In this second part of a series on obtaining a concealed carry license (CCL), Elizabeth Buerling learns how to shoot using a 2-handed grip, what a “point of aim, point of impact” sight picture is and how to do a proper trigger press for a factory, striker fired gun. In the first part of the […]
As a hunter, I pride myself on eating mostly wild game. Both my husband and I love cooking, but more importantly we LOVE to eat. We both work full time though. As most know, sometimes the last thing you want to do after a long day of work is spend a lot of time in […]
Stacey Thorburn is a big game guide in New Zealand. She is passionate about guiding female hunters and encouraging other women to get out there and become guides! She Guides is sponsored by Remington Outdoor Company My father taught me to hunt. He trapped opossum, caught goats live and has been a trophy […]
A special thanks goes to Scott Volquartsen, president of Volquartsen Firearms, for this post on simple fixes for troubleshooting firearms. Do you over complicate things that are sometimes simple? If so, we have a lot in common as I will over analyze the simplest things. As I get older though I am finding it doesn’t […]
It’s one of the best perks of this job of being an outdoors writer — getting a special invite to events such as the grand opening of Johnny Morris’s Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, recently. We spent a September morning touring the beautiful space, but not all 350,000 square feet of it. […]
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The face you make when the fish splashes you as he swims away #justkeepswimming Repost @lipsandlures 📸: @high.flyr
Dirt, our favorite kind of makeup 😉💅🏼 Via @jerzy_ab.
We love this photo in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day (Sept. 22nd). Let’s hear it for the people who are inspiring and encouraging the next generation to get outdoors. ❤️ PC: @wyo_backcountry_dorr.
“It's about the journey, the adventure. The ability to harvest your own truly, organic meat. It's about moments like this. Moments that make you appreciate raw, wild beauty. Moments that make you feel REALLY small. This is why I hunt.” Via @_erin_braun.
Dancing on the top of a mountain ⛰ PC: @kaitlynpatrizia.
My expression while I’m waiting for this last gasp of summer heat to finally turn into cooler fall weather. 👅💦 PC: @alfie_and_winston.
What a great helper! 💘 Repost from @mrsjessbond. #WONphoto
“Finally got some hunting therapy in today! Two man limit with some good friends.” ❤ Via @nikipeaches_outdoors #WONphoto
Congrats @ash.b320 on your first archery bull! Repost from @_kaitlynr307_ #WONphoto
“#tbt to last fall’s turkey season and my first ever Merriams turkey.” 🦃 Repost from @waddysarah. #WONphoto
Who’s enjoying teal season?! 📷: @outdoor_dev Repost from @betheadventuress #WONphoto
Firefighters raise a flag at the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. The image became a symbol of first responders’ heroic actions and a nation’s unconquerable spirit after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 📸:Thomas E. Franklin, The Bergen Record Via @usatoday #neverforget #911 #september11 #usa #americanhero
Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of Deputy Aaron Paul Roberts. You will find out more about him soon, because he was instrumental in aiding our writer Stacy Bright in her next column, which features what to do if you're pulled over by law enforcement and you're legally carrying a gun. There is a Go-Fund Me Page set up for Deputy Roberts, as well. See the link in our bio for details.
This is rad!! Way to go, ladies! #TeamWON • • • #CleanUpDay Would volunteer to do this any day over sitting in a classroom! #CarrFire #LukeSheehy U.S. Forest Service Firefighter, Luke Sheehy, was killed during the Saddle Back Fire (2013) after being struck by part of a dead, falling tree. Sheehy was a member of the Redding-based California Smokejumpers. 🚒👨🚒This memorial was established as a reminder of Sheehy's dedication to a healthy-fit lifestyle. A challenging fitness park built along a hiking trail often used in the off season for training by wildland firefighters 💪👨🚒 The Luke Sheehy memorial is located right in the heart of the Carr Fire burn. Today, we joined our fire academy team and gave this memorial back its beauty and purpose! Repost from @2girls_hunting.
“Well...H E L L O weekend!” Via @annavoutdoors.
✌️✌️✌️ “Spent the last week chasing elk and feeling on top of the world...literally. No service, no social media, just hunting. I'll share more about the trip soon. For now, I'm 9 days overdue for a shower!” Repost from @ali_upnorth, #TeamWON member and all-around inspiring lady!
We’ve posted the #linkinbio to the latest article from @beckyyackley... Check it out! Calling all runners! Link in my bio to read my latest for @womensoutdoornews. There's a bit of what I've learned and has kept me safe over decades of running, in this country and a few others. @jagemannsportinggroup
Amen! “A hunt based only on trophies taken falls short of what the ultimate goal should be.” - Fred Bear Repost from @sereenarthompson.
Anyone else get to dove hunt this weekend? 🤗 Hey ladies - want to be featured? Use #WONphoto for a chance! Repost from @katievanslyke
We hope you all have a wonderful Sunday! 😍 “Walk where your heart leads you.” 💕 Via @northwestflygirl.
Meet Erin Braun and if you want to go to cool places with her, check out her #IGfeed! Michelle and Babbs met her while in Portland. Erin works for @dannerboots and lives the life that she promotes at work! #Repost @_erin_braun with @get_repost ・・・ Chasing the roar to Patagonia. ✈️ PDX --> Houston --> Buenos Aires --> San Martin de los Andes #whatgetsyououtdoors
“It’s hard to focus on school, when you know that hunting season is just around the corner.” Repost from @emily_perreira. #WONphoto
Who else loves to junk? 🙋🏻♀️ 📷: @vintagepickerchick
😂😂😂 “I may no longer be working as a dental hygienist, but I still know a set of good teeth when I see them!” 🐟 Repost from @erodger.
Read Cheyenne’s method of preparing for a shooting competition in this RetroWON, via #linkinbio. Happy Tuesday! 📷: @terry_dalton_lives
A little humor to start off your week 😉 #WONphoto #feltlikealaugh
“Who’s ready to get out in the dove fields?!” Repost from @betheadventuress. #WONphoto
“THIRTY-FOUR DAYS We’re counting, are you?!” Repost from @caiti_shae. #WONphoto
Who else is excited for deer season? 🙋🏻♀️ “First Buck with a Rifle!” 🙊🦌 @sixsitegear @orcacoolers Repost from @nicole_spenc.
Congrats @julesmcqueen!! #TeamWON • • • “I’ve had many great hunts over the years, but what happened last night will always stand out as one of my all time favorite moments in the field. My friends at @randkhuntingco made my velvet muley dreams come true! To say I’m happy would be an understatement! Big thanks to @submoafirearms for making sure I saw some of the biggest deer possible over the past 4 days! And for the late night photos with this gorgeous buck!!” Repost from @julesmcqueen.
This is awesome!! • • • “Mission for today: 5 people, 2.5 miles of hose lay in the dozer line, steep terrain (2000 feet downslope), 130 sticks of hose and appliances. Let’s just say laughs and jokes were shared, a sled box was made, a few issues with supply but we got the job done...🙃” Repost from @lifebeyondlimitsofficial.
Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife were threatening the future of many species. Led by fellow sportsman President Theodore Roosevelt, these early conservationists called for the first […]
Managing editor Michelle Cerino and I visited Crimson Trace, in the Portland, Oregon, area in July and while there, Danner invited us to come over and see its boot factory and recrafting facility. How could we refuse such an invitation? Danner Boots In 1932, Charles Danner opened the first boot-making facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, […]
The following blog is an excerpt from The Vast Possibilities Nature Offers by the National Park Foundation. We recently asked Stewardship Circle member Rob Miller what the national parks mean to him and why he feels so strongly about supporting America’s most treasured places. “Growing up, I was fortunate to have a set of grandparents with a […]
I recently wrote a piece for The WON about running with a gun, and there is another piece of that self-protection mindset that we should make sure we cover: storage. Part of carrying a gun when you run, walk, hike, or otherwise leave your house and chose to be armed is securing it when you […]
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing training posts from Chicks Climbing and Skiing. We begin this series with an 8-Week Basic Rock Climbing Training Program. ~MC For Gals looking to fit training into a busy work/life schedule Over the years I’ve taught hundreds of women to climb. By far, their most common “fear,” […]
The autumn boating season has arrived, and with it comes cooler water temperatures. A fall overboard can get serious quickly, and wearing a life jacket could give you extra time to survive. While many boaters have traditional floatation-filled life jackets, an increasing number have switched to more modern inflatable life jackets, which require a little […]
Taking a new hunter out for the first time is one of the most powerful things that a seasoned hunter can do to help protect our heritage of hunting. Personally, I like to take youth hunters. It is the most rewarding experience to teach a child how to shoot, hunt and harvest their own meat. […]
Rinse and repeat. Last year, Anietra Hamper took us up close and personal into a day on the New River Gorge Bridge in W.V. with BASE jumpers. This year, our Babbs is on the river, under the bridge. Also features an amazing video!
“What should I do if I’m pulled over by a police officer while I’m carrying my firearm?” This question frequently comes up in my gun classes, so much so that I’ve added a section in my PowerPoint to discuss how to handle the situation. Hopefully, you’re a cautious driver and won’t find yourself in this […]
The following blog is an excerpt from Celebrating Our Rivers and Trails in Massachusetts by the National Park Foundation. October 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails and National Wild & Scenic Rivers systems. These trails and rivers, which are incredible assets to local communities, provide places for recreation, education, physical activity, and […]
I’ve noticed a trend on social media, especially from “influencers,” that has me quite concerned about the eyesight of a few generations of shooters. It seems the focus of photos posted from the range have changed from practicing self-protection, competing or educating to a “Look at me … I’m holding a firearm” approach. The cool […]
The face of hunting is changing. In some ways, it is aging. Hunters and anglers are steadily getting older, with fewer younger people entering into this outdoor lifestyle. In other ways, it is becoming more “urban,” with the trend toward a locavore and field-to-plate clean eating. And, in still others it is becoming more acceptable, […]
Succulent Smoked Elk Roulade with Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce might sound tedious and overly complicated, but really it’s a very simple dish to prepare and the outcome may sway your traditional ways for cooking up some of those cuts of elk you have in the back of the freezer. Originating from the French word “rouler” meaning […]
In late summer and early fall, barbecues are still grilling, kids are still swimming, and the garden is in full glory. Preparing for the coming winter feels wrong for so many reasons, but if you prepare your gardens this fall, your plants will thank you later. As hard as it is to envision, winter is […]
While Americans are collectively checking their phones more than 8 billion times a day, a new industry report shows that they are increasingly fishing for actual fish (instead of just likes and follows). More than 49 million Americans took to the water to cast a line in 2017, demonstrating a year-over-year increase of nearly 2 […]
“You got to give it away to keep it,” says Amy Ray, founder of The Sisterhood Of The Outdoors. Amy is referring to hunting, and in these times of declining numbers of hunters, it is refreshing to see the optimism and positivity exuding from this go-getter. The WON will be partnering with The Sisterhood Of […]
I’ve run since I was 14. At the time, the daughter of a friend told me I shouldn’t run alone – something bad could happen to me. She was only 6, but she already had gained an awareness of this reality: as a female, running down a country road poses danger. I never stopped running. […]
Each summer, visitors old and new hit the road and take to the skies to visit our country’s public lands. Many travel to America’s national parks for their awe-inspiring views and storied histories, but did you know these treasured spaces are also great resources for everyday fitness? And with more than 400 national parks across […]
Last July, managing editor Michelle Cerino and I took a little quick trip to Portland, Oregon, at the invitation of one of our partners at The WON, Crimson Trace. Both of us have been using the products for years now — including laser sights and tactical lights — and the good folks at Crimson Trace […]
“I thought it would be a good promotion for the shooting sports to put together an all-girls team,” said New Jersey Garden State Gunners Coach Walter Bachmann. “This was the first year that we were able to do that while we were out at Camp Perry.” During the 2018 National Matches, New Jersey fielded what, […]
The popularity of books and films about backcountry adventures, like Wild and A Walk in the Woods, have led to an increased interest in some of the world’s long-distance hikes and wildest places. Management organizations for the Pacific Crest Trail (Wild) and the Appalachian Trail (A Walk in the Woods) are bracing for an increase […]
The felt-bottom shoes were gripping the slippery rocks that lined the river as I made my way across to what I deemed the best spot for smallmouth bass. I could hear the great blue herons call out as I spooked them from their feeding spots. The slow, rhythmic sound of the water tumbling through the […]
I love secrets, mysteries and even those hidden picture puzzles from Highlights magazine. Perhaps that’s what drew me to Liberty Home Concealment furniture. They build everyday pieces of furniture and decor with hidden compartments to conceal firearms (or anything else you may choose). I decided the Freedom Series coatrack would look perfect in my entrance […]
There have been a lot of firsts in the last year of my life. I have become a first-time homeowner, a first-time gun owner and most importantly, I have become a first-time mommy. I am willing to do anything and everything possible to keep my little boy safe and that is why I have been […]
Donna McDonald is a big game guide and outfitter in Montana. There were not many women in the sport when she started, and she’s on a mission to change that. She Guides is sponsored by Remington Outdoor Company I don’t remember not hunting, so that’s a great memory in itself. I’ve been fortunate to […]
Washington Women Outdoors (WWO) is a non-profit organization that is run almost entirely by volunteers. They engage in outdoor activities instructed by women in the D.C. area. Activities are available for all skill levels to inspire the beginner and to challenge the more advanced. Here are September events for Washington Women Outdoors. Please join us for canoeing/camping, hiking, […]
Traveling with guns is an adventure! The cost to travel with firearms, and the legal ramifications are a big undertaking. I’m here to share a few insights from travel to other parts of the country and globe with guns, so that when you head out the door with your firearms, you can rest easy and […]
The Well Armed Woman, LLC, released new data today that will particularly appeal to women gun owners. Their study shows the most popular holsters that women purchase, as well as carry locations, on and off body. “One of the most important issues we work on daily with our customers is finding the right concealed […]
After six weeks of nationwide voting, the official Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat are finally in. Selected from a list of locations in all 50 states – a list made for moms, by moms and facilitated by Take Me Fishing™ these 10 family-friendly places to fish and boat triumphed over all the […]
Angie Scott and Wild Barb Carey have collaborated to launch a new podcast entitled “The Woman Angler & Adventurer.” It can be found at www.thewomanangler.com and on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, Stitcher or wherever you enjoy your podcasts. The show grew out of Carey’s guest appearance on Scott’s original podcast entitled “It Pays to Fish.” […]