Cindy Barlow is the sixth female hunting outfitter to be licensed in the state of Wyoming. When she’s not guiding trips for her business, Antelope Creek Outfitters, Cindy is introducing her grandkids to the outdoors, staying active in local politics, and polishing her skills as a craftswoman by sewing hides. Cindy joins Artemis this week to tell stories about what it was like raising her family in the outdoors, from the time her own kids treed a cougar with their dog Little Ann, to the time her grandson told her, “Grandma can’t catch Nemo.” Cindy’s life has been robust with new challenges and deep connections. We’re thrilled to have her on the program.

  • 2:35 – What’s in Cindy’s freezer?
  • 3:17 – Merlin’s Hide Out (tanning) in Thermopolis, Wyo.
  • 4:37 – Cindy acquires leather sewing machine, a game changer
  • 5:20 – Cindy using fur scraps for Christmas ornaments
  • 6:40 – Maggie the entomologist wants a dermestid beetle colony
  • 7:43 – Serving in elected office in Wyoming
  • 8:05 – Cindy becomes the 6th female hunting outfitter in Wyoming
  • 10:25 – Why can’t gramma catch Nemo? 
  • 11:07 – Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James
  • 12:05 – Little Ann, and that moment when your kids tree their first mountain lion
  • 13:35 – Access to public lands is key for kids to keep one foot in the wild
  • 16:10 – Cougars and the places they hang
  • 18:25 – Go Confident in the Wild
  • 19:20 – On predator sense… how do you teach someone to notice when they’re in lion or bear habitat? 
  • 21:00 – When a wolf looks you in the eye
  • 24:25 – Becoming a licensed outfitter and making a passion into a job
  • 25:10 – Antelope Creek Outfitters
  • 26:20 – A bunch of non-hunters is sitting around a table for dinner when a pack-out SOS comes in. What happens next? 
  • 29:31 – Storm Creek Outfitters, Darby, MT
  • 32:10 – Because who doesn’t need a good self-help read? “Goodbye Insecurity, You’ve Been a Poor Friend” while you’re bear hunting
  • 34:10 – Cindy hunts her first bear
  • 36:20 – Raising wildlings – giving your kids an intro to the hunting/fishing lifestyle early