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Andrea Crider
Hometown: West Plains, MO
Resides in: West Plains, MO
Profession: Social Media Specialist at Browning Trail Cameras
Founder/Owner at Huntress View and Rustic Tines
Favorite game to hunt: Pheasant
Where I hunt: Missouri, Arkansas
Andrea Crider is an avid hunter from Southern Missouri who enjoys hunting a variety of game from waterfowl and upland birds to deer and turkeys, just to name a few. From hunting, her love of running trail cameras formed and she and her family can be found year-round hanging and checking trail cameras around their property. No matter what the outdoor adventure, ALPS Outdoorz has a pack for Andrea to take along and make her time in the outdoors more enjoyable. Andrea is the social media specialist for Browning Trail Cameras and is also the founder of the Huntress View, an organization formed to help strengthen the ever-growing community of women hunters.
Why I choose ALPS OutdoorZ gear
ALPS OutdoorZ understands that many women hunt just as hard as the men do and that we also need high quality and functional products that suit our hunting needs. Every year, ALPS nails it with their new/innovative hunting products for both men and women, and no matter what or where I'm hunting, I know there is an ALPS pack or product for it!
My favorite ALPS OutdoorZ products
Favorite hunting story
During the 2013/14 Missouri Deer Season, I hunted extremely hard all season long—bow, rifle and muzzle loader season—and had several mishaps and even a miss at what would have been my biggest buck to date at the time. On the very last day of bow season in January, I decided to try one last time. I didn't have high hopes, as the temperature was unseasonably warm—in the 60s—with pretty high wind gusts as well. Thankfully I stuck it out, because that afternoon I was only in the stand for about 30 minutes when the buck I had been after came out in front of me at 20 yards! I shot him, and as he bucked after the shot, both of his antlers flew off of his head as he was running off, landing about 15–20 feet apart from each other. It was such a neat experience, but it definitely made it a little difficult to get trophy photos afterwards!
Hunting tips from Andrea Crider
Here is a good rule of thumb to help determine what your draw weight should be on your bow for hunting: Get your bow & sit down in a chair. Pull your feet up so they aren't touching the ground & pull your bow back. If you can't get it back, or are struggling too much, you are pulling too much weight. I only shoot about 45 pounds, and that's really all you need.
Organizations I Support
  • Pheasants Forever
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
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