Jen Barcklay is a retired civilian field helicopter mechanic with a lifelong fascination with anything that goes boom. She has been blessed to be able to help others by spending most of the last 20 years involved in firefighting and EMS operations in various locations around the world. She is also a US Army veteran. We […]
I met Jen Barcklay at the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt in 2016. I knew a little about her from her hunt application, but I was excited to learn more about her story. As someone who knows firsthand the healing benefits of hunting and shooting, I hoped that Jen and I would share a common connection. […]
Former Army helicopter mechanic Jen Barcklay knows about the intricacies of firearms and most engines. In this review, she takes the Ruger Mini-14 out and puts it through the paces, hampered somewhat by cold Washington weather.
We have been extolling the virtues of Ruger’s Precision Rifle here at The WON for quite a while. Find out what happened when Babbs took it out on the range for Family Day this year, and about how new shooter Paige rang the gongs.
Babbs makes DIY Thrift Store Chocolate Bunnies that look so real, you might want to take a bite! She also includes last year’s bunny cake recipe and spindle carrot project, just to jog your memories for Easter time.
We are delighted to introduce you to our new writer, Jen Barcklay, an all-around outdoor woman, who is especially enthusiastic about long range shooting and hunting. Hailing from the state of Washington, Jen had always wanted to be a gun writer, but her job got in her way. As a helicopter mechanic – formerly enlisted […]
After reviewing Federal’s .224 Valkyrie ammunition on our July Fruit Shoot with Freedom Hunters, I wanted to head out to the gun range and see how the ammo would perform at longer distances. I knew the 80.5 grain Gold Medal Berger Hybrid round was designed for competition, and I was interested to see if the […]
When I first heard about 224 Valkyrie ammunition from Federal, I assumed it was a typo. I was familiar with the .223 caliber, but this was something new. I am happy that I took the time to do my research and use this ammo on the range, because it did not disappoint. Don’t be afraid […]
Recently, The WON had the pleasure of being onsite for the makeover and grand reopening of the Cody Firearms Museum, in Cody, Wyoming. But even better than being there for the official first day, we got a sneak peek, a behind-the-scenes look the day before the opening. Because we were in the company of military […]
There is nothing better than checking the Wyoming Game & Fish website when the draw results become available and discovering that you have been awarded one or more of the hunting licenses for which you applied. This year, I was fortunate to receive a late season cow elk tag. In order to prepare for this […]