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The Hidden World of Girls… Who Hunt


Magan Hebert, 15, poses with the young buck, or “spike,” that she shot in Waynesboro, Miss., in November. Magan has been hunting since she was in the fourth grade. ** Photo courtesy of NPR

Recently on an ordinary day running errands and listening to NPR, my husband and I heard a story on the radio that stopped us in our tracks.  The story was part of a series called “The Hidden Life of Girls” and hosted by none other than Tina Fey (don’t you love her?!?) 

During the episode, we heard stories from girls and women across the world on several different topics and then the interview started with 15-year old Magan Hebert.  Magan lives in Mississippi and sounds like a typical high school student – she loves cheerleading, pop music, texting and school...

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Hunting is for girls



By Richard Grant

Originally published on RichardGrant.US and reposted here with permission from the author.

THORNTON, Miss. — Cadi Thompson saw the deer first, but she wanted to give her friend Amber the chance to kill it. It was a frozen winter dawn on the Thompson family farm and hunting property. The two nursing students were concealed in a box stand, a simple wooden structure with openings to shoot through. The deer was a brown smudge on the tree line 200 yards away.

Cadi, a fresh-faced, confident 25-year-old, has been hunting white-tailed deer since she was 7. She lifted up her rifle and checked the animal through the telescopic sights. “It’s an eight-point,” she said, meaning it was a mature buck with eight tines on his antlers and a good deer to shoot...

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