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Finding Love in Life and for the Outdoors in Devils Lake North Dakota - 037

Unlike a lot of women who have a passion for hunting and fishing, Jade Ledochowski didn't grow up in a family that participated in those types of activities. Born and raised near Lake Winnipeg, her family was preoccupied with various sports such as hockey and baseball. It wasn't until she went off to college and met her boyfriend Garrett Bonham that she stepped outside of her comfort zone and now she's all in! Garrett is a fishing guide in Devils Lake North Dakota. I had the pleasure of...


This Northwoods Outdoors Woman Is No Decoy, She's the Real Deal! - 036

Barb Carey talks to the epitome of a Northern Minnesota Outdoors Woman. Carol Cheney is an avid hunter and targets bear, deer, and grouse. Her Northwoods lifestyle includes a variety of activities that provide food for her family. In the winter, Carol spears Northern Pike and hand carves all her own decoys. The decoys are works of art and are designed to swim with specific movements in the water. The decoys are beautifully painted. Carol thinks her experience as a cake decorator helps her...


7 Tips to Increase Your Hunting Performance with Huntress Health - 035

Here we are, November 27th...and suddenly we're in the thick of hunting season AND the holidays. Having just come off Thanksgiving Day in the United States, if you’re anything like me, you may have indulged in some overeating. Most people only have to contend with one Thanksgiving feast, but I had THREE (two of which were on the same day). And the scale isn’t being my friend. That being said, I thought, what better topic to get us back on track than this one. On today’s episode, I am joined...


Fowl Story Time with Hunting Mentor Chris Boche - 034

Deer season is upon us and hunters are flocking to the woods to participate in this highly anticipated annual ritual. Part of the experience is being at camp and sharing stories with your hunting pals. One friend of mine has had over 60 decades of experience with hunting and fishing adventures and she has some stories that are priceless. One day she and I were sitting in my garage having a beer and she started talking about hunting. I saw my podcast recorder laying on the table in front of...


Tips and Advice for Building Confidence in Your Outdoor Pursuits with Nicole Stone - 033

Freelancer, YouTuber & Outdoor Adventurer Nicole Stone joins Angie Scott on this episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast. Nicole shares her story of growing up in the midwest, her 1st buck at the young age of twelve, and much more. She also shares with us her strategy for building confidence and getting yourself to the point where you are comfortable getting out there fishing and hunting solo! Speaking of going solo, one of Nicole's most popular YouTube videos to-date is from a...


The Fishing Careers Workshop: Hosts Angie Scott and Barb Carey Meet in Person!

Barb and I recap our experience at the Fishing Careers workshop, talk about some of the present challenges women in the industry face, progress that has been made thus far, and ways we want to help continue the growth of women in the sport. One of those ways is by providing our listeners with a list of resources. As promised in this episode, I've started building this list. You can find this list at We need your help. Please email me at


One of the Most Influential Female Anglers in North America: Yvonne Brown from Ontario Women Anglers - 031

A passion for fishing flows through Yvonne’s blood much like hockey does with most Canadians. Her desire to learn all she can, and in turn share it with the ever-growing group of Ontario Women Anglers, is unmatched. Yvonne started the Women’s fishing organization about 7 years ago and creates opportunities for Women to get on the water. Bass tournaments, fly fishing, ice fishing and even trout and salmon fishing are available options for the gals to choose from. Being based out of an area...


Labrador: A Legendary Fishing Destination Conquered on the Fly with Nome Buckman - 030

On The Woman Angler & Adventurer Facebook Group we recently asked, "What's your bucket list fishing destination?" Responses ranged from Alaska to the Amazon. Not surprisingly, Labrador, which is the topic of today's podcast, was not left out from the list of responses. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Nome Buckman. We met in person in downtown Nashville to discuss her recent adventure to Labrador and subsequent article about her experience which you will find in DUN...


Fish Camp Radio LIVE! - 029

On this week’s episode of The Woman Angler and Adventurer, Barb Carey records an episode from a WI Women Fish event called Fish Camp, and there were 70 Women in the audience. This is the first show of this nature and it was exciting to be recording with a room full of cheering anglers. The women were gathered to attend the 12th annual Fish Camp, which is a long weekend of fishing, learning, meeting new people, and basking in an environment of support and camaraderie. This years motto was “...


Inspiration and Sound Advice: Professional Woman Walleye Tournament Angler Reveals What It Takes - 028

On this week's episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer, Barb Cary interviews one of the few female professional walleye tournament anglers around. Meet Brenda Picht. Born and raised in the Northwoods of Minnesota, Brenda has been fishing since childhood. It was only natural for her to begin tournament fishing 20 years ago. She "tricked" her husband into his 1st tournament one weekend while camping with some friends. They ended up taking home 1st place in the perch division and he was...


Dreaming Big to Reach Gender Parity in Fly Fishing | Orvis 50/50 on the Water Campaign - 027

Meet Jackie Kutzer and Christine Atkins, the women behind the Orvis 50/50 On the Water campaign. The ultimate goal of the campaign, which started in the spring of 2016, is to reach gender parity (50/50 by 2020) in the sport of fly fishing. They’ve been working on achieving this goal through a variety of initiatives, which Jackie and Christine outline on this episode. These include everything from women-specific gear development to free women's only Fly Fishing 101 classes to partnerships...


Cassy Geurkink, Only Woman Charter Captain in Lake of the Woods - 026

We would like you to meet Captain Cassy Geurkink, a charter Captain in Lake of the Woods MN. Cassy's passion for fishing started as a small child. Her parents were tournament anglers and her and her sister grew up in the boat. She grew up fishing on Mille Lacs Lake and fished when ever she could. After her father moved to the Lake of the Woods area, Cassy came to visit and fell in love with the area. The vast waters of Lake of the Woods is a special place and she wanted to be on the water...


Be the Change You Wish to See in the World, Be the Adventuress: Featuring Jennifer Pudenz from Adventuress Magazine - 025

On episode 25 of The Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast, Angie Scott sits down with the Adventuress herself, Jennifer Pudenz. Jennifer founded Adventuress Magazine in 2014, with the 1st issue being published in the spring of 2015. She has an incredible story and a true passion for showcasing real women in the fishing, hunting and the outdoors world who might not otherwise have the opportunity to be featured in an outdoors publication. All of the articles featured in Adventuress are written...


Fishing Her Way from Minnesota to Alaska, Barb Talks to 14 Year-Old Hailey Alfson - 024

While fishing in Lake of the Woods, Barb ran into a 14-year-old angler, named Hailey, who was just returning from Alaska. Earlier this summer, Hailey and her Mom left their home in Minnesota and drove to Alaska, fishing along the way. She fished in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and finally arrived in Alaska. The summer was spent on the Kenia Peninsula catching Grayling, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Cutthroat, Rainbow, Lake Trout, Halibut,...


Global Girl Shannon Rizzo Talks World Travel and Adventure - 023

Traveling to and exploring third world countries alone isn't something you hear of a lot of women out there doing, but founder of Global Girl Life Shannon Rizzo isn't afraid! In fact, she prefers it! Shannon joins Angie Scott on this episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer to talk about her starting Global Girl Life, shares a couple great travel adventure stories, and gives some really valuable advice for women interested in traveling abroad solo. It was a fun night, hanging out on the deck...


From Jet Ski Racing to Ice Fishing to Captaining Charters, Shelly Holland Trusts Her "Into Wishin'" to Lead the Way - 022

Shelly Holland’s motto is, “Smile at the world and the world will smile back.” That must be true, because whenever I am near Shelly, I find myself smiling ear to ear. Shelly has forged her own path and has the determination to accomplish making her dreams come true. From a jet ski racer, professional ice angler, and now onto a charter boat captain in the Apostle Islands, Shelly lives her dreams. Listen in as she tells her story. - Barb Carey Additional Resources: Escape ExcursionsThe...


Bonus Episode! Special Announcement: Wild Barb Carey Joins the Show as Co-Host! - 021

Welcome to a very special and exciting bonus episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer! We've got a big announcement and it is definitely bonus episode worthy! You may remember Barb Carey from episode 4 of the It Pays to Fish Podcast. Well, we've now teamed up to create The Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast 2.0 for you! The fit could not be more perfect. One of Barb's mantra's is "We're better together." and Angie Scott couldn't agree more. So hang on tight as we pool our resources to...


Crucible Moments Setting the Course for One Outdoors Woman - 020

Ali Juten, or "Ali Up North" as she's known online, has had several crucible moments in her life that defined her path to focus on her passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors. You get the pleasure of hearing about them first-hand on this episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer! They are moments I'm sure many of us women can relate to- not being taken seriously, not being welcome into the "boys club," etc. You'll be inspired to hear how Ali has handled these turning point experiences...


Hunt, Fish, Travel No Holds Barred! - 019

On this episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast I feature another female podcaster with a passion for hunting, fishing and other adventures. Her name is Carrie Zylka and she hosts the award winning Hunt Fish Travel Podcast , which is the 1st female hosted hunting podcast out there. You are going to love her inspiring just do it attitude! She's even done some do it yourself solo hunting trips, which is not something you see many women getting out there and doing. Be sure and check...


Female Anglers Making Waves With - 018

In this episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast, I had the pleasure speaking with Rachel Piacenza, Director of Marketing for the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). Rachel grew up in the midwest and developed a passion for fishing from a very young age. She loved it so much that she set out to tie in fishing with her professional pursuits. After working for a time for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, she uprooted to Alexandra, VA to join RBFF to see how...