Believe it or not, I was once afraid of posting hunting photos. Yes, ME. I was afraid of the backlash and what my “friends” or acquaintances would think of me. I had grown up in a hunting family, but back in college, had never outwardly shared the lifestyle. Would I be offending people?
There seems to be a misconception that a "Pro-staff" member is a professional hunter. While that may be the dream, that isn't the reality. There is so much work that happens indoors, to make it possible to get outdoors.
So, what do I mean when I say the "Outdoor Industry Insta Trap"? I call it a trap because most outdoorsmen and women LOVE what they do. They fall in love with the outdoors, gain some traction and exposure on social media, and then think, hey, this should be my career...
It didn't take me long to finish reading Eva Shockey's new book, "Taking Aim". That's because I couldn't put it down. If you haven't heard of Eva, she is the daughter of famed hunter, Jim Shockey and cohost of Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures. She was also the second woman ever to be featured on the cover of Field and Stream magazine, nearly thirty years after
Finally, I feel like I am fulfilling all my passions; my sense of adventure through hunting, and my love for journalism in documenting my adventures.