Women Impacting Shooting and Hunting Industry
- March 15, 2016
- By Randall Mueller
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.
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:
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