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I'M DANA

CEO & Founder
Hartington, Ontario

Hunting for me 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 discovered I have a sensitivity to nitrates and sulphates, 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 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 with the confidence, education and mentors to make that happen.

I created Canadian Huntress Inc. 4 years ago with the goal to empower other like-minded women and I've been fortunate to have joined forces with several of them in the industry and continue to grow this community to what it is today. The best is yet to come!

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LEE ROSS

Sales Assistant & Blogger
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

Sales Assistant
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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CAROL LINDE

Pro Staff
Wellandport, Ontario

Hey ya'll! My name's Carol from Wellandport ON. My husband introduced me to hunting and it's been a 5 year learning curve and my love for the outdoors and conservation has been able to grow. I've been able to become chairman of the Delta Waterfowl Grand River Chapter as well as start my own small Taxidermy business. Canadian Huntress has been a big supporter and I'm proud to be involved from the start of this company and being able to watch it grow!

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CASSIE ENRIGHT

Pro Staff
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Hello! My name is Cassie but most people call me Cass for short. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and spent most of my childhood enjoying the outdoors with my family. From +25°c temps to -25°c temps you can find me on a boat or on the ice fishing for all my favourite Manitoba species (walleye, northern pike, catfish). I could sit for hours fishing. As my dad always tells me “a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work”. 

Ive been around hunting my whole life but recently started to get into it myself only in the last couple of years.

 

My favourite memory was 2020 when I decided it was time I try for my first deer. I went out with my dad one very cold November morning and sat all day. It wasn’t until almost closing time when a doe presented herself right in front of me. I took my shot and the rest was history. I had a rush feelings all at once and couldn’t help but think how proud my late grandparents would be. To top it off I was using my late grandfathers gun which made it all the more special. 

Being apart of a team like Canadian Huntress has really fuelled my passion for the outdoors even more and I am so thankful to be surrounded and supported by such amazing and inspirational outdoors women. 

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ERIKA GORGICHUK

Pro Staff
Grand Prairie, Alberta

I am an Outdoors Woman.

 

I was fortunate enough to have been raised around everything outdoors in Northern Alberta. I started hunting and fishing at a very young age. I developed a passion for hunting early in life from my dad who has been an avid outdoorsman his whole life, as well as my grandfather before him. I hunt deer, moose, bear, coyotes and by far my favourite animal to hunt, elk. You could say my hunting is pretty much year-round. When I am not hunting I am planning, scouting and preparing for the next hunting season. I am blessed to have an amazing hunting partner in my husband. He was not a hunter when we met but it didn’t take me long to make him a hunter and share my love of everything outdoors.

Eight years ago I got my first compound bow for Christmas from my husband. That same year I harvested my first bow animal. I didn't realise at the time but it would turn out to be a Pope and Young Elk, my greatest achievement to date. Bow hunting for me has challenged me in ways I never thought possible and that is what I love. The hard work that I put in every season whether it’s successful or not is always a learning experience. Helping to push me further. There is still a long list of hunts I would like to do, but I would say Caribou is on the top. 
Hunting is not just a hobby; it’s my life. Taking an animal field to table and sharing that with family and friends means everything to me. Growing up as a female hunter wasn’t always easy. I joined Canadian Huntress for that reason, to support females and pass it on to the next generations of amazing huntresses.

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ROSE VANROOY 

Pro Staff
Norfolk County, Ontario

Growing up on a tobacco farm in Norfolk county, I learned to love the outdoors at a very early age. My father has always had a huge passion for the outdoors and for fishing. He introduced it to me and my siblings at a very young age. 

 

That passion stuck with me while growing up and when I moved to the Kawartha’s that passion grew into an obsession. 

 

Being surrounded by water everywhere is truly a dream come true. My excitement comes from the entire experience of fishing. It’s waking up early in the morning, and driving to your favourite lake or a new lake.  It’s launching the boat as the sun is rising. I love the calm feeling fishing has always given me. Casting a line out with the anticipation of catching a big fish all while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors around me is my therapy. I am very proud to be a part of the Canadian Huntress team. A team that is always encouraging and promoting other women to have the courage and confidence to get out and enjoy the outdoors. 

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JAMIE VELTMAN
Pro Staff

Prince Edward County, Ontario

Hi I’m Jaime! I am a small town, passionate hunter, angler and full-time Farmer.  Although I've been an outdoors woman my entire life I got into hunting because of my husband and instantly fell in love with the outdoors like I had never seen it before and the beauty it had to offer. Being outdoors became my escape, my answer, and my saving grace. While I’ve always dreamt of living on my little farm harvesting my own vegetables and being self-stainable, hunting and fishing gave me a whole new purpose on how I could provide for my family. It allowed me to enjoy time in the woods with friends and family and create memories of being on the hunt. Through hunting and fishing I’ve created amazing friendships with other huntress’ all around Canada. My goal is to learn something every time I go out. Listen to advice from experienced hunters. Get out there and try new things. Learn from your mistakes, because believe me, there will be plenty made. Most of all, though, enjoy what you’re doing and stay true to who you are and why you want to be a hunter in the first place.

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URSULA POWELL
Pro Staff

Cranbrook, British Columbia

My name is Ursula, friends call me Urs! I grew up in the outdoors with my dad always fishing and surrounded by hunting but got really into hunting & fishing 3-4 years ago. Bass fishing and shooting my bow are my get away and escape! I love to hunt/fish to provide for my family and teach my son along the way. I was fortunate enough to shoot my first deer a couple years ago I’ve been hooked ever since! 

 

Being a female who loves to hunt and fish is not always easy but I strive to always support other women in their journey, and I am constantly growing and learning in my own journey! Being apart of the Canadian Huntress team brings me so much joy seeing so many women support other women in their outdoor life whether it’s someone new or a seasoned vet!

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SARAH HOLMES
Pro Staff

Lyn, Ontario

I’m Sarah, a novice huntress with big dreams. Growing up, I spent a lot of time fishing with my dad. We spent much of our summers sitting on the riverbanks catching bass and perch. Somehow, I became lucky enough to marry a man that has opened up my world to hunting and has introduced me to so many wonderful men and women in the hunting community. My goal is to become more of an independent hunter and to show those ladies starting out late in life that it is possible to do everything you put your mind to.

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