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Artemis endeavors to get more women in the field and on the water, to support women as leaders in the conservation movement, to ensure the vitality of our lands, waters, and wildlife. Artemis endeavors to change the face of conservation.

Dec 24, 2020

Ella Willms was raised in a hunting family in Wyoming, and she's joined her dad in the field as long as she can remember. This fall was Ella's first year as a licensed hunter. She joins Artemis to tell us all about that experience, and how it feels different when you’re the one behind the gun.

2:30 Artemis 2021...SO MANY IDEAS. Florida spearfishing on the list! 

4:00 Imagine growing up in a family where the freezer is full of moose, elk, deer, pheasant, dove, antelope, etc.

5:30 Growing up in a hunting family, then turning 12, and becoming a licensed hunter yourself

6:00 "It's just really fun, I guess. We experience new things every time, and it's like a new adventure. It's never the same."

7:00 Hunting deer, encountering a sow bear and cubs clunking out of a tree

10:00 First hunt... so much going on! Bucks and does moving in and out, and keeping an eye on YOUR animal

12:30 Being behind the gun versus watching someone else's hunt

15:30 Deer tacos - a celebratory first meal! Bringing food to the table is a special feeling

18:00 "Hunts with dads are always fun"

19:00 Advice to parents? Be patient. Kids will take their shot when they're ready

24:00 Labradors at the beach: WHY DOES THIS WATER TASTE DIFFERENT?!

26:00 Does the satisfaction of a good shot ever go away?

27:00 If you're feeling generous and able to give this holiday season, please consider Artemis ( - all money generously given goes to supporting programs that connect sportswomen