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DANA MURRAY
FOUNDER & OWNER

TV HOST OF CANADIAN HUNTRESS ON WILDTV (airing 2021)

Location: Innisfil, Ontario

Favourite animal to hunt: I can't pick just one, so geese & deer

Favourite fish to target: Lake trout and bass

Dream fishing trip: Deep sea fishing

Firearm of choice: Mossberg 12 ga semi-auto & Mossberg Patriot .308 & 30-06 Bolt Action

Dream hunting or fishing trip: Big Horn Sheep in BC & Elk in Alberta

How/why did you get into the outdoors?:

I've been hunting for 3 years and I love the pull it has on me. I've built many friendships through my hunting and outdoor adventures. My most memorable experience is hard to pinpoint but rather an overall enjoyment for waterfowl and big game hunting. Fishing to me is not only a passion but a very much mental solace from our day to day and something I've done since I was a toddler.

 

Whether I’m counting down the days until an opener, to packing my gear the night before, to the sounds and smells of the pitch black forest at 4:30 in the morning are a rush. Trying to navigate to my tree stand or blind, and thinking there could be a predator tracking me keeps me on point. But ultimately, it’s being able to ethically provide for my family. Knowing where my food comes from and that I’m able to provide for my family means the world to me. In this day and age where the cost of chicken is on the rise, or being limited on how many packs of ground beef you’re allowed to put in your shopping cart is a clear indication that we need to be more self-reliant. 

 

Hunting means everything to me. It’s about providing for my family, eating healthier knowing that the meat I’ve harvested hasn’t been pumped full of additives. I have auto immune disease, and recently I discovery I have a sensitivity to nitrates and sulfates, so knowing where my food comes is extremely important.

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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 likeminded 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 hunting and  the great outdoors once the "boys club" stigma is removed by more involvement and education for women participants.​​

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LEE ROSS
EVENT COORDINATOR & TEAM MEMBER

TV HOST OF CANADIAN HUNTRESS ON WILDTV

Location: Dorset, Ontario

Favourite animal to hunt: Bear & goose

Favourite fish to target: Lake trout

Firearm of choice:12 ga pump action 

Favourite hunting or fishing experience: 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. 

How/why did you get into the outdoors?: 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 OF CANADIAN HUNTRESS ON WILDTV

Location: Plainfield, Ontario 

Favourite animal to hunt: Deer 

Favourite fish to target: Bass 

Firearm of choice: Mossberg 20 ga  

Dream hunting trip: A moose hunt up north 

Dream fishing trip: Salmon fishing somewhere! 

Favourite hunting or fishing experience:  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.

How/why did you get into the outdoors?:  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 OF CANADIAN HUNTRESS ON WILDTV

 Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Favourite animal to hunt: EVERYTHING... Whitetail & Mule Deer, Bear..

Favourite fish to target: Walleye & Burbot

Firearm of choice: My compound Bow but I have a lot of fun with my Savage 22-250.

Favourite hunting or fishing experience: *All of them, really!*  My 2019 archery whitetail season is one for the books. I harvested a massive Saskatchewan non typocal 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. 

How/why did you get into the outdoors?: 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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