Random musings on my favorite pastime- being outside. Also included is the occasional venture into other topics.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
You Go Girl!....GO Hunting that is.
A friend of mine was tabulating the hunting license data from 2011 and found that 18% of all hunting licenses sold in the The Great Land were, in fact, sold to women. When you separate resident hunters, the number jumps to 19%.
That's right- nearly 1 in 5 Alaskan hunters in 2011 was a woman.
For you industry types- I believe this is what you refer to as a "growth market".
This data makes the work my wife has put into the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program very rewarding. Way to go!
From time to time I like to discuss various pieces of equipment I use in the field and illuminate some of my experiences with them. Good or Bad, you get to hear about it. As a disclaimer to any sort of "review" concept let me state... all of the gear I talk about is my personal property, acquired through normal channels of commerce generally involving me laying down cold hard cash to a retailer. If a manufacturer or third party has provided any form of equipment for review I will specifically note that in the post in which it appears. Everything else is mine.
Also be aware the I am not some corporate mouthpiece accepting cash or other consideration to promote their products...yeah right. Like they'd consider me for that gig and you (gentle reader) deserve better.