A while back, NRAblog told you that Women's Hunt Coordinator Ann Marie Foster would be getting some help from huntresses in the field, better known as our Field Hunt Coordinators for the Women On Target® Hunts program. Now we'd like to introduce you to Tracey Splechter, one of our new Field Hunt Coordinators from southeast Kansas. Tracey is currently the Vice President of Operations for Outdoor Connection, but her passion to introduce more women to hunting and the outdoors made her a perfect fit to host Women On Target® Hunts. NRAblog recently caught up with Tracey to learn more about her and the hunts she has planned.
NRAblog: How long have you been hunting?
I have been working in the hunting industry for 12 years now but only recently began hunting. I have hunted turkey, whitetail, hog and upland birds. I shot my first turkey back in May of 2010, my first hog in September of 2010 and my first whitetail in November of 2010.
What is your favorite species/game to hunt?
So far my favorite is the whitetail hunt I went on in Saskatchewan! There are many more hunts planned for different species!
Why did you decide to become a Field Hunt Coordinator?
I wanted to become a Field Hunt Coordinator to get more women involved in the outdoors. The second reason is to take advantage of my knowledge of working with outfitters all across the world (through Outdoor Connection for the past 12 years) and bring those opportunities to women from all walks of life.
What advice would you give to a woman on her first hunt?
I would recommend that a woman should choose a hunt that excites her and then do the proper research about the destination she has chosen to make sure there are no surprises once she arrives at her destination!
Welcome aboard, Tracey! We're glad to have you as part of our team! Tracey has already planned a number of hunting excursions for 2011, so stay tuned for a feature on these amazing hunts next week.