Friday, May 30, 2014

Grizzly Ranch Fun Shoot - a video for California Waterfowl

A couple years ago, California Waterfowl was lucky enough to acquire Grizzly Ranch, a fantastic duck club in the Suisun Marsh, just south of Fairfield.

We do a lot of hunts and educational programs there, which is awesome, but summer is when everyone gets a chance to come check out the club's wicked sporting clays course during our monthly fun shoots. Check out the video below for a preview of the course, and if you happen to live a reasonable driving distance from Fairfield, come join us! Fun shoots are held the second Saturday of the month through September.

Newbies are welcome too - we have instruction for beginners.

Pre-registration is required, as is non-toxic shot, because the course is actually in the marsh. For more information, go here.


 © Holly A. Heyser 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Humans Gone Wild: an essay for the Center for Humans and Nature

Does hunting make us human?

A few months back, that was the question I was asked to answer in 800-1,200 words for the Center for Humans and Nature. This week, my answer joined more than a dozen others by scholars and writers from a variety of backgrounds.

Be sure to check out other writers' answers too, and maybe even leave a comment, which you can do both on individual essays and on the main page.

© Holly A. Heyser 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Quite possibly the funniest turkey hunt ever - a column for Shotgun Life

My boyfriend has had a GoPro for a year and a half and I never laid a hand on it, until this turkey hunt happened.

Sadly, not before this turkey hunt. After. Because what happened on this hunt would've made HILARIOUS video if each of us had been wearing a GoPro.

Live and learn!

You can read about the hunt in my latest column for Shotgun Life

And hey, at least I got to use the GoPro for something cool at work, once I'd dusted it off and figured it out - I posted about it here.

© Holly A. Heyser 2014