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University of Nebraska-Lincoln research found the percentage of women hunting deer was 11%, pheasant was 5% and turkey was 7%.
Micaela Rahe, a Nebraska Hunting and Shooting R3 Coordinator, said they are seeing a higher participation of female deer hunters before age 40 and the highest age category of female waterfowl hunters in 20 to 25 years old. Across the state there is a 30% increase in female hunt permits sold between 2010 and 2015. There has also been a 50% increase in female waterfowl hunters since 2010, bringing the number above 1,500 permits sold to women.