Emily Porter from the Mo. Dept. of Conservation to discuss the increase of women hunting (in honor of International Women's Month).
Female hunters have been increasing during the past 15 years at least, according to various data sets from conservation organizations. The state is seeing women in hunting grow younger and more prevalent. While 78,000 Missouri women have firearm hunting permits, most of the increases appear to be in bow hunting.
Female bow hunters increased by nearly 40 percent between 2005-2014, according to a report on the state’s recruitment, retention and reactivation plan by the Archery Trade Association. The same report indicated a 5 percent decrease in this demographic’s age.