In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, we are joined by a few avid hunters that are friends of MOTHER and eager to share their experiences, techniques, and a few hunters’ stories.
Dennis Biswell is an avid outdoorsman, Dennis Biswell (AKA the Griz) has hunted and fished all his life. Something very interesting about Dennis is that he prefers hunting with a muzzleloader over modern firearms. Dennis has had articles on tanning and hunting published in Mother Earth News and Grit magazine. At the Mother Earth News Fairs Biswell brings examples of his work to classes and discusses how to create the patterns and sew each of the projects. Check out his other podcast episode Leathers and Furs: Preserving Animal Hides.
Jami McCabe went to the first BOW program in Kansas as a participant, and has moved through the ranks. She was a participant for 4 years, then helped teach archery for another 4 years, and has been the Coordinator ever since. Her other job is as an LPN at a cardiology clinic. Jami & her husband, Dick, have a large blended family of grandkids, kids, and in-laws, along with their assortment of 4-legged “kids” (dogs, cats, horses). Jami and Dick enjoy turkey hunting together, and taking their hard-hunting Brittany out chasing birds. When she’s not out hunting or with family, she can also be found riding her horses.
Matt Stephens was born into a part-time homesteading family. Growing up on a 65 acre central Texas hobby farm, Stephens learned from his parents and his rural Depression surviving grandparents. He developed a love for all things that lived and came from a farmstead lifestyle. Life took him across the state of Texas, only to deliver him back to the family farm.
Stephens expanded this familiar piece of land past a hobby and into a full time endeavor to include more than 300 acres, owned and leased. Now with a family of his own he looks to instill the same upbringing in his children and teach others from his experiences.
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