USA Today Hunt & Fish “Sharing the Legacy”

USA Today Department of Agriculture "Next Gen Farmers"

The Upland Almanac - Blame it on the Rain

The frost on the evergreens sparkled as the sun slowly emerged, bringing a remarkable sense of déjà vu as I recalled mornings in my youth looking out over the brook behind my parents’ house. Yet, this morning I was introducing my own child to the goose hunt. My dad was with us, and my daughter was carrying his 20-gauge shotgun, which had plenty of wear after decades of use…

When Casey Cox was finishing her undergraduate degree in natural resource conservation at the University of Florida in 2013, she wasn’t sure whether returning to her family’s Longleaf Ridge Farms in Camilla, Ga., was the life path she should follow. Cox, now 26, is an only child who grew up learning about growing corn and peanuts from her father, whose family had farmed along Georgia’s Flint River for generations…

How many times will hunters go on a hot, early season hunt that’s tough on their dogs and without seeing many birds before they just decide to give up?” asks Steve Belinda, Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership…

Range365 - Clay Shooting Tips for Women

Range365 - A Girl’s First Shotgun

The Upland Almanac - Beyond Shrinking and Pinking

2018 – POMA Outstanding Achievement Pinnacle Award, 3rd place OWAA Excellence in Craft Award – Gear/Technical Blog Category

When I was young, my grandfather and his buddies had a trap and skeet club. We spent many wonderful hours with friends and family at “Happy Acres” enjoying big parties and, of course, shooting. As I got older, I got instruction from my dad and many other good intentioned shooters at the club, many of whom were outstanding shots. Not a lot of the women or girls ever shot that much so it was a bit of a novelty to have a female enjoying time on the range….

2017 – OWAA Excellence in Craft 1st Place, Gear/Technical Blog and 3rd Place Family Participation/Youth Blog

I have a vivid memory of the first shotgun I used for hunting when I was a child. It was a single-shot .410 hammer gun that I used to hunt rabbits and squirrels, and I had to cock the hammer before each shot. If I didn’t fire the gun after cocking it, I had to release the hammer by holding it firmly with my thumb while pulling the trigger, then gently, carefully letting the hammer down. There was at least one time when my little hands didn’t quite get the coordination and I misfired the gun and scared myself (and everyone around me) half to death. My brother shot a pump-action Remington 870 youth gun, but it was heavy and kicked hard enough that I never wanted to use it…

2017 – 1st Place OWAA Excellence in Craft, Gear/Technical Magazine Category

My first hunting coat, a gift from my uncle, was made of camouflage cotton duck. I wore it with pride on my first rabbit and goose hunts. As a 10-year-old, I cared less that the coat came from the boys’ department than the fact that it marked my first official foray in the field. However, as I got older, things changed; or more accurately, I changed…

Range365 - Shotguns for Women

Outdoor Life - Colorado’s Big Secret: Public Hunting Land That’s Closed to Public Hunting

Outdoor Life - Healthy Sagebrush Sea

2017 – 2nd Place OWAA Excellence in Craft, Gear/Technical Blog Category

These days, it’s good to be a woman getting into hunting and the shooting sports. With the recently reported uptick in hunters and shooters who happen to be of the female persuasion, many outdoor companies are taking notice and developing technical products designed specifically for women. For those of us who got our start wearing boys’ hunting clothes or borrowing our brother’s shotguns, this is one trend that we can all get behind….

2016 – 1st Place OWAA Excellence in Craft, Hunting Blog Category

Four years ago, we were driving through some country roads outside of Craig, Colorado, scouting for elk. Using our Colorado Atlas, we found a block of BLM land and let our bird dog out to stretch her legs. Within a hundred yards of the car, she flushed a covey of sage grouse. We were a week out of the season and weren’t prepared for grouse hunting, so we inked a big star on the map where the grouse flushed…

2016 – POMA Outstanding Achievement Pinnacle Award

As the sun rose over the mountains in the distance, life in the sagebrush flats awakened. A pack of coyotes yipped and howled to our left as the songbirds sang loudly. We were hunting on Bureau of Land Management land in northwest Colorado to see if we could find sage grouse during the state’s one-week season…