Episode 7 – Skullbound TV’s Jana Waller
Today on Talking Mule Deer, we are talking to Jana Waller of Skullbound TV. Jana tells us about her days as a “tomboy” in Wisconsin and her start hunting with her dad, and how hunting has allowed her to connect with her dad and with many other people over the years. Her career life began in investments, but she started writing articles for outdoor publications and that is how she met her partner, Jim Kinsey, who films and produces Skullbound TV – which was at the time the first outdoor hunting show solo hosted by a woman on The Sportsman Channel. She talks about the importance of “branding” hunting in a positive way to boost the credibility of women as hunters. She provides advice on what she’s learned about how to handle the online bullying that is occurring on social media that is increasingly targeting women hunters. Jana also tells us about the artwork that she does on skulls (the genesis of the name “Skullbound”), including the one that she donated to MDF during the 2018 Western Hunting and Conservation Expo. She also talks about her role helping to carry MDF’s message through the work that she does.
The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Get involved in your state or become a member at www.muledeer.org or call 1-888-375-3337.