Shoot to Thrill photographer Bill Konway recently sold a photos of a bowfishing trip on the Illinois River to Field and Stream magazine’s website. That made Babbs think about the last time she spent a terror-filled evening dodging flying carp and getting slimed on that river.
I have never been one to turn down any opportunity that comes my way, just as long as it aligns with my personal beliefs and morals. My entire life has been about taking chances and accepting challenges. I have always looked at any opportunity with the “glass-half-full” outlook. To the best of my recollection, my […]
It’s Team WON vs. Team HERCAMOSHOP (HCS) as Barbara Baird, Britney Starr and Marti Davis square up against Shelly Ray, Mia Anstine and Becky Lou Lacock to see which group can bag the biggest gobbler this spring. Team WON will be hunting in Missouri and Team HCS in Nebraska during the week of April 15. […]
It’s still a bit of whirlwind when we think back on our week in Las Vegas at the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show. Britney Starr and I ran ourselves ragged in our efforts to find products for women. We compiled a list of a some of our favorites. There will be more throughout the year, as we actually test the products in the field and at the range.
Seriously … is there anything defined by the word Italian that isn’t going to wonderful? Food, shoes, couches, purses and of course, my favorite … shotguns. At Media Day at the Range, held Jan. 16 at a range near Boulder City, Nev., some WON Guns (Sara Ahrens, Mia Anstine and I) not only got the […]
Back in October, I received a complimentary copy of the book Chicks with Guns. Inside the package, a handwritten note from the author, Lindsay McCrum, graciously invited me to read the book with a hope that I would enjoy it. Impressive. Later, after reading the book (also impressive because it is so real), reading numerous […]
This week on the Black Man With A Gun Podcast, we remember all the members of the US Military. Bones Hooks opens with “Please Come Home For Christmas.” Barbara Baird interviews the founder of the American Widow Project, Taryn Davis. Our Greek representative, Mrs. M., sends love to all. Listen to the podcast here. Visit […]
If a woman wants to learn to shoot, there’s a very good chance she will be taught by a guy. That’s just the way it is in the real world. There are very few women instructors out there, but the good news is that more and more women are entering the field of instructing. Last […]
If you’re in the Kansas City area this weekend, please stop by the women’s department at Cabela’s and say hi to Prois Hunting and Field Apparel Pro Staffer Barbara Baird. Barb will be there from noon till 5 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 20, and noon till 4 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 21. She’ll be discussing […]
Tune in to hear Outdoors Radio with Dan Small this week, when Dan presents women bloggers at The WON. Outdoors Radio airs on 11 stations throughout Wisconsin, with broadcast reach into Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota. The award-winning show covers a wide range of outdoor pursuits, from hunting, fishing and foraging to camping, boating, and other […]
Tune in to this week’s Urban Shooter Podcast, where the “Minister of Defense” Kenn Blanchard croons a Christmas song, hears from Massad Ayoob and includes a field report from yours truly, Babbs in the Woods, as I hang on for “deer life” in a blind on stilts in an empty field in northwest Missouri, with 30-40 mph winds whipping around me.
Happy Thanksgiving and thank you all for making this a fantastic year for your friend and brother from a different mother, Kenn Blanchard. In this week’s podcast at The Urban Shooter, Dr. Bruce Eimer is a guest, along with thoughts about family get togethers- “this year will be different” — a joke or two, Barbara […]
You won’t want to miss this week’s Urban Shooter Podcast, show #188, with Kenn Blanchard — aka, Black Man with a Gun. It features “scary guns,” including Barb Baird’s account of how she came to shoot and like a pink AK-47.
On this week’s Urban Shooter podcast, Barbara Baird talks about a recent Blue grouse hunting trip she made near Crested Butte, Colo., with twin Olympic biathletes Tracy and Lanny Barnes. The show’s host, Rev. Kenn Blanchard, takes listeners along with him on a celebrity sporting clays’ shoot in Hollywood. See http://urbanshooterpodcast.com/2010/10/14/187-hollywood-2010/
Tune in to hear Barbara Baird and her weekly update to the Urban Shooter Podcast, hosted by Rev. Kenn Blanchard, aka Black Man with a Gun. This week, Barbara talks about taking her first doe with a bow. This week’s lineup has Blanchard delving into the topic of Christians and guns, where he shares struggles […]
Women’s Outdoor News gets a little time each week on The Urban Shooter podcast, run by the “Minister of Defense,” Rev. Kenn Blanchard. Tune in to hear Barb Baird’s topic of “Are you tuff enuff to wear pink?”
Kenn Blanchard, aka “Black Man with a Gun,” hosts Urban Shooter Podcast, a weekly pro-gun variety show. This week’s podcast features “how to talk about guns with your Mrs. (or Mr.),” gun reviews, interviews and how-to’s. It also features tips from The WON by publisher Barbara Baird. Blanchard and Baird met at a BlackHawk!-sponsored bloggers’ […]
Yeah! Hooray! Another victory for gun rights took place when the Supreme Court held that the Constitution’s Second Amendment restrains government’s ability to significantly limit “the right to keep and bear arms.” The vote was a 5-4 split – typical these days, especially when it comes to firearms cases.
When your guide pulls out all the stops and barks at a turkey, you know he’s working for you! Read about Babbs’ most recent adventure in Oklahoma where Hunter’s Specialties’ Pro-Staffer Jimmy Estus taught her a couple of new calls to use in the field.
You just never know when a new idea for conservation will strike you. In fact, it could be when you’re minding your own business, sitting in a plastic lawn chair at your local mechanic’s shop. Read about Babbs’ Clunkers for Rabbits plan.
A logo revamp for fall, getting pumped for Thanksgiving and readers from all over the world … we’re looking forward to our first birthday here at The WON, and Babbs in the Woods points you to some ideas for decorating with natural art, found at Turkey Country magazine.