Women’s Goose Hunt


This is Passport to Texas

Call it a sign of the times: hunting opportunities for women are on the rise.

06—I got together with a couple of friends and contacted some outfitters to put together a hunt that‘s designed for women.

Parks and Wildlife hunter education specialist Dawn Bellow organized an early morning goose hunt for a group of women during the regular season.

06—I wanted for women to feel like they could give themselves permission to go outdoors.

Nearly a dozen women, most first-time hunters, signed up for the hunt. Nick Stillwell of Third Coast Outfitters was on hand, and helped them set up decoys at 4 a.m.

07—You put ‘em into the wind, and kind of just give them a little pop like that, and that wind with catch it and move it and all that good stuff.

Lauren Carley was among the hunters that morning.

07—The big excitement is when you see that huge flock come out… (Wow, look at that.)…and there are hundreds of them. (Y’all get ready.”)

It didn’t take long for the women to test their skills. [SFX geese and shots]

03—We shot 20 birds today. Yeah, pretty good for some ladies here.

Pretty good, indeed. The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program supports our series and is funded by your purchase of fishing and hunting equipment and motorboat fuel. For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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