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Cara Thompson


Hi, my name is Cara. I live on a small farm in Southern Wisconsin. 

I have always loved the outdoors even as a young child.  As I have grown older, I have learned to love and appreciate wildlife and nature. 

I really started getting into hunting after I graduated from High School.  My boyfriend, now husband who is an avid hunter and fisherman, introduced me to gun deer hunting.  Not only did I think it was fun, but I also loved to watch the wildlife in their natural environment without them even knowing I was there.  As time went on, he introduced me to fishing, coon, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, goose and coyote hunting as well as trapping. 

For Christmas about five years ago, my husband bought me a new bow.  This is something I have wanted to try but just never acted on it.   With a new bow in hand and lots of practice I was ready for the upcoming deer hunt.  I also participate in the 3D Bow Shoots throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

Turkey hunting has always been a passion of mine.  The anticipation of waiting for the turkey to come across the field to my decoys seems to be too much to handle.  But, with my husband by my side to calm me down and make sure it is the right moment to make the perfect shot.

Bow hunting has now been a favorite. I cannot wait to get off work, rush home. On the weekends I love getting up early in the morning and head to my stand.  I get anxious nervous on my way to the stand not knowing what the hunt will bring.  My heart starts racing when I see a deer come in close.  My husband has always told me to "calm down and take my time".  I think over the last four years, I can count on one hand how many mornings I have missed. 

I also love to gun hunt.  The emotions are the same but with a shorter season.   During the deer hunting season whether it be bow or gun, when there is no deer action, my husband and I text back and forth and make it fun.  If we have a small deer under us we take a picture and send it to the other.  There is no one else on this earth that I would rather hunt with than my husband.

Three years ago, we heading to Alberta for a spot and stalk bear bow hunt.  I was blessed to harvest two nice black bears.  The hunt was unnerving knowing that at anytime we could encounter a grizzle bear.  We walked and hiked up and down the foothills.  Once a bear was spotted, the stalk was on.  My first bear I shot at 37 yards and my second I snuck up to 28 yards.  What a rush. Thank goodness, we did not see any.  This was an awesome hunt and I would love to do it again.

Every year my husband and I take a trip to Canada for a week-long fishing trip.  We love the quiet and quality time together.  We also love catching and eating our daily catch.  

Hunting, Fishing and Loving Everyday!

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