Hello Ladies! My name is Tammie Braxton. I have hunted almost my entire life. My daddy (Daddy's Girl) put a gun in my hand when I was just 5 years old and a fishing pole about the same time. So I grew up with 4 brothers and both parents, hunting, fishing, and farming in Johnston County, NC. I was taught the value in providing for myself and my family with what the Earth has to offer. To give thanks for what the Lord has created and to do so respectfully. We grew up dirt poor, so it was a way of life. I hunted rabbits and squirrels while growing up. I got into shooting competitions while in my teens after moving to Randolph County. I didn't get into hunting deer until my 20's after getting married and moving to Rockingham County but was never taught really how to.
I got busy raising my kids and working and got away from it for the most part. I waited until they were teenagers to try to teach them. The girls weren't interested, but my son was. I have 2 daughters 33 and 30 and my son passed away in 2011 at the age of 18.
Fast forward to 2015. I moved to the Jackson's Creek area of Trinity, NC onto a farm once again. With plenty of area to hunt. My fella, Jeff gave me some really great directions that I had to put my own spin on (of course) for it to work for me. He's proud of what I can do while at the same time trying to micromanage because I'm female. (Eye roll) So allow him to think he's in charge and then do what I have found works best for me. Honestly, I usually put more deer in the freezer than he does.
At the present, I have 4 grandkids. A granddaughter who is 10, who I am delighted to say loves hunting and fishing. Her archery skills definitely surpasses my own! And 2 of my 3 grandsons are wanting hunting lessons this season. I will do my best with them as time allows because I'm also a truck driver. I'm blessed to be able to teach the next generation!
If I can ever be of help to any of you ladies, just ask. I'm not afraid to ask a question when I have one!