2008 was the best year of my life so far! God was very good to me that year! He gave me a lot of opportunities to begin sculpting my future of being a professional huntress and spending at least  70% of my time in the outdoors.

In February, I went to the Roanoke Sportsman’s show and met Dennis Campbell and got involved with Hunters Helping Kids(HHK). I went on turkey and deer hunts through HHK. I even got to fish for Striper’s and Catfish. Some trips were successful and some were not. Whether I got something or not, I still had fun and enjoyed spending time with people that were just as crazy about hunting as I am.

Later in the year, I went to an HHK banquet and met Kevin Paulson. He asked me questions about my hunting adventures and I gladly told him my stories. Well, he loved my passion for the outdoors and asked me if I would like to be a Pro-Staff  Team member for his website HuntingLife.com. I was very excited!

I am looking forward to an exciting and busy 2009 season. In May, I will be going on my very first bear hunt in Manitoba, Canada with Kevin and my Dad. I think my Dad is as excited as I am. He has always been very encouraging and supportive about me hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors.

We are already scouting for next deer season and we are looking forward to Spring Gobbler Season.

I’ve got a good feeling that this is going to be a good year!

Taylor Rather Spring Gobbler Season