5 Things Hunting Widows Should Remember


Having been a hunting widow myself, I know the frustration that can come with being in a relationship with someone who is addicted to the world of hunting. If you’ve never taken the opportunity to hunt, you may have a hard time accepting the loss of one-on-one time with your loved one. Here are 5 things to remember when your significant other is away during the hunting seasons: Continue reading

We Are Hunters


It happened before we opened our eyes for the first time, before we took our first breaths or our first steps. As the cells of who we are today started growing, a magical event took place. Parts of our DNA, our genetic code, were being written in time. This code makes us who we are. It contains the raw, dynamic map of each of us. We can’t change this code with our will, we can only choose to ignore it and become someone we are not. Or, we can accept who we are and strive to be the best version of ourselves. Continue reading

Interview with Tammi Gregory Arnold from Dressed to Kill TV


Mother of two and owner of Dressed to Kill TV, Tammi Gregory Arnold has been in the hunting industry for 25+ years.

In our recent interview with industry professional Tammi Gregory Arnold, we explore details of her early childhood, learn how she personally discovered her passion for hunting and find out why she envisioned an all-female hunting show called Dressed to Kill TV.  She divulges her strategy on selecting her pro-staff and gives words of advice for anyone seeking to make the sport of hunting a lifestyle of their own.

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Guest Blogger Melissa Bachman – How Hunting & Your Health Go Hand-In-Hand

We are honored to announce that Adirondack Bowhunters will be hosting a very special guest this week – the exceptionally talented female hunter, Melissa Bachman.  Melissa spends nearly 200 days a year in the field, hunting the globe and producing Winchester Deadly Passion, a top-notch, adrenaline-pumping hunting show now in its fourth season. Winchester Deadly Passion can be found on Sunday mornings on The Sportsman Channel at 11:30am ET.  Melissa’s following entry, similar to Adirondack Bowhunters Pro-Staff Christi Stone’s article, The Ultimate Predator, is yet another prime example of her passion for hunting. Melissa shares her views on the importance of health and fitness in relation to the sport of hunting and the great outdoors.

If you are looking to reach your own personal health goals, be sure to head on over to Adirondack Bowhunters – Healthy Hunters and say hello to Christi! She’ll be more than happy to assist you with any of your questions.


Heather Ballek
Adirondack Bowhunters



Getting IN Shape

As bowhunters, we are constantly preparing for upcoming seasons and trying to ensure that our gear is in tip top shape. Gear is important, absolutely. However, many hunters forget the physical preparation that can often times go hand in hand with successful hunts. Sure, there are plenty of hunts that can be done with little to no physical requirements, but many of the western hunts can be significantly improved if you’re in good physical condition.
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5 Ways To Get More From Your Trail Cameras

When trail cameras first become popular, I found myself placing them wherever I thought I could get the best pictures. I didn’t put a lot of thought into it other than wanting make sure I was placing them in a high traffic area. Every week was like Christmas.  I would pull my camera and rush to the nearest pharmacy to get my roll of film developed so I could see what I had captured. Trail cams have changed since then and so have the ways that I use them. Here are 5 ways I have learned to get more from your trail cameras: Continue reading

5 Awesome Reasons You Should Try Hunting

For many people, interest in the outdoors begins at a young age.  Their love for the sport of hunting was likely ignited after that first kill, or by the memories they shared bonding with the people they love.  For others, hunting was encouraged by a spouse or other loved ones. But, what is hunting to the individuals whom were never raised with the outdoors? Why should you try this sport if it was never a prominent part of your childhood?  Let’s find out. Continue reading