Advertisements

Advertise with WomenHunters™ 
We offer the most cost-effective
 rates in the hunting industry.

 

shop-camo-wedding-dresses-from-weddingdresstrend.com-121-2

Join as member

Click "join" at top
to become a member.
Be part of a womens hunting club
Support our website 
 
 

We have 125 guests and no members online

Club Member Info

 
Benefits of membership in WomenHunters™
 
A voice where you can submit an article about your hunt to be published.
 
Get a WomenHunters™ camo hat.
 
Get a WomenHunters™ decal.
 
Promote and have an ally in an organization that supports women who hunt.
 
Get in touch with your states' regional director about shoots in your area or support shoots yourself and become a regional director for your state. Free WomenHunters™ patch and chevron included!
 
Support a womens website with archived articles that are about women hunting by women hunters.
 
Get 20% off any advertisement for your business.
 
 
 
 
Contact
membership coordinator:

Members:

Would you like to be
a Regional Director
for your state?

Email
kathleen@womenhunters.com
for more info
 
 

Statistics

Articles View Hits
17101718

Writing for Women Hunters

One of the benefits of membership in the WH club is that WH will publish your best hunting stories and tips. 

Please submit your story or article to Kathleen today, and remember to attach your photos!

Submit story

Get writing help

Join WH

 

Miscellaneous

Boar Hunt

Boar Hunt

By Kathleen Kalina

BetterME with truck and boars - Copy

 

Wild boar run all over the southern US destroying crops and digging holes that cripple cattle. They are dangerous to pets, small stock animals and humans. Ranchers routinely hold hunts when there are too many boar. They advertise and people sign up to go on a certain day. They can pay to stay overnight in the bunkhouse and eat. A cattle butcher is there to cut up the meat of the boar shot.

Read more: Boar Hunt

Illusions

 CV-Thumbnail2

These are the unexplained things in our world, but I am here to give some explanations to some 'illusions' that are found in the taxidermy world.

Read more: Illusions

A Peaceful Evening

 

cynthia-ovalThe crackling of the fire, the soft twilight... I couldn't help but feel that someone had cast a spell over the entire area.

 

Read more: A Peaceful Evening

Where in the World?

Have you ever wondered where in the world people are from that visit WomenHunters? Well we did, so we checked and the results are a little surprising!

 

Read more: Where in the World?

Poisonous Spiders

 

Poisonous Spiders

You Might Meet

By Kathleen Kalina

For people who love the outdoors, getting bit by a poisonous spider is a real possibility.

The three top bad spiders that are very venomous are the brown recluse, the black widow and the hobo spider. All are found all over the United States.

The most common spider is the brown recluse and can be found near your house. I got bit by one and got very sick. My nephew at the age of 4 was playing in his sandbox and got bit, his leg swelled up and turned color. He had to be rushed to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

srecluse11        srecluse21

 


 

Photos of the Brown Recluse- compliment of Ohio State University and Texas A&M

 

 

 

 

 swidow11     swidow21

 

 

 Photos of the Black Widow. Ohio State University and University of Missouri

 

 

 

 

 shobo11      shobo21

 

 

Photos of Hobo Spider- Washington State University

Symptoms of these spiders can cause itching or rash, pain radiating for the site, muscle pain and cramping. Reddish to purplish color or blister, increased swelling, difficulty breathing, headache, Nausea, Fever, Chills, anxiety and high blood pressure.

When I got bit by the brown recluse on my shoulder, it turned purple and swollen. I got on a plane several hours later and by the time I got to my destination (two hours) I had a fever and chills and felt really sick for several days. Everyone is different.

The Center for For Disease control recommends these first aid measures.

Stay calm, Identify the type of spider if possible. Wash the area with soap and water. Apply a washcloth with ice or cold water to bite area. Elevate area if possible. Do not attempt to remove venom. Immediately seek medical attention.

Identification

Black Widows: Are identified by the pattern of red on the abdomen. Most bites occur when humans disturb webs. Its bite is different than the others by two puncture wounds. Pain is felt at bite site. The neurotoxin quickly spreads to the chest, abdomen or the entire body.

Brown Recluse: Brown in color with a fiddle/violin shape on its head and has 6 equal sized eyes (whereas most spiders have 8 eyes).

Hobo Spiders: Large and brown with a distinct pattern of yellow markings on its abdomen. Unlike other spiders who have dark bands on their legs, the Hobo does not have these bands.

They build funnel types of webs. They do not climb like other spiders, they are fast runners. The bite may seem unpainful at first with a slow developing wound. They are more likely to attack if provoked.

Most of the areas where these spiders are found are near houses or structures, firewood, radiators, behind furniture and in closets.

Free Birds

“If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?

For I must be travelin’ on now. There’s too many places I got to see.

And if I stay here with you boy, things just couldn’t be the same.

For I’m as free as a bird now, and this bird you can not change.”

 

 

altThat classic Southern rock song “Free Bird”, with the cool guitar licks by Lynyrd Skynyrd, is a favorite of mine. I especially love to listen to the song while out driving.

 

 

A curious thing in Minnesota is that when asked a question on distance, like: “How far is it to Duluth?” we’ll answer that question with minutes in time, rather than miles. “Oh it’s about 45 minutes away.”

 

 

When my husband asked how long it takes to get to one of my favorite bowfishing spots, I said, “Four and a half Free Birds”.

 

 

You see, the track “Free Bird” is exactly ten minutes long and is my way of relaying distance.

 

 

I discovered that it takes almost two Free Birds to drive from my uncle’s lake property to my cousin’s farm where I hunt.

 

 

How long does it take to get up to the lake? Well, if we stop for food and a potty break, it would be about twenty-four Free Birds. Twenty-one without.

 

 

I’m lucky that I live less than one Free Bird from my work, except that I don’t get to finish hearing the whole song.

 

 

My annual fall hunting trip from Minneapolis out to Glenrock, Wyoming, is seventy-two Free Birds. Not that I would actually listen to it seventy-two times in a row, but you get the drift! (It’s a long drive!)

 

 

As you can tell, I and my family are having fun with my reference for distance in Free Birds.

 

 

How many Free Birds until you get to go hunting next? As I write this, for me it's 90 Free Birds.

 

 

"...For I’m as free as a bird now..."

 

 

 

Subcategories

Women Hunters Hat

Buy WomenHunters Hat $15

wh-emb-camo-cap

Books By Members

Books By WomenHunters
 
By Kathleen Kalina
Amazon Kindle and Ipad
 
By Kathleen Kalina
 
By Christine Cunningham

Regional Directors

 
Regional Directors organize
and participate in
get-togethers,
shoots and shows

Julia Heinz
Alaska and the Yukon
juliah@womenhunters.com

Kathy Russell
Missouri
kathyr@womenhunters.com

Tammy Hartline
North Alabama, Mississippi p
and North Georgia
tammyh@womenhunters.com

Synthia Wilson
Kansas
synthia@womenhunters.com

Kim Hose
Maryland
 
Rachel Baker
    Colorado    
 
Beth Milligan
Arkansas
 
Jo Rice
Washington
 
Angelina Coopersmith
Michigan
 
Jenny Paul
Texas
 
 
 Mara Osborne
North Carolina
 

 

Tracy Rowe
Illinois

 

 

 

 To become a regional director
for your area, contact:
kathleen@womenhunters.com