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?
In true bowhunter’s fashion, we decided to have a little fun with our gender reveal and use our bows. We placed two balloon in our parent’s garage with a backstop target, one for me to shoot and one for Nick (note: there is only ONE baby though :). At a 3-2-1 countdown, we released our arrows at the paint-filled balloons for the big reveal…
In my younger years, I never imagined that I would become a mom. I imagined traveling, writing about my experiences and living the life of a traditional journalist. If you were to ask me if I could picture myself married with a child on the way, I would have looked at you with wide eyes with an unmistakeable head-shake.
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
But, if I harvest an animal while hunting, you can bet I’ll post a photo of it. Many hunters feel (and I agree) that tasteful “grip and grin” shots are taken out of respect for the animal. Also, hunting can be a TON of work, months worth, and I’ll be damned if I dim my excitement for other people’s feelings.
If you’ve ever been curious about what it would be like to attend an all ladies fishing or hunting trip, this episode will give you a pretty good idea. Even if you’re a guy, you’ll find value in this conversation and be able to to share with your wife/girlfriend or daughter why they should be on the lookout for ladies trips, too. And, let me tell you, the benefits of an all ladies trip is more than just a full pan of fish…enjoy the episode!
If you’re a hunter, without even knowing it, you’re contributing to conservation. Each year, equipment, ammunition, licenses, tags and fees that are purchased in order to hunt contribute to conservation efforts. Sportsmen and women have contributed more than $14 billion to conservation since 1937. In this episode, Allison Rauscher joins the show to discuss how hunting is conservation and how to get involved in local conservation chapters.
So, how? How to put into words why we are willing to get up early, drive for hours, and drag ourselves through thick cover until our hip flexors burn. Maybe we are just stupid and gluttons for punishment? There’s some truth in that, but the why goes much deeper…
Lundvall is also passionate about accessibility to the outdoors. After a ranch accident in 1999 left her paralyzed, she made it her mission to redefine her life by helping others who may have similar circumstances. Lundvall shares her perspective of hunting in her action-track chair and how she preps for a hunting trip.
“The important things about accessibility that people have to realize is that it ends up being a lot more work for people with disabilities, but its so worth it in the long run. And that really starts with the prep,” Lundvall said.
…After a brief moment, we scrambled to get out of the blinds and chase down our harvests. We needed to be quick so we could be ready for another flock. And soon thereafter, we’d have our limit.
After the hunt, comes the cleaning. The birds don’t clean themselves. Each one in our limit of birds needs to be breasted and meticulously cleaned of feathers and bb’s. What we don’t eat right away, we preserve with our GameSaver®…
In this episode, Duluth Pack President, Tom Sega joins the show to share the Duluth Pack story and their legacy of outdoor and hunting products. Sega and Duluth Pack are not newbies in the hunting world. In fact, at 136 years old, the brand is the oldest, hand-crafted canvas and leather bag and pack maker in the USA.
Their day started well before legal shooting hours. The Walker’s headed into the woods early so that 30 minutes before sunrise, they’d be ready to shoot. Beyond the beauty and peace of simply being in elk country, the excitement of listening to elks bugle