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Opinion--Should Women Hunt?

Hi everyone! I am a 32 year old women who enjoys hunting, fishing, manicures, pedicures, has a permit to carry, and have beautiful children.

I am getting ready for the big deer opener this weekend and have a trip planned for pheasant hunting. I was telling a friend of mine about our hunting plans this weekend. Her and her husband were appauled that
1--my husband would even consider taking his wife hunting and 2--that a female would hunt! I was surprised by their reaction, but in an effort to see all view points, I am asking for opinions from other members.

Kind responses only--we hunt for food on the table for our family, hatch and release pheasants several times a year to get the population back up, and feed the deer in the winter so they starve to death.

Wed. Oct 31, 12:50pm

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Why not? I fail to see what's appaling about it. This isn't like some primitive hunt where you need the greater physical strength of a man to drive a spear into a bison or haul an elk out of the bush. And even back then the women went along to do the butchering and begin the preservation of the meat.

Of course I come from a family of women hunters :-) I also work on cars and am handier around the house than my husband. Be proud of your skills. They are obviously of great benefit to your family.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 1:09 PM

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I don't have the stomach for cutting up a carcass- that's what my butcher is for.

But if you're good with that, more power to you. I'm all for eating meat, and meat has to come from some kind of animal...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 1:16 PM

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We're allowed to vote and wear pants, too, why not hunting?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 1:50 PM

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My mom has gone deer hunting with my dad ever since they were married. THey celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this summer. They also love to ice fish together in the winter. If it's something you enjoy doing and it is legal, why not???

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 1:58 PM

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Sounds to me that they are very sexist. Are you allowed to work? Does she? I think that females should do what ever they want.
so its not that they have anything against hunting- Bambi's mom hogwash- just that female's shouldnt?
should women still be barefoot and prgo in the kitchen?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 2:00 PM

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OP Here

THANK YOU everyone for your opinion and being kind. I know some people are against hunting and that's absolutely fine. I just couldn't believe they looked at me like dirt because I hunt. It's a way for us to spend time together, relax, put food on the table, contribute to Hides for Habitat, and pay my fair share to the DNR. When my children get old enough, they will learn how to hunt, too, if they want. I still enjoy being a woman and feeling sexy, but I think there's a nice balance.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 2:06 PM

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2:00--op here

the husband was upset because he feels men should be able to have hobbies without their wives. I agree with this completely, which is why my husband goes bo hunting every friday night, sat morning, sat night, sun morning and sun night during the season. that's his time, his hobby.

She was appauled because women shouldn't be shooting guns and sending their kids to grandma's for the weekend to go hunting.

again, i would like to see the other side of this topic if someone has a different opinion.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 2:08 PM

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You should've told 'em that your husband went off to his quilting circle every Thursday without you.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 2:20 PM

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op again

OMG!! That was so funny! Thank you.

can you imagine how they would react if they knew i have a foot fetish and when i do my own manicures and paint my toe nails, that i massage his feet and clip his toe nails, too! I think they would have had heart attacks!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 2:31 PM

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Gotta love "traditional values" sometimes...

My mom has a custom built rifle and shoots competitively. The guys who grumble the most about women shooting are the ones she beats the pants off of...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 4:00 PM

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