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Shaylin Heywood

My name is Shaylin, and I am Idaho born and raised! Most would describe me as an outgoing, hardworking, stubborn, rough around the edges, kind of girl (with the occasional mouth of a sailor).


I am currently living in the high desert mountains of south central Idaho. Hunting has always been a big part of my family as a way to put food on the table and the time of year we all come together. Through hunting, my grandparents, and parents taught me the many life lessons I know today. Hunting and being in the outdoors has also shown me that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.


The mountain will always push, test, and teach you. It has also been my sanctuary where I can truly find myself, or go out and “get lost” in the hills to be reminded of what’s really important in life.  From learning to shoot a BB gun in the garage, to where I am today, hunting has shown me that it's more than just filling a tag. It's being able to share memories, hard work, and overcoming challenges that only make us stronger. But more than anything it’s taught me the respect and gratitude towards the animals we harvest.


From 4-H, FFA, rodeo, and ranching, I guess you could say I’m a jack of all trades. I am currently managing and in the process of buying my own hunting shop, as well as in the beginning stages of “Sumpter Ranch,” which will be our pack animal ranch. In between chasing around an 8yr old little girl, animals, the shop, and personal endeavors, as you can imagine my life can sometimes be compared to herding cats! Even then there is not one thing I’d change and love my crazy life, with one hell of an amazing man right there next to me!


I love helping and teaching people. With this opportunity I hope to share my struggles, achievements, failures, opinions, and many bloopers with others. If I can help at least one person a day in some way or another, I have accomplished my goal. I truly believe that we are all in this industry together and share the same passions, so why not help each other and keep traditions alive for generations to come!

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