Inspiring Families to Hunt, Fish, and Adventure Together


Grab a Kid and Go Duck Hunting!

January 31, 2019

Yo, Duck Hunters! If you have been in a total depressed state since Sunday, I have a temporary remedy! Grab a kid and take them hunting this weekend! The California Youth Waterfowl Hunt Weekend is the perfect opportunity to give back! Whether you take …



Slow Cooked Wild Pork Carnitas in the Instapot

January 14, 2019

The kids left the freezer open in the garage! I say kids, but I really mean, Cade! He was the last one that I know of that took something out of it. But of course, he doesn’t think it was him! Anyhow, the next …



New Year New Adventures Challenge

January 5, 2019

Happy New Year to ya!! How many resolutions, intentions or goals did you jot down for 2019? I have some big goals this year and some tiny little resolutions too and yes, I write them down! It’s fun to write them down and look …



Youth Essay Contest

December 13, 2018

Just a reminder that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Youth Essay Contest Deadline is tomorrow! December 14th!Eeeek! My kids need to submit something! I ask them to do this every year and I have yet to win the battle! I could be …



Patience Tested – Quinn’s First Bull Elk

October 3, 2018

Casey was kind enough to put this story to words for me to share on the blog. He handed it to me nicely written out on sheets of binder paper in his bold and neat penmanship. Of course I typed it up and made …



Calm and Cool – Cade’s First Bull Elk

September 25, 2018

I hung at the back of the pack as we made our way up the slippery shale rock trail. I was dizzy and short of breath and mad at myself for skipping workouts and not eating better leading up to this hunt. It was …



Chilli Sauce Venison Heart on a Stick

August 22, 2018

A few years ago, my friend Sarah Beth and I were prepping some wild game appetizers for a Women’s Shooting Event that Cal Waterfowl was hosting the next morning at their Grizzly Ranch Property. Sarah Beth is an amazing hostess and had wrangled herself …



A Birthday Letter to My Twelve Year Old Daughter

August 14, 2018

Today is Quinn’s 12th Birthday! And it’s Casey’s 38th! Where has the time gone!? Agh! It all just goes by way too quickly! We are having too much fun I guess! To be honest, raising a pre-teen daughter scares me. Raising a pre-teen daughter’s …



The Weight Gain Workout

July 20, 2018

Weight, as in draw weight! Ha! Did I freak you out for a bit? Full disclosure before you read ahead, I am in no way, shape, or form a trainer / coach / fitness expert of any kind! Also, I want to mention that …



No License Needed – Free Fishing Day

July 6, 2018

Dust off your old rods and dig up some worms, because this Saturday, July 7th is a free fishing Saturday! Now is your chance to get outside, hike up a mountain stream or head to a lake front and cast a line, without having …