Karen Butler is the President of SLG², Inc, DBA: Shoot Like a Girl. Shoot Like a Girl is a company dedicated to growing the number of women who participate in shooting sports by empowering them with confidence.
Karen launched Shoot Like A Girl in February 2009 at the World Archery Festival in Las Vegas, NV and has achieved tremendous success since then; most notably, she was named by Outdoor Life Magazine as one of their 2011 Top 25: Leaders in Hunting, Fishing and Conservation; and is a member of Team Elk, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s television show. To date, she has put bows in the hands of over 3200 women across the country. Approximately 48% of these women had never shot a bow before being introduced to archery by Shoot Like A Girl. Karen is a hunting advocate, and continues to promote ethical hunting.
Born and raised in Southern Illinois, she has spent her adult life traveling the world with the United States Department of the Army Civilian employee, and now resides Alabama. Karen started shooting a bow in 2000, after camping with some friends where she shot her first bow and rifle! She was instantly hooked on the thrill, power and control of shooting. In 2006 she won the Colorado State Championship in the Women’s Bowhunter Freestyle division. She has placed in numerous local, state and regional tournaments and has competed nationally and internationally. She has hunted Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Turkey and Pigs with a bow and deer, pheasants, quail, Hungarian partridges, chukker and ducks with a gun. She competes in CMP Rimfire Sporter Rifle Competitions, and has earned bronze. Karen has been featured on the Pursuit Channel show and on the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Team Elk show. She has been a featured speaker and conducted seminars at multiple shows, including Archery Trade Association’s Archery Academy and Field and Stream Deer and Turkey Expos. She has also been a guest on several talk radio shows. She is a NRA certified pistol instructor, a life member of RMEF, and a member of the NRA.
Karen’s husband, Todd is a First Sergeant, USMC (Retired), a veteran of Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. They have two sons, Dan, a 1LT and helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army; and Ed, who is a Navy Corpsman and father of their grandson, Ben. They also have three American Quarter Horses and a German Shorthair Pointer name Casey who hunts too!