On newsstands Tuesday, May 2, the June Petersen’s BOWHUNTING cover features Samantha Morgan, co-host of a new show – Bow Life TV – airing on Sportsman Channel this fall, with a 193 4/8-inch whitetail buck she took in Kansas during the 2016 season.
“Samantha Morgan is one of the most recognizable female faces in archery today, and considering her impressive list of accomplishments – both as a champion 3-D target archer and deadly bowhunter – we couldn’t think of a better person to become the first woman on BOWHUNTING’s cover in the 28-year history of the magazine,” Editor Christian Berg said.
Inside the issue, a special seven-page Women of Bowhunting section highlights the rapid rise of female bowhunting participation. According to recent figures from the Archery Trade Association (ATA), women now comprise 36 percent of all archers, including 16 percent of bowhunters.
Morgan headlines a list of 20 top female bowhunters profiled as part of this special package. Six of those profiles appear in the June issue, with an additional 14 found exclusively in a special section of the Petersen’s BOWHUNTING website.
In addition to Morgan, the 20 women profiled include:
- Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel
- Joella Bates, champion target shooter and groundbreaking big-game hunter
- Sarah Bowmar, fitness guru and bowhunting advocate
- Gina Brunson, co-host of Addicted to the Outdoors on Outdoor Channel
- Vicki Cianciarulo, co-host of Archer’s Choice and The Choice on Outdoor Channel
- Angie Denny, big-game guide and co-host of The LIFE on Sportsman Channel
- Taylor Drury, co-host of THIRTEEN on Outdoor Channel
- Michele Eichler, former chief executive of Muzzy broadheads and co-owner of Fulldraw Outfitters
- Kandi Kisky, co-host of Whitetail Freaks on Outdoor Channel
- Tiffany Lakosky, co-host of Crush with Lee & Tiffany on Outdoor Channel
- Ginger Morehead, world champion target archer and accomplished bowhunter
- Kirstie Pike, founder and chief executive of Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women
- Nicole Reeve, co-host of Driven with Pat & Nicole on Outdoor Channel
- Eva Shockey, co-host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures on Outdoor Channel
- Larysa Switlyk, international huntress and host of Larysa Unleashed
- Kristy Titus, sportsmen’s advocate and co-host of RMEF Team Elk on Outdoor Channel
- Brenda Valentine, women’s bowhunting pioneer and National Wild Turkey Federation ambassador
- Anna Vorisek, the first female bowhunter to complete the North American Super Slam
- Jana Waller, host of Skull Bound TV on Sportsman Channel