9 Reasons Women Should Hunt

Looking back through time, hunting has masculinity written all over it. From cavemen to famous hunters like Ernest Hemingway and Teddy Roosevelt, the activity has been male-dominated for the majority of history.

But an exciting shift has emerged. In recent years, incredible numbers of women have taken up hunting for both necessity and preference. And the hunting industry has taken notice. Women-specific clothing, accessories and guns are popping up everywhere, and not just by the "shrinking and pinking" method.

Gone are the days when a man leaves his wife behind to go hunting. Women with guns and bows are not only becoming a staple on hunting trips, but they're also taking to the woods and plains on their own, providing food and resources for their families without having to rely on a grocery store or butcher.

With more opportunity than ever, the time is ripe for women to don camouflage and ghillie suits, hit tree stands and duck blinds, and take part in the rewarding act of hunting. Because, when it comes down to it, there's no reason not to.

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Erica Schuckies

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.
Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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