Who We Are
Established in 2017
American Daughters of Conservation is a group of like minded hunters and anglers who love the outdoors. We have come together to conserve wild game habitat and educate women and young ladies in all things outdoors. ADC is a national organization in 35 states and continuing to grow everyday. Our outdoor way of life is important to us and to our future generations. ADC is a non profit organization which means that all the proceeds go towards conservation efforts and member education.
Women dedicated to North American Wildlife conservation efforts, and inspiring fellow women and young girls to expand their knowledge of the outdoor sporting world.
We strive to create a safe, relaxed, and judgment free environment for women to learn about everything in the outdoor sporting world, from hunting to fishing and everything in between. For the experienced huntress and fisher, this is your chance to meet and collaborate with other women who share the same passion for outdoor sports.
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We are a group of like-minded women with a passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, preservation, conservation and so much more. Mothers, sisters, wives, outdoor women; supporting each other, laughing together, and celebrating each other.
We offer boots on the ground for a variety of conservation efforts including, but not limited to fundraising, planting trees, habitat management, community events, clean-ups, and more.
Our educational classes and events are often FREE for members and include firearms training, traditional archery courses, conservation education and more.
We also host several “fun” events for members across the US including discounted guided hunts, fishing charters, backpacking trips, hiking,
Grow with us!
What We Do
Educating and empowering women and young girls in the outdoor sporting world.
Group Events hosted by ADC and sponsorships for our members and their families.
All proceeds go toward conservation efforts from land management, to restoring habitats, to trash clean-up.
Educating our members in all aspects of the ourdoors. Safety, conservation, wildlife management, Hunting/Fishing techniques, and more.
DOLLARS IN LAND FUND
Join ADC at the Hinson Conservation Area in Marianna, FL for an Intro to Foraging for Wild Edibles class led by State Park Manager, Billy Bailey. This class is open to Members and Non-Members. Class is 10 am - 12 pm CST. ADC Members will have the opportunity to camp...
At the American Daughters of Conservation's L.O.S.T. (Ladies Outdoor Skill Training) program, our mission is to introduce and empower future sportswomen and conservationists with skilled and educated practices in hunting and conservation, fostering a love for the...
ADC Minnesota is going to the Rainy River! 2 nights lodging and 2 days of sturgeon fishing with True North Guide Service. We will have 2 boats with 3 ladies on each boat/total of 6 ladies for the trip. We will be staying in a cabin at Cyrus Resort. Each person will...
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ADC's Mission Statement?
Our mission statement is to be Women dedicated to North American land and wildlife conservation efforts, while inspiring fellow women and young girls to expand their knowledge of the outdoor sporting world.
What is ADC’s long-term goal?
Our long-term goal is to purchase land across the US for conservation purposes and member utilization. This goal is funded by our members’ annual dues. Each member contributes $40 annually and those funds are allocated solely for this purpose. It was decided by ADC Leadership that when our Land Purchase Fund reaches $100,000.00, we will begin our search for the organization’s first piece of property.
While working toward land purchase, what are the immediate ADC goals?
Our current focus is on Outdoor Education for Women and Young Ladies. ADC Leadership works to plan events that provide Members with the opportunity to learn, improve, or share their knowledge of various skills throughout the year. As their knowledge of the Outdoors grows so does their commitment to conservation. ADC frequently collaborates with our local DNRs and other organizations to assist with conservation efforts in our local areas.
Does ADC have its 501(C)3 non-profit status? What does that mean?
Yes. ADC was awarded its 501(c)3 status by the IRS in January 2017. This means we are a tax-exempt non-profit organization. Funds raised by our organization are done so for the benefit our mission and not for the benefit of a private shareholder or individual(s). This also means that donations made to our organization are tax deductible.
Does the organization have employees?
No. Not even one. ADC is staffed by volunteers, meaning no one in a Leadership position is paid or reimbursed for the time and effort they put into our organization.
Is ADC a hunting club?
Hunting and Fishing are common interests shared by many of our members. ADC makes it a point to let our Leaders and other members plan and host all kinds of events, including hunting and fishing trips, but ADC is NOT a hunting club. Our members take it upon themselves to plan and pay for their own participation in these events.
What is the current size of the organization?
ADC currently has over 500 active members across the United States.
Who makes up the ADC Leadership Team?
ADC’s Leadership Team is made up of 7 National Board Members and Leadership Team members from our State Chapters. More information on our Leaders can be found here.
There isn’t a local chapter in my state, how is one started?
A state is officially declared a “Chapter” when it has 10 or more members join the national organization. At that time the National Board will appoint a State President to assist with the organizing local events.
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