The Artemis Podcast
Join Marcia Brownlee and Ashley Chance as they talk to the adventurous, accomplished women who are redefining conservation through their lives in the field and on the water.
The Mentor-Mentee Relationship with Kathy Stevens & Erin Glen
An experienced hunter as a huge wealth of knowledge to offer newbies, so how can new hunters be poised to receive this wisdom? In this episode we talk with Kathy Stevens and Erin Glen. Kathy has been hunting turkey and deer for more than 40 years. Erin’s a brand-new hunter. The two of them met at an Artemis event, and a mentorship ensued. There are things new hunters can do to better their odds of landing under the wing of a more skilled hunter. Getting out there helps, but it also comes down to things like practicing using your firearm and being a good partner in the field.
2:00 Forty years of hunting experience… #huntergoals
5:00 Becoming a mentor
6:30 “Every spring since 1979 I’ve taken two weeks of vacation to go wild turkey hunting.”
7:30 What inspires us to become hunters?
9:00 Artemis turkey camp – camp set-up, private versus public lands in South Carolina, and frigid temps in what’s supposed to feel like spring
12:00 You can learn loads just by being in the field, even without seeing your quarry
16:00 Mentoring a new hunter when you haven’t seen a deer on your last six hunts… THEN, back-to-back mentor/mentee shots
20:00 Friendship beyond the field – moving a mentorship from the woods to the tennis court
26:00 Mentors/mentees benefit from each other; it’s a generous, giving spirit that makes the relationship work
27:00 It helps a mentor if a mentee comes as competent as possible – practice using your gun, log days at the shooting range, etc
28:00 You’ve got your hunter’s ed certificate, you’ve watched some MeatEater… what’s next?
30:00 As a new hunter, planning what you’ll try next… “two new species a year”
32:00 Artemis South Carolina Rabbit Hunt registration filled up in two minutes so not much to share here
36:00 Do you keep a journal of your hunts?
44:00 Hunting your favorite quarry (turkeys) in a new place
46:00 Learning to eat organ meats (pssst… deer liver? not like beef liver)
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