From the America's Outdoor Show....
"Step aside, gentlemen...
Women in the world of the outdoors will take high priority when the longest running outdoors show in Chicagoland, America's Outdoor Show, returns to the Stephens Expo Center in Rosemont, January 26 through 30, 2011.
Show promoter, Jim Sugarman, relates, "One thing that has been requested of the show is more information and activities for women who enjoy hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports. We have definitely filled that demand."
A partial list of show speakers includes:
Tiffany Lakosky - Minnesota's Tiffany is the co-host of "The Crush," one of the Outdoor Channel's most popular shows. Tiffany will be on America's Outdoors Show main stage to share her methods for harvesting giant whitetail deer.
Kristen Monroe - An all-around outdoorswoman from Outdoor News Publications, Kristen has interviewed women from one end of the spectrum to the other. From "anti- hunters" to women who where "born hunters" she has talked to them all. She says, "Knowing why women hunt is half the battle to actually getting them to hunt."
Michelle Leqve - "The Extreme Bowhuntress" has harvested 15 Pope & Young Class animals in just over 10 years. She is a fixture on national outdoors programming. She's taken nine big game species including polar bear, caribou, elk and black bear, from all over North America.
Sigrid Pilgrim - Past president of the Illinois Paddling Council, Sigrid is one of the most recognized names is the world of paddling sports. She'll be at America's Outdoor Show to get people interested in the sport and give the information needed to participate in it safely. Attendees will actually be able to Kayak & Canoe in 100,000 gallon America's Lake.
Sugarman says, "We are making sure that our vendors have plenty of product tailored especially for women. There are too many women in the outdoors today for them to have to borrow or buy equipment designed for men. We'll have clothing cut for women and equipment styled for a woman's tastes. Women are definitely not left out at America's Outdoor Show."