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SHOT Show in Review


We loved hearing from many of you via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter during National Shooting Sports Foundation’s 2015 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Tradeshow last week!  How exciting it was and overwhelming at times as it was our first SHOT Show ever!!  Here are our top highlights:

  • Meeting women of the industry (too many great women to list here but -wow- we have renewed energy for our cause! What motivation!! And you’ll be hearing from many of them as guest posters!)
  • Eva Shockey (we’ll be directly delivering our petitions by the end of February.  Final reminder – sign here!)
  • Meeting passionate and quality retailers and manufacturers.  And – yep – we’re name dropping a few right here, right now! … Bass Pro (king of the sporting world), First Lite (new women’s line for spring 2015! Ca...
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In the News: Women buying guns more than ever



Who’s in the news? Camo is the New Black is in the news!

CITNB co-founder Whitney had a great time at SHOT Show (and we’ll be posting more about that soon). In the meantime, you can read about it in the UT San Diego article, “Women buying guns more than ever.” Here’s a little teaser quote from Whitney:

— Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t, but more and more women are getting into owning guns and hunting than at any time in this country’s history.

Just look at what’s out there right now if you want proof. Whitney Tawney is co-founder of Camo is the New Black. It’s an independent blog that is building a community among sportswomen and providing a platform for them to share their stories.

UT San Diego

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The Love of a Pup Heals Old Wound

Guest Post

Brandon Butler is back on CITNB to share an update after unexpectedly losing his hunting dog, Junior.

Willie, now 11-months old, retrieved four ducks on his first hunt, while wearing Junior’s vest.

Willie, now 11-months old, retrieved four ducks on his first hunt, while wearing Junior’s vest.

Losing Junior tore a hole in my heart. He was a four-year old black lab in the prime of his life, and he was a duck hunting machine. We were ready for the epic waterfowl flight of 2014, but that dream died with him back in September.

Life must go on, and duck hunting is part of my life, so I needed another dog. There wasn’t a second thought of what the next dog would be. It would be a black lab male.  Yet, I knew no matter how hard I tried to value this next dog on his own merit, he’d suffer the fate of following in the footsteps of a giant.

With teal season already open, I started my sear...

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Resolved to Hunt

CITNB Co-Founder Heather on her first hunt.

CITNB co-founder Heather on her first hunt.

For almost a year, I’ve been working on this blog to encourage women to hunt, fish and otherwise enjoy the outdoors. I fish, target shoot, camp and hike but unlike my co-founder, I had never been hunting (check out my first post for the background).

We’ve been able to share a lot of inspiring stories on this blog. Women who started hunting to spend time with family. Women who started hunting to know where their food is coming from. Women who are passionate about conservation. So on January 2, I went on my first hunt.

My husband, our friend and I won a goose hunt at a TRCP dinner two years ago. We missed the first season because of scheduling conflicts so I was determined to  hunt this season...

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Understanding Hunting Seasons and Tags

Robyn is a self taught hunter and cofounder of You can get in touch with her on Facebook or Twitter.

If you’ve been following Modern Hunters on Facebook or Twitter, you are likely aware that I punched my first deer tag on Saturday during the last weekend of rifle season. To any hunter, that sentence right there makes perfect sense. But relaying the same news to some of my non-hunter friends produced some looks of confusion and a wave of curious question-asking. What is a tag? How many do you get? What do you mean by rifle season? Why are there so many regulations? It’s easy to forget just how much jargon there is in the hunting community...

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