Cara Thompson - Wisconsin Just for Does Prostaff
Hi, my name is Cara. I live on a farm in Southern Wisconsin with my husband. We have been married for 30 years and have a grown daughter that is married.Her husband is a persistent hunter as well.
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.
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, change and spray down with my "Just for Does" Deception spray and head to my stand.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 three years, I can count on one hand how many mornings I have missed.My Elite Spirit bow is my weapon of choice.I live for bow hunting.
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.
I was fortunate enough to go on a spot and stalk bear hunt in Alberta.Talk about unnerving.Walking through the bush up and down the foothills of the mountains, not knowing what you would find in the clover fields, we seen alot of black bears and I was fortunate enough to harvest 2 with my bow.What an experience.
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.
We also video tape our hunts.My husband bought my first Tactacam.Now I never hunt without it.I not only use it when I hunt, but I have used it just to record the animals under the stand.I also bought one for my husband, he never hunts without his either.Since we do not sit together during bow season, it is always nice to look at each others footage .
I am looking forward to my Alberta 2018 Elk hunt.That is the top ofmy bucket list to harvest a nice bull elk.A mule deer and gator are at the top of my list as well.
Not only am I a part of an amazing group of"Just for Does" ladies, I am also a team member for Tactacam.I love to promote product I use and trust.I am also a member of the Marshall Bluff Bowhunters.
Stay Safe and Happy Hunting.