Decompressing and Horsing Around Post SHOT Show

The past two days I’ve had a bit of after SHOT Show fun. I met Lea somewhere in the middle of the desert, and we headed directly to the Art of the Cowgirl event in Gilbert, Arizona. The ranchy event is a nice change of scenery after being cooped up in smoke-filled casinos for nearly …

For You Not Them | Encouraging Others – Outdoors, Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, Country Living

I'm making a change to the routine of the write everyday challenge I've embarked on. In order to follow my mission of encouraging you to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot and survive life in a positive way. Yes, I'm still planning to write every day, but I’ve decided not to share my posts to the …

My Many Outdoor Adventures! Looking Back and Looking Forward

Reflecting on Mia Anstine's best of 2019 Each year I intend to add one of those little notes about my family and our year, but with my many outdoor adventures, I don't see how I can squeeze them into one page with a card. As I contemplate a letter, I fear that it'll be consumed …

Christmas, New Year and Wild Game Recipe | A Minute with Mia December Issue

If you're signed up for my newsletter, it should have hit your email box today. If you're not signed up, here's a copy. You can click the "Subscribe" button to sign up for future issues. Merry Christmas and thank you for following and sharing the adventures. Finishing strong and continuing the pace p{ margin:10px 0; …

Special Needs Horseback Rides Bring Smiles

Riders, volunteers, and even horses are smiling In between teaching shotgun at the Women's Outdoor Weekend and helping at the Youth Fishing Derby in Pagosa Springs Wolf Creek Outfitters (WCO) hosted the special needs children of Pagosa Springs for the annual horseback ride. Each year our team gives the kids the opportunity to watch, pet, …

Coping with the Stress of Losing an Animal

In my latest newsletter I discussed stress, coping with it, managing it, and learning from it. I mentioned that we all have stress in our lives, and ... well, I may have inadvertently invited some into my life because it's been a heck of a week. Fist off, someone said, "You look like you just …