Women with guns
• Women with guns
Over the past year arms sales among American women increased by 79%. Such dynamics is not associated with worsening of the criminal situation in the United States and a sharp rise in the number of hunters among women - their only among girls under 16 years of 300 thousand people.
A total of weapons in the US are 15 to 20 million. Women.
Here, for example, in the photo at the bottom of a 15-year-old Megan Hebert posing with a deer killed by it (in Mississippi). She says that for the first time got to hunt in the 4th grade. Megan's mother notices that there is nothing strange that her daughter is engaged in hunting: "We're all hunters, including a woman." In their areas the deer is not only entertainment for the fans to shoot, but also a source of meat. The average family has hunters from hunting up to 200 kg of meat per year, which is a good help for the family budget.
A in this photo - Megan killed his first deer. S in this photo 10 years:
His own gun Megan appeared at the same age - 10 years old:
It is worth mentioning that the number of deer in the United States is growing rapidly. Now there is a population of white-tailed deer has 20 million For comparison:., There were 500 000 in 1900. This growth has led to the fact that in many eastern states (Pennsylvania, Vermont) per 1 sq. mile up to 40 deer.
This allows you to easily shoot livestock each year to 3-5 million. Deer. The average male white-tailed deer weighs 70 kg, female - 45 kg. Also in the United States live about 7-8 million. Mule deer and up to 1 million. Elk. And this is without taking into account more and a reindeer in Alaska - up to 300 thousand (as in Alaska, there are about 180-200 thousand elk). The total population of deer close to 28-29 mln. Individuals.
To make it easier to compare the concentration of deer, we mention that the population of reindeer in Russia amounts to 1, 5 million, other species -.. More about 1 million That is 11-12 times less than in the US.
Officially listed in the US 14 million. Hunters. The state still regularly buys from private owners of land under federal ownership hunting grounds. For example, in Wisconsin such portions occupy 1, 2 million hectares, New York 1, 4 million hectares, Michigan 1, 6 million hectares, Minnesota -... 2 million hectares.. A number of reserves across the country - about 3200. In the hunting-750,000 people are employed in the United States.
The wide spread of weapons among American women has led to the fact that its producers began to do special model for the fairer sex. For example, the guns can be pink or lilac flowers, with a short handle a woman's hand. Here as in this picture:
The American photographer Lindsay Macroom spent three years photographing the 80 women, owners of weapons. The result was the book "Girls with guns" (cover of the book - the first photo above).
Clara Ellerbe, North Carolina
Alexandra and her son Amadou, Texas
Courtney, the southern part of Texas. 20 caliber gun. Her favorite hunting - wild pigeon.
Jamie Lois, California. His first gun she appeared in 6 years, and 22 caliber rifle - in 10 years. Within 5 years as a police officer. Who does his ranch.
Jane, Montana. Gun system, "Browning" hunting gave her husband soon after their wedding.
Lynn Houston, Texas. Her favorite hunting - waterfowl. In the season of their flight before it kills 30-40 ducks and geese.
Sarita Armstrong, Texas. And her 5 sons father taught shooting since early childhood. Own weapon she appeared in 10 years.
Courtney, Texas. Gun 17 the HMR "Savage". She regularly hunts with his mother, once a week. Venison her mom basically makes sausage "Salami".
Stacey, Arizona. Italian Perazzi gun.
Victoria, Pennsylvania. Gun "Beretta" 20 caliber.
Ruth, Georgia. She was 85 years old, but she still hunts with her husband for at least 1 time per month. Rifle "Winchester" 20 caliber.
One family: Alison, Marley, Lee and Margaret, Kansas. They like to hunt birds and deer.