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
If you're like me and you've grown up familiar with whitetail hunting but you're hoping to plan a hunt out west, this list is for you. Last year, I ventured on my first-ever, rifle elk hunt in Craig, Colorado. I literally learned about the hunt only TEN DAYS before I left; I had to scramble to find the correct stuff to pack. This year, I'm preparing for my first archery elk hunt in Carey, Idaho. I am by no means a western hunting expert but, by sharing what I've learned along the way, my hope is to help out other non-western hunters in a pinch.
In this episode, Alex shares how he is personally prepping for season, finding great spots on public land, and how he has been successful in gaining access to private land. He also shares the story of his massive North Dakota buck as well as his goals within the outdoor industry. You won't want to miss this one!
In this episode, Lindsey Mitchell of Women of the Wild Midwest joins to show to talk about an all-women's event coming up this September 2018 near La Crosse, WI. Learn all about the event and how to attend or get involved.
In this episode, we chat with Scott Einsmann, Digital Manager for the Archery Trade Association. Scott shares tips for getting started in archery, working through target panic, how to avoid bad habits, and much more.
In this episode, Katie shares about her background with hunting, horses, and farming as well as her passion for makeup. With her massive social media following, Katie explains a little bit about her life in the spotlight and how she embraces the positive and negative that comes along with it.
In this episode of Empower Outdoors, we talk to Paul Pedersen, who served 27 years in the 148th fighter wing in Duluth, MN. Pedersen is an avid hunter and angler, who is a board member and volunteer for the Wounded Warriors Guide service…
“The problem with going for 70 (draw weight) though, is that you blow through the fish and then your arrow would fly out the other end. And you want something that's going to just go half way, so that the arrow doesn't go all the way through it.”
“We all have textbook knowledge, especially if we want to take fishing to the next level. But having that knowledge and using it as a guide versus relying on it are two different things. And when you’re not catching fish, you have to throw out what you know and we willing to just find the fish."
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