Teenage twin sisters Morgan and Mason Baseley, of 2Girls Hunting, understand the importance of firearms safety and safe storage. In this video, in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Project Childsafe program and Women’s Outdoor News, the women share how they learned about guns and offer tips and insight on properly storing firearms.
The Baseley twins live in northern California. A lot of people know their “2Girls Hunting” Facebook fan page and other people may know them from being featured in Field & Stream’s lineup of female “gamechangers” in the outdoors.
Throughout the years, the twins have played volleyball, basketball and softball. Now they focus on cross-country and track, hoping to earn scholarships in running in the future. They also love to snow ski.
When they think back to their earliest recollections of hunting, Morgan remembers duck hunting with her father and grandfather, at about 5 years old. “I remember being pretty cold, so I was sitting in the boat bundled up, examining a mallard drake that my dad got earlier in the morning. I remember the green head and how pretty he looked.”
“Growing up on a duck hunting club, we spent many cold winter weekends in the tules. I remember hearing the birds and watching the dog work. Also, I remember dove hunting with my dad and both grandpas … we made pretty good retrievers!” added Mason.
Not only do the girls participate in several sports at school, but they also enjoy shooting. Mason competes in a summer trap league at a local range and feels it gets her prepared for duck season. Morgan prefers spring archery leagues. “An evening shooting 3D targets and walking the range with good friends makes for an enjoyable time,” she said.
The girls have hunted for turkeys, dove, duck, pheasant, squirrels and blacktail deer in their home state. They also have ventured to Texas to hunt for pigs and to Virginia for whitetail deer. “We hope to hunt moose in Canada, elk in Colorado, stag in Ireland and dove in Argentina. These of course are on our bucket list,” said Mason.
The girls credit their father and grandfathers for interesting them in hunting. They also give a shout-out to their mom, for teaching them how to prepare wild game using family recipes.
“These publications give us a platform to have our voices heard,” said Mason. “Our sponsor, Girls with Guns Clothing, is probably our most supportive with helping us become a more household name, plus it doesn’t hurt that they hook us up with all kinds of awesome hunting clothes.”
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