Check out the Food Afield Podcast on Instagram! Follow along for all of our wild food adventures.Beka Garris is a busy person. Her two young children, outdoor activities, and writing career mean her time is precious. I was grateful then that she set aside a little of her time to chat with us about her tradbow journey here on the podcast. Beka faces a lot of barriers when it comes to being out in the woods with her bow. However, she was determined to keep that part of her life intact and to share it with her kids. Relocating the family, not having access to private land, and naysayers trying to knock her down, it didn't matter to Beka. She is just out doing her thing with a traditional bow in one hand and her daughters in the other. The entire focus of traditional bowhunting for Beka is food, but perhaps even more important, at least right now, is showing her two daughters this sustainable lifestyle. Having young children is not forever, one day she will have all of the time in the world to be out hunting on her own. Right now, that is not the case. The decision is simple, take the kids hunting, or don't go hunting. I admire her focus and determination in this regard. Most of us don't have these limitations. As she says, "If I can do this, so can anyone." Welcome to this traditional bowhunter's journey. Don't forget to visit the Food Afield Podcast website and help keep the show sustainable with the purchase of a $5 membership. Mentioned in this episode:Support the show, become a member!Membership dollars are the only source of income for us. Your membership helps keep the show going and be a part of the improvements you hear! Dollars are reinvested into audio gear and various internet-related hosting fees.Traditional Bowhunter MagazineHeritage. Lifestyle. Community. We at Traditional Bowhunter Magazine strive to provide the best traditional experience for you. Our goal is to encourage a welcoming community focused on a lifestyle that honors the heritage of the traditional bow.
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Mark Hall is quickly becoming one of my favourite people on the planet. His podcast is called “The Hunter Conservationist” if you’d like to check it out.