6.3 million women in the sport

Discussion in 'Women Hunt Too' started by Cburrows_tx, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    See there are 6.3 million females out there that are perfect for Lefty's web site!!!:rotfl:



    Industry Helps Growth of Women in Hunting and Shooting Sports

    National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — 2/13/2006




    LAS VEGAS — Participation by women in hunting and shooting sports has jumped in recent years, and may jump even higher in years to come.

    Christine Godleski, vice president and general manager of ESPN Outdoors, predicts that growth will continue thanks to the television shows, magazines, grassroots programs—and especially the many new products—that appeal to women.

    Godleski made her prediction during her keynote address to a capacity crowd Friday at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show's annual Women in the Industry luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    "Participation among women in hunting and target shooting rose from 4.2 million to 6.3 million between 1999 and 2004," Godleski said. "It's the grassroots initiatives and volunteers that encourage women to go out and try it and from positive exposure by the television media and all the women's publications that are out there."

    Godleski said programs like the National Shooting Sports Foundation's STEP OUTSIDE, the National Wild Turkey Federation's Women in the Outdoors, the National Rifle Association's Women on Target, and Becoming an Outdoors Woman are just some of the initiatives that are helping women become more involved in the outdoors.

    Television programming like the ESPN Great Outdoor Games, ESPN 2's Get Wild with Cindy Garrison and other ESPN Outdoors shows are seen by millions, shining a spotlight on women who enjoy hunting and shooting, Godleski said.

    "The numbers are up, participation is up and we have plenty of opportunities to take that six million to a much higher number," Godleski said.

    Garrison—who travels the country and the world on hunting, shooting and fishing pursuits on her show each week—said a lot of women are intimidated by shooting and hunting, but they shouldn't be.

    "What a lot of people don't realize is that it's not just about killing something or shooting a gun, it's about conservation and it's about just getting out there—getting out of the city, getting out of the house and enjoying the outdoors," Garrison said.
     
  2. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Go girls. go!
     

  3. Sprint#24

    Sprint#24 Member

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    Dec 20, 2002
    Swamp East
  4. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    There was a plastic woman at the hog hunt! Poor thing...:D
     
  5. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    ummm....ummm..... ummmm.... i dont think i even want to know :rotfl:
     
  6. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Indiana

    Nope you don't !:hysterical::hysterical:
     
  7. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    H7 more pics will be here soon, if what comes out is what Im hoping for, get ready to roll:hysterical::hysterical: Them women dont even have to be real to cause a comotion!
    (Oneshot:eek:???)
     
  8. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Ok.. I get it now.

    I'm a little slow today.:hysterical:
     
  9. MoBowman

    MoBowman New Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Well it won't be long now before they figure they can SHOOT and talk on the cell phone at the same time:eek::peepwall:

    Now thats a scary thought:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:




    MoBowman ```---------->
     
  10. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    while putting on eyeliner!!!
     
  11. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Did you ever think that this might be one reason the popularity of hunting is dropping off?

    I'm serious here. Example;

    Deer season comes along and wiff says "I think I'd like to go hunting with you this year honey." Husband says, "I think I'll take up golf."

    I ain't sayin it's true........just trying to throw out another opinion.....and get this discussion :smiley: :D
     
  12. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Indiana

    Hum you might have a point there DSG. Some relationships could benefit from the little miss tagging along to hunting camp, but I'd say it's few and far between.

    I do like the thought of more women getting involved with hunting though. might make getting the youngsters involved easier. We do need new recruits and those are the main 2 groups they've got to come from. I'd say most middle aged men aren't going to start hunting if they've never done if before.
     
  13. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    I agree hthrly, I believe the target group should be "Single Moms" because the figures are staggering on how many of todays kids are being raised by them. (Not bad-mouthing, just stating the fact.)

    If the "single Mom" gets involved somehow, that might translate into more kids getting involved.

    There's gotta be an answer out there somewhere. It sure ain't on a soccor field............."yeah kids, lets go join the soccor league! learn something that will benefit you the rest of your life!" :bangin:
     
  14. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Indiana
    Maybe me and u could start a program for the single women out there who need a little help in the outdoors ?!
     
  15. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    Hey it is working at my house!!!


    As far as the women heading to deer camp with the guys being a bad thing.....I can see that point. But there are times that it would be a good thing! Maybe one of these days it willbe a guy headed to deer camp with the girls!!!

    ~~~~~pondering~~~~~

    Steve and DSG in business together with a bunch of single women~~~~~~~ This might be bad!!!
     
  16. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Indiana
    Actually all joking aside C, i think its cool that you are not only a single mom getting the little one involved but its your daughter and not a son.
     
  17. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
  18. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Brother in-law goes to a large deer camp every year. The wives got tired of the guys having thier own time, that they all started hunting on some property about 3 miles down the road. Now, the girls camp is about 8-10 women, nearly all hunt and they kill some nice deer. Kinda got a rivalry going.. I think its neat.

    2 nice 8ts and a real nice 10 came out of the womens camp last year.. Most of the gals are hardcore.. get to the stand early, stay late if needed, all types of weather. Oh.. and they have a vicious poker Friday also!
     
  19. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    I need a deer camp like that!
     
  20. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Indiana