Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s already 2016! I don’t know about you but last year went by in a flash. I hope everyone had a great holiday with family and friends!
It’s crazy to have my first year of this blog in the books.
I thought it’d be fun to do a look back at the 10 most popular posts from the last year… so here we go! (Click any of the titles to read the posts!)
- The Value of Female Hunters
Remember when a man working a booth at a hunting expo ignored me and focused his attention on my male friend? This was an unexpected post I never thought I’d be writing, but I loved all your comments and learning about the experiences other females have gone through being in the male dominated hunting world.
- Huntress – What’s In A Name?
The word huntress — surprisingly debated in the hunting world. I personally like it, how else would you know a lady ran this blog if I just called it Country Hunter? Again, it was great to see how other women view the word and what they like being called! Regardless if you love it or hate it, we should support all female hunters.
- Salmon Fishing in The San Juans
This was a lovely trip to the San Juans and I was lucky enough to catch my first salmon. The backdrop was absolutely gorgeous! I actually have several pictures from this trip framed in my room.
- Washington Outdoor’s Women – Duck Hunting
One of my posts from the women’s retreat I attended last year. I learned so much about duck hunting and met some great women. I’m looking forward to going to their duck hunting workshop this spring!
- Surf Fishing on the Oregon Coast
This was a great experience learning about surf fishing. Not sure when I’ll get the chance to do it again, but it was definitely cool to see. It was another weekend that had gorgeous sunsets for the backdrop.
- Washington Outdoor Retreat – Day 1
What a great weekend, I encourage any women in Washington to attend this next year. If you live in another state, see if there’s a similar retreat for women that takes place! I’m definitely planning on going again this year!
- Shooting My 1st Deer
I’m so happy I was able to make this post this year. I shot my first deer and learned so much that I’ll carry with me every hunting season forward.
- From Field To Plate
My delicious first meal I cooked with the venison meat that I was taught to butcher myself! I promise I’m posting that recipe next, it was so good!
- Failure To Launch: Learning How To Fish
This makes me laugh this is one of the more popular posts I had last year. My somewhat embarrassing first moment of learning to fish at night. I’ve grown a lot since then and now enjoy night fishing!
- Taking A Woman Hunting? Avoid These Mistakes!
A great read for men who plan on taking a woman out to hunt for the first time! I’ve definitely had my own experiences that sound like what’s listed in the article. How you act on a woman’s first hunt can definitely shape how she sees hunting and if she’ll keep her interest.
Thanks for reading along as I continue to learn more about the world of hunting. Thanks to everyone who helped make some of these posts possible!
Here’s to a great 2016!
What was your best hunting moment of 2015? Share below!
3 thoughts on “A Look Back At 2015”
It was a busy year, with illnesses in the family. I managed to harvest a really nice muley buck in the middle of nowhere. Pack it out alone. But the time alone, was rewarding in itself. Part of hunting is meeting others that are already hunt or are learning. So I have to say when I found your posts. It gave me a good feeling inside. Yet I feel one of the best feelings I had this year, actually came two days after 2015.. On January 2 of 2016 I was asked to elk hunt for a good friends wife. Her and her husband are in their late 80’s. He unable to stand much. In and out of the hospital In face just got out the day before the hunt. And her with a cane, and 99 blind, and only able to see blurs. We had the Centralia steam plant senior tag. Cow hunt… We kept them warm as the guide and all of us waited for daylight. Half an hour into daylight. I had one of the biggest elk down. weight wise that I have ever shot. Long story short. Although she couldn’t see the elk. She and especially her husband were so happy that they could go out and be part of the experience again. For the next 3 days, I must have received 30 or more thank you’s for all the help in the harvest, gutting, packing, and skinning. Her husband had been so down in the dumps thinking he was about to pass. That this event seemed to change his life. At least for the moment bring life to his being. And in 3 days I will go cut up and wrap the animal. And his family and I will have a big backstrap dinner to celebrate. I gotta say each and everytime I get to help someone. It brings a good feeling in my heart, and sometimes tears to my eyes.
I’m sorry your year had illness in the family, that’s too bad. That’s so cool that you were able to help that couple out. What an awesome story! It sounds like you really made the experience for them. That’s so great you get out and help people!
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