Tricia HooChung-Perea tells the tale of alligator hunter Maryellen Mara-Christian, a former bank marketing manager from Massachusetts, who reeled in two whopping alligators in the past two years. It’s a cast and blast hunt — and includes reeling the monster gator in before shooting it.
Outdoor photographer Stacey Huston lives dangerously, as she steps onto the ice in an effort to retrieve a pair of antlers and finds an entire buck encased in ice in a Wyoming stream. She uses the opportunity to photograph this fine specimen, and to teach us about stepping on the ice with our own digital cameras — how to use aperture settings to our advantages. Check out her Shoot to Thrill advice, and also, you’ll want to see her photographs.
For the portrait of Jessica in Montana, I was shooting with a Mamiya 645 medium format camera with 80 mm lens. As you can see from the photograph, I used a tripod and had a portable flash (Nikon SB800) through an umbrella for a little fill light. Since it was an overcast day, Jessica was […]
Icy mountain air kisses my skin and the cold hard ground bites into my hip. I pull my feet up and feel Hawk shift beside me. I roll to my back and exhale a cloud of breath that dances away by the light of the full moon. I am wide awake, staring up at the […]
Every day I log on to the computer and read things posted by people I may never meet, and some that I have known for years. I see photos of complete strangers’ families, and learn personal things about people who, without the Internet and more specifically, Facebook, I would most likely never have the opportunity […]
Boxers or briefs? How about Under Armour 9-inch inseam boxer briefs (and its equivalent line of women’s superior undergarments) … for staying the course on a long day in the photography field. That’s what photographer Yamil Sued recommends. Check out his other recommendations to keep any outdoor photographer dry, hydrated and prepared for well, anything.
The time is upon us. A time of intense anticipation, strained patience, long hours of travel, many days of adventure, undying gratification, pure joy and happiness – in other words, deer hunting season. I have been so busy with hog hunting, gator hunting and getting ready for a bowfishing trip that I have not had […]
Outdoor Photographer Bill Konway took this photograph in Indiana. ArcticShield purchased it for promotional use. He writes, It was shot with a Nikon D2XS with a 400mm f2.8 lens. Because of the long focal length, and shallow depth of field, the 400 really makes the picture pop. Because I was able to be farther away from […]
With two hunters in the household, our freezer tends to stay full year round. Add to the equation the fact that we are away more than we are at home — equals game and fish that will be stored in the freezer for extended periods before being consumed. It was important to find a solution […]
It’s not over yet … the whole Carp Caper experience. One of TeamWON’s own carp eradicators, a woman who lives the dream everyday in Southern Illinois — of figuring out how to eradicate the region of pesky, nuisance carp — submitted this photo for a caption. It’s Gretchen Steele’s photo and if you know Gretchen, […]
During these dog days of summer, what are you doing during this time to prepare for the fall hunting season? Some states are less than 45 days away from opening day—others longer. Now is the perfect opportunity to re-stock the items you are low on and prepare your gear for the season. Have you taken […]
“Ah, my little darling, it is love at first sight, is it not, no?” Mia Anstine wins the caption contest for that line, reminiscent of one of our favorite cartoon skunks, Pepé Le Pew. Outdoor photographer Stacey Huston provided the photo and her son, Josiah, chose the winning caption. Mia may choose either a lovely fawn […]
Manchester, VT—A one-of-a-kind exhibition at The American Museum of Fly Fishing celebrates women’s contributions to the sport. A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow honors the key (and until now, often unsung) roles women have played in fly-fishing history itself, and the art and literature of the sport. A Graceful Rise […]
Going to the range can be a lot of fun; and for some, this may be the extent of their experience with shooting, and they may want for nothing more. For others though, including myself, the idea of testing out my skills by entering a competition is quite a tantalizing thought. I feel like every […]
The Girls with Guns Clothing website recently unveiled a smokin’ hot new look at its website, which included adding additional products to its line of women’s apparel and shooting accessories and a blog. Created by two northern California hunters (and self-proclaimed fashionistas!), Jen Adams and Norissa Harman, the women’s line is carried by Scheels in […]
Averaging about 65,000 miles a year, our truck — affectionately known as Clyde — has been in places and situations that might be termed “unimaginable.” We didn’t buy our truck to be “styling and profiling” rolling down the road; we bought Clyde to be a work horse, a means of getting us in and out […]
Popular outdoor woman Brenda Valentine once said that she believes people are “wired genetically” to hunt, and most of them don’t even know it. Enter WON reader Christina Duffy, who shares with us her story of learning to hunt — under the tutelage of “The Warden.” We look forward to featuring your stories here at The WON, too. Tell us what inspires you in the outdoors and how you got to that place in your life. And, thanks, Christina!
“Are we there yet?”
That’s the winning caption in the first caption contest, sponsored by BOGGear. For the photo submitted by outdoor photographer extraordinaire and Team WON member Tim Flanigan, Cindy Grant wins first place and a BOGGear tripod, specifically, the CLD Series (Camo Legged Devil) with a rubber-coated U head and the new PCA head (Professional Camera Adapter) for Bog-Pod shooting sticks.
Kim Hicks, of BOGGear, joined Tim in choosing the winner. The two runners-up, Traci Schauf and Judy Noland, will receive hot, fresh-off-the-machine BOGGear ballcaps.
Tracy Ann Delp is saddling up to ride her horse from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in the name of raising money for cancer. She and fellow rider, Dan Shanafelt, began their ride on Ocean City, Wash., on the crest of the Pacific Ocean on Mother’s Day, May 8. These two adventurers are raising money for both human and animal cancer. They are hoping to get participation to raise awareness of their cause from anyone who would like to ride or walk with them and are looking for support among citizens along their route in any form. Find out more, read their blog and view photos from their trip at the Coast 2 Coast for Cancer website.
Add a caption to Stacey Huston’s photo of a cute little black and white animal and win your choice of a beautiful, fullsize print of a fawn or a package of 8 cards (4X6 photos on 5X7 blank note card signed by Stacey with 4 random photos.)
What’s it like to grow up as one of hunting and fishing legend Babe Winkelman’s daughters? Correspondent Kristen Monroe talked to all four of Babe Winkelman’s daughters about their experiences afield, learning to hunt. She also talked to the love of Winkelman’s life, his wife, Kristen.
When the temperature heats up, make sure you keep your camera cool. That’s advice from a 25-year-veteran of the shooting world, Yamil Sued, who has been known to photograph shooting matches in the desert when the thermometer measured 134 degrees on the ground! While at the Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Mo., Yamil graciously explained to […]
The Guru Huntress, aka Nancy Jo Adams, knew there had to be a chair with a back that would be comfortable, roomy and easy to set up. Nancy Jo found the NWTF Approved ALPS Turkey Chair MC at the National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention, which came as no surprise since that event, after all, was where all the newest turkey gear is unveiled each year. Read her review here. We think you’ll want one of your own!
As a team, Richard and I spend many hours in the field year round; if we are not hunting,we are scouting or planting, clearing, cleaning … the work is a 360-degree circle for that one same goal — good hunting. Not only do we spend every possible hour in the woods, on the road, or […]
“It has been 2000 years since the last lunar eclipse coincided with the winter solstice, and I doubt I will live long enough to see it happen again,” writes Stacey Huston. Enjoy reading her account of witnessing and photographing the last lunar eclipse during the winter solstice.
Outdoor photographer and contributor to the “Shoot to Thrill” category Stacey Huston provides a holiday wish and photo on behalf of all the Shoot to Thrillers, who have proved to us again and again this year the importance of paying attention to detail, and that indeed, a picture tells a story. Thank you, Stacey.