Female Hunters

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Published on October 7, 2019 -
It's fall in the South and that means hunters are hitting the woods.

Female Hunters

It's fall in the south and that means hunters are hitting the woods.

Rylie livingston takes a look at one group that's growing in numbers.

Hunting... what used to be a male dominated sport is becoming more inclusive.

"even though we grew up in a hunting environment, it was not very many ladies that hunted dan, but my own daughter, which is 19.

Now, she did grow up hunting and she has hunted is not our priority, but she still love being outdoors and doing that."

His daughter is not alone.

Between 2001 and 2013 there was an 85% increase in registered female hunters according to the nra.

Lou wyatt says that increase may have to do with family dynamics.

"back in the day used to be just the guys who will go out hunting nowadays is their daughters and their granddaughters who are going out hunting with them.

And this definitely picking up with the women hunting."

And outdoor stores are taking notice.

"you're seeing more people that are reaching out to them, whether it be in the clothing, firearm industry, or whatever, to accommodate them to make it easier for them to get into the sport of hunting."

And it's not just hunting, more women are now enjoying sports like skeet shooting and archery.

"i think i think a lot of the introduction of four h and a lot of our colleges and states in the south particularly that do offer that up to children's school age and up and we say a lot of female participation in that some of them carry that on into the rest of our lives and actually pursue a career in that but it's always there for them to get and be a part of three, four h and other organizations like that that" archery deer season kicked off on october 1st.


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