Will Women Save Hunting?
Mar29

Will Women Save Hunting?

Great article from Outdoor Life Women hunters are on the increase while men hunters are on the decrease.  This is a great article that sites some statistics that is making  the industry take notice of this trend.   The uptick of women hunters is creating interest for more options for women’s hunting clothes and gear. When I first started hunting,  finding hunting clothes was a chore but now, there are so many options and it is getting better everyday. With the increase of women who want to learn how to handle handguns, it is an easy transition for them to take interest in other guns.  Just being exposed to the shooting community, is giving rise to women who want to learn to hunt.   I love this trend of more women hunters… but let’s get our guys to get back in the game!   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Blind Love
Mar28

Blind Love

14 hours in a blind is true love.… for turkey hunting that is.  It was a soggy, humid weekend in SC, but no passionate turkey hunter such as myself would let that bother them.   My morning guided hunt started out with great anticipation.  Walking the long dark trek down the power line to the blind was a welcomed stretch of the legs considering the long hours I would spend in the blind.   I learned what coyote stink is as we walked through a downright disgusting patch along the way.  “Coyotes must have bedded down here at some point leaving their distinct stench”, my guide explained.  I immediately started turning and looking behind to make sure no coyotes where anywhere near. We settled in the blind and at daybreak, my guide got the attention of a huge gobbler with his expert calling.  He was strutting about 15 yards in the woods and this Tom would not come out!  Must have been a old and very experienced bird.  Not much time went by when a very willing hen appeared on the scene and stole the show.  She was super aggressive calling to him and after 20 minutes of being ignored, she goes to him in the woods.  What goes on from there I can only guess.  A bit later, she appears and lays down on her tummy  at the edge of the woods and literally fluffs her tail feathers signaling her desires!  This went on for at least a half hour.  Again, the wise old Tom did not walk out.  Finally, the hen gets up and proceeds to walk up the power line and surely, he is following never leaving his protection of the wood line.   The morning hunt was over, but not without a lot of great of drama with our happy hen. That afternoon,  I went back to the blind solo hoping to have an opportunity to call in that  Tom.  I heard some gobbling deep in the woods throughout the afternoon but no luck calling him in.  For me, just being out in the woods was a big reward.  After all, I learned from a hen what the meaning of fluffing your tail feathers really meant.  Sure I would have loved to have harvested a big Tom that hunt, but there will be other hunts and other lessons learned!   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Turkey Hunting Obsession!
Mar17

Turkey Hunting Obsession!

The countdown is on… just a short time until we are back in the woods.   My first turkey was truly a trophy bird and I am ready to call in a big gobbler! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Last Minute Camo Shoes and Bag
Mar08

Last Minute Camo Shoes and Bag

So, … We have a wedding to go to tonight and I have made a commitment to wear something camo everyday no matter what.  Here are my last minute DIY camo accessories.  Pretty sweet, right?  Let me know if you want to learn how to put camo accents on your favorite items. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Meet Katie! Huntress and Aspiring Surgeon!  Her Story…
Mar04

Meet Katie! Huntress and Aspiring Surgeon! Her Story…

Career Goals:  My dream is to be a Neurosurgeon or Cardiothoracic surgeon. I love learning about the anatomy of the body and how it works physiologically. I admire and respect doctors because they devote themselves and their lives to helping people. They spend years honing skills, gaining knowledge and developing a character worthy of trust and respect. This is what I desire to do with my life. School: Horry Georgetown Technical College Graduate this May with two degrees- Associates in Science and Associates in Art Extracurricular Activities: Involved in national honor society called Phi Theta Kappa. I am an officer in our school’s chapter. I’m very proud to be involved in Phi Theta Kappa because I have gotten so very much out of it. I’ve developed organizational and leadership skills I never would have otherwise. I’ve been on free trips to New Mexico and North Carolina, and I will be going to Columbia, SC and Washington D.C. soon! I’m also president of the new science club at HGTC. I love science, so I’m very excited about this club becoming active at school! Hobbies: In the summer I love to tan, read in the sun and you can usually find me near a large body of water! I love to swim! One of my biggest joys of the summer months would be going to Fork Retch and seeing the kids at  Wildlife Action. That has been my joy every summer for 6 years now! In the fall and winter months, my family heats our home with a wood stove. So we cut a lot of fallen trees and bust that wood up into pieces that will fit into the heater. I’ve become pretty good at chopping wood, if I do say so myself. I love spending that time with my family, and I also spend a great deal of time in front of that heater when it’s cold outside. I duck hunt when school permits me to. I love the swamp during the winter, especially at sunrise. I used to write poems about the swamp when I was younger because I thought it was so beautiful. Hunting: I’ve been hunting with my uncle, Buddy Piner, since I was 8 years old. I started duck hunting in the local swamps in Gresham with him, and soon after he took me to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Steve Goodwin, a good friend of Uncle Buddy’s, was our guide. I’ll never forget that first trip because he let me drive the boat (we were flying at a high speed of about 2 miles per hour, but that was fast to me). We’ve gone...

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