By Barbara Crown, Editor-in-Chief
Women are the fastest growing segment of the hunting industry today, with most introduced to the sport by a family member or significant other. But although women enjoy hunting and excel at it, many never get fully educated on things like mounting a scope or field dressing their kill. Now, women who would like to learn the particulars and become as competent with them as their male counterparts can get a full education at She Hunts Skills Camp (www.SheHuntsSkillsCamp.com
). Brittany Boddington, daughter of well-known hunter Craig Boddington, and Shannon Lansdowne, former guide for Bella Coola Outfitting Company in BC and winner of the 2015 Extreme Huntress contest, have teamed up to provide a hunting skills course just for women. Boddington filled us in at the Safari Club International convention in Las Vegas last month.
"There are new females deciding to hunt for the first time, and a lot of them don't have a dad like mine to show them the ropes. This camp is for them! My partner Shannon Lansdowne and I have put together the She Hunts Skills Camp for women to gain the confidence to become strong and independent hunters. The goal of this camp is to share our passion and knowledge for hunting with other women. We will be giving courses on everything from rifle handling and scope mounting to shooting and field dressing. We will even have a wilderness medicine clinic and a wild game cooking tutorial....