Gail’s Gator Hunt

I challenged myself! I was surprised at finding out there was an Louisiana Gator hunt offered by a team of ladies of BabesBulletsBroadheads and their intent to bring women together that share a passion for hunting. It was more than that! It was an independent challenge for all the ladies that attended. Twelve ladies not knowing each other, from different states, made the trip with a mission to capture a gator. Strong women and I say this because we made the trip not know anything about what we would be tested on. We all came out successful! We succeeded in the journey, the hunt, the harvest and the Louisiana heat; we succeeded in meeting and making lifelong friends with other ladies that share the same passion. We secceeded in confidence, perseverance, drive, independence. We left with trophies, Gator meat for our families, accomplishment, and cherished memories of a great time had with each other and the people of Louisiana. This and so much more is what a hunt with BabesBulletsBroadheads entails. Make the trip, do the hunt, share the passion, make lifelong friends, spread the word and share your memories and fascinate other women with your stories! Visit for all their adventures, and join a ladies hunt!


BBB The Sisterhood of the Outdoors

To some hunting is a hobby, but for me it is a passion.  I love hunting whether it is by myself or with my husband and family. I hunt as often as I can, and a few times a year I go on an all ladies BBB hunt to feed my soul.  The women I have met through my time hunting on the BBB trips have become like family to me.  Learning new things from like minded women has been amazing.  Not once have I felt like I couldn’t accomplish filling a tag while hunting with these great ladies.  My first hunt with the BBB was a duck hunt in Arkansas.   I had never duck hunted before and never even shot a shot gun.  The minute I pulled into the lodge I knew I was in good hands.  Victoria was in the kitchen making chili super for everyone.  I shared a room with two sister’s who hunted together.  And we became friends quickly.  Its like a hunting slumber party.  After a great first meal together and some time around the camp fire I was comfortable and settled in for the night.  Our first day out in a blind required walking in waist deep water in waders.  I will never forget watching the sun come up and the decoy spread lighting up with rays of sun through the trees.  And just in time it started raining ducks.  For three hours straight we shot until we ran out of shells and had six limits.  Fast forward a few years later and now I realize that was an amazing day in the duck blind that spoiled me just a little.  I have learned so much from hunting with my sisters in the outdoors.  The momments we share and the experience of the friendships are the true trophies.   There may not always be ducks but you can be sure there are fun times in the duck blind with the Sisterhood of the Outdoors.  Book a hunt with BBB!



Saved by Jersey Hooker Charters!

Usually people don’t associate New Jersey with the Outdoors. Being an avid outdoorswoman I know that is not the case. I wanted to show my sisters of Babes, Bullets and Broadheads a great time by booking an off-shore shark/tuna trip. I was so excited and I had girls from all over the country drive and fly in for this awesome trip. I picked up the ladies from the airport and made room at my house for them. We got up early in the morning and got on the road. It was about an hour drive to the dock in Pt Pleasant, NJ. Once we arrive we were surprised to find 6 guys on the boat that we had booked. They said they were booked for the same day and they were not willing to give up their trip. I tried to call the Captain, he would not return my calls or my texts. The Captain called the mate and told him his truck broke down and to shut the boat up, no one was going out. I was devastated. I put a deposit down and had 5 ladies who traveled far to go on this trip. We all frantically made phone calls to try to book another trip. Most charters were booked and we did not want to go on a party boat. I called a boat called Jersey Hooker Charters from Pt Pleasant and spoke to Captain Rich. He told me it was his day off, but he would be willing to come in and try to salvage our day. He said we could do some fluke fishing. The girls really wanted to go off-shore fishing, but fluke was better than nothing. Captain Rich called in his friend Captain George, who was already on a boat fishing. They both arrived about 45 minutes later and Captain Rich told us he would take us off-shore for tuna. We could barely contain or excitement, what a rollercoaster ride the day had become. The weather was great and the trip off-shore was beautiful. Once we got off-shore the fishing was slow, but Captain Rich and George tried everything they could to get us on fish. We were supposed to head back in at 4, but the fishing turned on late, so they kept us out there until we caught our limit. Capt George was great to us, he had so much patience and he helped us reel in the fish! I can’t say enough about Captain Rich with Jersey Hooker Charters. Taking his day off to make sure we had a great experience. I will be booking another ladies trip with Jersey Hooker Charters!   To book a great trip with them visit!  Tell them the ladies of Babes, Bullets and Broadheads sent you!


Boulder Basin Outfitters Review

I have had the pleasure of going on two trips with Carl and his crew at Boulder Basin Outfitters.  And I am planning my third trip at this moment   If I had the time and the money I would go every year.  I am from the south but I have been blessed to spend time in the west many years with my family and friends.  I know what the Rocky Mountians are like all year long.  I have camped in the Black Hills and Yellow Stone area several times.  I know these areas are fun but unforgiving if you are not prepared when you take the trail less traveled and get off the grid.  That’s where having an outfitter like Boulder Basin Outfitters can get you to places you never dreamed you could go.  And do it safely.

Carl and his team are expert hunting guides and have the trophy’s to prove it.  But I think the most important part is the total experience from beginning to end that his group creates for you.  Once you book a hunt or pack trip with Carl you will have all the information you need for packing for your trip and being well prepared.  This makes it easy for those on a first time big game pack trip or the summer fishing trips.  The beginning of the trip starts with loading the pack mules and getting settled on a very trail worthy horse.  Carl and his team have the pack train and horse ride down to a fine art.  The trail ride up the mountian is senic and majestic in some areas.  It’s very relaxing being on a sure footed horse sattled with great gear and don’t forget those binoculars!

Once in camp the accomidations are comforatble and well thought out.  The side walled tents with cots and bed pads offer privacy and comfort.  There is a camp fire area and dining tent area.  Speaking of dining, did I mention the amazing food they prepare:  steaks on an open fire grill, hot breakfast in a dutch overn, sack lunches and snacks for all day on the mountain, hot coffee and the specialty drink at camp, TANG!   Any special request or diet can be accomidated just by calling ahead of your trip. There is no going hungry with this group.

Whether you are hunting or on a summer pack trip you will be comforatble, safe and little spoilded on your trip.  The best part is meeting new people, listening to camp fire stories and experiencing the wilderness area with top notch guides.  Second to that would be the fish you catch or the tags you fill along the way.   Visit to reserve your trip today!


Interested in Bow Hunting?

Are you interested in hunting or already a rifle hunter and thought to yourself that you really would like to try hunting with a bow? That was the scenario for me. I started hunting with a rifle and really enjoyed everything about it. Then I decided that archery looked pretty interesting and I had always heard that it is more “challenging” than hunting with a gun. But how do you get into archery when you might not know anything about it or know anyone who can help you. What do you do? I want to try to help out with that.

This is how I approached getting into hunting with a bow. First, a little bit about me…I took up hunting, rifle hunting, while I was dating someone. We broke up but I wanted to keep hunting. No one in my family hunts so I’ve kind of been on my own figuring things out bit by bit. It can be done!! I decided I wanted to give archery a try. My first step was to attend different Women it the Outdoor events with the National Wild Turkey Federation and Becoming an Outdoors Woman program. I gained knowledge from those programs and decided from there that I really did enjoy archery and wanted to try to hunt with a bow and arrow. However those programs only take you so far and you have to move on from there. That’s where groups like Babes Bullets and Broadheads comes in so keep that in mind!!

I had some knowledge and limited experience so I wanted to purchase my own bow. But there are so many bows out there…what do you get? How do I know what will work, what will fit, what you’ll like? The best thing you can do is just go to an archery shop and try all of the different bows that are available. Every bow is different and it is all personal preference. Have the technicians at the archery shop measure your drawl length. Figure out what weight you can pull back. They will do all of those thing for you. Ask. Shoot all the bows you possibly can. Have a price range in mind. Bows can get very expensive. For me…I started out with a very basic “starter” bow that did not cost a lot of money. My thoughts were that I didn’t want to spend a lot of money and then face the possibility that maybe I don’t like archery hunting after all. I hunted with that first bow for a few years. Even thought it was not a very expensive bow I was able to still harvested a deer. From there I decided I wanted to upgrade. At that point when I went back to an archery shop to buy another bow I knew what I wanted, knew the poundage I could draw my bow back with, knew my drawl length and basically sounded like a pro when I walked into the shop.

Besides all of that information the best advice I can give you is to practice practice practice!!! The more you pull a bow back the more comfortable you get with it, the more you gain the strength you need to shoot it and the more awesome you become. Go to 3D archery shoots in the summer time. There is a website ( that will tell you where 3D archery shoots are in your area. 3D shoots help you judge distance and help you determine what distance you can be confident shooting your bow at. Shoot in indoor archery leagues in the winter to help with consistency. Just practice in your backyard if you can, but practice. The only other thing you need in patience. It can take some time for an animal to come close enough for that perfect archery shot. And then when it is close enough you might have to wait for the angle to be right. Just be patient.

Archery season can be the best time of year to hunt. It’s so quiet and peaceful. And if it is something that you think you might have an interest in it can become addicting. For me…archery is my passion and rifle is my “back up” 🙂


Wild Game – Its whats for dinner!

There are many different ways to prepare your wild game meat.  As a home-made diet in my house, it is all I serve.  I live at home wtih my boyfriend and work full time; so these meals can be prepared easliy on a weeknight after a long day.  My inspiration in my dishes comes from workng in restaurants almost my whle life and watching the Food Network  I do not follow recipes and I make them up as I go.  Enjoy them and I would hope to hear feedback on any of these some-what different take on my entrees.  Only sharing some of my favorites.


Ground Meat
Itialian Bread crumbs (regular or glueten free)
Paramsan Cheese
Basil (freshly chopped or preserved)
Garlic powder or fresh garlic
Onion powder
Salt & Pepper

I have addded chopped eggplant into my meatballs and its delicious!

Ground meat Season in pan with lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic and sea salt
Taco seasoning after meat is browned with water
Soft or hard shell tortilla
Spinach or lettuce
Mexican Cheese
Sour cream
Avacado or home made guacamole

Ground meat
BBQ Sauce
Salt and Pepper
Sometimes mix shredded cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs


In a crock pot add roast
ginger ale
BBQ sauce
Worchestire Sauce
Let cook low all day, add more BBQ sauce after draining most of the liquid


White Fish Fillet
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Salt & Pepper
Lime Juice
Garden or spinach tortilla
Purple corn tortilla chips for nachos
Mango Salsa
Coconut flakes
Avocado or Guacamole
Sour Cream
Mexican Cheese
Chives and cilantro

White fish fillet cooked
Unseasoned breadcrumbs and Panko breadcrumbs
Worchestire sauce
Dijon Mustard
Old Bay Spice
Green Pepper chopped
Pan fry until each side is golden brown


Chopped stew meat (pan fry for first 3 min each side )
Beef Broth
Sweet Onion
Sweet Potato
Roasted Potato
Side of baked bread for dipping

Ground bear meat
BBQ sauce
Worchestire sauce
Bread crumbs
Salt and Pepper
Cheddar Cheese


BBB Field Staff – Simply The Best!

Our staff are not just pretty ladies who wear our logo and look good in photos.  The ladies on our field staff are all outstanding women who are dedicated to our mission to encourage women and youth in the outdoors. There are many reasons these ladies feel passionate about what we do at BBB.  Most of all, we are true hunters and outdoor enthusiast.   We live it every day all year long.  We don’t measure success by the size of our trophies, we measure success in the memories we make afield with family and friends.  Each year the ladies of BBB participate in all kinds of outdoor events in their home states.  We mentor youth and take our own kids hunting.  Some of us give back by teaching seminars at many of the large sporting goods retailers, teaching NRA shooting classes, volunteering to manage 3D bow shoots and participating in youth shoots, and much more.  We call ourselves The Sisterhood of the Outdoors for a reason.  These ladies are a always there for one another to encourage each other and share in the joys of our hunting journeys.  When we get a chance to hold a staff hunt we become like family; sisters, hence the sisterhood. Most of our staff have been on one or more of our hunting trips with outfitters.  We make sure there is a staff member to host each of our hunts to ensure our guest have a great time.  These staff members are there for our guest from start to finish and will mentor new hunters from shooting to gutting and game prep.  You won’t be let down by these ladies, they are some of the hardest working, fun loving hunters you will ever meet.  We have very high standards at BBB for our field staff.  We do it because it means something to us to give back to others, not because of what BBB may give us in return.  The return is seeing new hunters find success and joy in doing what we love most- HUNTING!  We are THE SISTERHOOD OF THE OUTDOORS.


Whatever it takes?

We all know they call it hunting for a reason.  The animals don’t always coopertate.  I live by the rule that the more you go hunting the more the chances are you will find sucess.  I also take advice from my hunting friends and family.  Hunting is a learn as you go sport.  The more people I meet and hunt with, the more I learn what they may do to improve thier chances at bagging a big one.  I try to wear the right clothing, be as quiet as possible, and scent free when I can but sometimes you just have to hunt the wind.  And when all of those tactics fail me, I bring out the DOTS!  Yep you heard me right, DOTS candy.  It’s also a Babes, Bullets and Broadhead tradition.  Take a box of DOTS and you will bag bigger bucks.  I hope my sisters won’t be upset with me for letting out our secret.  Next time you plan your big hunt, pack some DOTS!  Let us know if it works for you.



New Hunter? No Problem

Part of the mission of Babes, Bullets and Broadheads is to create opportunites for women to learn to hunt.  Each of our hunting trips is hosted by one of our experienced Field Staff members.  When booking a trip with us, you will be invited to a private group page on Facebook where you will meet your fellow hunters.  This creates an open formum to discuss the up and coming trip and ask any questions before you go.  Having the group page to find out details and meet other guest on the trip makes everyone feel comfortable and most important prepared for the hunt.  Our outfitters also assit with this page and add directions, pack list and license and tag informations.  We want all of our hunters to be as prepared as possbible and ready to be succesul.  The host of each hunt, along with our outfiiters are available to team up with new hunters and actually hunt with them during the trip.  Many of our staff are skilled enough to guide our guest and coach them along the way.  We put a lot of effort into making our experinces once in a lifetime trips.  We want all of our guest to TAG OUT!  Join us on a hunt and experience The Sisterhood of the Outdoors.


I Survived a Grizzly Encounter

This is the hunting story that I will be telling my grandkids one day.  I was with Boulder Basin Outfitters last fall on a cow elk pack trip.  I knew I was going into grizzly bear country but I also knew I was with professional outfitters who hunted this area for generations without incident.  I like to prepare for my hunts, I worked out, packed light and read all I could about what to do if you encounter a grizzly bear.  I purchased the required bear spray and kept it in my pocket close at reach at all times.  I even slept with it on my cot in my tent.

Day one was spent riding the horses up the mountain to look for elk, with one missed opportunity.  It was a long shot with high winds.  Not ideal conditions for long range shooting.  My hunting partner Stacy Jo and I hunted hard in the high country with our guide Flint.  He was a true cowboy and professional hunter.  Day two we changed our plan to spend the day in a valley sitting and waiting for the herd migration.  We made a place in a small wooded pocket and built a fire for warmth.  We set up our shooting sticks on the hilly slope above our camp area.  We spent the day glassing the hills and looking for signs of elk.  We took a ride up the mountain mid day to scout.  About mid afternoon, we glassed a large grizzly bear cub, maybe like a two year old, about 500 yards up the valley from our camp. I was in awe and just fine glassing him walking away from us up the hills through my binoculars.  Then came the last few minutes of daylight.  When my senses are always hightened on a hunt.  Waiting for that last minute of game movement and being ready to take full advantage.  I was about to ask our guide if I could spend that last few minutes of light sitting on my sticks just in case an elk walked out from the valley above.  When I turned to ask him, out of the corner of my eye I spotted a very large grizzly bear coming right towards us from below the valley.  He was probably 50 yards out.  Flint immediatly stepped out and confronted the bear with both hands up and with a deep voice he told the bear to “get on out of here, go on now, go on”.  Meanwhile Stacy Jo and I were frozen and waiting on instructions from Flint.  It was a quick encounter, the bear decided to turn and walk back down the trail.  Flint quickly instructed us to put out the fire and pack up camp and get to the horses.  I asked Flint if he would go up the hill and get our sticks for us, as I was so affraid to be out in the open and alone.   Once he got to the shooting sticks, we heard a few choice words followed by “there are four more over here, get your gear and get on the horses now”.   The cub we had seen earlier in the day was with his two siblings and his momma on the up hill side of camp.  As he returned down the hill to help us walk to the horses the first big grizzly decided to come back for a visit from below camp.   He was now coming right at us on the same trail and closing in fast.  This time Flint confronted the bear and asked us to load our rifles.  We were still in the pocket of woods and Stacy Jo imediatly told me we had to get out of the hole we were in.  We both took ten steps out into the open and right behind Flint.  As he began to yell at the bear, I loaded two rounds and sighted in on his face with my 7mm Rem Mag Remmington 700.  Stacy Jo loaded her rifle and began to tell me we had to yell at it.  She started yelling “get outta here” and all I could do was concentrate on the hold for the shot while my mind raced that I didn’t know when to shoot, how to shoot, or if I should even shoot!  I was dead still and on him with my scope, but I could not find my voice to help yell at the bear.  The big grizzly was the size of a small SUV.  He never got on his hind legs but he did sway back and forth and raise his nose to smell us.  It seemed like forever and was probably less than a minute.  The yelling and the fact that the three of us were all standing our ground towards the bear must have helped scare it off.  Flint was amazing and fearless, he was out in front and we were the back up.  I never even looked up the hill or got glimce of the mother bear and three cubs. They must not have come over the hill enough to see us or the boar.  I rember when he turned and walked away I placed the stock of my gun ontop of my boot in the snow and held the barrel and shook violiently before I could muster up the senses to unload and get back to the horses.  Once we mounted the horses I had my bear spray in one hand and reins in the other.  We rode out in a hurry, the horses wanted out of there as well.  We talked really loud to one another all the way back to camp.  After a few minutes to unwind and stop shaking we shared our encounter with the others in camp.  I asked Flint if he like me, because I was going to be ten feet away from him the rest of the trip.  I was amazed at his bravery and abiity to handle the situation so professional.  Not one of us had any desire to shoot the bear.  The joke at camp was, “did you get a selfie with the bear or a video for You Tube”, not hardly !!

Stacy Jo and I hunted until the last minute of the last light on the last day.  She tagged a cow and we packed the meat out with a couple pack mules.  On the trail ride out in the dark we encountered two more grizzly bears coming up hill to the smell of our fresh meat.  The minute I heard Flint start yelling “get on outta here”, I put my hand on my bear spray and stated praying.  This time was good as well.  We were able to circle around them on the downhill trail.  The hill got steep and Flint asked Stacy Jo and I to dismount and walk our horses.  We both started whining immediatley and we were met with a sort of drill sargent voice telling us we have to listen to him because his was trying to get us off this mountian.  We immediatly abliged Flint.  He did get us off the mountain.  He saved our lives more than once.  I have a new sisterhood bond with Stacy Jo.  She was an amazing friend to have along to help get us through the encounter.  She was so strong and able to yell when I could not find my voice.  I am extemely proud of the way we took direction from Flint and did exactly what we were told to do.  He is the professional.  I am amazed that I could stand and hold that 9 pound rifle steady as a sniper for the time the bear was shaking his head and turning towards us and trying to decide which way he should go.  I laughed when Flint told us not one single male client had ever had his back the way we did with our rifles loaded and right behind him in the confrontation.  All of this was an adrenalen rush that lasted weeks.  It took me days to feel safe and comfortable again.  I would say we had a small amout of post traumatic stress we had to deal with.  As life changing and scarey as this encounter was, I re-booked the trip for next year and added another day to the trip.  I can’t imaging I would have to deal with six bears in two days again.  Surely I am not that lucky.  I will be in good hands with Boulder Basin Outfitters.

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