Published November 09, 2012, 12:00 AM

Images from 'The girl who hunts' | More women enjoying hunting as pastime


Rachel Leitch looks over the wooded area from a tree stand near her home in north Moorhead. David Samson / The Forum

  • Rachel Leitch looks over the wooded area from a tree stand near her home in north Moorhead. David Samson / The Forum
  • Rachel Leitch climbs up to the deer stand platform near her home in north Moorhead. David Samson / The Forum
  • Rachel Leitch. David Samson / The Forum
  • Rachel Leitch walks the woods with a bow in north Moorhead. David Samson / The Forum
  • Molly Stenstrom, 23, of Fargo, after a hunt in Bejou, Minn., this year.
  • Erika Bauer and her husband, Travis, of Killdeer, N.D., are shown after a hunt.
  • Ashley Engkjer, 25, of Fargo, has been hunting since she was 12 or 13 and has even gone on an African safari where she shot this Cape buffalo, during the longest and one of the most dangerous hunts of her life, she said.
  • From left: Amber Flaten, 22, of Portland, N.D., Alli Roller, 23, of Hope, N.D., and Amy Austin, 22, of Maxbass, N.D., like to hunt. They went bow hunting two years ago when they encountered three mountain lions and had to be rescued near Pickert, N.D.
  • Annie Thorson, 28, of Fargo and her husband, Lance Thorson, after a hunt in Bowman, N.D. in 2007.