Katie Austin Payne

Katie is a young, well-rounded sportswoman living in the Rockies with her family, horses, and dogs. She is a bowhunter's education instructor, equestrian, angler, rifle competitor, target archer, college student, and artist passionate about sharing her experiences with others. In addition to playing outside and writing about it, Kate enjoys farming, raising dogs, and working in youth ministry. As a first-generation sportsman, Katie is extremely dedicated to opening doors for newcomers and the next generation to get outside.

Katie Austin Payne
berry foraging

Berry Foraging for Beginners

For some, Spring means releasing home-raised butterflies, watching young deer sport their budding antlers, or experiencing the symphony of riverside hatches and frog songs. For others still, it means opportunity for natural forage and taking advantage of the bounty of the land. The hunt for colorful wild berries makes for an excellent wilderness treasure hunt …

Berry Foraging for Beginners

outdoor recreation

6 Feet Apart: Outdoor Recreation in the Age of Social Distancing

As our news cycle, grocery store shelves, and casual conversations are ransacked by COVID-19, infection rates rise and international restrictions tighten. Normal people across the globe attempt to find the middle-ground between mass hysteria and gross negligence. In the wake of closed entertainment facilities, canceled gatherings, restaurant bans and gyms, many have found the importance …

6 Feet Apart: Outdoor Recreation in the Age of Social Distancing

ice fishing

Ice Fishing: The Chilly Girl’s Guide to Base Layers

As any outspoken advocate for sportswomen and ice fishing has learned, throughout your quest to pave the way for and encourage other women to enjoy outdoor recreation, you begin to notice certain patterns.  One such pattern I’ve noticed is a marked decrease in participation in outdoor recreation during the winter months. While this could be …

Ice Fishing: The Chilly Girl’s Guide to Base Layers

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