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DANA MURRAY
FOUNDER & OWNER

TV HOST ON CANADA HUNTS AIRING MARCH 2021

Location: Innisfil, Ontario

From counting down the days until an opener, packing my gear the night before, to the sounds and smells of the pitch black forest at 4:30 in the morning, it's all a rush for me. Trying to navigate the bush to my tree stand or blind, thinking there could be a predator tracking me keeps me on point. But ultimately, it’s being able to ethically provide for my family. Hunting is about providing for my family and eating healthier knowing that the meat I’ve harvested was done ethically. I have autoimmune disease and recently I discovered I have a sensitivity to nitrates and sulfates, so knowing where my food comes is extremely important. I've taken my love of hunting and transformed it into a passion and career that has been amplified by the fondness to be self-reliant. 
 

I've taken my love of hunting and transformed it into a passion and career that has been amplified by the fondness to be self-reliant. I've been fortunate to have joined forces with other like minded women in the industry and continue to grow; as well and attend events such as trade shows and seminars. I have always had a desire to help educate other women and have a strong belief that more women will become involved in the hunting, fishing, and outdoors community if they are provided the confidence, education and mentors. Canadian Huntress was created in 2019 and I've been fortunate to have joined forces with other like-minded women in the industry and continue to grow this community.

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LEE ROSS
VP of BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

TV HOST ON CANADA HUNTS AIRING MARCH 2021

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Location: Dorset, Ontario
 

The first year I moose hunted three bears were harvested and nobody wanted to field dress them. My husband and someone else did the first two and I stepped up to do the third, the biggest one. Having no experience, I did the best I could. Back at the camp I skinned my first bears. Later that night my husband told me I earned a lot of respect from the other hunters because nobody out of a group of men would step up to dress and skin those bears. 

I grew up fishing with my uncle and stuck with it into adulthood. It wasn’t until more recent years that it became an obsession. As far as hunting, I’ve only been doing it since 2017 and I wasn’t really into it at first. Once I started doing it more I fell in love with it. I love putting in the work to scout and bait, spending time with friends at the hunt camp and harvesting an animal, whether it’s me or someone else, it’s an exciting feeling knowing you were a part of it in some way.

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HAILEY MEENS
TEAM MEMBER

TV HOST ON CANADA HUNTS AIRING MARCH 2021

Location: Plainfield, Ontario 
 

My favourite hunting experience was when I shot my first buck. It wasn’t even the harvesting of the animal, it was the fact my family came out to see my harvest and celebrated with me. Not only did I shoot my first buck on November 8th I shot my second one the morning after, on November 9th.

I have loved being outdoors since I was a child. We didn’t really have a choice, but I wasn’t complaining. It started off with walks in the woods (we lived in the country 400 ft off the road) then as I got older my cousins started hunting and we were ALWAYS into what they were doing. For sure they got annoyed with us always asking to come with them. Then we got to the age where we could get our hunting licence we were all for it. I remember my brother and I taking the test together in an old fire hall in Ivanhoe. Fast forward 7 years waiting in a stand and learning new things every year. I was able to harvest my first buck the day after my brother harvested his first buck. My family have been hunting for years, so I guess you could say “ it’s in my blood”

It’s not always easy being a huntress in this outdoors community. Canadian Huntress brand has allowed me to really stand out and show what I can do as a female hunter, in a predominantly male community. Being a female hunter is something that I take very seriously and hope to pass onto my children one day.  Not only do we as women have a right to be hunters, but yes, sorry men, some of us do hunt better than you. 

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