What better way to bring back this, than to feature our 2019 Girl of the year?
My parents laid the foundation for my interest in the outdoors by taking me along and starting me hunting and fishing as soon as I was big enough. I shot my first shotgun at 3 years old. In my teens I branched out on my own and started deer hunting. My husband Adam and I started dating after I called and asked him to call coyotes with me, and he has been my biggest supporter ever since. He pushes me to learn things on my own and doesn't offer me much help one on one, just advice usually. He has truly molded me that way into a really exceptional hunter. I'm a tag saver so I can hunt every single day. He asked me once if I was even seeing deer so I started picking tufts of hair out of deer walking by and giving them to him. He eventually said something like, "okay you're getting pretty good at this".
The outdoors has been a part of who I am for as long as I or anyone close to me can remember. Being driven is who I am and it shows in my passions towards all of my hunts and fishing adventures. I refuse to believe there are any limits to what I can learn to do. I hunted for the first time in the fall of 2016 with a spear and successfully took a whitetail doe with it. And took the second with a spear in the fall of 2017, followed by becoming the first woman in recorded history to take a bear with a spear in the spring of 2018. My husband is a great influence for me and encourages what he refers to as my crazy! He recently decided that if I wanted to up my auntie so much and make hunts harder that we should dove hunt with our bows. I’m pleased to say I connected with my first dove on the fly with my bow on the 6th shot. Pushing myself and sharing what I love with others is what I was born to do. It’s never truly been about just the taking of an animal for me, but the entire process, one I am passionate about sharing with others. I’ve been blessed to represent some wonderful companies that share my similar interests. I am NOT a professional at one single aspect of anything, but I am learning everyday and am highly proficient with many weapons and the means to use them. When the work is done my days are spent training, hunting, fishing, trapping and teaching like one should expect of a professional outdoors woman and a lifetime member of the NRA.