Mia & the Little Gal: Planning a New Year

We’ve been working on some more adventures, but when are we not?! The Little Gal and I had a fantastic 2012 and are looking forward to an even better 2013. You are following our adventures over at the Women’s Outdoor News right?!

What was a favorite adventure we shared with you in 2012? Look below to see if you missed some of our stories. If you have ideas for future fun for us, please leave us a comment!

Mia & the Little Gal: Wrastlin’ a dinosaur and also, the fear of failure

Rex_dinosaurtarget1If you’ve been following us for any time at all, you may know that the Little Gal enjoys activities such as Youth Hunter’s Education Challenge (YHEC). With hunting season pretty much over in Colorado, the kids are getting back into focus for their 2013 season of YHEC. LG is in the local Pathfinder’s Club, and […]

Mia & the Little Gal: On High Country elk hunting and ‘tag sandwiches’

Mia Anstine and daughter elk huntingQuality time in the outdoors is so rewarding. The Little Gal and I have been working our tails off the past nine days and forming an amazing bond and memories that will never be forgotten. She had a license to hunt a bull elk, so we headed out to public land to find […]

Mia & the Little Gal: Time for turkey

All smiles. She did all by herself! Photo courtesy of Mia AnstineThis time of year is pretty busy and time with my Little Gal, who is bigger than I am now, is precious. I guided a few special needs clients and had to put my attention toward them, so she had to hunt with someone besides Hank or me. It was her first time with someone […]

Mia & The Little Gal: Helping a first time shooter

LittleGalFeatureWe shoot quite often and it’s always fun to share shooting with others. I became a shooting instructor because I wanted to properly teach safety, respect and to see the glow on a new shooters face. This summer we had a very special guest and his family come for a visit. He has Spinal Muscular […]

Mia & The Little Gal: A very special adventure camp

LGShootingLessonsFeatureThe Little Gal and I have been experiencing an amazing, whirlwind of a summer. We hope you have been enjoying yours as well. We already shared some of our summer vacation with you, but summer did not stop there. That was only the beginning. Shortly after we returned home, the Little Gal headed off to basketball […]

Mia & The Little Gal: Summer vakay the outdoor way

featured_littlegal_boxturtleWhat a summer vacation/make-up spring break! They may have missed their spring break, but this family made up for it later. Mia Anstine describes two cross-country pig hunts and other outdoor adventures that she recently took with the LIttle Gal and Hubby Hank.

Mia & the Little Gal: Bow fishing with an Olympian

mialittlegallannyfeaturedAs many of you know, I am doing my best to raise my Little Gal with a great respect and appreciation of the outdoors, shooting, hunting and the like. Part of this includes me including her in outdoor activities. It also includes pointing her in the direction of great mentors. I have met a number […]

Mia and the Little Gal: A Hog Hunt to Help Heal ‘Pops’

featured Little Gal_Mia Anstine Benelli Hog copyThe Little Gal and I had big plans for spring hunting this year. We were going on two different spring break hog hunts, a youth turkey hunt and we were going to be doing some good ol’ Oklahoma fishing. These plans unfortunately had to be cancelled, put off and changed. The Little Gal’s grandpa, aka “Pops,” becam […]

The Little Gal becomes a trapper

Here's the Little Gal after a day out checking traps. She does it all! Photo courtesy of Mia AnstineOn our ranch we used to have a plethora of turkeys, both domestic and wild. The domestic, of course, lived in a coop near the house and the wild ones lived and migrated through a regular pattern on the north end of the ranch. We had multiple unfortunate losses with the domestic turkeys and the […]

Mia & The Little Gal: Starting the year off with a quack and a ‘bang!’

Mia&thelittlegal(_featured_duckAs we start the New Year I have been sick – sniffling, sneezing and now … coughing. The Little Gal has been helpful (as well as tolerant), but the cold doesn’t seem to go away. Hank and the Little Gal put me to bed before 7 p.m. on New Year ’s Day. I woke up […]

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Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast. 

Mia Anstine strives to encourage others to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot, and survive life with others in a positive way.

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