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Jodi Stemler

Jodi Stemler has worked on conservation policy and communications for decades, however, over the last few years she added freelance outdoor writing to her portfolio. Her articles have appeared in a number of well-known publications and she has won awards for her writing. As a child, Jodi shot trap and skeet at her grandfather’s gun club and hunted small game and waterfowl on her family’s farm, but college and work in the city kept her away from actively hunting and shooting for more than 20 years. The outdoors is in her blood, but like many she is rapidly expanding her hunting and shooting knowledge joined by her highly-experienced husband and her daughter who is also a new hunter. Jodi’s articles will share this journey with the thousands of other new or re-activated hunters who are taking to the woods while agencies work to recruit, retain and re-engage outdoor enthusiasts.

Recent Posts

Top 5 Reasons Hunters Should Always Use Hearing Protection

Posted by Jodi Stemler on Aug 7, 2017 11:01:34 AM

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We all know the gun range mantra of “eyes and ears” and, when we’re at the shooting range, many of us wear this protection without fail. However, it is not uncommon for a hunter to head to the woods without hearing protection in place.

I’ll raise my hand and say I am one of them. Hunters spend hours sitting in a blind or walking in the upland fields not knowing when or if a shot will ever be fired. Muffling noise for those limited times when you shoot means every other minute when you’re NOT firing sounds like you are under water.

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Hunting

Shaking the Turkey Monkey Off My Back

Posted by Jodi Stemler on May 17, 2017 1:48:25 PM

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A week before our turkey hunt, the weather report wasn’t looking good. This was the only weekend we had to head up to Scottsbluff, Nebraska and predictions were calling for sub-freezing temperatures, snow, and high winds – not exactly prime spring turkey hunting conditions! I tried to manage my expectations, but fears of not having the opportunity to finally harvest my first bird raised their ugly head.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey