Female Hunter Feature: Savannah Weidner

Carly Brasseux // August 30

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This Female Hunter Feature is for Savannah Weidner. Here we go!

Miss Pursuit Savannah Weidner

Why do you fish and spend time outdoors?

I fly fish because it is what I have been raised to do. My favorite memories in life are my fishing trips with my dad who loves the sport just as much as I do. I love doing what I love with the people I love.

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

On my 10th birthday, my dad took me fly fishing and let me cast on my own for the very first time. I hooked my first brook trout in a small stream in the Uintas.

What do you love most about fishing?

What I love most about fly fishing is the people I get to spend time with while doing what we love. I get to spend time with my family, as well as meet so many new people.

What’s your most memorable fishing experience?

My most memorable fly-fishing experience was this past summer. My dad and I were on our annual fly-fishing trip in Idaho. There was a moment when we both hooked fish at the same time. We laughed as we both reeled in rainbows. It was a very happy moment.

Do you have a favorite wild game recipe?

My favorite wild game recipe is when my parents smoke elk and make burgers.

Miss Pursuit Savannah Weidner

Do you have a dream fishing excursion?

My dream fly fishing excursion would be New Zealand with my dad.

What would you say to other women who haven’t tried fishing yet?

I would tell other women who haven’t spent time fly fishing to not be afraid! It seems complicated and difficult. Not to mention the majority of the sport is practiced by men. However, women should have confidence! It doesn’t take long for women to learn how to out-fish a man. It is so rewarding and happy, and definitely not as hard as it looks!

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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.