What is a huntress? Why can’t women that hunt simply be called “hunters”? If you label yourself as a huntress for the wrong reasons it might be time to put down your gun and your makeup. The Runaways didn’t give a damn, and neither should you.
Does your Facebook page or your Instagram profile include the term “huntress”? If so, consider referring to yourself simply as “a hunter”. Before undergarments get wadded, let me say that I’m a huge proponent of women in the outdoors- and I’ve zero doubt that there are number of female hunters out there that could hunt me into the ground. Secondly, I never said I didn’t like to look at a pretty face. I like to look at an attractive woman as much as the next guy. Here’s the grind: Many of these media huntresses are seeming trying to use their femininity combined with the activity of hunting to get attention for all the wrong reasons. Sure, there may be a few well-intentioned ladies out there using the huntress moniker, but before you use it, consider whose attention you’re trying to get. Are you trying to be a model, or are you a hunter?
You Might Be A Huntress If…
- Your face paint consists of 3 “cat whisker” stripes on your cheeks
- You wear eye makeup in the woods for potential selfie opportunities
- Your face paint looks like an upside down batman symbol
- You take treestand glamour selfies
- You post social media pics shooting a gun or bow while wearing a bikini
There’s a trend among various sporting companies using “huntresses” (different than women hunters) as pro staffers. As a serious consumer of hunting gear, I question the intent of these companies and quite frankly I’m totally unimpressed. So put a pretty girl behind your hunting product and expect me to buy in? A very thin veil indeed.
Real Clothing For Real Women That Hunt
Eddie Bauer had a good thing going with their Sport Shop line of clothing for women, although they seem to have tapered their offerings since its inception. Non-huntress women that hunt should also check out the line of clothing and gear at Prois Hunting.
Women Hunters: Don’t Call Me Baby
Thanks to David Hart to penning this article on women hunters on petersonshunting.com “Don’t call me baby, and please don’t refer to me as a huntress- not even if you’re nasty.” Janet Jackson would approve!