Women Hunt Differently
I always thought it was just me, but after coming back from several days of hunting with other women, I realize that women approach hunting just a little differently. Granted, it’s always dangerous to generalize. Even our guide, however, was struck by several differences in guiding his first women’s hunt. It wasn’t about how many birds we shot – he commented that we never even asked how many had been taken nor were we interested in how many we could still get. We weren’t rushing to the next great hunting spot, but rather gathering around the bus visiting. The pace was slower with less emphasis on getting a limit. I also noticed that many times my companions did not take a shot that probably many men would have. Maybe the women weren’t sure it was safe, they thought the person next to them was going to shoot or they just hesitated too long. All of us had a great time, however. I noticed we were caught up in the whole experience of dogs, birds, scenery, guide lessons and socializing – not just shooting. I felt no pressure and no sense of competition in the group. Our guide slowed his pace and enjoyed watching us having a good time. It was a perfect hunting experience as far as I was concerned.
Thanks to Pine Shadows Daybreak in Frederick, SD, for hosting the hunt, to our PF ad reps Scott and Scott for organizing it and to my hunting companions Sue, Cristie, Cathy, Anna and Kim!
I’m curious. Why do you like to hunt? What do you most enjoy? What creates that perfect experience for you?
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