WOMEN HUNTERS: A group of women teach other women how to hunt

INDIAN HILLS, Colo. (KDVR) — A trend that has grown in recent years is that more women are getting into the sport of hunting. Two professional hunters from the Denver metro area taught the women the skills to get into the field.

Usually, when up-and-coming country music artist Miller Campbell wears makeup, it shows. On Monday, her face was covered in camouflage paint so she could blend in.

Campbell is one of many women who go into the field and learn to hunt.

“It was COVID. I was home, not touring full time anymore, and started hiking everywhere. I live near Glacier National Park,” Campbell said.

This hike brought her to Donnelle Johnson and Lisa Thompson, who call themselves the Huntndivas.

“All day we pursue nature and the outdoors trying to have new encounters for women and helping women experience it for the first time,” Johnson said. “As professional hunters, we wanted to give back in some way, so we saw the need.”

Johnson and Thompson say more and more women are taking to the field, chasing everything from turkeys to elk, but knowledge is key, and that’s where the Huntndivas come in.

“The girls are going to ask for help and they’re not afraid to raise their hands. I think they’re phenomenal hunters,” Johnson said. “It’s so great to have those capable skills and to know that all the confidence it brings you even if hunting ends up not being your thing, just knowing you can take care of yourself.”

Turkey’s call may sound funny to some, but it’s music to Campbell’s ears.

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