Female Hunter Feature: Martha Spencer

Carly Brasseux // August 9
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This Female Hunter Feature is for Martha Spencer. Here we go!

Martha Spencer is a former broadcast meteorologist turned Outdoor Tv show host and offshore fishing captain. Martha quit her job in the news industry to work offshore; she got her captain's license in 2018 as well as started Bayou Wild TV. The outdoors is her passion!

Miss Pursuit Martha Spencer

Why do you spend time outdoors?

I love to show women and people who may be intimidated to get into the outdoors that it is for EVERYONE who wants to do it! I am one of two female captains in the northern Gulf of Mexico running offshore charters and anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

When was your first fishing memory, and how old were you?

Fishing the Rhode Island sound with my family when I was 10.

What do you love most about spending time outdoors?

I love the freedom of being outside and the non discriminatory lifestyle of the outdoors. It’s the great equalizer!

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What’s your most memorable fishing experience?

We fought a swordfish for 5.5 hours that we hooked at 4 PM after a full day of tuna fishing. Boated a 300lb boat best at 9:30 PM and returned to the docks when everyone was gone around 11 PM!

Miss Pursuit Martha Spencer

Do you have a favorite wild game or fish recipe?

I don't have any favorite recipes; but I love snapper ceviche, seared wahoo and axis back straps most!

Do you have a dream hunting excursion?

My two dream hunts are mountain lion; and archery elk somewhere out west!

What would you say to other women who haven’t tried spending time outdoors yet?

Don’t let anyone intimidate you! We all started as beginners from all over. The outdoors is for EVERYONE. Finding a mentor is very beneficial… but just put yourself out there! There are plenty of groups for women too on social media to help!

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About the Author

Carly Brasseux

Carly Brasseux is a determined and passionate freelance outdoor writer, published author, business owner and social media/marketing consultant based in Texas. In a world where women are the fastest growing segment of the hunting population, she is a major proponent of those women wanting to learn more about the outdoors and hunting. Her handle, Miss Pursuit, is an expression of her enthusiasm for all things outdoors, from educating women through her experiences learning to hunt over the last decade, to getting out with her kids to explore the wild. Her expertise in social media and marketing, as well as her vast network of people in the outdoor industry, have given her the influence to make an impact for years to come. Member of the Mule Deer Foundation, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Stewards of the Wild and the Texas Wildlife Association.