Female hunting enthusiasts are stirring up controversy by boasting about the spoils of their expeditions on social media and even taking their kids along.
Posting under the hashtag #realgirlshunt, they can be seen posing in camouflage gear alongside creatures such as alligators, deer and warthogs.
Many proud hunter mums are determined to get their children in on the act from an early age, taking them along to stalk bears and shoot turkeys, reports Daily Mail.
Proving that starting them young can lead to a lifelong passion, keen huntress Emily Perreira shared a photo of herself alongside a slaughtered goat, saying: ‘Throwback to when it all started.’ ‘Hunting season is my favourite season.’
Shannon Sullivan and her partner took their six-month-old son along for opening weekend of hunting season and posed with him alongside a large alligator they caught, propping his jaws open for effect.
Amanda_lowrey has also taken her baby daughter Layney along on her first hunt and ended up with a deer.
‘Honestly didn’t expect to get anything, Layney was in a great mood but she was talking up a storm,’ she said. ‘Very glad to have some meat in the freezer.’
Eleven-year-old Nolan Hens managed a bigger catch, shooting his first bear on Vancouver Island, alongside his mother.
The trend for showing off hunting spoils online comes as 12-year-old Aryanna Gourdin, from Utah sparked outrage with gruesome pictures of her standing triumphantly over a giraffe she shot dead in Africa.
She has vowed to ‘never stop hunting’ despite a torrent of abuse after she gloated of her kills on safari on Facebook.
A NZ dad recently sparked outrage when he cheered on his daughter as she shot dead her first deer and took a bite out of its “warm, quivering heart”. He says he doesn’t care what other people think.
Chloe told Stuff.co.nz that she had seen her uncle take a bite from a deer heart.
“I saw my uncle bite the heart so I thought I might bite it too,” she said.
“It tasted quite nice.”
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