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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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KASSANDRA AGARAND
TEAM MEMBER

TV HOST ON CANADA HUNTS AIRING MARCH 2021

 Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

I'n 2019 I harvested a massive Saskatchewan non typical whitetail. Net scoring 233 2/8, it is the largest non-typical whitetail ever arrowed by a female in the world.  The hunting experience is 2nd only to me taking my Mom out to harvest her first Whitetail ever! The day before the hunt, I took her to the range where she fired her first ever shot, it looked good so she said she didn’t want to, waste the good ones and she was ready to go out the next morning. We spotted a buck coming across an open field and would cross my mom at about 25 yards. He had no idea we were there. She was going to fire from a kneeling position but buck fever kicked in. I kept yelling at a whisper “ shot mom, shoot”, she looked at me and said she couldn’t because she was shaking so bad. I reminded her to take a breath and steady herself all well the buck decided to stop dead in front of us. BANG, the shot was good and the buck was down. One of the coolest moments and one that I will never forget. 

My dad hunted for substance growing up but it was never something he took his 5 daughters to do with him (we did all go once). We grew up eating venison and Dad always had a good hunting story when he came home. We were all so fascinated watching mom and dad process the deer in the garage. It wasn’t until after I had my daughter that I decided to take my love for the outdoors and go on a new adventure. I wanted to be able to provide for her as well as show her the strength as a woman, we are not limited by labels and can wear the hat that we choose. The first time I shot a bow, the draw length was 30 (I’m a 26) and the poundage was way to high… never the less, I hit that target and fell in love with the feeling I got when I let that arrow buck. I am now on a quest not just to provide for my daughter but to break trail, create traditions and instill all that encompasses the huntress lifestyle.  

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