Wisconsin – Kristen Monroe

Skunked by Turkeys on Friday the 13th

I was lucky to have two great teachers take me on my first turkey hunt – Kelly Alexander, of Chaseburg, and Jesse Wojtkiewicz, of Rochester, Minn. They film for an outdoor TV show as a hobby and they also love taking out new hunters. The hunting began Friday the 13th; maybe that was our first mistake. I tell myself I am…

Starting out with a Walk in the Woods

I recall getting a Swiss Army knife when I was 10 years old in my Easter basket. It was the best Easter basket I ever found. Every once in a while, I was allowed to tag along with my dad during pheasant hunts. I will never forget watching our amazing brittany spaniel, Shy, direct us to the pheasants.I remember being…

Eating Well and Resting Assured

Last year I began my adventure of exploring the outdoors and my quest has only just begun. After learning how to shoot all different types firearms and bows, I began to hunt. I am now a fan of bowhunting for white-tailed deer, pheasant hunting, and I recently went snow goose hunting in Missouri. After I added up my receipts from…

A Broken Gun and a New Discovery

The best Valentine’s Day present I ever received was a brand new semi-automatic 20-gauge shotgun. Yes, I will admit that my husband outdid himself this year. I got it just in time for the snow goose hunt I went on last week in Missouri. After a long day of shooting snow geese, we were ready to call it a day….

Workin’ the Woods, now?

Last year – 2010 – was my first season of bowhunting white-tailed deer, and what an experience it was for me.  Learning how to shoot a bow accurately, putting up a stand, dressing for success and patterning the deer was all a trip. Seeing a deer is the best part of hunting.  I have not had the opportunity to shoot…