In early October, I got the chance to sit down with Jada Johnson, who co-hosts Big Boys TV on the Sportsman Channel with her dad Kevin Johnson, at their studio just outside Gaylord, Michigan. Even more impressive than that, though, is the time she spends mentoring new female hunters of all ages through her all-girls boot camp. It was just a few days into Michigan's archery season and she was fresh in from a morning hunt waiting on a buck she'd been watching for years, still in camo. We talked about a wide range of issues, from the growing influence of female hunters and her role models and favorite hunts, to issues like the Michigan Youth Hunt, how she feels after a kill, how to approach non-hunters, and even quality deer managment. Her honest answers throughout the interview were refeshing and appreciated. You can watch Big Boys TV on the Sportsman Channel Sundays, July through December at 7:30am and 2:00pm. - Drew YoungeDyke, Editor
Backpackers have a saying: "Hike your own hike." Michigan Out-of-Doors editor Drew YoungeDyke explains why a similar mantra is needed for hunting.