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Women are taking up guns and bows in growing numbers

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Between 2004 and 2009, the number of women hunting with firearms in the U.S. leaped from 2 million to 3 million, according to the National Sporting Goods Association. The number of women bow hunters climbed from 500,000 to 800,000, and women target shooters rose from 4.3 million to 4.7 million.

Read Original at: The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)


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