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If you’ve followed along with us, you know that we are deeply invested in eating and cooking healthy food and sourcing the highest quality ingredients possible – and wild, free animals that we’ve hunted are some of the best sources of meat we can find. We went out to harvest our own meat and discovered an entire world of patience, hard work, and peaceful days spent out in nature. Our preferred method of hunting is bow hunting, but we are excited to take on any hunting adventures that we can!

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The First Hunt

Come along on our first ever bow hunt in picturesque Wisconsin as we learn about wildlife conservation, develop archery skills, and discover an even deeper connection to animals, nature, and our food. Friends, hunters, and a conservation expert share their experiences and expertise as Tyler learns to embrace his inner hunter with a beautiful whitetail buck, a ton of patience, and even some heartbreak. This is our First Hunt.

Florida Duck Hunting

This winter we got to spend a morning with our friend Ben McCann and his buddies hunting some beautiful Florida ducks. Our morning turned out to be quite an adventure as Tyler practiced his terrible shotgun skills, we all got harassed by locals and questioned by cops, and the Wild Hixsons got to chow down on some tasty wild duck with friends.

Unexpected Quarries

In hunting, as in life, things don’t always go as planned. In fact, this happens so often that we have discovered a pattern in our recent hunting experiences: coming home with a different animal than we expected! Being adaptable is the name of the game in hunting, and because of our ability to switch gears, we have yet to face a hunt where we leave truly empty-handed. Our unexpected quarries make for good stories, full bellies, and a newfound respect for the animals we hunt.

Missouri Summer

Our Missouri Summer has been filled with firsts: Andrea’s first squirrel hunt, Tyler’s first catch & keep fishing adventure, and our first time breaking in our new shotgun. Despite the heat, humidity, and a plethora of ticks, we wouldn’t have our summer any other way. We’ve got a full freezer, happy hearts, and a healthy sense of accomplishment from some successful hunting and fishing.

The First Hunt

Come along on our first ever bow hunt in picturesque Wisconsin as we learn about wildlife conservation, develop archery skills, and discover an even deeper connection to animals, nature, and our food. Friends, hunters, and a conservation expert share their experiences and expertise as Tyler learns to embrace his inner hunter with a beautiful whitetail buck, a ton of patience, and even some heartbreak. This is our First Hunt.

Florida Duck Hunting

This winter we got to spend a morning with our friend Ben McCann and his buddies hunting some beautiful Florida ducks. Our morning turned out to be quite an adventure as Tyler practiced his terrible shotgun skills, we all got harassed by locals and questioned by cops, and the Wild Hixsons got to chow down on some tasty wild duck with friends.

Unexpected Quarries

In hunting, as in life, things don’t always go as planned. In fact, this happens so often that we have discovered a pattern in our recent hunting experiences: coming home with a different animal than we expected! Being adaptable is the name of the game in hunting, and because of our ability to switch gears, we have yet to face a hunt where we leave truly empty-handed. Our unexpected quarries make for good stories, full bellies, and a newfound respect for the animals we hunt.

Missouri Summer

Our Missouri Summer has been filled with firsts: Andrea’s first squirrel hunt, Tyler’s first catch & keep fishing adventure, and our first time breaking in our new shotgun. Despite the heat, humidity, and a plethora of ticks, we wouldn’t have our summer any other way. We’ve got a full freezer, happy hearts, and a healthy sense of accomplishment from some successful hunting and fishing.

more hunting adventures coming soon…

blog posts

Lessons From Our Second Bowhunting Adventure

Lessons From Our Second Bowhunting Adventure

Lessons From Our Second Bowhunting AdventureWe just spent a week up in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan on our second whitetail deer bowhunt. Our second bowhunt turned out very different from our first; this year we had the pleasure of walking away from our...

Preparing for Bowhunting Season

Preparing for Bowhunting Season

Preparing for Bowhunting SeasonLast year, we went on our first whitetail deer bowhunt in Wisconsin. There is a TON to learn when getting ready for your first bowhunt, and we spent a lot of time researching, educating ourselves, practicing, and buying all the gear we...

Becoming a Hunter

Becoming a Hunter

Becoming a HunterIf I were to go back in time and tell my teenage self that one day I’d become a hunter, I wouldn’t have believed myself. Both of my parents were veterinarians, so growing up, our home was filled with all kinds of furry creatures. I loved all of our...