Dec 07, 2019 3:00 PM

Big increase in female hunters seen in Wyoming

Posted Dec 07, 2019 3:00 PM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The number of Wyoming hunting and fishing licenses sold to women has seen a marked increase over the past decade, while men are buying slightly fewer licenses, state officials said.


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said 30% more women are hunting in Wyoming compared to 10 years ago, KGAB-AM report ed. Female anglers increased by 14% over that time.


Meanwhile, the number of men participating in both activities is down by about 5%.


Game and Fish Hunter and Angler Participation Coordinator Kathryn Boswell said the agency has been reaching out to women to get them more involved in not only hunting and fishing but also things like canoeing, photography, shooting sports and archery.


“I think women are starting to see hunting as an activity that is accessible to them,” Boswell said in a statement by the agency. “And, it comes with a certain pride in putting healthy food on the table and knowing exactly how it got there — something I think all hunters regardless of gender can relate to.”


Boswell also said the decline in male hunters and anglers in the state is not a concern.


''The demographics are changing. Our baby boomers are getting older and at the same time, women are seeing hunting and fishing as options for their food and recreation choices,” she said.

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Convicted Colorado felon accused of embezzlement in Nebraska

A 40-year-old woman already on parole for fraud in Colorado has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling from a Lincoln chiropractic business where she worked.


The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Ann Crall appeared in Lancaster County Court on Tuesday on a felony charge of theft by deception. Her bond was set at $10,000.


Police say they were alerted by the office manager of Movement Chiropractic, who reported suspicious activity on a business credit card that started three days after Crall began working there.


Crall was previous sentenced in Colorado to 11 years in prison for theft and charitable fraud for taking almost $60,000 from donors under the pretense that she had cancer.