About the same time that all the supplies for making homemade tomato sauce appear on display at large supermarkets like Ipercoop, a section devoted to hunting gear also materializes. There, you can find camouflage pants, vests, military sweaters, waders and hunting caps, everything to complete the look. One thing you won't find, however, is clothing in women's sizes. The antiquated message that this marketing strategy relays-women stay home preparing dishes with tomato sauce while men go out hunting for boar, pheasant, larks and other game-goes hand in hand with the waning popularity of the sport. The hunters I have spoken with told me that the decreased participation in hunting reflects the dearth of game, high costs and overly complicated bureaucracy. And here I was, romantically thinking that hunting was enjoying a renaissance because of the economic downturn, much in the same way that vegetable gardening seems to have become popular again. But, I was wrong.