Elk NetworkWoman Latches on to Hunting Later in Life, Runs with It

General | December 19, 2019

Marissa Jensen is a convert.

“I was actually pretty opposed to hunting growing up,” Jensen, Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever education and outreach program manager, told Project Upland magazine.  “I didn’t understand the connection to food and the outdoors. Once someone made that apparent for me that changed everything.”

Jensen always had a strong interest in conservation but did not have an understanding of the vital link between hunting and conservation. Once she did, she ran with it.

“If I looked back a few years ago, the fact that I hunt and that it completely changed my life . . . my family is just blown away by it,” said Jensen. “If you would have asked them when I was a kid they would have laughed hysterically and said there’s no way this person is going to hunt, there’s no way they are going to do this for a living. It’s so different from what anybody thought I would do, including myself.”

Females are the fastest growing demographic for hunting.

Go here to read more about her story.

(Photo source: Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever)