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Meet Shyanne Roberts

IN-THE-NEWS

Meet Shyanne Roberts.

She’s a 10-year-old competitive shooter with a custom painted purple and black gun.

Today, she’s competing against 200 of the top women shooters at the Brownell’s Lady 3-Gun Pro-Am Challenge in Covington, Georgia.  

She said she wants “”to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader.” As the youngest competitive shooter at today’s event, we think she is. 

Good luck, Shyanne!

Read the article about her on CNN.com.

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Seeing the Light (Even if it’s Really Early)

Guest Post

By Jodi Stemler

I have a confession to make – I’m not much of a morning person. It’s not that I like to sleep late, (typically I can’t stay in bed later than 8 a.m. and most days I’m up by 7) but I definitely am a creature of the sun, and if it isn’t up then neither should I be. At least that’s my rationale. But the best hunting and fishing often happens just after dawn, and to get to the woods and waters by daybreak you need to be up well before the sun. As we moved into September this year, my family had a few early wakeup calls, and I was reminded of something particularly important -the best and most lasting memories are the ones forged in a day when you smile into the sun as it comes up.

Over Labor Day weekend, my husband, daughter a...

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How to Choose the Best Crossbow for Your Young Hunter

Tips-and-Tricks

crossbow picCrossbow hunting is one of the most challenging ways to hunt an animal. It takes so much patience to wait for an animal to get close enough for the kill shot. Hunters need to master the skill of tracking and calling the animal they are after if they want to have any chance with a crossbow. You can’t sit in a tree stand in the middle of an open field and hit something 250 yards away like you can with a rifle.

If you are going to teach your teenager how to hunt, crossbow hunting is the way to go. It teaches them everything they would want to know about hunting while having plenty of fun. This is a great way to teach your young one how to be patient and wait for the right time, a quality that is hard to teach.

When looking for the right youth crossbow, you will want to focus on a few differ...

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Single Mom Hunting

Guest Post

By Carleen Soule

Google “single moms hunting with kids” sometime, and you’ll find tips on job hunting, apartment hunting (not house; just apartment), vulgar hook-up advice, and the laughable “wives become ‘single moms’ during hunting season” snivel, but what is missing from the search results are pages for mothers who happen to be single and also happen to be hunters. I found advice for creating scavenger hunts, treasure hunts, Easter egg hunts (which I will probably never do again after scrolling through several pages of that mindless drivel), and hunting bargains, but nothing on deer hunting, duck hunting, shotgunning, or bowhunting from a single mom’s perspective...

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Rewild yourself and your children

IN-THE-NEWS
Land and his son Colin on a river in Montana.

Land and his son Colin on a river in Montana.

Kids are back in school and a new hunting season is upon us – maybe some of you are lucky enough to have already been out for dove, teal or geese (we hope so!)  With less time together as a family, fall is a great reminder to unplug.  Recently Outdoor Magazine featured a story on how to “unschool” your children which sparked a lot of debate but isn’t there something to it?  More screen time is keeping kids and you indoors we wonder what you think helps kids thrive.  We have heard from some of our guest posters like Mia and Land that getting their kids outside is paramount and is not only more fun but also strengthens the bond with their kids...

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