Celebrate Diversity

Celebrate diversity- and stick together.

 

Those of us that hunt all have a specific way we do things, either traditions that have been passed down for years or some experience that has taught us a certain tactic or concept. Chances are, we do those dependable things over and over the same way for years, until it becomes our way or what we consider the “right” way to hunt.

 

Elizabeth is all smiles with the beautiful buck! No matter what strategy's she used- the goal of hunting is to have fun and get outside. Elizabeth is all smiles with the beautiful buck! No matter what strategy's she used- the goal of hunting is to have fun and get outside.

 

I’ve always had my certain way of doing things. A mixture of tips and traditions that I’d picked up from years of hunting with family, to things I had learned along the way. It wasn’t until I started hunting more and more with others that it sunk in how different we are, from something as little as how we rattle during deer season to where we place our tree stands.

 

With the onslaught of the anti’s attacking hunters, especially female hunters, it’s imperative that the women of the hunting community come together and celebrate our overall love of the outdoors and even celebrate our differences, instead of using them to divide us. Our differences make us better, help us grow and learn, and help others, especially women new to hunting, realize that there is no perfect way to do it. You learn by doing, by being outside and hunting, and doing it often.

 

By far, that’s one of my favorite things about the Shield In The Field crew of SOLA women. They’re all unique, from different areas with varied experiences, celebrating our diversity by celebrating our common love of hunting and being outdoors.

 

Given the same piece of ground at the same time of year, we’d probably all hunt it differently. I just returned from an amazing deer hunt with my partner, and I gained tons of knowledge of about hunting deer in Ohio compared to hunting deer in Kansas. Funny thing is, even though we do many things different, we’re both extremely successful. A large part of that success is because we’re always willing to adapt and learn and grow.

 

So, when it comes to your fellow hunters, leave the petty differences and opinions behind. There are no strict rules or definitive right versus wrong. Hunting is personal, something that comes from our soul and fills a void within many of us. The strength of the hunting community comes from our support of each other. Celebrate diversity and watch the hunting world become stronger and better than ever.

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