I'm a first generation fully self-taught hunter that lives and breathes hunting, fishing and all things outdoors. If I'm not out hunting you can usually find me somewhere on the farm, more than likely in the chicken house hanging out with my beautiful ladies. I started out hunting the typical small game and predators and slowly built the confidence to whitetail and waterfowl. I've had some of the best supporters and mentors to get me where I am today and I love to share my knowledge and experience with today's youth.
Tell us about one of your most memorable experiences outdoors. Last year here in Oklahoma I was chasing an 11-point that I had named "Onion" because he would show up right after shooting light and he even trapped me in my blind a couple times and a tear might have fell from my eye time to time. On November 2nd, my boss at the bank let me out of work an hour early. It was raining and windy, but my Huntwise app told me it was gonna be a good evening to hunt. I had no camos or boots all I had was my Bear Legit bow and my range finder. I went out anyway despite being in my heels, slacks, and blouse and as I was playing my bingo game I look up, dropped my phone right at my feet. My hands are shaking, and I am trying to control my breathing before grabbing my bow. I range him at 17 yards and man it was game over for Onion. 33 consecutive days and I finally nailed my biggest bow buck to date.
You’re headed outdoors for the weekend but can only bring a rifle, an axe or a knife. Which one do you choose and why?
I personally think i would rather have a knife with me. I always have my WOOX Leggenda in my pack. A knife is more versatile in the outdoors.
What is something you learned that could only be learned while being in the great outdoors?
Patience. You can learn honestly anywhere but having the patience to sit, wait and be quiet for a deer that may not even show up is just a different kind of breed of patience.