After being told by many people in my shooting league that my bow was too small for me, I made another investment and bought my second bow…this one was longer, 26” draw length; the only problem, I’m a 27 1/4” draw length. So, after a second realization, I gave that bow to my kids, and finally bought a custom ordered bow from a well respected dealer in 2004. With this bow, I was able to correct years of bad habits developed from shooting incorrectly to compensate for equipment that didn’t fit me, and I won the 2006 Colorado State Championship in my division. Having the right equipment has enabled me to gain confidence in my shot and compete on a National and International level; as well as hunt with the knowledge that I can make the shot.
SLG², Inc will provide you with an opportunity to test multiple bows and find the right one for you, and save you the years and money I spent in finding the right bow. The truth is that it is hard to find a large selection of bows in one place that meet women’s specifications to test before we buy. This is where SLG², Inc will have an impact on women entering archery and being able to “Shoot Like A Girl”! We will conduct Test Flight Seminars at the three National NFAA tournaments in Las Vegas, Louisville and Yankton. We are working with manufacturers and hope to have most every variety of bow and multiple accessories option that fit the specific needs of all women. After you have had the opportunity to shoot many different makes and models of bows, we will provide you with a specifications card of your preferences, the name and location of the nearest retailer to your home; then you can visit your local dealer and order your bow and accessories with confidence!
Ladies, here’s proof, we can bring home the bacon! This was my first hunt in 2005, thanks to Jerry and David for taking me with them!
I will share my shooting stories with you, but I know there are over 585,000 women that hunt with a bow and over 2 million women who target shoot so please share your stories, wins and tips with our readers. Email your stories and pictures to email@example.com.
Again, I’m proud to serve women who want to enter or improve their information on archery equipment, and I hope to meet you at the tournaments in 2009! Check back often to see our updated list of participating manufacturers in our Test Flight Seminars.
Remember, “Shoot Like a Girl!” – Karen Butler
Announcing Staff Shooters
Shoot Like a Girl is proud to announce the following staff shooters to represent the company: Georgianna Braden , Kimberly Brinson, Melissa Carter, Marjorie DeNeal, Julie Griggs, Donna Hale, Shanna Hills, Sarah Ivie, Ammie Kennedy, Ginger Martin, Andrea Murphy, Tiffany Page and Tiffany Westbrook.
Shoot Like a Girl is also proud to announce youth representation: Marry Harris.
These shooters share Shoot Like a Girl’s commitment to empowering women to enter and participate in shooting sports with confidence! The women had to meet strict criteria; not only with emphasis on this shared commitment to empower women, but also in their personal conduct with focus on good sportsmanship, ethical hunting and integrity. We have included new shooters, as well as some women who have been shooting for years. These ladies range from 14 to 60 years old and are representative of the growing demographic of women in shooting sports.
Shoot Like a Girl received many applications for staff shooters. We wish we could accept them all; unfortunately we had to narrow it down to our twelve staff shooter positions. Shoot Like a Girl will keep the other resumes on file, and use them in the future if openings become available.
We are exploring a number of ways that we can support women in shooting sports. This web site will have more detail soon. Stay tuned!
Letters to Shoot Like A Girl
I don't know if you remeber me, I was at Metropolis, IL on Sunday. You helped me with several bows. We ordered one a few weeks ago.. I got it yesterday. I got a Mathews DXT, 50 lb. with new arrows and new wrist release. I really appreciated your help. I just wanted to Thank you and tell I really enjoyed the help.. Keep Shooting Like A Girl... Have a great day..
Hey! This is Amber Reeves! I met you at the deer expo Sat! I wanted to let you know that I bought a compound bow!
Its a BEAR TRUTH 2! I have been shooting it a lot and I am really loving it! I am getting better every time I practice!
I want to thank you for your time and your help!
I visited your booth at the Deer & Turkey Hunting Expo in Birmingham, Alabama this past Saturday, and I just wanted to say thank you. The woman that helped me was great. I don't remember her name, but she had dark, shoulder-length curly hair. She asked me if I wanted to shoot, and I've only hunted with a rifle, firearm, and a cross-bow before, and I told her I had never shot a bow before. She said that was o.k. and she would walk me through it. She was very helpful and I learned a lot. I was going to try shooting upstairs at the Mark's booth, but it was run by men, and I've only had bad experiences in dealing with men when it comes to not knowing something about hunting. But she didn't make me feel stupid for not knowing, she told me everyone had to learn how at some point, which made me feel a lot better. I've become addicted, just off of shooting three bows! I just wanted to thank you, and your staff at the show for making me feel welcome & helping me to learn how to shoot a bow. I know I will be shooting a lot more in the future! But thank you again! I love what your business stands for, and that it recognizes women shooters! Have a great day!
ps. I want everyone to know how much your company helped me! I should be getting the Bowtec Diamond Razor Edge for my birthday ((as soon as I can talk the hubby into it)) lol :)
How I wish we had a service like you’re in our area. I am a father of 8 children all of which are active shooters and getting the girls outfitted can be a big challenge. Particularly for some of the reasons you mentioned on your website. For some strange reason, women and girls just don’t get the same attention when I take them to the “Pro-Shop” for help.
I am a Level Two Certified Instructor, JOAD coach and 4H Archery coach who specializes in working with youth under the age 18. I advise over 30 students each quarter when it comes to selecting equipment. But when they return from the shop….the end up with “whatever” the “PRO” had to sell them. My own girls happen to be among the top shooters in state in their divisions however they are shooting some of the low end equipment because the Pro-Shops don’t take them serious. I can really relate to your story. Seems that the young men have no trouble picking up a sponsor either….but the girls are often overlooked….what a shame. And what a loss of opportunity for promoting the sport to other young lady’s and women.
Keep up the good work Karen and the best of luck to you in your ventures.
Will Zeober MET, CD Design Engineer
Blackhawk Archers - Head Coach
Skookum Rangers (JOAD) - Assistant Coach
Intermediate Level Certified Instructor
USA Archery - Member
National Field Archery Association
Washington State Shooting Sports – Pierce County Leader
Richwood, West Virginia
Feburary 17, 2009
I just wanted to thank you for thinking of the women at the Las Vegas Championship. It really meant a lot to me and my family that you were so gracious and generous. I am going to use the money to shoot in the World Crossbow Championships in Portugal this summer and it will be a tremendous help in defraying some of the expenses as I do not get any help from anyone. I hope that I can represent all of you in a professional, honest, sports woman manner.
Again, thank you.