Girls with guns

Holly Heyser learned to hunt later in life and now writes the blog NorCal Cazadora ( She’s a big proponent of women hunters and knowing where her food comes from.

“I still eat some factory-farmed food, but I skip the pork, beef and chicken raised in CAFOs [confined animal feeding operations]. What’s more important: the way it lived before it met you or how it’s killed?

“I only shoot what I’m going to eat. You really have to know a lot more about the animals you eat to be a hunter. My respect for animals has really increased.

“There’s been a large increase in young girls hunting recently, and some women hunters are really into archery. They like the grace and peace of it vs. shooting.”