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Founder of HerCamoShop.com, Shelly Ray.

HerCamoShop.com was founded by Shelly Ray.  Men have lots of choices when it comes to buying hunting apparel and gear and Shelly thought that women deserved the same thing.  She has searched the world over for the latest hunting gear, accessories, apparel and gadgets for the female hunter and has put them in one centralized location: HerCamoShop.com.  Shelly continues to search for the best products and constantly adds them to her online store.

Earn camo-cash when you shop at HerCamoShop.com.  What’s camo-cash you may ask?  Customers earn rewards on every purchase they make. For every dollar you spend you earn a 3% reward.  The rewards accumulate and then you can spend them at HerCamoShop.

HerCamoShop looks like a pretty good place to shop and they seem to have good prices.  Check it out and let us know what you think!

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Accidents and injuries happen and when we are out in the wilderness hunting and help is not right around the corner, it becomes particularly important to have the right tools for handling injuries and know what to do with them.

Meet Dr. Julia Heinz.  She lives in Alaska and has been hunting all her life.  She’s put together a really nice article, OutdoorMed: Wilderness Aid, that is simple and easy to understand.  She shows what you need to put in your emergency kit and how to use these items.

I love that Julia is BOTH a doctor and a hunter.  She seems like an awesome person and her website is definitely worth checking out: WomenHuntingAlaska.com.  Check it out!!

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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This is from NevadaFoodies.com:

Antelope black bean and white corn tacos

Hi there I’m a female hunter who loves the Nevada outdoors, cooking and photography. We recently pulled a Bull Elk Tag last year for Nevada and after that we had freezers packed full of elk meat. I decided as a tribute to the elk that I would design a website full of elk recipes showcasing just how flavorful wild game meat can be.

NevadaFoodies.com is the beginning of a collaborative effort to document creative and flavorful Wild Game Recipes such as Elk, Venison, Antelope, Chukar, Dove, Sage Hen, Duck, Goose and more. The website also features photography of the game recipes as well as photography from Nevada’s great outdoors. If you have recipes or would like to share your comments – please let me know what you think.

I truly value other cooks opinions…. Here’s a few Elk Recipes that I have recently cooked up and showcased on the website:

  • Green Chili Elk Enchiladas
  • Elk Sliders with Pancetta Bacon and Smoked Mozzarella
  • Crustless Elk Sausage and Mushroom Parmesan Quiche
  • Elk Filet with Creamy Alfredo and Mushrooms
  • Elk Italian Sausage Pizza with Ricotta Cheese, sautéed Mushrooms and Onion
  • Baked Elk-n-Sage Ravioli

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NevadaFoodies.com truly is a wonderful website with amazing and extraordinary recipes!  Check it out and you  won’t be sorry!

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Gamehide Trail’s End Jacket

I bought this Gamehide Trail’s End Jacket at Fred Meyer on sale for only $39.87.  I used it for elk hunting and couldn’t have been happier with it.

I stayed dry and was comfortable, even in the rain.  The jacket was surprisingly quiet and allowed me to sneak through the wood effectively.  It has a fixed hood with a built-in visor, two large zippered pockets on the outside and another pocket on the inside.  Drawstrings help to keep the wind out and the warmth in.

This is such a great jacket that I am finding that I am using it outside of hunting.  I recommend it 100%.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Giant Huntingwear Sale - Save up to 60% - Shop Now

Deer and elk season are over here in Oregon and if you’re like me, you’re already planning next years hunts.

Good hunting gear can be expensive and there is no better time to buy it then when it’s on sale.  Cabela’s is having a huntingwear sale right now!  Find yourself some deals and save up to 60%.  I looked around and they have a small selection of SHE brand clothing on sale as well as some other really nice coats.  So check it out, gear up now and save a little money.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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The Savage 11 Lady Hunter Rifle

When I go deer hunting, I use a Remington Model 700 .243.  I love that gun.  But for elk hunting, a .243 wasn’t going to work.  I needed something bigger.

I asked several hunters and gun enthusiasts for their advice on what gun I should get for elk hunting. Here’s the deal – My .243 is the first gun that I actually hit things with.  Why?  Because I’m not afraid of it.  It doesn’t intimidate me, and more importantly, it doesn’t kick me.  I like that.  Those are two of the most important things for me when it comes to a rifle because a gun that kicks me and makes me flinch vs. a gun that doesn’t is the difference in an accurate shot or an inaccurate shot.  So intimidation and kick were huge factors for me.

Even though I was told about several different guns, a consistent one that was recommended was a .308.  “And it’s a great all-around rifle,” is what I heard over and over again.  I looked at .308s and finally came across the Savage 11 Lady Hunter .308.  I am only 5’4″ and my husband immediately noticed that this gun actually fit me.  I could balance it better than the other guns I was holding.

The Lady Hunter .308 weighs just 6lbs.  It’s overall length is 39.5 inches with the barrel being 20″.  This gun is not just a standard stock made shorter for women.  The engineers at Savage consulted several serious women hunters and put a lot of thought into the design of this rifle.  From stock design, grip girth and placement, to length and weight… the Lady Hunter is actually designed to fit the unique characteristics of a woman’s body.

I added a recoil pad to the end of my rifle to help with the kick.  I will admit that it did take a little practice and getting used to before I was shooting it without flinching.  But it was absolutely doable and didn’t take very long at all.  Within a week I was shooting it pretty accurately without flinch and was consistently hitting a paper plate at 300 yards.

As for elk hunting, I got the chance to use my new Lady Hunter on a 5 by 6 bull.  I shot him in the shoulder and double-lunged him.  He stood there for about 3 seconds and then fell over.  So I would say that my Lady Hunter .308 worked out great for me!  It’s a great gun and a really nice choice if you’re looking for something that’s accurate, fits your body, that’s not too intimidating and doesn’t kick you too much.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

 

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Eberlestock Gunrunner Pack

When I go deer hunting, I tend to hunt on small pieces of land or in a blind.  There’s not a lot of hiking involved and not a lot of equipment to carry around.  But when I went elk hunting this year, that changed.  Not only did I need to carry my normal gear, but I also needed to take my rain gear, food and water.  Obviously, I needed to buy a good camo backpack.  I also realized that my arms tend to get tired holding a rifle for a long time, so I wanted a backpack that I could carry it in.

In my search I found the Eberlestock Gunrunner Pack at Cabela’s.  At a reasonable price of just under $150, the Gunrunner Pack is light and surprisingly comfortable.  It has a padded stowable waistbelt to stabilize the load and keep the weight off your shoulders.  With 1,800-cu. inches capacity there is plenty of room for the day’s essentials.  I easily packed it with my rain gear and hats, binoculars, range finder, knives, food, water and all the other little hunting gadgets I carry.  Several vertical and horizontal compression straps also let you grapple things to the pack.

This was a GREAT pack and I was totally comfortable wearing it all day.  It was really wonderful to have my hands totally free so that I could glass the hillsides for elk.  It’s worth every penny and I recommend this pack 100%!

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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