Author: ladyarchers

December 10th, 2019

December 10th, 2019

“Life isnt about Waiting for the storm to pass, its about Learning how to DANCE in the rain.”

December 10th,2019 –  Been a few busy days working on some upcoming 2020 events.  This upcoming year is going to be great.  I can’t wait to finish planning these events and post them for everyone to see.  Alittle more work and they will be ready to post.

Saturday morning I was up and working on the computer at 5am, finally at 8 pm I decided that I was finished for the day.  Planned out 2 events and got alot confirmed on them.

Sunday morning up and out the door by 7:30 am headed to Haliburton to drop off some goody bags and visit my gramma, my parents and have lunch with my sister.  While I was there I confirmed a few things for a event I am working on.  Feels so good to be able to do these and help others feel comfortable getting into hunting and back to our heritage.

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December 7th,2019

December 7th,2019

Been a long busy week.  Hunted Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after work this week.  Monday I hunted at a friends property which I seen nothing.  Tuesday I hunted from home and had the amazing oppurtunity to see 4 does and 2 fawns.  The fawns were playing with the snow covered branches.  Super cute.  Great sighting and those ladies and fawns were safe, as I am not out shooting one of them.  Unfortunatly, no buck Tuesday night.  That evening when the pictures from my Spypoint Micro camera came to my phone I seen that my buck was at my blind an hour after I came in.  Wednesday night out I ventured as I got pictures from that morning that my buck was there from 3:23am till 6am off and on threwout the night.  Again that sit in the blind came with the amazing sighting of 3 does and a fawn.  Again passes for them, and again no buck.  Thursday night we had a big adventure happen,  I came home from grocery shopping with my daughter and 2 granddaughters.  I went out and feed the dogs, played witht hem and came inside to make myself some dinner.   Out of the corner of my eye I seen a white tail, I thought what the heck was that. here it was Fynn my coyote hunting dog had gotten loose.  I headed out to try my luck at catching him and noticed the chain was dragging behind him.   I finally caught him after 45 minutes. I called Traviss at work to tell him I finally got him( so i think). I just hang up and try to go tie him back up , when he decides hes got a scent of something and he should chase it.. Oh no for me, he pulls and out come my feet down I go on my stomach on the deck, pulled down the steps into a face full of snow. I finally had to let go.  Off he goes to the bush, DAMN IT!!!

Traviss leaves work and heads home to help get him.  8pm listening for his barking so we can get some sort of location on him.  In the bush Traviss goes and I man a radio to know of and where I should head to.  All I worried about was the chain would get caught and he would be a coyote dinner.  11:15 finally Traviss has him and is heading out of the bush.  Fynn was tired by this point.  What a night.  All 3 of us were exhausted.

Friday night was a write off, I came home and was having a nap by 5:45pm,  alittle nap turned into an all nighter.  lol

Saturday morning, up and coffee on, posted a live video of the winner of a $40.00 credit at Canadian Huntress, and down into my office to work on a few events today.  Thought first I would work on my blog. I will update later how my eventful day went.

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Friendships I have made.

Friendships I have made.

One of the best things about me doing what I do is the friendships that I have made. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for the friendship that I have built. One of the best friendships that I have made with doing this is with Cassandra Holtby. As soon as we met it was an instant friendship, like 2 peas in a pod. This woman is amazing with everything she does and her family is just as amazing.

I find that in this industry everyone is there to help each other, they are friendly, caring, giving and extremely helpful when needed, and sometimes when not needed:). The opportunities I have had with meeting some of these fantastic people are just unbelievable, from turkey hunting and goose hunting in Quebec with GoHuntBirds who are amazing people, to meeting like minded ladies in the industry like Candian Sportswomen Society and Canadian Huntress, to fishing with Angler and Hunters Mike Miller, to goose hunting with Timber Oak Outfitters, to attending and being a pround supporter of Wild for Hope, then shooting arrows with former NHL player Bernie Nicholls, to filming an episode with Bushnells Trigger Effect Tv in September 2020.  There are so many great people that I have met and that you folks reading this should check out. Below I will leave a list of these fine folks so that you can check them all out all you have to di is click the name of who you want to check out and it will take you right to their site. I will add to the list as I remember everyone. (my mind isnt the best to remember sometimes. lol ) 

Not everyone gets these opportunities, and I am amazed that I get these opportunties.  In all these opportunties in the back of my mind I wonder is my grandfathers proud of me?  Is my family proud.. but then I think of course they are, they love me, and I am extremely PROUD OF MYSELF and thats what counts.!!!! 

Own Who You Are, Be You!!!!!!

I love each one of you!!!!!!!

Canadian Huntress                                    Canadian Sportswomen Society

Bushnells Trigger Effects                        GoHuntBirds.com

The Real Outdoor Experience               Rack Stacker

Angler & Hunter TV                                    OFAH

Timber Oak Outfitters                             Cassandra Holtby Outdoor Living

 

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Who Inspires Me…​.

Who Inspires Me…​.

I grew up in a family that hunting and fishing were a way of life. I watched and learned from my grandfathers, uncles and my dad.  I have applied everything they taught me to my own hunting and fishing. I remember when we were kids, and my father and grandpa came back with their deer that they harvested and had it hanging in the tree skinning it. My grandmother would try and keep us kids in the house while they were outside processing their harvest. I was always the one that ended up outside wanting to help, watching in aww. The tattoo above is in memory of all of them. the red kiss is just me kissing them. I wasn’t old enough to go hunting with my grandfathers before they passed, which if I was giving one wish it would be to hunt with them, share that family tradition with them.

Not only did the Men in my life Inspire who I am today, but the women in my life are also huge inspirations to me. My grandmothers, my Aunts, my Mom. They all worked hard in life, they were strong, independent women. I remember watching my grandmothers, and mother making quilts, which I learned to do as well and have made many in my life now. I remember sitting in my grandma’s basement with her and my mom being taught how to put the quilting frame together and how to put the fabric on the frames, then how to tie the quilt. They also did a lot of canning, making jams and pickles, which I now do as well and love having our vegetable garden and providing my family with yummy jams and pickled beets and pickles and one of my families favs my homemade salsa. Not only the hunting and fishing get us back to our heritage but the canning fruits and vegetables and quilting all together are our heritage. I am very blessed to have each one of them in my life, and I do hope to pass on all these traditions to my daughter and my grandbabies.

I love the traditions in people’s lives, everyone’s is different. I wouldn’t change one tradition in my life. I just wish I would have learned at a younger age of how important these were, and cherished them way back then. You never get time to go back to share these with the people who inspired you. I think as I write this and remember all the things that my family did when we were young that most of the time didn’t seem to matter back then but now means so much.

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Me……

Me……

I grew up in a small town named Minden, Ontario. I have 2 sisters, an older one and a twin sister. I moved to Alberta in 2000 and stayed there till 2006. I loved my time there. I was blessed with 2 daughters, Alexandria and Cassandra. I am now even more blessed with 2 beautiful granddaughters, Danika and Mackenzie. In 2012 I met Traviss, and inherited 2 great step-children Keegan and Rachel. Traviss introduced me to coyote hunting, and helped me start to learn more about hunting and food plots, and putting more work into my hunting skills and into my life. In 2016, I decided I was going to participate in a 12km trail race. Well, I was so proud that my stepson joined me. I can say that we completed that 12 km. At the end of 2016, I decided that spring 2017 I was going to hunt turkey. I did a lot of research and reading and learning about turkey hunting. I put trail cameras out all winter. I patterned my turkeys. This was not an easy task, but one that I stuck with. Traviss watched and pushed me to continue. April 2017 finally came and I felt confident that I was ready. I sat out the first 3 days and nothing. I was wondering what had I done wrong. 4th day was extremely hot and I decided to run to town first then back home and out I went. I sat for 2 hrs and nothing, I was going to give up, I just was gonna pack up and I looked to my right and bam there a huge tom and 2 jakes, My heart was pumping so hard. I slowly raised my gun waiting for the right moment and the best shot. the tom was coming right towards me he was 7 yards away when he looked right at me, I squeezed the trigger and down he went. I was shaking with excitement, but then I forgot everything I learned. I called Traviss because he was away, no answer. I called his dad, he answered I couldn’t talk other than saying “Big Tom down” “Big Tom Down”. He handed the phone to Traviss who congratulated me on my harvest. I tagged my bird and carried him home and waited for Traviss and his dad to return home to help me process my bird. I was impressed with my bird, I had just harvested a 20 pound Tom with 10.5-inch beard and 3/4 inch spurs, which was measured and made into the FROW book. I was extremely proud of myself, in 2018 I harvested 2 turkeys, and in 2019 I harvested 2 turkeys. I am hoping that my hunting continues to be successful to provide meat for my family. Not only do I hunt I also fish, and have been extremely lucky to fish huge salmon on Lake Ontario, had the oppurtunity to fish with Mike Miller of Angler and Hunter Television, as well as fish many other lakes for many species of fish.

I started this business in 2017, I had a dream and a drive. I started this business to help women get outdoors and back into some of our heritage, such as archery and hunting. I know what it’s like being a woman trying to get into what used to be a “man’s world.” I want women to feel comfortable and have fun learning. The best part of this is seeing the ladies’ faces when they see what they have achieved and love hearing them laugh and having fun while they are learning something new. I am in no way a professional, never claimed to be. I am just a normal woman who has a passion and who has a drive. I grew up in a family that hunting and fishing were a way of life. I have always enjoyed the outdoors and have taken what I learned from my grandfathers, uncles and my father and applied it to my hunting and fishing life.


,After starting Lady Archers of Ontario, I started a part called “Beyond the Bow” this consists of hunting and fishing seminars for men and women. In the upcoming year 2020, I have lots of new plans, consisting of youth hunt, ladies only hunts, co-ed seminars and girls relaxing weekend, as well a new Ladies 3D archery day. As well as a new adventure in putting together a cookbook, that has a section of recipes for wildmeat. So many new and exciting things coming up, and I am excited to be able to share with everyone a part of my wonderful life.

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