Lisa Metheny, Outdoor Writer and Photographer
Guest Profile - Lisa Metheny, Outdoor Writer and Photographer
HuntersNetworks Username:Hoosier Huntress
Age: Old enough:)
Live in: Indiana, USA
Occupation: Writer, Photographer and Hunter
Interests/Hobbies: Archery, clay target shooting and painting and drawing
Member of: NRA, Ducks Unlimited, RMEF, Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) NWTF
Favorite animal to hunt: I love to hunt PERIOD
Favorite caliber: Hard to say, I have shot a variety of different calibers and have taken numerous game with an assortment of firearms.
My best trophies to-date: My bull elk (7x6) taken with a Browning 300 WM, Pope and Young whitetail with my Hoyt bow, or perhaps my most recent trophy a Kansas bearded hen taken at 68 yards with a Benelli M2 12 ga.
Q Tell us about your most memorable hunts?
A: Thankfully I have several and in fact I try to make every hunt a memorable one. That is why I hunt after all, for the memories. One of my special hunts was a family bear hunt on Vancouver Island with legendary hunter Jim Shockey, where he guided my husband, son and I to trophy bears. My son took his bear first and within a couple hours I had a bear down, later in the hunt my husband tagged a bruiser.
Q: Something about you that most people do not know?
A: I love to instruct new shooters and new hunters. There is something special about being in the woods with a new hunter. I truly enjoy watching their excitement and watching them experience this thing that I love so much.
Q: When did you start hunting?
A: My earliest memory was when I was about 4 years old, I would coonhunt with my dad and brother and grandpas, that obsession later turned to bigger game.
Q: What was the first animal you took?
A: Rabbits and coons, hard to say which one because both of my grandfathers were avid houndsmen and would run dogs and I would trail along until the dogs kicked up a rabbit or until the hounds treed a coon, then my grandpas would let me shoot the quarry.
Q: Have you won any hunting, conservation related awards?
A: Not yet, maybe someday I will because I am a strong supporter of conservation and a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment. I have won various photography and writing awards. I am also involved with various conservation groups such as NWTF, DU and RMEF to name a few.
Q: There are a lot of lady hunters coming into the sport. Do you have any advice for them?
A: My first advice is to “get out there” One of my passions is promoting women and children in hunting. I have been privileged to teach hundreds of women outdoor skills such as archery and shooting etc. I often tell ladies just give it a try; chances are you will like it. Find a mentor if you can to show you the ropes and if your nervous start small.
Q: Is there anything else you wish to add?
A: I have been so privileged to work in an industry that I love, having the outdoors as your office is one of the best job perks I can think of. I have been so blessed to travel around the country and meet new people and make new friends, all because of hunting. Still with all these perks I am really concerned over the future of our hunting rights. I encourage anyone that thinks they may be interested in hunting to get active, join a conservation organization or the NRA or better yet, join more than one. Get involved and be part of helping preserving and protecting our rights as hunters. For more information visit my website www.lisametheny.com
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