In the Fall of 2015, I launched Camo365.com
Hi there! I’m a real estate agent by day, an avid hunter on the weekends, and this is my blog. I live in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina have a wonderful husband and fellow hunter, whose name is Trippett. My passion for hunting is rooted in growing up in a hunting family with 6 brothers and sisters on a 250 acre dairy farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania. My 3 brothers and my Dad all hunted. As a little girl, I was mesmerized to see my Dad return from a hunt as he pulled out rabbits, pheasants, quail, and grouse out of his hunting coat. It was like a magic coat to me. We appreciated very much the food that it provided for our family and even though we lived on a dairy farm, our meat source was venison and other wild game. I loved everything about hunting and was always fascinated with guns and archery.
But as I grew up and moved on, I didn’t have opportunities to hunt. Being married to an avid duck hunter, I recall being envious of my husband’s outings with friends on dove hunts, duck hunts, quail hunts. .. I really felt left out. I made my feelings known and the year my girls both went off to college, my husband surprised me with a 20 gauge over under shotgun, some hunting clothes and all the things I needed to go dove hunting. That is is how it all started. We have had so much fun together and he is thrilled that I am more excited about going to a sporting store than going to the mall! Years later and many dove hunts, quail hunts and a few duck hunts, I talked my husband into going on a deer hunt. We outfitted ourselves with .270 rifles and all the things we needed to be deer hunters! My husband never hunted deer, but he was fortunate to have been on 3 African safaris when he was a teenager and shot big game at that time, so he was an experienced hunter for sure, just not deer.
Years later, with many successful hunts,,and many more guns, we have become avid hunters and enjoy deer hunting, hog hunting, turkey hunting, critter hunting, and of course, bird hunting. I started this blog to share my great outdoors experiences and tips I’ve learned over the years with girls who want to learn more about hunting and fishing. I am in no way an expert, but my passion and desire to protect the tradition of hunting is why I started this blog. I would love for more girls to experience it as well. Hope you enjoy reading!
The mission behind Camo365 is to bring attention to the many reasons to protect our 2nd Amendment. While we in the hunting world know, our 2nd Amendment rights don’t have anything to do with hunting; however, it is a topic that bonds us together. Our Founders did not have grocery stores so hunting was their way of life. It was written so that citizens could protect themselves and their property. Hunting is something that a lot of people want to protect for our future generations. Through my blog, I would like to encourage more women and men to discover the importance of protecting gun ownership and discourage more gun regulations.
Why Camo365 ? (2015-2016)
Along with writing my blog, I am planning on wearing something camo every day for 365 consecutive days. Yes, 365 days of camo!!! Whether it is a hunting outfit during hunting season, a pair of camo shoes, a scarf, camo dress, camo boots, sunglasses, tote, or even a pair of flip flops, I will show my camo colors each day to make a statement that our second amendment is a right that we cannot afford to lose. It will be fun and challenging to make this happen 365 days in a row, but I am up to the challenge!
I believe that by publishing a well received blog that features the many exciting aspects of hunting, fishing, and the sport of range shooting and archery, more women will want to join in. The tradition of hunting is something we can continue to pass down to our children and their children, but only with the help of many. Statistics show that there is a dramatic increase in women hunters. Women have realized that owning a gun gives them an edge in protecting themselves and their numbers will continue to rise.
I hope my hunting blog is my fun way of spreading the word and hope that my experiences are entertaining and inspiring. Anybody at any age, can get started with hunting. Girls, don’t let you husband or boyfriend have all the fun. This is something you can do with them and they will be thrilled as they get to do what they like with your blessing! Share a good story, good laugh, good recipe, or some great photo with me. I look forward to hearing from you.
I succeeded in wearing something camo for 365 consecutive days! It was so much fun. So much has happened since I launched this site. I have met so many wonderful people in the outdoor world and have published over 175 blog posts and articles in several media outlets.