Late Summer Plans

I’m slowly settling into this being my new view. Life’s been hectic with all the changes, but things are starting to get back to normal. 

I’m going to go try out bows in a couple of weeks. I’m really excited to find one I love. 

Next weekend I’m headed out salmon fishing in the Puget Sound. I’m really looking forward to it! Definitely expect a post. Hopefully I can catch one!

Hunting season is just 2.5 months away!

Women’s Outdoor Retreats

Women’s outdoor retreats, a weekend geared toward women learning new skills in the great outdoors. This year, I’m attending the Washington Outdoor Women’s weekend workshop to learn new hunting and fishing skills. I’m really excited!

Here is a snapshot of some of the workshops offered this year.

Through the course of the weekend, you take three workshops. I’m hoping to take archery, duck hunting, and fly fishing. Regardless of what I’m able to take (workshops can fill up and you get your second or third choice), I’m really looking forward to learning new things in the world of hunting and fishing! 

I’m also really looking forward to meeting other female hunters. Part of the reason I started this blog was to connect with women hunters and hear their stories. It’s great that there’s an event in my area that allows me to meet several other women also interested in the outdoors.

Check to see if your state has a similar weekend. My quick google search showed similar retreats in several other states.

I can’t wait for September! A great event to kick off hunting season.

Have you ever attended a women’s outdoor retreat? Did you like it? Share your experience below!

Connecting to Nature

One of the things I like most about hunting is the fact I can disconnect from the hustle of life and enjoy nature in solitude. 

This past weekend, I went camping to celebrate the Fourth of July. I had zero phone service for 3 days and it was amazing. 

I enjoyed being outside and spending my time talking to the people I was with. It’s funny how little people actually talk to each other these days.

One of the things that drew me to hunting was being in the outdoors. It’s an escape away from being so connected with technology.

This past weekend reminded me just how much I like to disconnect and has me excited for a fall full of it. I’m also excited cause we’re going to hunt close to where we camped and I saw a nice three point buck in it’s velvet! Always gets the adrenaline going!

So, do you love to disconnect from technology and enjoy your time in the outdoors? Share your thoughts below!

I’m still in my transition period of this new job and place to live. It’ll probably take a couple weeks before I’m completely settled and can start planning hunting things out this way. Good news is that I’m able to go on an awesome hunting retreat this fall, I’ll post more about it next week!

Muzzleloader, Archery, or Modern Firearm?

What’s your favorite to hunt?

My move was successful and I’m slowly settling in. I now have a bigger group to talk hunting with which is awesome. A friend and family member were both telling me about their love of muzzleloaders. 

I don’t have much knowledge about muzzleloaders and have never seen anyone shoot one. They look cool to learn to shoot though. So add on yet another gun I want to eventually buy!

I hope to buy a bow in a month or two. Maybe next year I can look into muzzleloaders. Washington does have a tag you can draw that allows you to hunt multiple seasons. So it would be nice to be able to truly hunt all three.

So, what’s your favorite to hunt with? Or do you have one you’d also like to learn? Share them below!

Hope everyone has a great Fourth of July weekend! Be safe!