Misc. Publications

Review all the articles below. I’m proud to have shared safety tips at various publications.

Empower Your Daughter

womensoutdoornews.com/2015/06/empower-your-daughter/My main goal in sharing my little gal’s experiences hunting, fishing and shooting is to empower other women…including young women. Part of raising our youngsters to become independent, self-sufficient women is helping them learn how to physically take care of themselves. I’ve been thinking of some ways to empower our daughters, as they grow up to take on the world. . . .


Always_use_safety_harnesses_when_hunting_from_tree_stands_Photo_by_LGHunting Highs – Don’t Blow Smoke (NAHC)

DON’T BLOW SMOKE Mia Anstine Contributor The past couple years I’ve had to address a smoking/safety issue with a few hunters. You may know, Colorado is among the few states that legalized the use of marijuana. Just because something is “legal” to use, doesn’t mean you should be handling firearms while under the influence. *…


Standing shooting position provides support from arms only.Shooting Safety (NAHC) – WHERE IS YOUR MUZZLE POINTED?

WHERE IS YOUR MUZZLE POINTED? Mia Anstine Contributor I watched a video including a group of hunters loaded up on a boat, headed out to hunt. One of the hunters spoke a reminder indicating, to be safe, you should always point your firearm in the air. “In the air” is not always the safest direction.…


Kneeling shooting positionTips for Introducing Newbies to Riflescopes at NAHC

4 TIPS: INTRODUCING A NEWBIE TO A RIFLESCOPE Mia Anstine Contributor New hunters often begin their hunting career using a mentor’s rifle. It’s a wonderful thing to have great mentors, but as a mentor there are things of old habit, which we need not take for granted. One such thing is peering at out targets…


NAHC-3-tips-youth-first-hunt3 TIPS TO HELP KIDS ENJOY THEIR FIRST HUNT

3 TIPS TO HELP KIDS ENJOY THEIR FIRST HUNT Mia Anstine Contributor Shooting sports are becoming ever more popular for kids. For some of these youngsters, their next step might be entering the world of hunting. Introducing a young shooter to hunting sports can be a thrill for everyone. Thankfully, most parents want to always…


drinksShooting Safety – Ways to Stay Hydrated

HYDRATE FOR SAFETY AND SUCCESS Mia Anstine Contributor It seems like something that should be common sense to us all, but sometimes we forget the importance of hydration. We get excited. We get in a hurry. We don’t want to pack something that sloshes and makes noise. We even don’t want the extra weight. The…


1353805-NAHC-Mia-Anstine-shooting-safety-tipHunting Safety – From the Truck to the Field

FROM THE TRUCK TO THE FIELD Mia Anstine Contributor Remember to protect your rifle as you head to your favorite hunting spot. Depending upon your hike or ride out to the hunting location, you will need to take various measures to protect your primary hunting tool. Hiking While hiking through brush, briars or in the…


Always_use_safety_harnesses_when_hunting_from_tree_stands_Photo_by_LGBe Prepared for your Hunt

SMOOTH OPERATION Mia Anstine Contributor There are various considerations to take into account that are necessary for making safe, accurate shots from trees and blinds. Run through shooting scenarios taking account for these considerations as soon as you arrive for your hunt to minimize risk and maximize you’re your chance at taking game. Tree-stands If…


Sitting shooting position provides a triangle of support for your rifle.From the Range to the Field – NAHC

TRANSITIONING FROM THE BENCH TO THE FIELD Mia Anstine Contributor Many of us become comfortable shooting from our stationary bench. It’s steady and the seat is just the right height. It’s perfect for zeroing your rifle, but in the field you can bet you won’t find a nice table to shoot from. Maybe there will be…


ducks 121210 011Tip For Bird Hunting – NAHC

THIS IS FOR THE BIRDS Mia Anstine Contributor It’s the time of year many of us are headed to blinds, fields and marshes to bird hunt. With much improved gear, equipment and clothing the hunt has become a bit more comfortable. This means we can bring along our children and husbands are even bringing their…


GWG Lifestyle ladies hunting bootKeep Traction – Hunting Club

MAINTAIN TRACTION DURING YOUR HUNT Mia Anstine Contributor Proper boots are an important part of a safe, enjoyable hunt. It may seem elementary, but it’s surprising how often people forget to wear good boots in the outdoors. Don’t be one of “them”. Remember to invest in good footwear for your hunt. You might be hiking uneven…


sighting-in-rifle-north-american-huntingBefore the Hunt – Get to know your hunting rifle

GET TO KNOW YOUR HUNTING RIFLE Mia Anstine Contributor As a hunter safety is essential in preventing injury to yourself or others. The best place to learn safety before heading out in the field is on the shooting range. Familiarize yourself with your firearm before you head to the shooting range. Learn how to operate…


NAHC-shooting-safety-dont-be-afraid-to-say-noHunting tips at NAHC – Don’t be afraid to say “NO”

DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY “NO” Mia Anstine Contributor Before you head out on a guided hunt know your limitations and don’t be afraid to say “No” to shots, hikes or anything beyond your ability. Weather it’s your first guided hunt or you’ve been on dozens of them, you don’t always know what you’re in…


NAHC-3-tips-youth-first-huntShooting Safety at NAH – 3 Tips to Help Children Enjoy Their First Hunt

3 TIPS TO HELP KIDS ENJOY THEIR FIRST HUNT Mia Anstine Contributor Shooting sports are becoming ever more popular for kids. For some of these youngsters, their next step might be entering the world of hunting. Introducing a young shooter to hunting sports can be a thrill for everyone. Thankfully, most parents want to always…


NAC-scout-feature-image-gun-safetyBeing safe during – THE PRESSURE OF EXCITEMENT at NAH

THE PRESSURE OF EXCITEMENT Mia Anstine – Contributor Gun Safety 101: How well do you handle the pressure of excitement? There are several basic ways to safely carry your rifle while you’re hiking in the field: Two-handed carry Cradle carry Trail, or one-handed, carry Shoulder carry Elbow carry Sling However, the options for carrying your rifle…


Smooth-Operation-North-American-HunterHUNTING – SMOOTH OPERATION at NAH

SMOOTH OPERATION Mia Anstine Contributor There are various considerations to take into account that are necessary for making safe, accurate shots from trees and blinds. Run through shooting scenarios taking account for these considerations as soon as you arrive for your hunt to minimize risk and maximize you’re your chance at taking game. Tree-stands If you’re…


1360200-NAHC-scout-mia-anstineWHY I CARRY MY SIDEARM IN THE FIELD via NAHC

WHY I CARRY MY SIDEARM IN THE FIELD Mia Anstine Contributor Do you carry a concealed firearm while you’re hunting? I do. My primary use for owning firearms is for hunting purposes. My concealed carry gun is of adequate size and caliber to use while I’m hunting. Although this is the intended purpose, there is a…


1353805-NAHC-Mia-Anstine-shooting-safety-tipFROM THE TRUCK TO THE FIELD at NAHC

FROM THE TRUCK TO THE FIELD Mia Anstine Contributor Remember to protect your rifle as you head to your favorite hunting spot. Depending upon your hike or ride out to the hunting location, you will need to take various measures to protect your primary hunting tool. Hiking While hiking through brush, briars or in the rain,…


1350611-NAHC-Mia-Anstine-shooting-tip-article TRANSITIONING FROM THE BENCH TO THE FIELD at NAHC

TRANSITIONING FROM THE BENCH TO THE FIELD Mia Ansitne Contributor Many of us become comfortable shooting from our stationary bench. It’s steady and the seat is just the right height. It’s perfect for zeroing your rifle, but in the field you can bet you won’t find a nice table to shoot from. Maybe there will be…


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