Luring More Women To Fishing In The Upper Great Lakes
Credit: Morgan Springer, NPR
The number of Americans who fish is in decline and that decline has had an impact on conservation projects, because hunting and fishing licenses help fund everything from habitat restoration to clean water programs.
So there are efforts to lure more anglers to the sport — and those efforts seem to be working, as more and more young women are taking up fishing.
Recently, a whole band of women spread out along the bank of the Two Hearted River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. They were part of a steelhead fishing class put on by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources called Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW). The goal is to inspire women to fish.
Kristy Taylor was part of the class. She stood on the bank of the river on a cold, bleak morning.
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