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Some wives are partners in hunters’ financial woes

Dog trainer Dan Hoke addresses hunter education students – most of whom are female – in a field session geared to hunting upland birds. The number of girls and women enrolling in Spokane-area hunter education courses has dramatically increased in the past 15 years, said course organizer Jack Dolan.
Dog trainer Dan Hoke addresses hunter education students – most of whom are female – in a field session geared to hunting upland birds. The number of girls and women enrolling in Spokane-area hunter education courses has dramatically increased in the past 15 years, said course organizer Jack Dolan.

HUNTING -- I'm getting few messages from wives of hunters after they read my outdoors column today, "Hunters need financial planning to cover expenses."

They're pointing out that more and more women are going hunting, too. In fact, a survey last year found that about 11 percent of the hunting licenses sold across the country were sold to women.  Cool.

But the women giving me a buzz today are chuckling with me.

"Thanks for reminding me how much money we put into hunting this year," said Robin, who says she hunts big game with and without her husband. "Problem is, I spent most of it."




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