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Women Impacting Shooting and Hunting Industry


In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, the NRA Blog featured 12 women who are “shaping the shooting world.” Even the most casual observer of the shooting and hunting industry will recognize some of the names and faces of these influential ladies. You can read the post here.


“Women are a massive segment of the shooting industry and their presence only continues to rise. In fact, gun ownership among women in the United States climbed from 13% in 2005 to 27% in 2011,” the blog post reads.


female hunting market grows | Realtree B2B


Not only has gun ownership among women has made a huge leap, they are heading to shooting ranges, tree stands and hunting blinds in record numbers.


According to data from the National Sporting Goods Association, female participation in shooting sports between 2005 and 2014 grew as follows: 


female shooting and hunting participants in 2015


Editor’s Note: Here at the Realtree Business Blog, we want to keep you up to date on industry trends and how they can influence the manufacturing and retail environment. For more insight on the growing women’s market, check out this four-part series:


The Impact of Women on the Firearms Industry

Who are the Women Gun Buyers?

Women and Firearms: Studying Purchasing Behavior

Women and Firearms: Perceptions and Assumptions


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