Women Hunters

A new rifle engineered for the serious female hunter.

by Diana Rupp

With the introduction of the new Model 11/111 Lady Hunter, Savage Arms is one of the first rifle manufacturers to design a rifle specifically for women. Most gunmakers seem to think a “lady’s” rifle is just a standard rifle with the stock cut down and maybe some pink highlights, but the engineers at Savage consulted with serious women hunters (yours truly included) and discovered that there is a lot more to it than that.

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Dedicated hunter and conservationist Andrea Fisher will embark on the hunt of a lifetime.

Congratulations to the 2011 Prois Award Winner, Andrea Fisher! Sports Afield is a proud sponsor of the annual award given out by Prois Hunting & Field Apparel, the leading manufacturer of performance-driven women’s hunting apparel. The award honors women who are serious and dedicated hunters and conservationists.

Prois Hunting & Field Apparel's Kirstie Pike, left, presented the 2011 Prois Award to Andrea Fisher at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

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Enter to Win a Hunting Trip of a Lifetime!


Próis Hunting & Field Apparel, the leading manufacturer of performance-driven hunting clothing for women, continues to celebrate women who dominate in the field with its annual Próis Award.  The contest kicks off today, August 16, and all women hunters who are hardcore at heart are encouraged to enter.  

The competition will be stiff, as there is only one winner who will take home the coveted prize: a hunt of a lifetime for elk, mule deer, whitetail, and wolf in the pristine Canadian Rockies with Savage Encounters.  Plus, she’ll be fully outfitted with the latest hunting gear from top equipment manufacturers and Próis Awards sponsors--a killer package that rings in at more than $25,000 in value. A story about the winner's hunt, written by Editor in Chief Diana Rupp, will be published in a future issue of Sports Afield magazine.

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Women are the fastest-growing demographic in the hunting world

More women than men took up hunting last year, according to new data from the National Sporting Goods Association. While total hunters in the USA decreased slightly (.05 percent) between 2008 and 2009, the number of female hunters increased by 5.4 percent, netting 163,000 new participants. Growth areas for women included muzzleloading (up 134.6 percent), bowhunting (up 30.7 percent), and hunting with firearms (up 3.5 percent).

Data also show women outpaced men among net newcomers to target shooting with a rifle, where female participation grew by 4.1 percent.

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