Deb Luzinski's Bio

My husband Mark is the one responsible for tapping into this passion that I didn’t know existed. Mark had been a bowhunter for many years prior to our "courtship" so when season rolled around, it only made sense that I participated. We took an old wooden Browning of Marks and had Keith Edberg, who is now with Robinson Outdoors, fit the compound bow to me. After learning the "finer points" of shooting, form, deer anatomy, and reiteration of "practicing" I was ready for the woods.

I arrowed my first doe in 1992, in the woods of Western Wisconsin. I was ready. She came in to my view at about 30 yards away. She had come up from the swamp and was standing in thick brush. As she browsed, I worked on standing and readying my self for a shot. When I had the opportunity to draw she was 12 yards away. My adrenalin was rushing with such force it felt as though my heart was on the verge of exploding. I put my pin on her vitals and released my arrow. We recovered the doe less than 30yards from where I had arrowed her. I made it past all of this animals incredible senses. I was captured by this incredible experience and have been ever since. And I have made no attempt to escape! Hunting, I discovered, is a part of the core of my being.

It has been quite a journey since then. I have arrowed more than 60 Whitetail Deer, Minnesota Black Bear, feral hogs, turkey & American Bison. Not to mention the occasional squirrel, raccoon, crow & chipmunk.

I was born & raised in Minnesota. My husband Mark and I have been blessed with two little people, Wyatt who is 9 and Leah soon to be 8. Both of our little people, fortunately, have a passion for the outdoors. They enjoy becoming "camo clad" and exploring the woods, by foot or on their ATV. Patients and the art of being "still" are taught in a ground blind, while hunting for turkey and deer. The girl has got it, but I am still working on the boy.

I am on the Board of Directors with Minnesota Bowhunters, Inc. a member of SCI, NWTF, North Country Bowhunters, Metro Bowhunters Resource Base (with a Sharp Shooter Status). I am a DNR Certified Bowhunters Education Instructor, active with the National Archery in the Schools Program and a Pro Staff member of "Team Kicking Bear", a program for disadvantaged youth. I have shot a Hoyt Bow for 12 of my 13 years of bowhunting. Every animal I have ever taken has been done so with a NAP Broadhead. I have been on staff with both of these companies since the year 2000, along with Beman/Easton Arrows, Tru Glo, GSM and Ameristep. I recently joined the Scent Loc Team, Vapor Trail Archery and Mothwing Camo Technology. Rejoining Linda Kistler Burch and Wildtech Corporation is defiantly the highlight of my year. It is very good to be back, I might add.

For years I have "threatened" to write about my hunting experiences, I just never have due to the fear of having to preface each one by saying "A long story, longer". I hope you all enjoy Women Hunters, you will find many different personalities with many differing opinions, all intertwining for the same reason. We all have a tremendous passion for God’s great outdoors.


I arrowed my first doe in 1992, in the woods of Western Wisconsin. I was ready. She came in to my view at about 30 yards away. She had come up from the swamp and was standing in thick brush. As she browsed, I worked on standing and readying my self for a shot. When I had the opportunity to draw she was 12 yards away. My adrenalin was rushing with such force it felt as though my heart was on the verge of exploding. I put my pin on her vitals and released my arrow. We recovered the doe less than 30yards from where I had arrowed her. I made it past all of this animals incredible senses. I was captured by this incredible experience and have been ever since. And I have made no attempt to escape! Hunting, I discovered, is a part of the core of my being.

It has been quite a journey since then. I have arrowed more than 60 Whitetail Deer, Minnesota Black Bear, feral hogs, turkey & American Bison. Not to mention the occasional squirrel, raccoon, crow & chipmunk.

I was born & raised in Minnesota. My husband Mark and I have been blessed with two little people, Wyatt who is 9 and Leah soon to be 8. Both of our little people, fortunately, have a passion for the outdoors. They enjoy becoming "camo clad" and exploring the woods, by foot or on their ATV. Patients and the art of being "still" are taught in a ground blind, while hunting for turkey and deer. The girl has got it, but I am still working on the boy.

I am on the Board of Directors with Minnesota Bowhunters, Inc. a member of SCI, NWTF, North Country Bowhunters, Metro Bowhunters Resource Base (with a Sharp Shooter Status). I am a DNR Certified Bowhunters Education Instructor, active with the National Archery in the Schools Program and a Pro Staff member of "Team Kicking Bear", a program for disadvantaged youth. I have shot a Hoyt Bow for 12 of my 13 years of bowhunting. Every animal I have ever taken has been done so with a NAP Broadhead. I have been on staff with both of these companies since the year 2000, along with Beman/Easton Arrows, Tru Glo, GSM and Ameristep. I recently joined the Scent Loc Team, Vapor Trail Archery and Mothwing Camo Technology. Rejoining Linda Kistler Burch and Wildtech Corporation is defiantly the highlight of my year. It is very good to be back, I might add.

For years I have "threatened" to write about my hunting experiences, I just never have due to the fear of having to preface each one by saying "A long story, longer". I hope you all enjoy Women Hunters, you will find many different personalities with many differing opinions, all intertwining for the same reason. We all have a tremendous passion for God’s great outdoors.

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