Girls Getting More Involved in Hunting
NPR has a story posted on its website about Magan Hebert a 15 year old Mississippi teenager who has been involved with hunting since she was 10. For most BGH readers, who have daughters that hunt, Magan's story is typical. What's surprising is the growth in the number of girls participating in hunting and the reaction to the NPR story.
...an increasing number of girls now hunt. According to the latest data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there are some 300,000 female hunters under the age of 16. From 1991 to 2006, the number of girls who hunt in this country nearly doubled.
That's a bright spot in the dreary wave of reports of the inevitable decline in hunter numbers. Its nice to read that female participation is both increasing and a pat-on-the-back to all those that have helped them get involved.
NPR is of course broadcast nationally and it appears that Magan's story caught the attention of some impassioned anti-hunters. If you would like to log your vote or leave your opinion of the story, click on over to this page.