Women Hunters on the Rise
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 24, 2017
More women are picking up their rifles and heading for the hills during hunting season.
That’s according to Wyoming Game and Fish Department numbers which show that the number of female hunters in the state rose from just over 11,000 in 2008 to almost 15,000 last year.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported yesterday that the number of male hunters in the state stayed relatively steady during the same eight-year span.
Kathryn Boswell, hunter and angler participation coordinator for Wyoming Game and Fish, said she doesn’t have hard data explaining the increase in women hunters. But she said there is camaraderie that comes with hunting. She says it’s something families can do together to put organic meat on the table.