Why we do what we do

The Canadian Sportswoman Society started because I and so many others out there didn't grow up having anyone to help get them into hunting or shooting sports. We want to be that support.

As there is a very steady increase in women and youth entering the hunting community, we felt what better way to help support them than to provide a safe, positive environment with hands-on learning. A base so that, once out in the field, they can directly apply a solid foundation of knowledge and confidence.

The great thing about the hunting community is that most people are very welcoming, patient, and helpful. Most are more than willing to take new people out as they want to see the future of the outdoors grow and continue to pass on our hunting heritage and conservation efforts for the generations to come.

Its been an amazing adventure. We have had the pleasure of meeting/helping hundreds of like-minded people from across the province and beyond. Many of whom I consider great friends, and cant wait to see what the future holds for us, them, and all of you.
About me

My name is Lori-Anne Horst, I grew up in Hamilton Ontario, the concrete jungle. My only salvation was heading north to the country side of Hanover and Allen Park  to go camping. The serenity of the woods, rivers and fields seemed to be where I was most comfortable.

I grew up in a house where girls weren't supposed to hunt or shoot guns. Hunting was part of being a mans  man thing. ( Now just hold on before anyone starts hating on my dad and grand father and uncle... My mom had her license but was never allowed to go along...its a touchy subject.. but keep reading )

I first started hunting because of my husband Steve, his dad, and his cousins. They were welcoming, knowledgeable, patient, kind, and understanding of all my questions and hesitations. 

I got my hunting license when I was 24 and about 7 months pregnant with our first child.  Way to be the typical redneck I know!! but I love it.

Hunting was the puzzle piece in my life I was missing . Once I started I learned there is so much more to know, learn, and experience. There is people to meet and friendships to be made out in the fields and blinds, stories to be shared and memories  to be made.

Now we enjoy hunting as a family including my dad and mom. Watching my children grow to respect and understand the balance of conservation is truly humbling. I cant wait until they are old enough to start harvesting their own quarry and I am  able to witness the joy and respect they give to their harvest.​​​​​