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Postby Naturegirl » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:41 pm

How many of you were considered a tomboy growing up? I was for sure. I have my girly side, but I can hang with the guys anytime and have had a lot more guy friends than girl friends over the years.

It's a shame more women aren't into this. I have yet to come across another female hunter on any hunt I've been on so far, and I've been going with DH on his hunts for 8 years.
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:30 am

Definate tomboy for sure. My 7th birthday party only had one other girl at it, the rest was the boys. lol. I always ran around the neighborhood dressed like Robin Hood with my homemade bow and sword or Davy Crockett with my "coonskin" hat when I was little. And I still dress up like the geek I am to go the Ren Fair each year. :lol:

High school I had a pretty even mix of guy and girl friends, but during the college year I ended up hanging with the guys a lot. Especially after my two best girlfriends married and moved out of state. There were a lot of late night road trips, XBox marathons, and camping trips with the guys.

I know what you mean about meeting other ladies. Have you checked out the BOW or WITO events in your area? That might be a good place to meet other ladies that enjoy the outdoors.
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Postby Naturegirl » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:54 pm

I haven't even heard of it, but I'll look into it for sure. Thanks for the idea. I just know there has to be a couple women somewhere in AZ who is into the same things as me. Jeeze, I told my DH that my BF (girl) and I were going quading for the day and he thought I was crazy. He's like you can't pull the trailer (yeah right) and he thinks I'm a crazy driver on my quad, but whatever. I know I'm safe and I think it would be a blast just the girls going out for a day plus I could get some scouting in for new bird areas. I'll definitely bring the GPS though as I just learned my lesson on that one.
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Postby MicCog » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:20 pm

OMG! I thought I was the only one. LOL. Just playing. I guess you could call me that. I played with the boys on my block, and got really sick of having to be "scarlet" in GI Joe, but they said I had to be because I'm the girl. I always wanted to be snake eyes.

OK, enough with the childhood memories.....
I don't think there are many women in my area that are into hunting, as I have never seen another girl in a duck blind (ever) in person.

My co-workers think I'm nuts, not only do I SHOOT birds but I stuff them too!!! ewwww!!!!! lmao!!! I'd love to decorate my "cube" with some mounts but afraid I'd have HR escorting me out as PC as my employer has become.......

Good luck finding some gals that enjoy not only the outdoors but enjoy actually hunting!!!
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:56 am

I'd love to see some pictures of your mounts MicCog. How did you get into taxidermy?

And Naturegirl WITO is short for the Women in the Outdoors program sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. They run various events just for women. A lot of the workshops are at an introductory level, but they're definatly fun. I went to one where you could choose 4 different sessions for the day. I took shotgunning, flyfishing, turkey hunting, and rifle shooting. BOW is short for Becoming an Outdoors Woman, they're a seperate organizition that works with a lot of state DNR's and do events similar to the WITO events. BOW tends to go a bit beyond the introductory level and you need to have some experience for some of their events. It makes sense though, you don't want someone who has never fired a gun to start on a pheasant hunt. :wink:

Here are a couple of links.
http://www.uwsp.edu/CNR/bow/
http://www.azwildlife.org/bow.html
http://www.womenintheoutdoors.org/wito/?SUBSITE=wito
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Postby MicCog » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:19 pm

Ha! funny story how I got into Taxidermy. My hubby shot a REALLY nice ring neck (we don't see them much around here) and so we were calling around to local taxidermists getting prices, time line etc. I was looking for something to take over my dying crafting, and I thought I'm fairly artistic, I'll bet I can stuff a duck a heck of a lot cheaper than these guys. bought a video, and hooked up with a local guy as a mentor that was willing to teach me, and he's just a cool guy, and great taxidermist. so to make a long story longer, because I'm cheap. :rofl:

I'll post some pic's when I get home!! :biggrin:
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:21 am

That's an awesome story! :rofl:

Now where are those pics? :thumbsup:
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Postby MicCog » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:04 pm

:oops: Did I mention I'm lazy too? lol!!! :lol3: Kidding......kinda.....just been busy, and I don't have pictures here at my other job. I'll make myself a note........
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Postby NorCal Cazadora » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:58 am

OK, I'm diving into this late (been gone a while!), but yeah, I was a tomboy too - hated Barbie dolls, loved my Tonka trucks.

I do have a friend now who was a very girlie-girl tomboy, if that makes sense. She loves hunting, but she's into pink bigtime and hunts with a pink bow.

I hate pink (and she knows it!), but I think we need to let the girlie girls know it's OK for them to hunt too, and if pink is what it takes to make them feel welcome, that's fine with me.
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Postby Duckhuntergal » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:06 pm

I'm late on this band wagon as well, and heck yeah, I'm still a Tom Boy and my husband wouldn't have it any other way. I had FAR better tools and knowledge of how to use them when we got married. He had FAR better guns! It's worked out well.

As for other duck hunters, in Texas I cross paths about once a year when somebody takes a girl friend along. Wee do have another couple in Central Texas that hunts. Mostly, I hunt by myself, but my husband and son join me when their schuedules allow it.

The NRA has a program for women that includes duck hunting. It's called Women on Target and they are wonderful hunts. I weent on a pheasant hunt in Nebraska and met several duck hunters on that trip. It was really a fun weekend.
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:14 pm

NorCal Cazadora wrote:OK, I'm diving into this late (been gone a while!), but yeah, I was a tomboy too - hated Barbie dolls, loved my Tonka trucks.

I do have a friend now who was a very girlie-girl tomboy, if that makes sense. She loves hunting, but she's into pink bigtime and hunts with a pink bow.

I hate pink (and she knows it!), but I think we need to let the girlie girls know it's OK for them to hunt too, and if pink is what it takes to make them feel welcome, that's fine with me.



Hear, hear. I like the color pink, I just don't look good in it. I look much better in peach. And darn it, I can't find peach camo anywhere. :wink: :rofl:
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