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FEATURE: Austrian men concede women may be better hunters

AFP, KISBUCSA, Hungary

Her husband, 40-year-old master builder Herbert, says that unlike in the past when his father used to go away hunting for several days, hunting is something that couples nowadays can do together.

“Before it tended to be men and very few women, but in the last 10 to 15 years it has changed and now 15 to 20 percent are women,” he says as he pilots their four-by-four back to the hunting lodge for breakfast.

“They are a real asset... When women are there the men maybe speak more nicely, you watch what you are saying a bit more,” he said.

There is just one problem, says Evelin Grubelnig’s twin sister Ingrid, currently doing a hunting course and who tagged along with her sister, brother-in-law and faithful hunting dog Cosmo.

“For women hunters, there are very few clothes available. It’s a real gap in the market. Getting trousers that fit is tough, they feel like you’re wearing a sack,” she says.

“For dedicated female hunters, there is hardly anything. Often we have to get men’s clothes in small sizes,” she added.

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