Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Shoot him, Sara! Shoot!!"

Finally, women are aiming guns at something other than us guys.

This just in from Reuters: The number of women hunters is on the rise. Yes, it's true: Chicks who dig snuffing out wildlife are increasing their numbers. That's very good news for the hunting industry - which now even makes guns designed specifically for women (shorter stocks), although not such good news for vegans. Personally, I know of only one female hunter here in Mass., but since I myself don't hunt, I'm sure there are plenty more unbeknownst to me roaming about in the Western MA hinterlands. There's just something about a woman in camouflage that really looks attractive to me. Call me nutty.

An excerpt from the story:
"During the 1980s, we saw a pretty good increase in women hunting, which flattened out in the 1990s," said Mark Damian Duda, executive director of Responsive Management, a research firm specializing in outdoor recreation trends. "And now there seems to be an increase in the past three or four years."

One recent study by the National Sporting Goods Association estimates more than 3 million women now hunt, accounting for about 16 percent of the nearly 21 million active hunters in the United States.

You can read the rest HERE.

Here's a nifty website for you female hunters or hunter-wannabes out there. You can even shop for stuff.

Here's a couple of hunting stories from the ladies:
- Hometown Buck
- Jessica's First Time

Personally, I think the more people shooting deer the better - especially in the Western MA-Springfield area, where the bothersome beasts have been known to wander onto the streets. It's a bad car wreck waiting to happen. Plus, deer meat tastes really good. I think they should sell it in supermarkets. Strange that they don't...



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