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According to statistics compiled by several national organizations, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, females continue to be the largest group showing an increase of hunting license sales. Closer to home, information compiled by the Pennsylvania Game Commission through its computer-generated sale of hunting licenses show that women are Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing group of hunters.

There are several theories for this, including more women becoming involved at the urging of their husbands. Another factor is young girls develop an interest in the outdoors by attending events such as youth field days and similar events held by conservation groups and sporting clubs.

It’s been postulated before that women are the key to hunting’s continued growth, and the numbers seem to support that. How many readers have a wife, mother, sister, daughter or girlfriend who’s taken up hunting?