Watching this video brings back a flood of emotions! From my racing heart, to my sweaty palms, to my shaking knees and legs all the way up until taking the fatal shot, dropping everything in my hands, removing my pack and sitting on the jagged rocks trembling as all the adrenaline and emotions ran through my body. There’s no better feeling than watching you and your families hard work, dedication, determination and passion all come together in one successful and emotional hunt with a tag I will never have the opportunity to draw again! Love these moments and so grateful when I stumble across them on my phone and get to relive them again and again! 🐐#teamhapanw#goatalliance#rockymountaingoat#hunting#huntOR#girlsthathunt#keephammering#hellscanyon#keephammering#whatgetsyououtdoors#mtnops
NINE freaking years ago! (Don’t judge the braces lol). One of the best hunts of my life, I still remember every second of it vividly. I have shot plenty since but so far nothing has been better than this guy. #girlsthathunt#whatgetsyououtdoors#fromfieldtoplate
My name is Mandy Deveno (@keegandeveno). I grew up in south central Wisconsin on a small dairy farm. As soon as we could handle a gun safely, my parents had all of us kids out hunting upland birds and Whitetails. I am so very thankful for growing up in a hunting family!
I met my husband in Madison, WI shortly after college when his job transferred him there. My family approved when they found out he liked deer and bird hunting, too! It must have been destiny because here we are today 17 years later! Before my husband and I had children we made the decision that one of us would stay home with the kiddos. I left my job as a production scientist at a biotech lab for the amazing opportunity to stay home with both children.
After a few moves across the country for my husband’s job, we ended up in Massachusetts where we both got back into hunting. While living in Massachusetts I was acutely aware of how much adversity hunters face on a daily basis in that state. I became an advocate/instructor/mentor for Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts and worked with organizations like the NWTF to support women’s firearms safety training and hunting Initiatives throughout the state.
This past summer our family moved to Maryland where I look forward to working with the organization, Maryland Shall Issue, and with local and state wildlife organizations to promote women’s programs.
I look forward to watching my children learn to hunt and become more connected to wildlife conservation as well. My son just completed his hunter’s safety course and my daughter is looking forward to completing her course in the spring.
I enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors with others because I want to see our heritage of hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation passed onto future generations. There is nothing more satisfying than watching someone learn a new skill and building confidence in themselves. I love reading the stories and questions on Sportswomen Certified and watching this community of women support each other. #SportswomenCertified
3 years since my last rifle shot at a deer and last night everything came together perfectly. ♥️
This gorgeous doe came walking out at about 6 o’clock at 75 yards. I debated for a while because she seemed a little small and I REALLY wanted to make sure she wasn’t a spike horn or button buck. After watching her for about 10 minutes I KNEW she was in FACT a she. 👏🏼 I clicked the safety off took a deep breath and pulled the trigger. The way she jumped I was pretty sure I shot her but I was nervous that I just wounded her instead of making an ethical shot. Once it got dark I climbed down and started looking for blood with no luck. 🤔
So I walked back to where the guide said to meet him (WHICH BTW was about 600 yards 🤦🏼♀️) and we went to pick everyone else up. Well we ended up burying the suburban, had to walk 800 yards back to track, and we looked and looked and looked. 👀 Things were starting to not look so good but I kept up hope and Bob found ONE DROP OF BLOOD ON ONE SINGLE LEAF. Idk how he saw it but I am SO glad he did. We tracked my doe for about 90 yards with Powell’s lab Riggs and sure as shit he found her piled up in some trees. THANK GOD HALLELUJAH I DID IT! 🙌🏼
I was SO relieved to find out that my shot was perfect, and realized that southern deer just don’t seem to bleed even with a kill shot for about 30 yards. So so SO thankful for this gorgeous girl and the meat she provided us. I’ve still got tonight’s sit (I’m actually in the stand now watching a turkey at 488 yards 😂) and 4 more hunts before the week closes out so fingers crossed for big daddy to make an appearance! 🤞🏼🦌
Jacket & Pants are the Ella set from @dsghunting and you DEFINITELY need them in your life! 👏🏼
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