In 2002, my Dad let me tag along with him while he went hunting. I was in charge of rattling the antlers. He had me practice a couple of times so I would do it just long enough and with enough intensity to sound legit. When I rattled in my first buck and Dad shot it, I was hooked. In the years that followed, we have built three tree stands and I have two other portable tree seats that I hunt from. I shot my very first deer from the first tree house that we built.
Dad and I have hunted in every kind of weather (the most fun by far is hunting in the snow!) and have become good hunting partners.
And a Strong Cup of Coffee in 2010 to document my hunting adventures with Dad. I write about my hunting adventures, topics related to the deer and bear populations in Maine, what is it like to be a young female hunter and other new adventures I may encounter along the way.
I write a monthly column in the Northwoods Sporting Journal called "Women in the Woods" and am a member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association and Outdoor Writers Association of America, serving on their National Affairs and Environment committee. I am also the co-Founder and Chair of the board for Women of the Maine Outdoors, a nonprofit working to help women get the funding needed to attend outdoor educational opportunities.
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