Two Mistakes Women Make When Hunting with Men
Females are the minority within the male-dominated sport of hunting. Although the total
number of women hunters has grown after holding steady for many years, we still only make
up 11 percent of the hunting population, according to Census Bureau statistics.
You know what they say, “men are from Mars and women are from Venus.” This famous quote
holds true even when hunting. The difference in emotion, communication, skills and abilities
can make hunting side-by-side difficult, but also very rewarding.
What is it that a woman can do differently next time she’s in the field with a man hunting? Here
are two big mistakes women make and how to fix them.
Not speaking up: Women lose in the field when they don’t speak up and sit quietly by a man’s
side. Whether you’re an expert or beginner hunting, it’s your job on (and off) the field to ask
questions, give advice and have input. It not only helps you grow as a hunter, but helps a man
Acting like a know it all: No one likes a know it all whether it’s at work, home or in the field. It
always feels rewarding to show off your knowledge, but try to keep yourself in check. Men
thrive in an environment where they typically are the leader, so they’ll feel more inclined to
teach, share and learn if they don’t feel overwhelmed with too much chatting and advice.
And trust me, there are mistakes men make when hunting with women. It’s definitely not one-
sided. Maybe another blog post on that one day?
What advice do you have for men and women when hunting with the opposite sex?
About the Author:
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ReelCamo Girl is a lifestyle brand focused on ladies who love the outdoors.There is a growing need for a place for women to share their outdoor experiences, as well as an interest in clean eating and self-sufficiency. Through our website and social media networks, we offer a safe place where the ladies can share their pictures, stories, wild game and fish recipes, and news articles about conservation and hunting perspectives.
ReelCamo girls are strong, capable, kind, compassionate, nature & country-loving individuals. We encourage responsible and ethical hunting. We care about the land and wildlife management and about long term sustainability. We hunt, fish, dive, shoot and hike…for peace of mind, happiness, pure clean protein & connection to the outdoors. ReelCamoGirls can shoot a gun, draw a bow, track an animal, get CAMOed up, bait a hook, clean a fish and still be feminine.