Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hunting Rub Lines

Some helpful hints when scouting for a good place to hang your stand:

When you find a rub line or a single rub, if you look at what side the bark is rubbed off of, that is usually the direction in which the buck was walking as he made the rub. This will give you a good idea of where the bucks are coming from, where they are going, and the time of day that the rubs were made. Rubs are often created as the buck travels from food sources to its bedding area in the morning, or on its way back to feed in the evening. Hanging your stand along their path and hunting from early season up to the rut can be a good way to take a decent buck off your property!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Primos Bombshell Turkey Call Review

In the past I was always a little hesitant to get into turkey hunting. There are so many different calls and I didn't feel confident that I would be able to call one in. I have used slate calls to successfully call in turkeys but I was so excited when I found the Bombshell by Primos. It is by far the easiest and best sounding call that I have used. It is a push/pull hen turkey call that yelps, cuts, and purrs just by pushing or tapping the rail. Push the rail to yelp, tap it to cut, and slowly press the rail to purr. The pitch can be adjusted easily to make it sound higher or raspier. Also, the rail can be locked into place so it doesn't make noise while walking. The call can be mounted to your shotgun for ease of use and to minimize movement. This call is perfect for beginner or experienced turkey hunters! I called this nice tom within 20 yards this spring using the Bombshell!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Huntress View

Welcome to Huntress View! I created this blog and Facebook page so women have somewhere to go to gain insight on hunting and shooting from a woman's point of view. This is a place for the experienced huntress or for the woman who is thinking about going hunting for the first time.

I feel that more women will get involved in hunting if they are able to get advice from real women hunters and know what hunting products huntresses are using, and loving! By giving honest feedback on hunting products and hunting tips, I hope to help introduce more women to the outdoors!

A little about me:

My name is Andrea Haas and I’m 27 years old.  I live in the Ozark Mountains near Gainesville, MO, just minutes away from Bull Shoals Lake and Norfork Lake.  I always wanted to go hunting as a little girl but it wasn't until I met my husband Jared in 2006 that I was introduced to hunting. When he offered to take me with him one fall, I jumped at the chance! We were in the stand no longer than thirty minutes when he called in a nice ten point within thirty yards and shot it. I was hooked immediately and it was then that I decided I wanted to try hunting for myself, without Jared.

I have been hunting for about 7 years now. Bow hunting is my main passion, but I enjoy it all from rifle hunting to bow fishing. Every deer or turkey that I have harvested I have done by myself, without someone in the stand to guide me. Jared has taught me a lot about hunting but you learn so much more when you get out there by yourself!

I have recently started taking my girlfriends, who have never hunted before, out turkey hunting and bow fishing with me. It is so rewarding to see them shoot a fish or turkey and know that you are the one that taught them how to do it!

I look forward to sharing my hunting stories and tips with you! Be sure to follow my Facebook page too:
I have a lot of great things planned!

-Andrea Haas