A few years later, I started a bear hunt for women only in New Brunswick, Canada and in various places, hunts for women only cropped up. There may be one or two still active, I don’t know. I know the one at White Oak was working because in the 13-years it ran, we had mothers bringing daughters. What happened at White Oak was simple. Robert and I got old and there was a huge lawsuit over a stupid dirt road that cost over $1-million dollars. Robert said, the heck with this and sold most of the land, closed down the commercial operation.
For a while, women were the only growing segment of the bowhunting industry. Currently, I don’t know if there is a growing segment of any part of the hunting industry. I do know, total numbers of hunters is declining annually. But Robert was right. We need to get the women hunting. In November, I wrote a magazine article on women hunters. I got emails from women I never heard of, wanting information on various aspects of hunting. The desire is out there. Somebody needs to think about that.
The women at one of the Does and Bows hunts.
Thanks for posting, and your right, we need to get the ladies more involved!
God Bless and Merry Christmas John!
you did the adairs hunt for bear right
Yes, I did the Adairs hunt. Probably would have done more but that is about the time I got so sick and had to back way off on my activities. I am proud to say, we, Robert and I, broke ground on hunts for women only. It is sad that more large outfits did not get involved and continue the program. In the 13-years Does and Bows was in operation, we had nearly 400 women, participate. Just think of more commercial operations had done the same. We also were just starting a similar hunt for juveniles and were into the second year when I got sick and the legal troubles arose.
I'm looking forward to a few days with the Pitmans, a family I have called family for close to 30-years. Pic. from our first kids hunt.
I was trying to get my oldest grandchild, my granddaughter to go during out 2-day youth gun season in November, but being 11-years old now she couldn't fit it in her busy schedule...8^) But,,, I'm still trying, even tried to guilt trip her yesterday at family Christmas get together - "Abbey Lane, I even had your gun, slugs, and blaze orange ready"...8^)