Sad to say, after attending a BOW(Becoming an Outdoor Woman) muzzleloader hunt. Hunting with my friends. And hunting alone, I still haven’t killed a deer.
Deer – 3 Lee – 0
I am the Loser Hunter this year.
But, I am not giving up. Here in Tennessee, our hunting season runs to January 14. Now, if the weather will cooperate. I have been ready to go the past two mornings, but heavy rain and the wind have kept me at the house. I know a lot of women that hunt and a lot that don’t. The ones that don’t hunt always say, “I can’t believe you do that.” Well, I have a few good reasons for hunting.
- If these is an SHTF event and something happens to my husband, I need to have the skills to feed myself.
- The biggest reason is I LOVE IT.
I love being out in the woods by myself away from everyone. It is peaceful. You get to see cool stuff like turkeys, birds, maybe a fox or coyote. And, it fulfills my need for independence and has increased my confidence. Now, if I can get one before the season runs out this year.
Where can you learn to hunt?
Each highlighted state has a BOW program. Do a google search for Becoming an Outdoor Woman and your state.
Or on Facebook.
Learning to hunt is a great way to increase your self-reliance skills. The beginning of the year is a great time to get ready for next season. You can:
- Find a gun you are comfortable with
- Decide if you want to hunt during archery, muzzleloader, or gun season.
- Find someone to help you get started.
- Buy the clothes and extra equipment you will need come September.
It is my belief that all women need to learn to use a gun to hunt with and for self-defense. Two top priorities in our life…food & safety. Don’t be afraid to get the skills you need to survive. If you don’t have anyone to help you, go to your local gun shop. They will be happy to help you. They love women hunters and gun owners because we spend money at their shops, too. Then you can get the skills you need to safely handle a firearm.
Another resource is the National Rifle Association. Check them out here: