A group of women in Russia’s Ural Mountains are changing the status quo with what is believed to be Russia’s first hunting club for women.
The club, “Lady Ga-Ga-Ga”, celebrated their one-year-anniversary with fashionable photo shoot displaying not only their femininity but also their passion for their sport.
Growing their numbers to over 100 members last year alone, Lady Ga-Ga-Ga has also created their own hunting magazine.
Drawing inspiration from other women’s hunting clubs across Europe, the group pushes to focus on the seriousness of hunting and the science behind it.
Anastasia Karamysheva, one of the first members of the group, said to IBTimes.co.uk, “When I got more involved with this process, I’ve realized that hunting is not just about wandering around the forest, that it’s actually a serious science. So I started studying special literature on this profession.”
While the group has only used dogs to catch birds at this point, they have hopes of expanding the type of game they hunt.
“We hope to hunt bigger game now when there is. It will be interesting to go on a group hunting and hunt a roe or even a wild board,” said Karamycheva.
Many still view hunting as a male-driven sport, but Lady Ga-Ga-Ga strives to prove that women are just as entitled to enjoy the sport of hunting as anyone else.