Rolla, MO — (Women’s Outdoor News) — The Women’s Outdoor News is delighted to welcome Tracy and Lanny Barnes, twin sisters who compete in the Olympic sport of biathlon, to its ranks of WON Guns — women bloggers in the industry. From Durango, Colo., the women also are avid shooters, 3-gunners and serious hunters. They […]
MARCH 3 — Women’s Outdoor News — Today is the start of the World Championships at Ruhpolding, Germany, which has a 34 year history of hosting of World Cup and World Championship events. The World Championships begin today with the 7.5km Sprint and continues through March 11. Ticket sales have reached 30,000 per day and […]
OSTERSUND, SWEDEN — We left Colorado and lots of snow several weeks ago to head to the pre-World Cup training camp in Ostersund, Sweden. Once we arrived we found warm weather and the only snow we found was from what they had stored over the summer. A mountain of snow was stored in the woods […]
Twin biathletes Tracy and Lanny Barnes describe how they scouted and then guided their sister’s five-day Colorado hunt for elk and antelope. Their tips are invaluable for high-altitude big game hunting, but their stories of the hunt will make you smile.
Alexandria, VA – January 10, 2013 – Recreational fishing is more than just a pleasant getaway for millions of Americans. As an industry, it provides a living for countless people in businesses ranging from fishing tackle and boating manufacturing to travel and hospitality to publications, magazines and much more. As reported in Sportfishing in America: An Economic […]
What does it take to be a hardcore female hunter? Two separate award contests are actively seeking that answer. The 2012 Prois Award and 4th Annual Extreme Huntress™ Contest are both in the throws of competition. Each contest has identified its respective group of finalists, all outstanding women who are not only passionate about the […]
Olympic biathletes Lanny and Tracy Barnes give tips on how to keep your firearms shooting accurately in the cold. They should know, as they’re training in Sweden at present. Before that, they hunted at high elevations in Colorado. Whether hunting or competing, these sisters know the low-down on keeping your firearms shooting hot in the cold.
Spotting and stalking is our preferred method for hunting elk. We’ve made some ground blinds in the past, but we’ve had the most success spotting and stalking. It takes time and probably more time to harvest an elk with this method than in a blind, but you are guaranteed to have an awesome experience, see […]
When we talk about the future, it seems everyone has a different outlook. Some are bleak, others positive, some have no idea what’s in store. Often times you hear people saying, “The kids these days …” followed by some form of insult or lack of hope. Yet despite the economy and the issues dividing our […]
This is just a typical day in the woods for twin sisters Tracy and Lanny Barnes, as they launch their new blog here at Women’s Outdoor News. In this snippet of life outside the Olympic arena, Tracy Barnes tells us about the day she took off her shoes and ran after a tom in the woods, while her sister, Lanny, well … you’ll just have to read about it here.
Dear Readers: On May 15, your email box received a data dump of mega proportions from Women’s Outdoor News (that is, if you subscribe) because of many reasons. Mainly, our RSS Feed broke and when our new webmaster, Penny Haynes, repaired the pipeline, well, you got a gush of updates. The WON has undergone several […]
Let the contest begin! Lightfield Less Lethal and Girls Guide to Guns want to hear your stories and see your photos. Here is how it works: 1) Send in 1-3 photos of you and your shotgun. 2) Answer one, two or all three of the following questions questions in a paragraph. Please keep it under […]
Tracy and I wanted to update you on the progress we’ve made in our training so far. We’ve been training hard in Durango, Colo., for the past several weeks at altitude preparing for our next set of races which will be in Utah the 18th and 20th of October. Our last races in Vermont, which […]
Tracy and Lanny, Twin Biathletes, competed in the US and North American Summer Biathlon National Championships this past weekend in Burlington, VT. Lanny took home a first and third place finish and a Summer National Championship title and Tracy boasted 2 second places finishes. The first race on Saturday was a 7.5km sprint with two […]
Tracy and Lanny Barnes, Twin Biathletes, will be competing in the US and North American Summer Biathlon National Championships in Burlington, Vermont on August 6th and 7th. All the top Biathletes in the US as well as the top biathletes in Canada will be participating in the Championships hosted by the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club. […]
Last week, we spent an afternoon with the Cub Scouts group of La Plata County, Colorado! There was a big handful of kids that we talked to and played games with during their week long camp. They were such great kids! After we talked to the scouts about what we do, how to lead a […]
Over the past few years, Próis Hunting and Field Apparel has become the clothing brand of choice for some of the most high-profile, successful female hunters and shooters in the industry based largely on the gear’s incredible fit, technologically advanced fabrics and superior performance. This year, Próis is showing no signs of slowing down, as […]
As many of you know, I am doing my best to raise my Little Gal with a great respect and appreciation of the outdoors, shooting, hunting and the like. Part of this includes me including her in outdoor activities. It also includes pointing her in the direction of great mentors. I have met a number […]
Lyons Falls, NY — This has been an exciting year for Otis Technology sponsored female Olympians. Otis Technology is proud to endorse America’s most decorated female Olympic shooter, four-time- Olympic medalist Kim Rhode as well as 2006 and 2010 USA Olympians, Tracy and Lanny Barnes. According to Rhode, “When a competition is won or lost […]