Summer Evenings

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I have always loved summer evenings – some of my favorite childhood memories are of summer evenings playing with the neighbor kids, walking to get ice cream, catching lightening bugs and star gazing.  Even as an adult, I love summer evenings, especially just at dusk when it’s not quite day and not fully night.  There’s […]


How are you enjoying the outdoors this summer?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Memorial Day is generally considered the official start of summer and with the June calendar now hanging, it’s time to think about summer vacations, family plans and how we will enjoy the summer.


Spend an hour with Aldo Leopold

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

If you have not heard of Aldo Leopold, you should pick up a copy of A Sand County Almanac.  You can’t help but like if you love nature and wildlife.  If you want to be inspired, entertained and educated for 72 minutes, then check out Green Fire, the brand new film from the Aldo Leopold […]


Do you like to cook wild game?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I am a member of a women’s Pheasants Forever chapter called the Lady Slippers. This past Saturday night we held our annual banquet and as part of the evening’s entertainment, we had a demonstration on cooking with wild game and making healthy and easy-to-prepare dishes. Our chef Lisa Erickson admitted to those gathered that pizza […]


Women Hunters — What is your dog companion choice?

Friday, April 8th, 2011

We see lots of debate among the guys on what is the best hunting dog. I’d like to check in with women hunters to learn your preference. Pointer or flusher? Specific breed? Reason? We all would probably agree that the dogs make hunting pheasants even more enjoyable. I know I sometimes get so busy watching […]


Women Shooters — What’s your favorite gun?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

One of the chief complaints I have heard from women who hunt and shoot is finding a gun and clothing that fit our sometimes smaller frames. A gun that’s too long, too heavy and/or recoils hard can discourage novice hunters – of any age or gender. So I’m curious to hear what you women like […]


What are your favorite reads?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

A really good book can make a lasting impression. What books inspired your love of the outdoors, nature, wildlife, conservation? What’s a good read for the new year?