Elk NetworkWhy a Female Hunter Got into Hunting

General | August 23, 2019

Do you remember your first hunting experience? Why did you decide to do it? Did someone accompany you?

Below is a portion of an article written by Christine Cunningham entitled, “Women have always been hunters, and hunting has nothing to do with gender.”

When I told a girlfriend I had gone duck hunting, she asked, “Why?” At the time, my reason for going was to learn. The idea of hunting – not the reality – appealed to me as someone who eats meat and had not born any of the hands-on responsibility of obtaining it. I was also accustomed to sterile environments at work and at home. Everything on the duck flats was an affront to cleanliness and comfort. Yet, I fell in love with it.

Go to the Anchorage Daily News to read the entire article.

(Photo source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)