Gobble, gobble, gobble… cluck, cluck, cluck… or my favorite – here turkey, turkey, turkey… no matter what your go to turkey call is, every April these sounds fill the air signaling the kick off of the spring turkey season in Oregon.
When Ty and I set a goal to help kids and new hunters find success in the spring of 2018, we had no idea where the path was going to lead us. But, it set in motion one of the most rewarding seasons of our lives, and it all began with a young man named Marshall.
2 bucks, and a baby on-board, it was one of the most incredible seasons of my life. The 2017 archery season challenged us in new ways. We had to change how we typically hunt since spot and stalk wasn’t an option at this stage of my pregnancy, but it didn’t hold us back. We gave it our all and worked together as a team to get it done. I’m grateful for all of the highs, lows and everything in-between. Mostly I can’t wait to share this story with my baby boy someday.
Passing on our bowhunting heritage is important to ensure it’s around for future generations to enjoy. My husband bought me a bow ten years ago and I never would’ve guessed the joy, self-confidence, friendships and love it was going to bring into my life. If we can do that for even just one other person a year, we feel as though we are giving them an incredible gift.