Shockey–who’s been traveling around the U.S. promoting her new book “Taking Aim: Daring to Be Different, Happier and Healthier in the Great Outdoors“–joined Loesch on her program “Dana” to discuss why she wrote her book and why she uses her platform to be positive role model for women in hunting.
“I love how you reject every stereotype,” said Loesch about Shockey in the interview. “Because you’re like, ‘I’m feminine. I’m very lady-like.’ I’ve seen you out there with your bow … and your manicure’s on point. You embrace all of it and I think that redefines what people think about women who hunt.”
Eva also explained that contrary to popular perceptions, hunters are strong conservationists. “We appreciate where our food comes from,” said Eva. She went on to explain that hunters “raise the most money for conservation of any other group on this planet … on top of that, we provide our own food. Instead of going to Whole Foods, we go hunting and we fill our freezer with meat that, for the rest of the year, we share with our family and with our friends. It’s no different than going to the grocery store, we just understand where it comes from. I think you have a greater appreciation for the animal.”
Shockey’s book is a great read. (Full disclosure: I was on her book Launch Team. You can watch my review of the book below):
In addition to hosting her own TV and radio programs, Dana Loesch also serves as a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association. It was only natural to see her interview Shockey, a fellow sportswoman who is one of the most well-versed public figures on Second Amendment issues.
These two women certainly ooze true female empowerment, and it’s refreshing to see Ms. Shockey blazing the trail for more women in hunting and shooting sports. If you haven’t already, check out “Taking Aim” today!