Hunting is often seen as an activity for men, yet more and more women are taking it up. According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, female hunters comprise the fastest growing segment of the hunting public. As such, Idaho Fish and Game has scheduled a hunting clinic in order to introduce the sport to women as well as help female hunters further their hunting skills.
The clinic, dubbed “Women in Hunting,” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in Coeur d’Alene.
The clinic is in its 16th year and has become a popular annual event, with much of the popularity attributed to the fact that the instructors are women who already enjoy hunting. They are volunteering their time to teach other women about the sport.
Topics covered at the clinic include firearm safety, hunting regulations (how and why they were developed), preparation for the field, map and compass use, and hunting ethics.
Women and girls of all ages with an interest in hunting are encouraged to attend. There is fee of $5 which includes a barbecue lunch. The event will be held at the Rifle and Pistol Club, 5105 Atlas Road, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Space is limited and reservations are required. To register, call the Idaho Fish and Game at 208.769.1414.