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Father’s Day is coming quick. What are you getting for Dad this year?
A donation to the TRCP in your Dad’s honor is a thoughtful way to thank him and support the places where he loves to hunt and fish. Whether it’s your dad, husband, brother, son — every father will appreciate your generosity on his special day.
No matter how he spends his time afield, these gifts will help the TRCP’s mission to guarantee all Americans a quality place to hunt and fish.
Hurry! These Father’s Day gifts are at a special discount for a limited time. Order by June 9 and save up to $25.
TRCP Buck Knife
TRCP Buck Knife & Hat Package
TRCP Father’s Day Package
In almost any small town across the US, there are a few things you can count on. Neighbors help each other. You will almost always meet someone you know at the grocery store. Lots of guys hunt. And many of their wives or girlfriends don’t.
I have often wondered if this gender gap is a holdover from our prehistoric hunter-gatherer days when physically stronger men did the majority of hunting, or if women in general find the testosterone fueled stereotype of hunting distasteful.
Whatever the cause, there is no shortage of “significant others” who stay home and disapprove of their guy disappearing each fall to hunt. But I am not one of them – I’m part of a small but growing number of women who refuse to become hunting widows, because we take to the field with, and without, our men.
While recent studies show the overall number of hunters in America is holding relatively steady, the percentage of new hunters that are women is increasing, and sporting journals are filled with speculation on the reasons behind this demographic shift.
While I don’t speak for everyone of my gender, I’d like to share a few reasons why I hunt:
Ladies, if you have never hunted, keep this in mind – women today can and do hunt without having to become “one of the guys.” Whether you have the opportunity to take to the field with your husband as I do, or whether you join one of the many women’s hunting groups that are springing up across the country, don’t mentally write hunting off as a “guy’s only” activity; to do so is to shortchange yourself some of the great personal rewards and satisfaction that come with it.
Guest blogger Catherine Thagard is the wife and hunting partner of TRCP’s Western Outreach Director Neil Thagard.
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