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Why increasing women’s participation in the outdoors is important

In this Northland Outdoors podcast, host Chad Koel talks with Juten, known on social media as Ali UpNorth. The Duluth resident is the lead Northland Outdoors ambassador, a group of social media and outdoor enthusiasts who help promote the brand.

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Breaking stereotypes and helping empower women in the outdoors is the aim for Ali Juten.

In this Northland Outdoors podcast, host Chad Koel talks with Juten, known on social media as Ali UpNorth. The Duluth resident is the lead Northland Outdoors ambassador, a group of social media and outdoor enthusiasts who help promote the brand.

Juten is an outdoor writer, hunter and angler. She talks about how she embraced the outdoors at an early age and what the potential is to get more women involved in various outdoor activities.

“There's different groups that you can join on Facebook, or follow pages on Instagram to just learn some more digitally as kind of a passive learner if that's more your style,” Juten says.

Juten says hunting can be more than just a sport but also a way to provide food for the family, which may in fact play a role in the increase in women in the outdoors.

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“I do think it's growing,” Juten says. “I think it's going to continue to grow. And I think they're the reason for hunting is you know, I think that is going to cause it to grow. So people that maybe never necessarily thought that they would not have to pay “X” amount of dollars for something at the grocery store are now figuring out well, I can ethically harvest my own meat this way. Right and they don't have to necessarily raise cows, they could learn how to hunt and get a food source.”

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