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GIRLS, How did you start and who do you hunt with?

Old 12-04-2002, 07:22 AM
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Default GIRLS, How did you start and who do you hunt with?

I have a brand new 7 week old daughter at home and I would like to get her into hunting when she's older if she's interested.

It started me wondering about how women who hunt got started. Who got you into it? Husband, father, brother, sister, girlfriend? And who do you hunt with, the person who got you started or somebody else?

From what I've heard, it often seems to be a male that teaches a woman the ways of hunting. Is this always the case or do women teach each other? (like mothers/daughters or something)

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Old 12-04-2002, 08:28 AM
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I'll respond for my wife on this one since she isn't a member and isn't terribly computer savvy.
Her dad taught her when she was young. He hunted and trapped whenever the respective seasons were in and she would go with him. He got her into it and to this day she still loves it.

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Old 12-04-2002, 12:44 PM
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bump.

I guess all the women are out hunting today.
Either that or they are too honest to be on-line while they are at work. <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 12-04-2002, 02:59 PM
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I would say you are the likely person to get her interested in Hunting...DAD!

I am a father of 2 girls myself(3 and 5). I take them scouting, they watch hunting shows, watch me skin and process, eat the meat, pictures with game..etc. I am hoping one day they will chose to hunt but it will be their choice to make, not mine. If they chose to great, if not well then i can only hope the guys they get with will(LOL)...then i'll have a couple of sons (in laws), maybe the girls and grandchildern. I also am very involved in hunter education in our local fih and game club and use that to channel efforts to promoting the sport. My girls come and partake in this in the hopes they one day will want to be a part of the sport.

We as fathers can't make them do anything, just provide guidance and teach them about why we do and love this sport. Ultimately it is a choice and they will have to decide what involvement they want in it.

Good luck and congrats on your baby girl!!

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Old 12-04-2002, 07:11 PM
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I started with girls when I turned about 14 and they hunted me...ohhhh you meant hunting with your daughter, sorry
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Old 12-04-2002, 10:15 PM
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I have a son (9) and a daughter (8). My son is REALLY into hunting and my daughter is gradually getting in to it. She has been with me a couple of times and has now helped me and her grandfather butcher our elk this year. She acts like she doesn't really care when moms around but that's ok cause I know how it's going to end when she's a bit older. My advice is to gradually introduce her to hunting by taking her to look at deer, she will obviously be eating deer, have her somewhere near when you bring them home so she can look or help if she wants to. Every girl is going to be different so let her decide if she likes it or not, just make it available.
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Bulseye; I was first introduced to hunting by a sheriff I was dating back in my twenties, we target shot,shot clays, hunted rabbit and small game with guns.It all came kindof easy to me since I was always such a tomboy growing up. But it just didnt click with me back then. I was later on in my thirties introduced to compound bow archery by my husband. He went out one day and came home with 2 compound bows , one for him and he said honey I bought you one also. Okay. So I shot the bow and I loved it, so I shot for a few years doing the 3D shoots and then decided I wanted to try my hand a bowhunting. My husband had already been bowhunting for years and was a wealth of knowledge and insperation to me, he taught me all he knew as did all the other kind folks at the archery range. And before I knew it I was letting mother nature teach me and what do ya know, Hay I am a bow hunter and I love it.I dont usually hunt with anyone except for the special occasion, maybe with my son, or my husband, or a friend. I prefer to hunt alone one on one.I later found out that my mother had an old compound bow tucked away in the house that she used to shoot but hadnt touched for years,heck I never even knew she used to shot a bow, and was pretty good at it from what the guys say, so who knows maybe it was already in my genes to shot a bow. I know of another site full of women hunters that holds a membership of almost 400 women hunters that could also give you answers to your question.They also have a message board simular to this one. Its on the web as Women Hunters.com
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Bulzeye I have 6 kids, two which are in the process of becoming hunters. They have set on stand with me, pre-season scouted, they have learned how to find deer sign and trails, they helped me recover my bowkill this season, load it in the truck, check it, field dress it, hang and skin it, and butcher it also. They only have one more thing to do before they will take thier hunter safety course and start hunting and that will be to observe a kill, they have seen a bunch of kills on TV, but really seeing a kill is different and I want them to see at least one before they take the final step. BTW they are identical twin girls, 10 years old and the apples of daddy's eye.

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