With hunting on the decline, it is important for the whole hunting and gun industries to do all they can to see this sport doesn't die. According to a recent USA Today article, women are now being encouraged to take up the sport.
Here then is Dada's interpretations of what the new hunters -- the women and the girls -- had to say! (NOTE: Dada's misquoted parts in italics.)
From a 14 year old girl:
"Daddy and my brother are always going out in the woods. I wanted to see what it was all about. If it's not hunting season, they are at the hunting club drinking beer or liquor while building stands and blinds or working on the camp house in anticipation of killing something. "
From a state director of "Becoming an Outdoors Woman:"
"If you teach a man to hunt, he goes hunting. If you teach a woman to hunt, the entire family goes hunting. Bringing women into the sport helps us reach so many more people, not to mention animals. Children who are brought up hunting will likely pursue the activity for their entire lives, thus decimating Nature that much quicker!"
From the wife of a hunter:
"I married a hunter (deer, turkey). Soon afterwards, he offered to take me on one of his early morning outings and I reluctantly trod along with him. Boy, was I in for a pleasant surprise. Nature at sunrise has to be the greatest show on earth. It seemed like all of God's creatures began coming to life all at once. They must be killed, the noisy bastards!"
From a female carnivore, asked if hunting was not a sport of vegetarians:
"You don't have to kill anything if you hunt. But if you do, you certainly don't have to gut and eat what you kill.
"If you happen to be a vegetarian, you can leave your kill in the woods. With Nature's environment under extreme duress, you can take comfort knowing the carcass you leave behind will be appreciated by other animals that are just dying for something to eat. Man is not the only meat eater in the woods, you know."