Hi, I’m Jen and this blog is about my journey and adventures in learning the world of hunting and fishing. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and have always had a love for the outdoors. Recently, that love has grown to include hunting. My family has always hunted, but I saw it as male bonding time that shouldn’t be interrupted. In my mid-twenties, I wanted to do more than just hiking so I made it my goal to learn the outdoor activities I’d always had an interest in. My boyfriend at the time taught me how to fish. When I realized how much I enjoyed fishing, I decided I wanted to take a hunter safety course too. Last year, I made it my goal to learn more about hunting and actually get out there. I was able to go on three separate occasions and learned about upland bird, deer, and duck hunting.
In my search for information on hunting, I noticed a lack of women’s voices in the hunting community. It makes sense since hunting is largely a male dominated activity, but I was still surprised at how little there was. As someone who has a passion for both writing and the outdoors, I decided to create this blog as a way to put one more female voice out there. I’m excited to continue learning and gaining more experiences with hunting and fishing. I hope to make this a space where I share stories, pictures, recipes, and anything else hunting related. I’m definitely new to the hunting world, but I’m excited to track and share my progress with you. I hope you’ll be a part of my journey!
Look for new posts every Wednesday!
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I’m excited for you. What a journey this will be! It will be rewarding on so many levels. I will follow your progress with great interest.
Thank you! I’m really excited to see where this journey takes me!
I love that more and more women are becoming involved in hunting! I often times feel like the odd-woman out when I go hunting and spend my days around men, but it’s absolutely worth the thrill of the hunt! Thanks for being a voice – and I love the title of your blog! A professor of mine that knows I love to hunt shared an awesome article with me about how the hunting game and statistics are changing as far as female hunters – you may enjoy it, it’s a great read! Here’s the link if you want to check it out! http://projects.aljazeera.com/2015/02/women-hunting/
I’m with you on feeling like the odd-woman out! But it is definitely worth it! Thank you for giving me the link to that article, it was a great read full of good information. I hope that I’m able to find some women to go hunt with, seems like it’d be a great experience!
I stopped by today because a mutual friend mentioned your blog in one of her posts (The Deer Slayers Wife) and I’m glad I did … I look forward to following your journey 🙂
Stay hungry 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad that you liked it and hope you enjoy reading more!
Keep up the great work! Hopefully you’ll make it to the African continent one day! 😉
Thanks for visiting my blog today- I hoped you liked it!
In the near future i’m going to be posting some hunting stories that I have been working on for a while- but they can be kind of controversial (our past Leopard hunts, etc..), so especially with the whole Cecil thing, I want to make 100% sure that it is written as well as it can be before I put it up. So stay tuned to hear some African hunting stories! 🙂
I hope you have fun at the Washington Outdoor Women’s retreat! It sounds awesome- I love Washington state almost as much as I love wingshooting.
I definitely enjoyed your blog! I’m looking forward to reading your controversial posts! I think those ones can be the best to educate people. I’m excited to learn more about African hunts!
Thank you! The retreat was an amazing time! I’ll be making several posts about it, I learned far too much to put into one post! Washington state is a great place, I’m glad to live in such a beautiful state. It would be awesome to make a trip to Africa one day, hopefully!