6 Mistakes Men Make When Hunting with Women

Carly Brasseux // January 26

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Blunder. Mistake. Faux pas. You name it. Hunting is definitely a male-dominated sport. I think most men love a woman who shows interest, asks questions, and is willing to go outdoors.

However, men can make a few mistakes when hunting with women.

Acting like they know it all: Yes, maybe a man has been hunting his whole life, but it doesn’t mean that a female isn’t a hunter herself or has at least been around hunters.

Acting like we know nothing: Maybe some women haven’t hunted their whole lives, but we can all agree that a woman’s sixth sense and questions are something to stay attuned to.

{Read: What do you call a female hunter?!}

6 Mistakes Men Make When Hunting with Women

Not listening to questions and advice: Just because a woman is, well, a woman, doesn’t mean she can’t offer a new perspective or ask a legit question.

Putting us in the wrong gear: We don’t need the same gun as a man. We don’t need the same apparel as a man. We need gear made for a woman’s body. We need a gun made for a woman’s form.

Not teaching the basics and fundamentals of shooting: Slow down. Teach us. Give us time, and room, to learn. Definitely, big mistakes men make when they hunt with women!

Putting us in “boring” situations: If a lady likes action, do NOT sit her in a stand in the freezing cold for hours. It’s boring and will turn her off to the sport.

What are the biggest mistakes men make when they hunt with women?

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About the Author

Carly Brasseux

Carly Brasseux is a determined and passionate freelance outdoor writer, published author, business owner and social media/marketing consultant based in Texas. In a world where women are the fastest growing segment of the hunting population, she is a major proponent of those women wanting to learn more about the outdoors and hunting. Her handle, Miss Pursuit, is an expression of her enthusiasm for all things outdoors, from educating women through her experiences learning to hunt over the last decade, to getting out with her kids to explore the wild. Her expertise in social media and marketing, as well as her vast network of people in the outdoor industry, have given her the influence to make an impact for years to come. Member of the Mule Deer Foundation, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Stewards of the Wild and the Texas Wildlife Association.