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National Take Your Daughters to the Range Day

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June 9, 2012, marked the first National Take Your Daughters to the Range Day.  Founded by Lynne Finch and Evan Carson, the event is meant to “promote firearms safety and education, as well as family bonding through participation in an exciting and fun sport.”  Traditionally, girls often grow up with little or no knowledge of firearms and firearm safety.  The result can be group of people who are terrified of guns.  This is an event I whole heartedly believe in.  I firmly believe that exposure to shooting and shooting sports accompanied by solid firearms safety education not only demystifies guns but can alieviate unfounded fears about their use not only for young girls but for everyone.

I was lucky.  My father began teaching me about guns, shooting and gun safety from an early age.  Some of my happiest childhood memories are tinged with the smell of gunpowder.  As a young girl, I was the proud owner of a .410 shotgun, a 22 caliber rifle and a pump 12 gauge, all gifts from my father.  These were gifts given with gravity and forethought.  I well remember the attendant discussions that came with each gift- discussions about the gravity of gun ownership, the importance of gun safety and properly using a deadly weapon.  At an age when young girls can often be battered  with insecurity and uncertainty, the knowledge that my parents trusted me and my ability to safely and proficiently use a gun instilled in me a confidence of immeasurable value.

I became an adult, married and had a daughter of  my own.  It was important to my husband and myself that she not grow up afraid of firearms.  We weren’t concerned that she love shooting sports, although that would have been wonderful.  We primarily wanted her to be capable of confidently and safely firing a weapon without fear.  To do this, we exposed her to firearms and their use from an early age.  As a young girl, we frequently took her with us when we went to shoot.  She would often fire a few rounds but preferred to play with the Barbies she’d brought along.  Back home, she would help clean guns, handing her dad parts and rags.  She’d rearrange bullet casings making neat rows of spent and unspent bullets.  In addition to what she learned at home she took a hunter’s safety course in the fifth grade as part of her PE curriculum.  By doing these things, I think we succeeded in instilling healthy respect for guns and gun safety without creating an unfounded fear of guns.  I was thrilled when a few weeks ago, she came to me and asked to learn more about guns and expressed an interest in “really” learning to shoot.

It was because of this request that we’ve spent the last two Saturdays shooting with my daughter.  This Saturday  we were joined by my 5 year old niece and her parents at my brother-in-law’s backyard range.    I hope that National Take Our Daughters to the Range Day will become a family tradition in my family and families across the nation.  I also hope that it inspires more parents to get their kids (girls AND boys) to the range year round because spending time with your family sharing a tradition of shooting  is ALWAYS a good thing. See you at the range.

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 National Take Your Daughters to the Range Day

About Kim Ganey, Field Editor

I'm a relative newcomer to the hunting world. I picked up a bow in 2009 and I've been in the woods every season since. I'm loving this new path I'm on and am looking forward to sharing my and my fellow Louisiana hunters experiences here.

Cook Some Rice!!!

“Swamp Chicken”  it’s what’s for Dinner

I’m going to get this Gator marinated over night and cook it up tomorrow, can’t wait!

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 Cook Some Rice!!!

About Papa Scott, Managing Editor

Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Electronics Technician and Owner of Papa Scott's Cajun Products Hi, I'm Papa Scott aka Camp Dog, I run the Backwoods and Bayous in search of game, I enjoy cooking for family and friends around an open fire. I'm delighted to be the Managing Editor for Louisiana Huntography. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences as well as yours, in the field or at the camp!

Putting a little Camp Dog on the Ground to spice up our hunt – #Deertour

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 Putting a little Camp Dog on the Ground to spice up our hunt – #Deertour

 Putting a little Camp Dog on the Ground to spice up our hunt – #Deertour

About huntography

Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.

Eating Backstraps w/ @bigbuckpw w/ some Camp Dog

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 Eating Backstraps w/ @bigbuckpw w/ some Camp Dog

 Eating Backstraps w/ @bigbuckpw w/ some Camp Dog

About huntography

Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.

@teamstt’s Bear meat Sandwich with Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning #deertour

 

Delicious.

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 @teamstt’s Bear meat Sandwich with Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning #deertour

 @teamstt’s Bear meat Sandwich with Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning #deertour

About huntography

Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.

Deer Tour Donation: Just Received Enough Camp Dog for an Army of Huntographers

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Thanks to Pappa Scott from Cajun Seasoning, all Huntographers will be eating some tasty backstraps this deer hunting season.

 Deer Tour Donation: Just Received Enough Camp Dog for an Army of Huntographers

 Deer Tour Donation: Just Received Enough Camp Dog for an Army of Huntographers

About huntography

Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.

Thanks to Seemz, Season 2 of the Huntography Deer Tour Documentary will be Scent Free

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Before you can add some awesome Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning to some fresh whitetail deer tenderloins, you need to get close enough to the deer to kill it. Thanks to a great gift from Josh at Seemz Technology, each Huntographer on the 2011 social media deer tour, including myself, will get to try their new generation of odor eliminating spray which will hopefully help us all do just that.

So How did this all come about?

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been seeing a good number of mentions for Seemz on Twitter, Facebook and blogs. Then last week, I saw 2 of this seasons huntographers, Tommy and David, aka @ghost1066 and @bigbrother010, talk on Twitter about wanting to try that product out. After seeing that exchange, I immediately thought to myself that I’ve got to reach out to Seemz to learn more about them. If I liked what I heard, I’d inquire about a possible product donation to all the huntograhers on the tour.

So I reached out to Josh and he replied. We chatted. Learned more about each other. And really saw eye to eye on many things. It was a great conversation. A very natural one at that.

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I’m a big supporter of entrepreneurs and small businesses. Especially ones that take the time to talk with their fans and potential customers. The passion and vision of making something better is inspiring. The great Steve Jobs led a revolution by asking folks to ” Think Different”. People like Scott from Camp Dog and Josh from Seemz Technology “Think Different”. I do as well. This is why it’s so easy for us to relate and collaborate with each other.

Each large crop starts with small seeds. Huntography is a grassroots movement within the hunting industry. We’re just starting to plant our seeds.

I really look forward to seeing how Seemz works out for all of us. Many thanks to Josh for believing in us. We are thankful.

Learn more about Seemz from my fellow Outdoor Bloggers:

Sole Adventure - Interview with Josh Clemence, Co-owner of SEEMZ Technology

The Will to Hunt - Product Review: SEEMZ Technology T.H.E.E KRUSH

 Thanks to Seemz, Season 2 of the Huntography Deer Tour Documentary will be Scent Free

 Thanks to Seemz, Season 2 of the Huntography Deer Tour Documentary will be Scent Free

About huntography

Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.

Can’t Wait to Try my New Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning in Wyoming this Weekend

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This weekend, we’re taking a family camping and fishing trip up to Wyoming along with 4 other families. As I went to check my mail, I found a nice surprise from Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning.

Let me tell you, it sure smells good. Hope I don’t use it all before the weekend icon smile Can’t Wait to Try my New Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning in Wyoming this Weekend I can’t wait to try it on the BBQ. Thanks Papa Scott for sending it over just in time.

PS – All the 2011 huntographers in this falls social media deer tour are getting some Camp Dog spices for their deer camp courtesy of Cajun Seasoning.

Get “U” Some!

 Can’t Wait to Try my New Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning in Wyoming this Weekend

 Can’t Wait to Try my New Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning in Wyoming this Weekend

About huntography

Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.

Fourth of July Social Media Deer Hunting Tour Trifecta #deertour #bowhunting

With the long awaited Fourth of July weekend upon us, I have some early fireworks to share. Each of these announcements are the result of Twitter conversations that happened since we announced the tour last Friday. Things sure do move fast.

With great pleasure, I’m extremely excited to announce some additions to our upcoming 2011 Deer Tour:

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Chris, @foremostoutdoor from Foremost Outdoor Television in Wisconsin.

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Ryan, @bowhuntquest from Bow Hunt Quest in Ohio.

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Scott, @cajun_seasoning from Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning in Louisiana.

I know what some of you are thinking, especially those of you in states that I could not make it to - how the heck are you finding the time to do this? Well, the short answer is, no additional days or time were added to the tour. Each hunter just so happened to be located on the existing route and was available to hunt on specific days and times that I was going to be passing through.

Chris will now be the first stop on the tour before I go to film an amazing family of 4 that hunts together in Northern Wisconsin. I’ll get to spend a late night and full day of hunting with him. Later on in the trip, I’ll visit Ryan for an evening and day hunt as well after my Michigan deer camp visit.

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Sadly, I will not be hunting with Scott from Cajun Seasoning but he will be sharing an awesome gift with everyone on the tour – free fresh made Camp Dog cajun spices for each deer camp! An awesome gesture from an an awesome guy. Thank you Scott! Hat tip to Tommy, aka @Ghost1066 for making the introduction and playing Godfather.

 

So there you have it. We’ve grown our deer tour family by three. It’s going to one spicy tour, get those grills ready.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend all!

 Fourth of July Social Media Deer Hunting Tour Trifecta #deertour #bowhunting

 Fourth of July Social Media Deer Hunting Tour Trifecta #deertour #bowhunting

About huntography

Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.