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Nancy Jo Adams
Nancy Jo Adams is a freelance writer, columnist, dedicated blogger, avid huntress and founder of Ladies in Camo. Introduced to hunting in 2006. Shortly after she started attending women’s events to learn about the sport and took Beginner’s Archery and Shotgunning 101 then set out looking for hunts where she could participate with other women.
Unable to find those hunts, she decided her to coordinate her own. By the 11th hunt she realized there was a need for mentoring women in the sport of hunting; providing them with opportunities to attend economical hunts with quality outfitters for a variety of game animals. Nancy Jo formed Ladies in Camo with the help of other dedica ted women Ladies in Camo was launched on February 29, 2o12.
Ladies in Camo is an advocate for women in the sport of hunting, those that mentor women hunters and to those outfitters who are willing to do all they can to make these hunts, not only successful, but also affordable for women to attend.
Founder of Ladies in Camo
Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA)
Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA)
National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)
Women in the Outdoors (WITO)
Published articles & product reviews for various publications (print & online):
The Outdoor Shopper
Women’s Outdoor News, Guru Huntress Columnist
Woman Hunter Magazine
Blog: Shenanigans From the Field
“Hunt hard, harvest ethically and may your drag be short.” ~Nancy Jo
Teri Landcaster is a native of Florida and currently lives in Ruskin, FL. with her husband, best friend and favorite hunting partner and their 3 four-legged children; who are spoiled rotten. Teri was introduced to hunting by her husband in 2008 years ago and was hooked immediately.
She started out rifle hunting, and in the fall of 2009 picked up a bow and has not put it down since. In Spring of 2009, she achieved a turkey Grand Slam in 3 months. Her proudest moment was in June 2011 when she climbed up a mountain and then shot a 6 ft black bear with her bow. She recently became a board member for a non-profit youth organization that offers second chance alternatives for young men who may have otherwise been caught in the downward spiral of incarceration.
Teri enjoys fishing, writing, reading, boating, pedicures and visiting the beach. Would rather be outside than at her desk and loves sharing tales and pictures of her hunting adventures.
Regional Staff and Membership Coordinator with Ladies in Camo
Field Staff with Prois
Jeanne Peebles was born and raised in Saraland, AL. Married to her best friend, David, for 30 years and has been blessed with daughter Ashley and her fiancé Kenneth. Absolutely loves spending time with family she has worked at Alabama Orthopedic Clinic as a Scheduler/Supervisor for 27 years. Jeanne was raised around hunting and fishing but did not get involved until about 1997 when she started going with her husband as a way to spend time with him. he became her mentor and by her 2nd second year she was hooked.
A whitetail hunter she booked a hog hunt with Nancy Jo and the Ladies in Camo, had a ‘blast’ and hearing everything the Ladies in Camo were doing she wanted to be a part of it. ” I knew after meeting so many great ladies, making life long friends and having them cheer me on as I learned new things that I wanted to encourage others in the same way.”
Outside of hunting and fishing, she enjoy photography, reading, writing, travel and auctions….but would stop doing any of them at a moment’s notice for a chance to be in the woods!
Looking forward to sharing camp and a hunting adventure or two with you somewhere down the road!
Regional Staff and Admin Assistant with Ladies in Camo
Diane Hassinger – Growing up in Mars, Pennsylvania Diane’s family had a fishing camp on the shores of Pymatuning Lake where she could often be found fishing the shallows. No one in her family hunted so she learned about hunting through voraciously reading every book and magazine she could get my hands on. When she married her husband Dale, it was refreshing as he was a hunter and fisherman. Now the family goes on hunting and fishing trips together. Diane and Dale have 4 children; Shannon, Leann and their adopted children Kaitlyn and Cy. Tragically they their son Mathew in a boating accident 15 years ago who died courageously trying to save his friend from drowning. The family has expanded with the addition of 7 grandchildren; Sarah, Ryan, Caleb, Eliana, Ginger, Chaney and Earl.
Having hunted and fished some of the most beautiful places on the world Diane recently hunted plains game in South Africa where she took 6 fantastic trophy animals, the meat from which will feed the local villagers for a long time. This summer she is planning a trophy bear hunt in Saskatchewan and gators with crossbows in Florida.
Diane prefers her compound bow for hunting, she had a bout with breast cancer that resulted in a bilateral mastectomy in 2010. Following surgery among her concerns was if she would ever be able to fish, bow hunt, or shoot shotguns and rifles again. No one had ever asked these questions of her doctors and she was delighted to prove to everyone, that not only is it possible, but one can be successful as well. Working still to build up the muscles destroyed in the surgery, Diane hunts with a crossbow with a handicap designation, as well as my rifles and shotguns.
“We all have scars that have made us the people we are. Emotional or physical, the scars are a reminder of your strength. I am proud to not only say I am a cancer survivor, but I am enjoying life! Nothing can beat taking your kids and grandchildren out, spending the day hunting or fishing together. Everyone should get out and do what they love every opportunity they can.”
“Love the Life you Live, Live the Life you Love” (Bob Marley)
POMA-Professional Outdoor Media Association
NSSF-National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Rifle Association-Life Member
NWTF-National Wild Turkey Federation
Safari Club International
Twenty Up Productions-Pro Staff
Big Bear Scents-Pro Staff
Padi Certified in Open Water Scuba Diving.
Technohunt Bow League @ Shooter’s Showcase
Michelle Harmes – Michelle grew in Alaska and was blessed with a love of fishing, however didn’t start hunting until she was 28. In 2001, she married the love of her life who introduced her to hunting. Grateful for all he has and continues to teach her, she feels he is the best coach/mentor one could ask for as well as an amazing hunting partner.
Having always felt a connection with archery she was hooked from the minute she shot her first arrow. Her first first archery trophy was a Hawaiian sow. Moving to Alabama opened a whole new world of hunting and fishing where Michelle also started bowfishing, a sport that combines her love of archery with her love of fishing.
In the summer of 2011 she joined a women’s hunting forum and was amazed to find other women like herself. She also saw an announcement in the forum for a ladies hunt at an outfitter less than 2 hours from her home, sent an email asking for more information and before Nancy Jo could reply sent another email to book the hunt.
Hunting with an outfitter and other women was a wonderful experience and helped bring Michelle into the Ladies in Camo group and define her goal with Ladies in Camo to encourage other women to hunt, enjoy an amazing time hunting and pass their passion on to others. She knows how important it is to keep our hunting heritage alive and thriving for this generation and those that follow.
“If I am fishing for King Salmon in pristine Alaska, bowfishing alligator in the swamps of Florida, stalking hogs in the hardwood bottoms of Alabama, duck hunting the flooded timber of South Carolina, hunting bear in the isolated woods of Maine, bowhunting whitetail in the hill country of North Missouri, or anywhere else Ladies in Camo takes me, I hope to share camp with you!”
Marisa Futral is a certified wildlife biologist, conservation enforcement officer (AL), FBI certified firearms instructor, National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Instructor, 4-H shotgun instructor, Archery Specialist for the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and accomplished huntress. With her strong teaching background as the Hunter Safety Coordinator with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources she is a vital resource in mentoring women and youth in hunting skills.
As an accomplished shooting sports athlete with numerous sporting clays championships and several archery championships to her credit she is the ideal mentor in encouraging women in shooting sports.
National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA)
The Wildlife Society (TWS)
The Alabama Chapter of the Wildlife Society (ACTWS)
Bowhunters of Alabama (BHA)
Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF)
Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association (ACEOA)
National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
Archery Shooters Association (ASA)
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