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Do Outdoor Women need to toughen up?

I hope you get shot out in the forest and wolves gnaw on your dying corpse…..WHILE YOU’RE STILL ALIVE
I’d like to rip off your f*$%ing head and pour gunpowder down your f*$%ing throat and light it on fire
Only c*%t’s shoot animals and take pleasure in it. I hope you die a horrible painful death
As I began to look at how female hunters were being bullied, I had to ask myself if it was because we were easy targets as women or if we needed to just toughen up a little. Once I started asking my fellow female hunters about their experiences, the things that they sent to me as examples of what they deal with daily made me sick to my stomach.
 I’d like to meet you outside someday with a gun in my hand, I would shoot you several times and laugh over your f*$%ing body as you die like you do to those poor animals that can’t defend themselves.  MURDERER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Generally threats are basic name calling. They include sexist remarks, racist remarks and then lead into threats of dismemberme…

Trading my rifle for a muzzle loader

No, not really!  I love my rifle but I am on a mission this year to try new things and expand my hunting repertoire.  Up first, muzzle loading. 

My Uncle brought his Wolf Magnum 50 caliber gun to the house at Christmas (we celebrate all holidays by shooting guns) for us to try out.  Dad and I had never tried muzzle loading before so we need a tutorial on  how to load and unload the gun.





It was a great gun to shoot and I really felt comfortable with it after the first shot.  One of my hang ups is knowing the trigger.  One of the 30-06s that we have has a hairline trigger.  The other one really needs a good squeeze to fire and to the nonhunter, this may not seem like a big deal, but when you are high on adrenaline and ready to make a kill, it matters.  This is why I make Dad shoot first.

I could see myself getting into muzzle loading but I would need to buy a gun first.  The perks would be that it would be almost guaranteed that we could hunt on snow after rifle season and the number …

Wanted: Mr. Sportsman

A friend of mine sent me this link and asked what I thought about it.  I had seen it before and was honest when I told him how degrading I felt it was.  Not only was the title of the "Miss Maine Sportsman" application in pink* but the questions were incredibly insulting to those of us that are fighting to be taken seriously among our male counterparts.

Questions like, "Do you clean your own kills/catches?" would never be asked if it were Mr. Maine Sportsman.  It would be assumed that yes, of course men clean what they kill.  Why is that assumption not made of us outdoor women?  Another question, "Do cook [sic] what you catch/kill? If so, what’s your favorite recipe?" would never be asked of men.  

My friend asked me what sort of questions I would ask if it were a Mr. Maine Sportsman pageant.  I came up with a bunch of snarky questions (Do you bait your own hook?) but then I thought about the questions that could have the most impact on the men that would…

Knowing what creatures are around us.