Huntress View is a place where women hunters, whether they be experienced or beginners, can go to gain insight on hunting and shooting from a woman's point of view. I know women have a different outlook on things than men and hunting is no exception. After introducing some of my friends to hunting they told me they were glad that they learned about it from another woman rather than from a man. With this concept in mind I created Huntress View in October of 2013. 

At Huntress View we field test hunting products and give honest feedback, letting other women know what products are working for us. We share our hunting experiences, good and bad, give hunting/shooting tips, and share what we have learned along the way. By doing this we hope to encourage more women to get involved in hunting, shooting, and the outdoors.

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My name is Andrea Haas. I live in the Ozark Mountains in southern 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 at 19 that I was introduced to hunting. After watching Jared shoot a nice mature buck on our second hunt together, I decided to try hunting for myself. 

From that point on, all of my hunts have been self guided, from my very first deer and turkey kill to my first bow and rifle kill. By being self guided I have gained confidence in myself that I may not have learned otherwise. Bow hunting is my main passion, but I enjoy it all from rifle hunting to bow fishing. I spend many hours shooting my bow and it takes a lot of hard work in the off season to prepare and maintain our land. 

During the months leading up to hunting season I can be found on our tractor plowing and disking our fields, planting food plots, scouting for deer sign, hanging tree stands and checking trail cams. By being a part of this preparation process I have a deeper appreciation for hunting and more respect for the animals that I harvest.

I have recently started taking my girlfriends hunting and bow fishing for their first time. Some have told me they preferred learning about hunting from another woman, rather than from a man. With this in mind I created Huntress View, a place where women can go to gain insight on hunting and shooting from a woman’s point of view. Huntress View is for the experienced huntress or for the woman thinking about going hunting for the first time.

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



My name is Samantha Bickman and I live in central Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes. One way or another, any outdoorsman or woman has some sort of passion for the outdoors. My passion runs deep and started early. Since I was a little girl shooting my .22 rifle with my dad, I knew that it was just the start.

I began my hunting adventures with waterfowl hunting and it was a thrill to say the least. The experience of laying in a blind in the middle of a field as geese and ducks were flying over my head so close that I could hear their wing beats was invigorating. I have been hooked on hunting ever since.

In my house, hunting is something that is front in center 365 days a year. Whether its deer, upland, waterfowl, predator or turkey, we’re either hunting or getting geared up and ready for the upcoming season.

I'm always anxiously awaiting my next endeavor. Bow hunting seemed to be a challenge and I wanted to try my hand at it last year. Being a female that was new at archery, it was a little intimidating. I believe that a hunter is never done learning as techniques and wildlife is ever changing. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and my view with females of all experience levels. I hope to encourage more women and children to become confident and knowledgeable about the outdoors 



My name is Marissa Hintz and I come from a small town in Northeast Wisconsin. I had such a passion for the outdoors a young age. Hunting was something my dad made me try, since he didn't have any sons to introduce to the sport, and I couldn't thank him more for it. I've been hooked ever since. 

My first year out hunting at age 10, I harvested my first deer, turkey, and pheasants. I loved hunting then, but once my boyfriend introduced me to waterfowl and bow hunting, hunting became an even bigger part of my life. In the last two years I began to love bow fishing and sturgeon spearing as well. I've never found a greater feeling than the adrenaline rush you get from hunting. 

Hunting has always been a way of life in my household and we tend to revolve our lives around it. Being an avid female hunter is intimidating where I'm from. It's always been a very male dominant sport. I've gained a ton of confidence, being one of the few females from my area to do as much hunting as I do. All I'm looking to do is introduce the great outdoors to more females and young kids, and show them how truly amazing it is. After all, hunters are the biggest conservationists out there!



My name is Britni Dunham and I am from a small town in Ohio! The heritage of the great outdoors and hunting is extremely important to me, as it is a family tradition. My dad took me out for my first squirrel hunt with him when I was 3 years old. Needless to say I have been hooked ever since. I began hunting small game with my single shot bolt action .22 rifle and I completed my young hunter safety course at the age of 8, where I was the youngest and only girl in my class. I was 12 years old when I went on my first whitetail deer hunt during Ohio gun season, and began bow hunting when I was 16. 

There is no off season for me. During the spring you can find me turkey hunting, canoeing, fishing, searching for morels, and relaxing next to a good fire. Summer months I am mainly preparing and scouting for the upcoming whitetail bow season. Fall is one of the busiest months, as it is time for those Ohio big bucks to show themselves. Winter months you can find me with my muzzleloader, scouting, shed hunting, etc.

I am so blessed that my dad introduced me to the outdoors at such a young age. My husband and I are already passing down this family tradition and heritage to our son. It teaches him respect, responsibility, independence, and safety. Along with my passion for the outdoors I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, I am a certified Medical Laboratory Technician, and soon to be RN. I strive to share my experiences, learn from other hunters, and introduce others to the outdoors/hunting. 



My name is Heidi and I'm 25 years old and live in eastern PA. I wasn't able to start hunting at a young age since my immediate family was not into hunting, but I was always intrigued by my god-fathers stories about being in the outdoors. I knew it was something I wanted to try. When I met my husband, Dereck, that was the first time I was able to lay in a duck blind! 

I started out just tagging along to photograph the hunts, either in the blind or in a stand. It wasn't long until I dropped the camera and wanted to try hunting for the first time. There is nothing like the thrill of waterfowl hunting, having the birds circle and fly right about you. I was officially hooked!

There is no off season for us at our house. Whether it's turkey, upland, waterfowl, or deer. When we aren't hunting we spend our weekends on the river fishing, or maintaining our food plots. There is nothing more enjoyable then being able to be in the outdoors year round.

I believe you can never stop learning when it comes to the outdoors and hunting. I look forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge with everyone, as well as supporting female hunters. 



My name is Markie Tormoen and I am from Wisconsin. At 7 years old I started shooting a bow and began bowhunting at age 12. I have been fortunate enough to harvest 3 bucks with my bow in the past 4 years! While I have hunted deer with a rifle, bowhunting is my true passion, as I love the added challenge and excitement that it brings. 

Along with whitetail hunting, I enjoy hunting elk, turkey, bowfishing, and pheasant hunting with my 2 Shorthair Pointers Ruger and Caliber. I was a caller on my family’s archery elk hunt last year in Wyoming and will be this year as well, but plan to apply for my first elk tag in fall of 2016. My first duck hunt is also planned for this fall near the Mississippi River! 

I enjoy sharing my passion for hunting and the outdoors others and have even taught one of my girlfriends how to shoot trap. I try my best to make their experience positive by making it as fun as possible, as I feel that is one of the best ways to ensure that they try it again, and continue to pursue it! I look forward to sharing all of my hunting experiences with everyone and providing feedback on what I learn along the way! 



My name is Cara Holland and I am from Little Rock, AR. I started hunting and fishing with my dad when I was three. My family operated a lodging and guide service near Stuttgart, so duck hunting was a major part of my childhood. I always had a gun in my hand. Even if I was too small to carry a shotgun I'd be shooting my BB gun right along with the guys!

Over the years I have developed an immense passion for the outdoors. I love the added challenge of bowhunting but enjoy hunting with a rifle or muzzleloader as well. I especially love to pursue whitetails, mallards, long beards, and elk! I trained my lab, Mya, and she has been retrieving ducks since before she was a year old! Even though Arkansas has a wide variety of wildlife I plan on traveling to expand my exposure to different game animals like antelope, mule deer, etc.

I am currently studying Agriculture Business at Arkansas Tech University and am a recipient of the Arkansas Game and Fish
Conservation Scholarship. Although I am a member of the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha, I am not your typical sorority girl. I am very involved on my campus in different clubs and organizations and I love sharing my passion for hunting with the other women involved in these organizations.

I do not believe hunting is just about killing. I have been raised to love the experience of being in the outdoors and to enjoy the beauty in nature and wildlife that God created; that huView blognting is conservation and preserving wildlife for future generations so I can share the tradition with my children one day. Hunting is a way of spending time with your family and disconnecting from all the distractions in life. It’s a challenge, adrenaline rush, a series of highs and lows, and always an opportunity to learn. I look forward to sharing my hunting experiences with you and what I learn from them!


My name is Kinsey Edmunds, and I am from a small town called Palmyra, MO. Growing up I was raised in the outdoors on a farm, and was always surrounded by wildlife, as my dad is a taxidermist. He would take us to the stand at a young age, and I can still remember sitting there with my snacks, patiently waiting on the deer. At that time, I didn’t know how much I’d grow up to love hunting and the outdoors. At age 13, my neighbor took me turkey hunting and from that experience on, I really started to develop a love and respect for the great outdoors. That next year I harvested my first whitetail buck, man oh man, what an excitement! There’s just no words that can explain the adrenaline rush that takes over! My dad always tells people, “You’ll never meet anyone who gets more excited about it than Kinsey!”

I picked up bow hunting a few years ago, and there’s a special love that comes with that! I hunt deer, turkey, wild hogs, squirrel, rabbits, and my latest, alligator! There are still many others on my bucket list I would love to hunt, as I’m always up for just about any type of hunting. I love the adventure and chance to learn more. I’m very proud to be a hunter, as it’s my passion. I respect the land, the animal, and the opportunity that I get to harvest. Being able to provide food for my family is rewarding.

Whether it be from my dad, or learning from my own experiences, I’ve gained so much knowledge out in the woods, and that is one of the greatest gifts I’ll ever receive. You learn to respect nature, and grow from it. I’m always excited to learn more about the outdoors and share it with others. It’s our job to continue to teach the next generations, as they are our future hunters. Being able to take out individuals that want to learn more and experience the outdoors is a rewarding feeling. I feel blessed to be a team member of the Huntress View, and look forward to helping guide and teach others more about what we love so much, the great outdoors. 


My name is Lora Gene Young and I am 31 years old. I am from a small town in the very northwest of North Carolina. I grew up surrounded by wildlife. My mother was always outdoors in the garden or taking us hiking and my father was an agriculture extension agent, so we had livestock to take care of and feed and show at the fair. Though I grew up in an outdoorsy family and my father is a lifetime NRA member, there was no focus on hunting. It was something to do when there was spare time, but there was very rarely spare time.

My introduction into hunting and the hunting industry took place while I was travelling and working in New Zealand.  A friend offered to take me on the opening day of the New Zealand duck season. After the first day, I was hooked and he was more than willing to continue to teach me. My duck hunting led to me meeting other hunters in New Zealand, including one who was an outfitter.

I now spend part of the year in New Zealand and part in Australia. I also attend numerous hunting conventions with Australian and New Zealand outfitters. When at home in North Carolina, I try to get out hunting as much as possible. This past season I killed my first whitetail. It was a large doe, and I did it all by myself. To say I was ecstatic is an understatement! It was so great to know I had done it all myself, the stalk, the shot, the removal and the processing.

 Through my experiences and my connections with other hunters and outfitters I am learning so much about the industry at home in the US and abroad. I am excited to continue and share the learning process! 


Hello my name is Liz Adams, I'm 24 years old, and from Georgia. From the time I was either 3 or 4 I would beg my dad to take me fishing in a little creek down the road from our house. At night we would head out to the back yard with a couple of flashlights and would walk around looking for night crawlers. During fall and winter I would stay with my grandparent while he headed off to the mountains to deer hunt. Right then and there I knew I wanted to go someday. If he ever went out deer hunting around our house I would always ask to go and help him set up his stand. 

Growing up in a city in New Jersey most kids weren't interested in hunting and fishing and I slowly started to get away from it. In high school I finally found a few people who were and was eager to get back into it. In 2012 I finally bought my first bow and couldn't wait to go out hunting. My first season bow hunting whitetail had me hooked! My first day out I went with my boyfriend who lived in Pennsylvania we sat in a field and two does came in bow range and my adrenaline was going crazy. I unfortunately didn't have a doe tag that year and had to let them pass but I loved everything about it. I've been hunting ever since and have since expanded my hunting to not just whitetail but also waterfowl, turkey, hog, and predator. I am addicted for life, and I wouldn't want it any other way.

 I love the sense of accomplishment hunting gives me and the fact that I'm able to provide for myself and my loved ones. I still have a love for fishing, especially trout and striper, and in the hunting off season you won't find me anywhere but on the water. I love sharing my passion of the outdoors with people and especially believe in getting the younger generation out there. I hope to be a role model for younger girls who may end up going through the same thing I did where their friends aren't interested in hunting and fishing. I want them to know that it's okay to not have the same interests. They should never stop doing what they love just because someone else doesn't love it.



My name is Chelsea Rivers, I’m 22 years old and I reside in Frankfort, KY. I’ve always loved the outdoors. As a little girl I loved to fish, and spent many days in the surrounding lakes and rivers with my family. Many years later, I met my boyfriend; it was then that I discovered a true passion for hunting wild game.

The evening I harvested my first ever whitetail deer was easily one of the most exciting nights of my life. What a rush! In that moment I realized I wanted to learn more about hunting. I thought, “this is what its all about”. I’ll never forget that feeling. I started investing a lot of time into the sport and began my journey! I now spend most of my summers preparing for the upcoming fall seasons. I can be found at the 3-D archery park in my hometown or in the backyard shooting my PSE almost every day. This past June my boyfriend and I planted a small food plot of clover. We always keep busy during the summer months hanging stands, clearing shooting lanes and moving trail cams around. It all plays an important role in where we plan to start our early season hunts. We enjoy spending this time together and his passion for the outdoors is what inspires me to do more.

I enjoy hunting turkey, squirrel, and some other small game when not chasing whitetails. Recently, I started striper fishing on Lake Cumberland and plan to spend many nights in my future out on the starlit waters wetting a line. I’ve also set up one of my bows with a bowfishing rig and have really grown fond of it. It’s something that will definitely take some practice, but it’s a lot of fun! I’m excited and feel so blessed to have a voice and help spread the word to women and encourage others to experience the great outdoors in all its beauty. 



My name is Cortnie Been and I am 22 years old from Alma, AR. I am a senior at Arkansas Tech University pursing a Biomedical Pre-pharmacy degree. I am an avid horseback rider and I love spending time with family. I grew up surrounded by hunting and fishing. My love for the outdoors started when I was young and I wanted to spend everyday, rain or shine, outside. My dad took me squirrel and deer hunting with him often and bought me my first gun when I was 9 years old, a BB gun. As I got older my passion grew stronger and I wanted to experience more. My mom and dad have always been supportive of my love for hunting, but my dad only hunted deer and small game so he didn’t know much about hunting other animals. In my senior year of high school, I took the initiative to learn what I could about other species from family and friends. I have broadened my hunting from deer and small game to turkey, ducks, and geese.

        In the summer of 2015, I tried my hand at bow fishing using a friend’s recurve bow. After reeling in my first gar, I fell in love with the added challenge of archery and bought my first compound bow two weeks later. I practiced almost everyday and was determined to be ready for the upcoming bow season for whitetails. Two weeks after opening day, I made my first bow kill on a beautiful doe. Shooting a bow is not only a challenge, but there is something relaxing about being full draw with your eye on the target that makes the world seem to stop for a moment. Hunting is more than killing animals though. I believe that God gave us the outdoors to enjoy and having the opportunity to come in contact with His beautiful creation is a blessing in itself. Even without a kill, being still with nature is worth the hunt. I love learning and trying new things, every hunt is a chance to learn something more about your target animal or your approach. I cannot wait to pass this joy on to my kids someday. One of my favorite things is getting to share experiences with other huntresses. Through my sorority at Tech, I met one of my closest friends and fellow huntress, Cara Holland. I have enjoyed sharing stories and hunting tips with her and look forward to meeting other women like her. I am still learning and being a part of the Huntress View Team has opened up doors to learn even more from other women who share the passion of hunting and being one with God’s creation. 



My name is Courtney Schnitzler and I am from a small town in western Kentucky. As far back as I can remember I have been fishing with my father and tagging along on his hunts. Growing up in the country with family that enjoyed the outdoors meant that hunting wasn’t a question…it was definite. My childhood home was constantly filled with guns, bows, arrows, ammunition, calls, decoys, boots, and every article of clothing that came in camouflage all throughout the house.

I starting shooting at the age of 9, with a big group of kids in the local 4-H club, and haven’t stopped since. I remember taking my hunters education course that year and wondering why I was the only girl. Sadly, that’s a question I continued to ask throughout my life. Every year when I would go on yearly hunting weekends with my father and his friends from work, I was the only daughter in attendance. It’s so nice to be a member of a team specifically designed to encourage more women and young girls to spend time in the outdoors.

In the summertime I am always doing one of three things: fishing, hiking, or camping; then when the sun sets and the frogs come out, it’s time to frog gig! From fall to spring I love to hunt whatever I can learn to cook. Every season, without fail, I go out for dove and my all-time favorite…whitetail deer! I’ve recently really gotten into bow fishing and turkey hunting (with the help of my husband).

For me, hunting has always been more than just killing an animal. It’s about enjoying God’s creation and glorifying him the harvest, learning to provide for yourself, spending quality time with family and friends, and learning patience.



My name is Emily Edwards, I'm 28 years old and live in New Bern, NC. I was raised by amazing parents who didn't hunt but instilled the love of the outdoors and animals from childhood. I grew up raising all types of farm animals and fishing with my family. It wasn't until I met my husband that I fell in love with hunting. I would go with him and wanted to try it out for myself and was instantly hooked. 

We are passionate about our children growing up in the outdoors lifestyle, and they are equally as passionate about learning! All of our hunts are self guided, and we are very fortunate to have a landowner that allows us to maintain and use the land freely with our family. Teaching our next generation to fully appreciate the experience of harvesting your own food, and respecting the animal that provided for you and your family is the number one guideline and rule for me. 

This year will be our first year black bear hunting, we also love to whitetail and turkey hunt as well as any chance we have we are fishing in both fresh and saltwater! 



My name is Jamie Dailey. I am 32 from a small town in northeast Georgia. My outdoor adventures did not begin until I was in my early 20’s. I met my husband who was an avid hunter and he immediately began asking me to join him on a hunt. So one very cold morning I climbed the stand for the first time. It didn’t take long for me to actually understand what the hype about hunting was all about. Sitting in the stand just watching the world wake up that morning was the most peaceful feeling I had had in a long time. I shot my first buck that morning and the passion was instantly set in me.

I have hunted everything from African game to squirrels, but nothing beats a Georgia deer season. That’s where my heart truly lies. The challenge required to harvest that mature buck is what it’s all about. I was always told there is no fever like buck fever. My other loves are turkey, feral hog, and fishing. I have set a goal for the near future to hunt alligator, tag my first bear, and do some duck hunting.

As a mother of two I understand that the hunting tradition continues with the younger generation. Since my kids were babies I have included them in many of our outings. Making sure that they understand what hunting is all about is very important to me. Teaching them the prep needed to be done during the off season and that it’s not about the kill but the experience are among the most important lessons.

I am thankful to the good Lord for the opportunities He has set before me. I have been fortunate enough to meet some of the greatest men and women in the hunting industry. I have learned a lot about myself in my hunting journeys and knowing it only gets better from here is what keeps my passion alive. 



My name is Sarah Honadel, I am 35 years old and was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and currently live on a farm in Waddy, Kentucky.  Growing up, my family spent a lot of summers camping, and my stepfather enjoyed hunting, but it was never something I had any interest in doing. It wasn’t until 2008 when I met my boyfriend John that I considered hunting. I tagged along with him on a few hunts and it definitely peaked my interest. The next year, he bought me a rifle for my birthday and I harvested my first deer that season.

Over the past few years, my interest in hunting and the outdoors has grown tremendously. I started deer hunting with a rifle and muzzleloader, then got a bow and absolutely love archery. Turkey season is probably my favorite though. There’s nothing like hearing that first gobble! I have been on several elk hunts in Idaho, but have yet to harvest one. I went on my first duck hunts in 2015, and look forward to learning more about waterfowl in the coming seasons. My boyfriend and I process all of our own meat and enjoy knowing that we are able to provide fresh, organic, healthy food for ourselves and family.

In additional to hunting, I enjoy gardening, canning, crafting and travel. I spend the summers on our farm where we raise cows, have a small flock of chickens and keep bees. I grow a big garden every year and can all of the fruits and vegetables so that we can enjoy them throughout the winter months. I also love crafting, and have recently starting making and selling jewelry using whitetail antlers and turkey feathers.

I have enjoyed teaching many of my non-hunting friends about the benefits of hunting as it relates to wildlife populations and conservation, and am hoping to finally be able to convince some of them to join me in the field! I look forward to not only sharing my knowledge and experiences with other women, but also learning from them and their experiences.   



My name is Chloe King, and I am from New Zealand, where I spend half of my time in Wanaka (South Island) and half my time in the Bay of Plenty (North Island).

I grew up in the city, and while I loved the outdoors, skiing, hiking, exploring and travelling, hunting was not something I was bought up with.  It wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s that I first went on a small day hunt with a group of friends.  It wasn’t long before I was hooked, and studied for my firearms license and have been hunting ever since.  My partner also hunts, and this is something that we often will do together. 

New Zealand has the most amazing back country, and hunting takes me to some of the most beautiful places.  In Wanaka, I hunt the valleys around Central Otago and up in Canterbury.  I am mostly hunting Tahr and Chamois (however am yet to shoot a Chamois!).  Most of these trips are 3-4 day trips where I stay in Department of Conservation (DoC) huts.
In the North Island I do a lot of deer stalking.  I enjoy Sika hunting so spend most of my time in the Kaimanawas – native New Zealand bush. I also get out on the water to go fishing whenever possible. 

I have a Hungarian Vizsla, Yuki, who comes on all of my adventures.  She is such an amazing hunting dog, and is the best companion out there! 



My name is Allison Stegmann and I’m 20 years old. I was born and raised in a small town in central Iowa. I am a student at the University of Northern Iowa studying Leisure, Youth, and Human Services with an emphasis in Outdoor Recreation. Someday I hope to have a career where I can give people the opportunity to get involved in the outdoors and hunting.

I have been exposed to hunting and the outdoors since the day I was born. With my dad having a career in conservation, I have been fortunate to do things most people don’t get the opportunity to do. One of my first memories was banding Wood Ducks at a marsh near my home. Learning the importance of hunting and conservation has made me appreciate it so much more. 

My favorite game to hunt is waterfowl. Whether I’m in a duck blind, boat, or field set up, I love every minute whether the birds are flying or not. I love the fast pace and the adrenaline rush when the birds decide to land in the set up. I also hunt deer, turkey, and do quite a bit of fishing. 

My love for the outdoors goes beyond hunting and fishing. During the summer I love gardening and harvesting wild foods like mushrooms, wild plums, and black raspberries. I also enjoy wildlife photography and making jewelry out of harvested feathers and antlers.

I am blessed to be a part of this team and be able to share what I have learned and will learn about this beautiful land that God has created!! 



My name is Cajun Bradley. I live in Monticello, AR. I am married and have a daughter. From a young age, I have had an immense love for the outdoors. However, I wasn't introduced to hunting until my Sophomore year of high school and didn't start avidly hunting until my junior year when I started dating my, now, husband. The first time I saw a doe pass the ground blind I was in, I was hooked. 

  I hunt whitetail, black bear, turkey, predators, waterfowl, dove, and I also love to bow fish and hunt whitetail sheds. Oddly enough, shed hunting is one of my favorite seasons. In the 2016 shed season, my husband and I found over 200 sheds. It was unbelievably rewarding and we are still glowing from it! 

There is no off season for me. I spend my summers at our family land cultivating the ground, planting food plots, hanging cameras, and walking our property for new spots to hang stands. 

  I am completely in love with all aspects of hunting: management, conservation, the tranquility of nature, harvesting the healthiest meat there is to feed my family, and most importantly, the one on one interaction with the Lord Almighty. It's a lifestyle that I live to the fullest, and something I am so eager to teach my daughter and enjoy for the rest of my life. 



My name is Jenny and I live in the Texas Hill Country just north of Austin. Growing up I always fished with my dad, but hunting was something that, according to him, "wasn't for girls." I never knew what I was missing until I went on my first duck hunt in college, and with that, sparked a passion that matched perfectly with my already present desire to be outdoors constantly! I began with duck hunting, as well as goose, dove, and hog, and when I got the opportunity, went on my first deer hunt. I loved the challenge of the sport, knowing that even after waking up early, setting up your blind, and doing your best to call, you may not out-smart your game and come home empty-handed. The times you didn't were awesome, but the times you did were still great, because it meant being outside and learning more about the natural world around me.

I took up bow hunting in 2015 to add more challenge to deer hunting. Shooting my bow is a way to relieve stress, learn focus, patience, and have a skill that needs constant practice to stay sharp. Although I am a competitive triathlete through the Spring and Summer, Fall and Winter are all about hunting. My husband and I go every weekend, sometimes morning and night both days. I hunt by myself in the trees while he goes to the stand, and love to watch the sun rise and the woods come alive! We enjoy hunting deer, dove, and hogs the most. I have an archery range, rifle range, and skeet shooting area set up in our pasture so we can both stay sharp year-round!

The best part of being a huntress is sharing my passion for the outdoors with other women, especially those new to the sport. You can pick it up at any point in your life and still love it just as much as the next person. I encourage anyone to give it a try. It can absolutely be intimidating for women entering the sport, and there are jerks out there who make it harder without a doubt. I do my best to lead by example, and show women anything is possible if they want to try. 

Hunting, especially in Texas, is vital for population control of our prey species to keep their herds healthy and ensure the ones have obtain the resources they need to flourish. As humans continue to expand and develop across the land, wildlife biologists depend more and more on hunting as conservation to keep animals healthy. I also love being able to enjoy a meal made of clean, fresh meat. It's local, organic, grass fed, and costs a LOT less than meat at Whole Foods! People from all walks of life are hunters: I'm a liberal, hippie, progressive Austin-ite, and emphasize with all my heart the importance, benefits, and best of all, fun, of going hunting! 



My name is Courtney Riser, soon to be Ogden, and I am 25 years old. I am from a very, very small town in Louisiana and live pretty much right next door to the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, so we are deep in the woods. I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and have a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Studies-Management/Marketing. 

Although this is Sportsman Paradise, I did not grow up hunting as a kid because no one in my family was into it. I was always intrigued by it and had wanted to try it for so long but did not have the opportunity until I started dating my fiancé. I did grow up fishing off the bank of the lake my grandmother lives on in Ashley County, Arkansas so I have always loved fishing. I took up bow hunting in the fall of 2013 and have been hooked ever since. I have only taken one animal with a bow because we are trying to take only older, quality deer. We have also seen a decrease in the amount of deer we see due to an increase in our Black Bear population. This year I saw a Black Bear every hunt, and since we do not have a season here for them it has become harder to see a consistent amount of deer. We do not really rifle hunt here in Louisiana unless we are in desperate need of meat, then we’re out to get us a doe. Although I love deer hunting and that’s where I started, my true passion has been turkey hunting. I started turkey hunting around spring of 2011 and had not killed a turkey until this spring, May 2016 in Kansas. Turkey hunting gets me so excited, there’s just something about hearing that gobble before sunrise and watching that Tom come out; it has to be one of the most beautiful creatures I’ve ever seen.  

In our neck of the woods, we have so many friends and most of my fiancé’s family that hunt and fish. We all love to get together to help one another, whether that be to help set up deer stands, call up a turkey or just hunt together. It so wonderful to have so many amazing people around that enjoy hunting and the outdoors as much as you. Hunting is not only fun, but it allows us to put healthy, organic food on our table. Hunting requires hard work so during the off season we are always feeding deer, checking trail cameras, planting food plots, and setting up stands. Preparation is one of the most important parts of hunting and allows you to appreciate so much more. Knowing how much work was put into harvesting an animal allows you to appreciate their life and the importance of conservation. I am so excited to be part of the Huntress View team and feel blessed to have even been considered 



My name is Tammy Bashore. I am 35 years old and I live on the plains of South Dakota!  I am the proud wife of a professional walleye angler and mother to 2 sweet kids plus 1 fur baby (a GSP named Bentley).  
While my dad was an outdoorsman, mainly hunting snow geese and pheasant, I didn’t grow up going out with him.  I did, however, grow up going out on the river in his boat with him every chance he would let me, which quickly began my love with spending time outdoors.  I love doing anything that involves being outside during any season of the year; hunting, fishing, kayaking, snowboarding, hiking, scouting, shed hunting, camping, and photography.  Living in South Dakota, you have to learn to embrace all 4 seasons and the climate that comes with them!
Just a little over 3 years ago I met a friend who introduced me to hunting by taking me with on a spring turkey hunt in central South Dakota.  From there, I was hooked.  I initially started hunting with a gun but just last year I purchased my first bow and fell in love.  I now prefer bowhunting and am obsessed with flinging arrows!  My husband is my favorite hunting partner and we spend our time mostly chasing whitetail, turkeys, and pheasants from late fall through spring.  My summer months (and through the fall) are spent on the water catching walleye.  We are so fortunate to live in a sportsman’s paradise.
I love to spend a lot of time researching plus trial and error in order to better understand new things.  I enjoy sharing what I have learned about the outdoor lifestyle; a lifestyle I believe to be the best and one I work hard to pass on to my children and encourage others!



My name is Erin Diegel and I reside just west of Denver, Colorado.  I know a lot about the game  of golf and have made a career helping people enjoy it as a PGA Professional.  I am a single  mom of three children, enjoy everything outdoors, and before 2014, never gave hunting a  second thought.  I never used a bow, I never shot a gun, and I even went 14 years without  eating meat!     

In February 2014, I fell in love with a bowhunter and my life changed forever. After eighteen  months, three arrows, two bullets and a lot of hard work, I proudly call myself a hunter and my  freezer currently boasts 240 pounds of lean wild game (Colorado elk, Kansas whitetail and  Colorado mule deer.)  I look forward to expanding that to Wyoming pronghorn, Nebraska deer  and Canadian black bear this year.    

I have become intrigued with archery and while I enjoy hunting with any weapon, I find  bowhunting to be my preference.  As an avid trail runner, mountain biker and snowboarder I find  that the physical and mental aspects of big game bowhunting parallel the challenges I enjoy in  these other activities.    

I really enjoy sharing passions and experiences and I have made a career of it in golf. I look  forward to being a healthy representative of hunting for other women, children and anyone who  has never tried.  My 14 year old son just got his hunter’s safety and will be hunting with me this  year and I hope to be leading women­only hunts for cow elk, black bear, mule deer and turkey  in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Canada in the near future.    
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