Skip to comments.Forget the day spa: How hunting and fishing trips have become the new retreats of choice for women
Posted on 03/23/2012 4:58:38 AM PDT by Kimmers
Erika Faulk and her cousin, Gale Robinson, could have met up for a weekend spa retreat or planned a shopping excursion, but the two middle-aged, suburban moms opted for weekend learning to shoot guns, build campfires and track deer deep in the Ocala National Forest. Faulk, Robinson and about 100 other women were taking part in a three-day workshop called 'Becoming an Outdoors-Woman'. The program began two decades ago in Wisconsin and has spread to 40 states and Canada as a way to teach women the skills needed to enjoy outdoor activities.
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I don’t care when they go hunting...it may be the women that make the men of the future since so many dads are always absent. The white boys are acting a lot like the brothers when it comes to notching the belt these days.
A couple thoughts:
First, this is great because it puts the lie to the liberal notion that women are supposed to be some monolithic voting block that only cares about traditional “womens” issues.
Secondly, such activities tend to reinforce conservative values and self sufficiency and not depending on the government for support.
only if you let them run free on the streets like hoodlums
both mothers and fathers, black or white, need to RAISE their kids. Give them some moral code....what ever happened to parenting?
A welcome trend.
“... it’s because many women are simply becoming men”.
I disagree. I can shoot (never been hunting though) and fish a great deal. I am not masculine by any means. Hunting, fishing, camping etc... gets you outdoors and you enjoy nature. Plus, I can bake/broil/fry any fish that I catch (and clean it as well). I don’t find this masculine but just another part of who I am.
The women in our family would agree with you!
At my upscale gym it’s bizarre to see attractive 20ish women taking boxing lessons. ..................................... With all the reports of abuse, it may be a good idea. My grand daughter is a brown belt, but she still is a girl. I guess she needs it to protect her girly-man boyfriend? Maybe society is switching rolls, or maybe its a throwback to pioneer women. I think it is great idea, we could use more women like Palin out there.
“what ever happened to parenting?”
They left it up to the schools and the government is giving the parents and most teachers exactly what they didn’t want.
Ok, you and my wife and my daughter...can’t all be like Sarah.
“the women in our family would agree with you!”
What is sort of funny in my situation is my Dad taught me to fish. I was raised with three brothers who never really liked it. I inherited his fishing poles and I am the only sibling that still fishes. I taught my son and two daughters to fish as well and they love it. My husband would tell you that I fish better than him simply because I enjoy it more and show more patience with it. Nothing wrong with women finding an activity to enjoy by themselves or with their families. Especially when that activity puts meat on the table (fish or crabs in a pot!)
“... with all the reports of abuse, it may be a good idea”.
My daughter took two years of Krav Maga. As a parent, I knew as she got older... she would be out in the world and may need to know self defense. It is a way of protecting her. There will be times in her life when she is alone, walking in a parking lot or driving by herself. The women at the gym come from different backgrounds but none of them could be described as “boyish” or “masculine”. Today’s woman HAS to know that bad things can happen to them... crime, abuse, etc... and to prepare themselves is common sense. IMHO.
What a sexist thing to say! Sounds like a personal problem. What's the matter....do you feel threatened by them? Do they outbox you?
Did it ever occur to you that they're doing that so that they can learn to protect themselves? We are NOT all interested in becoming men but conservative women tend to want to be self-sufficient.
The patriarch of the family is still taking a shot at a deer now and again at 89. The younger members of the family are avid hunters & fishermen. I have two nieces who grew up climbing in a deer stand with their dad from about 8 yrs on, starting using a gun at 12, are crack shots (on a college sporting clays team) & not too shabby with a bow - one is now teaching an archery program to archery instructors (her wedding favors were made out of empty shotgun shells if that tells you something!). We all eat lots of fish and rarely buy beef - the freezer is full of venison. The family that hunts & fishes together is a lucky family indeed. :-)
“The family that hunts and fishes together is a lucky family indeed”.
They are also the family who can provide for themselves. Your nieces sound so cool! Plus, your one niece is now an instructor... providing education to others AND bringing in some money for the family (or providing for herself).
I don’t see Palin as a boxer.
Ugh...men hunt...fish...women stay in cave ugh...
I grew up hunting and fishing with my Grandfather, thankfully he was the strong man in my life while I was growing up, my parents were divorced. I now hunt with my husband, our daughter hunts & fishes. Her female friends hunt & fish. I’m sure her future husband will enjoy hunting & fishing with her.
Ok men out there...would you like your wife to be able to hunt & fish with you? I’m sure there are women who I would not like to hunt with, there’s also men who I would never hunt & fish with.
“I disagree. I can shoot (never been hunting though) and fish a great deal. I am not masculine by any means. Hunting, fishing, camping etc... gets you outdoors and you enjoy nature. Plus, I can bake/broil/fry any fish that I catch (and clean it as well). I dont find this masculine but just another part of who I am.”
I love to shoot, am a pistol instructor and would love to give hunting a try/I began flyfishing a couple of years ago and truly enjoy wading the mountain streams and rivers.
There is nothing wrong with being a girly girl who also enjoys outdoor recreation.
“There is nothing wrong with being a girly girl who also enjoys outdoor recreation”.
ABSOLUTELY!! I went pier fishing once and struck up a conversation with an older gal (I’d say in her mid 80’s) who was out there by herself. She told me that her husband (who was now deceased) dated her and some other young women BUT knew she was the ONE because she was quiet when they fished together and caught more (and didn’t brag!). It was a cute story and she still goes fishing to remember when they went together and together as a family. Once the outdoor activities like fishing/hunting/shooting gets into your blood... there is no turning back!
Plus, "There ain't nuthin' finer than a naked (or fully clothed, for that matter) woman with a gun"
You are right! My Grandmother’s killed/plucked/cooked their own chickens. (they were very feminine as well). It seems silly to me that someone would rather starve then capture, kill, clean and cook a fish. I don’t see any difference than plucking tomatoes off a vine to go with dinner and catching a fish to go with the tomatoes. It really is providing food for one’s family which women have been doing for a LONG time.
who are THEY...(I think the THEY who do not are in the minority)
not me and the wife....not my kids... not my friends kids...we made them join boyscouts, we included them in activities...we taught them right from wrong...
I dont know how often I laid the law down on my boys...
...and on the leftist school principals who had their heads up their rears...I straightened out a few of these idiots too.
teach your kids a mode of behavior and you should have no problems.
I dont expect gutter trash to raise their kids any other way than gutter trash. repectable people, should be teaching their kids the way they were raised....
I think it is sexy and hot as h*ll when women are into extreme sports. Boxing, climbing, martial arts. etc.
This is no longer the 1950's (in a good way in this case) when women are allowed to do interesting stuff other than needle point and sewing.
My wife doesn't hunt, but did so growing up. I do not hunt, never have. When we were dating and she told me she could dress a deer, I thought it must take a lot of skill to get a deer to hold still while you put clothes on it, but didn't really see the point.
You would not like my GF then. She is a hardcore weightlifter-that is how we met. She was my lifting partner and we were friends for a long time before becoming lovers. She is stronger than the average male, her arm are well defined and sexy toned (but not to the gross level). She also runs marathons and we spent 10 days hiking a portion of the Appalacian Trail last year carrying 60-70 lbs packs each.
Women that do men stuff rock and I can assure you my GF is ALL woman and she is my best friend. I can't tell you how many men have come up to me and said they would like to have a GF like mine instead of ones that just jab all day on Facebook.
LoL! Them buggers are pretty fast!
Sounds to me like you found a gem, trailhkr1!! She is your best friend AND shares your interests.... Good for you!!
How very condescending you are! If I called you what I believe you to be I’d be banned!
Maybe you should take up boxing and get all tough?
“repectable people, should be teaching their kids the way they were raised....”
Less and less of this group around. Everyone demands their due without earning it. Money and education seem to mean less and less as they act like sophisticated gutter trash.
You are correct. It starts and ends in the home. This is why all education should be run by locals not the state or DC.
“would you like your wife to be able to hunt & fish with you?”
Heck no - that would mean I’d have to hunt and fish.
Ya..my husband just HATES it when I drag him out to hunt. I also drag him out to go golf too! He REALLY hates that, Lol! Actually we golf together in golf tournaments :-)
Fortunately, my wife doesn’t fish or hunt. Unfortunately, she doesn’t golf, either, although she does tolerate me golfing.
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