Hey there everyone!

I never thought in a million years that I would be writing a profile for a hunting & fishing website. I’m a girly girl! I want to write about fashion, cloths, shoes, make up, and SHOPPING!!! That’s what I thought until a couple years ago when I met my best friend and partner Jeff.   He loves the outdoors and actually wanted me to be a part of it with him. He introduced me to bow hunting and fishing and I love them both.  Even though Jeff has trained me to be a scent control freak I do occasionally wear makeup (Shhhhhhh……don’t tell him). I grew up in Michigan and shopped at Sacs Fifth Avenue.  Now I shop at Cabell’s and Bass Pro Shops.  I have a brother who is also a Sanctuary Outdoor pro staff member and an 11 years old son who is already showing an interest in hunting.    

I purchased my first bow, a Matthews DXT, and we started practicing every evening.  I thought I had it down until I actually had a live animal standing in front of me. Hmmm, a little bit different then the foam block target. Needless to say I had several opportunities and nothing to show for it. 2010 was going to be different! We got a 3-D target and whenever we had a free minute I was flinging arrows. I was bound and determined to make it happen this year. On our first hunt of 2010, I shot two does the same night. I can’t tell you how exhilarating that was. Jeff was running the camera and was actually shaking more than me.   A few weeks later we went to Illinois and I harvested my first buck. An 11 pointer that scored 125”. The excitement of seeing a buck this big and actually making the shot and killing it was unbelievable.  My heart still races every time I think about it. I have it mounted in the basement right next to Jeff’s first bow kill. A 3” spike! Hee hee hee……

2011 wasn’t so easy. I saw a lot of deer and several shooter bucks that I really wanted to take but something altered their route just outside of bow range every time.  Deer less/buck less for 2011!

Although I love to bow hunt, my first passion is ice fishing.  I really look forward to our trips to Lake Simcoe and catching jumbo perch.   We don’t always catch our limit but we always have a blast! And yes I do have teeth.

We love the four seasons and truly enjoy the outdoors.  Hopefully, 2012 will be a successful one so stayed tuned in and find out!


Thanks for visiting Sanctuary Outdoors!

Suzie “Q”

Pro Staff Member

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