Inspiring Families to Hunt, Fish, and Adventure Together


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 …



California Apprentice Deer Hunts

May 25, 2018

Nevada big game draw results posted today! I woke up to a text message from one of my best friends excited to share her good news of the incredible tag she drew and in that excitement, I woke the kids before the sun asking …



and the winner of our Momma’s Day Photo Contest is…

May 16, 2018

…Alisha Cole!!! Congratulations old friend! I am so glad to say you were randomly drawn to win the Grand Prize Package of an Outdoor Love Tee Shirt Club Graphic Tee, a Yeti Rambler Mug, and a Camouflage Thermal Tote from Thirty One! All 3 …



A Tribute to Big Dog

April 26, 2018

I swear that one of life’s most cruel injustices is losing a good dog with so much of our lives still left to live without them here. If I could have one super power it would be to have our furry friends live as …



A Camp to Remember

April 13, 2018

The California Waterfowl Association hosts many hunting heritage camps and clinics each year, but one of the most stand out of the program is the weekend hunter camp held at Rancho Esquon in Durham, California. If you have never had the opportunity to step …