Did Santa bring you a pink shot gun? I’m Susan Allen reporting from Cashmere Washington this last week of December, stay tuned because I’m going to tell you why I think pink shot guns, are quite the ticket. I wouldn’t trade memories of bird hunting with my boys and our crazy German wire hair Chaps for anything but 20 years ago I was an anomaly in the field, I just never encountered many other women who enjoyed hunting . I love that times have changed meaning there are more and pink stock shotguns being sold as women are becoming a lucrative growing hunting demographic. Years ago when I received the gift of my 20 gage Berrata over and under from my husband it was more precious than any diamond because it was an invitation to share his outdoor adventures. As Andrew Vavra ,a marketing specialist for Quail Forever wrote on a recent blog about the phenomena of more woman hunting. “More pink guns equal more woman shooters equal more hunting households equal more kids involved in the outdoors equal future conservationist . Now neither of my daughters-in-law opted for “pink” guns being more traditionalist’s and while they can shoot with the best, it looks more like a Ralph Lauren photo shoot when those two girls in their kaki field pants head out across the stubble in Eastern Oregon with their flashy German Shorthairs holding point it. In the Allen family and many others across the Westbreaking the glass ceiling means shattering the ice on a duck pond.