Dec 24, 2020
Ella Willms was raised in a hunting family in Wyoming, and she's joined her dad in the field as long as she can remember. This fall was Ella's first year as a licensed hunter. She joins Artemis to tell us all about that experience, and how it feels different when you’re the one behind the gun.
2:30 Artemis 2021...SO MANY IDEAS. Florida spearfishing on the list!
4:00 Imagine growing up in a family where the freezer is full of moose, elk, deer, pheasant, dove, antelope, etc.
5:30 Growing up in a hunting family, then turning 12, and becoming a licensed hunter yourself
6:00 "It's just really fun, I guess. We experience new things every time, and it's like a new adventure. It's never the same."
7:00 Hunting deer, encountering a sow bear and cubs clunking out of a tree
10:00 First hunt... so much going on! Bucks and does moving in and out, and keeping an eye on YOUR animal
12:30 Being behind the gun versus watching someone else's hunt
15:30 Deer tacos - a celebratory first meal! Bringing food to the table is a special feeling
18:00 "Hunts with dads are always fun"
19:00 Advice to parents? Be patient. Kids will take their shot when they're ready
24:00 Labradors at the beach: WHY DOES THIS WATER TASTE DIFFERENT?!
26:00 Does the satisfaction of a good shot ever go away?
27:00 If you're feeling generous and able to give this holiday season, please consider Artemis (artemis.nwf.org/donate) - all money generously given goes to supporting programs that connect sportswomen