Friday, November 17, 2017

PRO STAFF / INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about archery instructor Stacy Sissney

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Stacy Sissney a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Stacy lives in Oklahoma and is an archer, hunter and co-host of His & Hers Outdoors.

If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
Spring Turkey Season. It’s very near and dear to my heart. It was what I cut my teeth on. There’s nothing like hearing the woods come alive in the Spring

What’s your favorite location to hunt?
Love being able to hunt in Oklahoma because it’s close to home but there is something special about hunting in Texas.


Who introduced you to hunting?
My husband John. Always wanted to hunt growing up. John really encouraged me to shoot and hunt as a way to spend quality time together.


What do you hunt for?
Every season. If there is a season for it.. we are normally out there hunting.

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
Staying in shape due to physical limitations.

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list?
Elk and Mountain Cat

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?
Practice with duck calls

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
Mistakes and bad shots happen. You just have to do your best to recover the animal you made a bad shot on. The hardest feeling as a hunter is no matter how much you practice sometimes bad shots happen.

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
I really don’t know..

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Introduction to archery

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?
4

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
Archery

NON – HUNTING RELATED

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
I love the look on the women’s faces when they never shot before and they realize they can shoot and its nothing to be afraid of.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I use to love crafts and quilting

What non-hunting related skill would you like to master?
I have always wanted to start bee keeping. I have never done it but it definitely intrigues me.

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
I love to cook. I have tons of cookbooks.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
British Columbia

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
Back home to visit family in Wisconsin

Who inspires you to be better?
Mason my daughter

What are three interesting facts about you?
1) I have two different color eyes
2) My birthday was on Cinco DeMayo
3) TV co-host, in 8th season, started it because we were filming hunts and wanted to put something out there. We realized it was a lot harder than we realized it would be. Check it out at www.hisnhersoutdoors.com

What is your biggest fear?
Extreme heights.. I do not like driving over bridges
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Steak and Baked Pototo
List two pet peeves
Lazy people & sometimes get mild road rage from slow drivers

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Taste

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
Watch football

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains

More facts:  I am on the board of my local  SCI Chapter and are very active in NWTF

Friday, November 10, 2017

PRO STAFF / INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about firearms & archery instructor Brielle Glidden

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Brielle Glidden a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Brielle lives in Nebraska and is an avid shooter, archer and hunter.


If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
There is just something special about fall. Multiple species to hunt for, the weather is crazy, and every warming gadget I own gets brought out.

Who introduced you to hunting?
My dad introduced me to hunting, along with my two older brothers. It was a special way to spend time together and built lasting relationships and love for the outdoors.

What do you hunt for?
Deer, elk, turkey, antelope, pheasants, doves, quail, javalina.

What hunting skill would you like to master?
Well, I would like to remember to pack everything I need for once! 😊 But, in all seriousness I would like to master calling turkeys and elk.

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
Being quiet and fast at the same time, I usually can do one or the other.

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list?
I would love to visit Alaska for caribou, moose, bear hunting and fishing.

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
Being patient and that sometimes even when you do everything right, things don’t work out.

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
I also love shooting, so if I couldn’t hunt, I would probably be at a shooting competition every weekend.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
The basics of shotgun shooting, it would be hard to stay under 40 minutes.

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?
Five…. And counting.

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
Spot and stalk, I love the challenge of trying to sneak up on an animal and win the advantage.

NON – HUNTING RELATED

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
The confidence and smiles that women have when they go out of the trailer. Usually, when they first come in the door, they’re a little timid and unsure of what to expect. I love seeing them conquer their fears and built confidence, and walk out with smiles and excitement to try again.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
COOK! I LOVE food and probably fail at some pinterest projects.

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
Triathlons, but I think motivation may be more of the issue. 😉

What non hunting related skill would you like to master?
I’d like to be a master gardener, I have a bit of a black thumb and think gardening is an amazing skill.

What non hunting related .. do you wish you knew more about?
I wish I knew more about nutrition and human physiology.

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
Making my own, natural yeast bread.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Europe, spring break in college.

Who inspires you to be better?
My husband, he inspires me to be a better hunter, wife, Christian, and person. He supports me in helping other women enjoy the outdoors and is constantly helping me become the best version of myself.
And my girl tribe! I have a group of friends that are “my tribe” who are some of the most authentic people I know and love.

What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I eat green bean casserole at least once a week
2. I love British movies and novels.
3. I have state, national, and world titles for shotgun shooting


What is your biggest fear?
Being ill prepared or not being able to help someone in need.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is an impossible question… I love food. Blueberry pancakes, or chicken parmesan, or antelope backstrap… see it’s impossible!

List two pet peeves
Driving slow in the fast lane and when people interrupt me when I’m talking.

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Smell, seriously like a blood hound!

One thing that not a lot of people know you love?
Star Wars!

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains!!!! They bring balance to my soul.



Friday, November 3, 2017

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight: Learn More About Archery Instructor Suzetta Wise


Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Suzetta Wise a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Suzetta lives in Oklahoma and is an avid archer and hunter.



If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
Choosing one season is a very difficult task… I enjoy hunting season to season. I guess if I had to choose only one, I would choose hunting whitetail in the fall.

What’s your favorite location to hunt?
Living on one hundred acres in the hills of Eastern Oklahoma, I have been very blessed with the option to walk out of my front or back door and be in a tree stand in just a matter of minutes. So, hunting at ‘home’ has always been my favorite location.


Who introduced you to hunting?
Growing up, I was surrounded by a family who lived to hunt and hunted to live. I have to admit, growing up and hunting wasn’t always what my granny wanted to me do but I absolutely loved being in the woods with my grandpa, uncle, and Daddy. I always wanted to see and pet every harvest at ‘hunting camp’. (For the longest time, ‘camp’ was at our cattle corral.)

What do you hunt for?
Dinner and lunch. I primarily hunt small game, wild turkey, and whitetail. I occasionally hunt migratory birds when the opportunity arises.

What hunting skill would you like to master?
Harvesting a mature tom turkey with my compound bow on a self-guided, no blind hunt is at the top of my list! I set this goal a few years ago and plan to have a full body mount when it happens.

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
As stated previously, it is definitely harvesting a mature tom turkey with my compound bow with no blind and self-guided.

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list?
I would love to hunt elk or even a moose preferably with my bow but would use a rifle if the opportunity provides itself. (I just really want to mount an elk or moose above my fireplace!)

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?
I would love to learn to call more animals by mouth, using no call. I would also like to improve my recurve shooting skills.

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
Patience. Sometimes, letting an animal walk because it wasn’t the most ethical shot has been the most difficult task. Also, all of the “would’ve beens, could’ve beens, and should’ve beens” absolutely haunt me.

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
Oh my gosh, I have no idea. It’s not really an option. I would need to see a doctor for depression! Hunting is my passion but it really is my family’s way of life. I literally think about hunting or shooting every day of my life.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
I feel very confident with giving a presentation over the basics of hunting or archery. I really think the problem would be staying within the 40-minutes because there is just so much I have to say about hunting and shooting!

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?
I actually own 5 pairs of hunting boots and one pair of waders – those count, right? But I actually am looking at buying another pair of boots before spring turkey season.

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
ARCHERY!!!! Hands-down.

NON – HUNTING RELATED

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
EVERYTHING! I LOVE the trailer, every aspect of it. I love that women can step into the trailer and receive one-on-one instruction with women instructors who exhibit amazing passion for shooting sports. I also love seeing the women shoot a bow for the first time and exhibiting a WOW expression when they release an arrow.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I would LIVE more --- jumping on whatever adventure presents itself! I would visit family more, shoot my bow more, ride my horses around my farm, and I would take my hunting buddy/dog, Hoyt, on more adventures.

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I would rig up a boat for bowfishing or I would get into competitive horseback shooting sports (firearms and archery).

What non hunting related skill would you like to master?
I would love to write children’s books – specifically, The Adventures of Hoyt. (Which is actually kind of hunting related…)

What non hunting related .. do you wish you knew more about?
Writing and publishing books is an area I have always wanted to know more about.

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
Horseback archery competitions

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
I’m pretty sure Niagara Falls (US side) is the farthest I’ve ever been from home.

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
I can always be found outdoors doing just about anything really! I just love to be outside – hiking, mountain biking, riding horses, shooting my bow, gathering wild foods, fishing, kayaking, or any other adventure I can get myself into!

Who inspires you to be better?
Honestly, being a school teacher, I try my hardest to always be a positive role model for my students. I often think about how my student’s and of course, my family would view me and my choices. That drives me to strive to be a better person.

What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I am a national board certified elementary teacher.
2. I love knowledge and love to learn. I constantly am thinking and asking questions about most things I encounter.
3. In most situations, my mind spins in numerous directions thinking about ‘What if’ scenarios. (Survival – MacGyver style thoughts)

What is your biggest fear?
I would have to say that I have a fear of not leaving a positive legacy behind. I want to be remembered for good and encouraging memories.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Crawfish etouffee or chocolate gravy, either one.

List two pet peeves
I cannot stand when people lie or steal. Also, I wish everyone would use their blinkers more often. (Drives me nuts!)

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Taste – probably because it is my favorite! Sadly, eating good, flavorful food really excites me – like a happy dance kind of excitement.

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
I love to catch small lizards and frogs around my house – just to play with them for a short time and then I release them. I will also stop to move turtles across the road if it is safe to do so.

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains

Anything else you would like to add?
I love life. I just prefer to be happy and do not like to feel the other emotions, even though they come from time to time.

Friday, October 27, 2017

PRO STAFF / INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn More About Archery Instructor Amy Crooks

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Amy Crooks a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Amy lives in Wisconsin and is an avid archer and hunter.


If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
That’s tough!  But probably bear

What’s your favorite location to hunt?
Canada; it’s so peaceful, you can drive for miles and only see the wilderness

Who introduced you to hunting?
Both of my parents; but pretty much everyone I grew up around was involved in hunting of some sort.

What do you hunt for?
Bear, whitetail deer, turkey

What hunting skill would you like to master?
Probably spot and stalk style hunting, with my bow.  I haven’t been super great at being super sneaky, I primarily hunt from tree stands or ground blinds.

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
Hunting in the cold.  I am always cold anyway and WI weather is so unpredictable. But it still doesn’t keep me out of the woods.

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list?
There are so many!  Caribou, brown bear, moose, elk, alligator

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?
Traditional archery.  My husband has really gotten into this over the past year.  It has been really fun watching him, I would love to join him in this.

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
Probably just the act of seizing opportunities.  I have definitely learned while bow hunting that you can’t wait for that perfect shot/the animal to stop, before getting drawn and ready, you need to anticipate and prepare yourself.

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
Scrapbooking, photography, or a mixture of both.  Or reading

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Bear hunting

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?
3

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
Archery

NON – HUNTING RELATED

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
I love everything about the trailer, and of course the archery area is my favorite.  But in general I love how comfortable and non-intimidating atmosphere.  I love seeing the ladies faces light up, and the big smile on their face when they shoot a bow for the very first time.  Seeing their immediate confidence that they can do it is so awesome!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Travel – anything outdoors really

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
Gardening (I really don’t have a green thumb)
Traveling

What non hunting related skill would you like to master?
Gardening (I really don’t have a green thumb)

What non-hunting related. . , do you wish you knew more about?
Home remodeling projects

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Hawaii

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
To our cabin in northern WI, it is so quiet and peaceful up there

Who inspires you to be better?
My boys; the perspective through the eyes of a child are so pure and awesome!

What are three interesting facts about you?
I have been a nurse for the past 10 ½ years - I am passionate about caring for patients with dementia; I don’t like to swim in lakes where I can’t see through the water; I like to bake

What is your biggest fear?
Spiders

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s tough because I love all food; but probably salads
List two pet peeves

Not using your manners (please, thank you, chewing with your mouth open); dragging your feet while you’re walking

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Hearing (although my husband would probably disagree)

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
I love turning up the radio in my car and singing (when I’m alone, or with my kids)

Mountains or Beach?
Definitely mountains; however I do enjoy a good clean beach now and then

Anything else you would like to add?
I love that my husband and I are able to share our passion for hunting together and now we both get to involve our boys.  It’s fun exploring the outdoors together as a family.


Friday, October 13, 2017

PRO STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Archery Instructor/ Pro Staff Member April Mack

For our first Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight, we asked April Mack a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. April lives in Oregon and is an avid archer and hunter.



If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
That’s not a fair question… but archery elk

What’s your favorite location to hunt? East side of Oregon. It’s not only my favorite place to hunt, but I would live there in a second!

Who introduced you to hunting? My husband almost 30-years ago. He started me off with archery for deer, then after we had kids I went with rifle.  After shooting a hole in the pavement I went back to archery. 

What do you hunt for?
Elk, deer, bear, cougar, turkey, upland and water fowl, coyotes, squirrel,

What hunting skill would you like to master?  
Bear hunting, knowing their behaviors, feeding and travel patterns and habits.

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
Patience, I do not do very well with sitting and strategizing. I like to constantly be on the move.

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list? Hunting in Alaska- Bear, Caribou, Moose, all archery with Salmon fishing in between!!!

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?
Muzzle Loader, I have never done it and know nothing about it, other than the basics I teach for hunter Ed.  Long range rifle shooting is intriguing but I would probably not hunt that way.

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
Never become complacent when you’re tired or frustrated, that’s when opportunities get blown.

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
I would hike. A lot!! Maybe take up photography…

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Turkey, elk & blacktail hunting, shot gun instruction, hunting with bird dogs – upland and waterfowl, how to skin and process an animal, archery

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own? 1- Lightweight summer hiking boot and 1-pair of rubber boots.

 What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
Archery - Spot and stalk… calling (elk and turkeys).  Getting up close to your game.

NON – HUNTING RELATED

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
Archery of course!! ;) I love the fact that ladies can come into the trailer and experience different venues of shooting, under a very controlled environment.  SLG instructors are very knowledgeable about the equipment available and we all have the passion for teaching others to get into the sport.  Whether it be for hunting, competition, self-defense, or a new hobby.  Ladies can take their time, ask questions and learn. It is the best experience to share with ladies when they have that “ah-ha” moment and seeing the confidence they gain. I think it is the overall atmosphere.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Read

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
Cooking meals like Gordon Ramsey and learning foreign languages

What non-hunting related skill would you like to master?
Rock Climbing

What non-hunting related .. do you wish you knew more about?
Carpentry

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Florida

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
East side of the state (usually for hunting)

Who inspires you to be better?
My Christian Sisters!

What are three interesting facts about you?
I want to become a pilot, I once trained to fight in an MMA match, and I won’t swim unless the water is 70 or more.

What is your biggest fear?
Ants. Yes.


If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese with bacon.

List two pet peeves
Overthinking things and lack of common courtesy

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Hearing

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
I love to work out

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains most definitely!!! I do not like the beach.

Anything else you would like to add?
I love mentoring new hunters.  Teaching new hunters the ins and outs and tips to being successful. Last year I took a young lady out and helped her to harvest not only her first buck but her first bow kill!  That hunting experience was as memorable to me as it was to her.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Shoot Like A Girl An Anthem to Live By - written by Karen Butler

I am extremely excited to launch the Shoot Like A Girl Anthem on September 15, 2017 on ITunes.  I asked my friends and songwriters, Tanya Davis and Michael Curtis to collaborate on a song that portrayed the confidence that comes from participating in shooting sports, an attitude that women can accomplish anything we set our minds to, we can provide food for our families and defend ourselves and our families from criminals.  They wrote great lyrics for our message, add a Southern Rock beat, and Angela Hacker on vocals - this song exudes confidence!

This is the right time for the Shoot Like A Girl Anthem.  We need a song that all young girls and women can look to for inspiration to achieve their goals. In my opinion, there is too much messaging, that is contrary to the truth, talking about how down-trodden women are.  This is America!  Almost 100 years ago, women truly suffered to ensure our right to vote and over 50 years ago the equal pay act was established, it is up to us to take advantage of those opportunities.  The Anthem embodies this spirit of hard work in the line, “I work hard for my pay, doing it my way to make it in this world”.

There are some other extremely empowering lines in this song, that all women should be able to find strength in.  One of my favorites is, “They say it’s a man’s world, but you can’t prove it by me”.  As a woman who spent 22 years serving her country as a Department of the Army Civilian, and started a successful business in shooting sports, I live in the professional male -dominated environment and am appreciative of the opportunity, the mentorship I received, and the support from the men in my life; especially my husband, Todd. This line says, I can achieve success, but it doesn’t mean at the expense of or better than a man, rather “good as any man”, as another phrase in the song states.

I’m also proud that the song proclaims hunting as an acceptable lifestyle for women.  “Learned how to live off the land”, is our way of saying that ethical hunting is an important part of conservation efforts and provides organic sustainable food for our families.  Equally important is the stance on the 2d Amendment.  The line, “My .45, my peace of mind, there for my defense” is our continued support of creating safe, responsible gun owners.  Women can sing along with pride, “I’m an outdoor lover, who fights like a warrior, and shoots like a girl.” 

Please help us make the Shoot Like A Girl Anthem a number one hit!  Download it on September 15, 2017 on ITunes and look for matching merchandise on shop.shootlikeagirl.com.  Proceeds from this song enable Shoot Like A Girl to continue to introduce women to shooting sports.


Karen Butler is President, SLG2, Inc, DBA:  Shoot Like A Girl.  Shoot Like A Girl is a company dedicating to empowering women to participate in shooting sports with confidence.  They have had over 15,000 women through their program.  Currently, the Cabela’s Shoot Like A Girl Coast to Coast tour provides women an opportunity to shoot a pistol, rifle and bow in their semi-tractor trailer mobile range. Visit www.shootlikeagirl.com for our schedule and more information.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Shoot Like A Girl Now Taking Applications for Pro Staff


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