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I’m Taking the Pledge!

“Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” —National Wild Turkey Federation Prepping my blind area I wake up and try to remember—it is the “off season”. My hubby reminds me almost daily, but my mind swirls with thoughts...

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Two Girls, Two Guns…Catfight or Dogfight?

Part 1: Maggie & Kim on the hunt! It’s not what you think . . . we are hunting partners. Kim Davis and I have been hunting whitetails together for the past couple of months and now, something unexpected that appeared on the trail camera has us up in arms—a...

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Reflections on the Past Year

"One does not hunt in order to kill. One kills in order to have hunted."--From Meditations on Hunting by Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955) Every January, I like to look back over the previous 12 months and reflect on the wonderful times I had doing what I love to...

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Hunting

What Am I Crowing About Now???

What Am I Crowing About Now???

Anyone who knows me will not be surprised at all that I have another obsession. And this time, it is all about crows. I went on my first crow hunt in mid-January, and I could not wait to get back in the woods to take on another hunt with these incredible birds....

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Fishing

Getting Schooled on Surf Fishing!

Getting Schooled on Surf Fishing!

Living on the beautiful South Carolina coast for many years has given me plenty of opportunity to enjoy just about all it has to offer. Recently I was on my morning walk on the beach, and it hit me like a rogue wave that I have never been surf fishing. I’m always...

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Lifestyle

Backyard and Backstraps!

Backyard and Backstraps!

It’s that time of year again when you open your freezer and you realize you have an abundance of meat that needs to be used up before hunting season opens again. Summer is right around the corner, although it already feels like it has been here for some time already!...

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Female Friendly

Quail and G.R.I.T.S. – A Recipe for Fun!

Quail and G.R.I.T.S. – A Recipe for Fun!

What could be more fun than girls with guns and the camaraderie and antics that come about during a quail-hunting weekend at  George Hi Plantation, Garland, NC. When Penny Schmiedeberg, Guest Services Manager, read one of my articles I had written about “female...

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Wing Shooting

Lovey Dovey!

Lovey Dovey!

Here in the South, we make a big deal out of dove hunting, so it comes with a lot of fanfare! Unless you shoot clays, you probably have not picked up your shotgun in quite awhile, so the anticipation is at full throttle. It’s our third year as members of Honey Camp...

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Shooting Sports

Me and My Benelli

Me and My Benelli

Ok,  you could say that I am in love with my new ultra light Benelli 12 gauge shotgun.   I have been in the market for a another shotgun for some time. I love to hunt doves, turkey, and ducks so I felt like my 20 gauge over under was coming up short on versatility....

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My Story

Hi there! I’m a real estate agent by day, an avid hunter on the weekends, and this is my blog. 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.