Editor’s Note: This unique organization, Babes, Bullets, and Broadheads (BBB) was started by three moms who hunt with rifles, muzzleloaders and bows. All three of these ladies - Beverly Sisk, Amanda Chance and Crissy Springer - started hunting as soon as they could walk when their families took them hunting. Today, these ladies take their children hunting. Some years ago, these ladies were aware that somebody should be working to promote women and children in the outdoors, and they decided this would be their mission in life. BBBs host women-only hunts throughout the year, promote and take children hunting and participate in other organizations’ activities to get more women and children involved in hunting sports.
I live in Leoma, Tennessee. I started rabbit hunting with my dad about when I first began to walk. During my teenage years, I had too many other activities and didn’t hunt, although I did fish with my dad. But I never lost my love of the outdoors, and I never stopped wanting to go hunting. So in my 20s, I started hunting again. I was dating a fellow named Rodney Chance, who was totally eaten-up with the hunting bug. I told him, “I so want to go hunting with you.” The first morning I went out and sat in a tree stand with him, I decided hunting was the thing I needed to do for the rest of my life.
We have three children – Raven, Toxey and Jessie - and all three of them hunt and have hunted almost since birth. Toxey was named for Toxey Haas, the founder of Mossy Oak. When you start hunting, I think you choose your flavor in camouflage. Mossy Oak always has been THE pattern for my family, and the people at Mossy Oak always have been the type of people with whom we want to identify. I thought the name Toxey was a unique name, and that my son probably would be the only Toxey in school. His full name is Toxey Browning Chance. We named him for the camo pattern that our family wears, and the guns our family shoots.
All three of our children have taken whitetails. Toxey and Raven both have taken 8-point bucks, and Jessie took her first doe in the 2013 hunting season. I took her to the blind with me and helped her get set-up. She was somewhat fidgety. I sat Jessie between my legs, helped her sight-in when a doe came within range, steadied the shot and then she pulled the trigger. She was shooting a .243, a great rifle for youngsters. It doesn’t have very-much recoil, it’s a light gun, and it doesn’t tend to scare the youngster when it fires. We started all three of our children deer hunting with this gun.
We let the children decide if they want to hunt with mother or daddy. Sometimes my two daughters hunt with their dad, and sometimes they hunt with me. Toxey took two different bucks at two different times sitting between my legs when we were hunting on the ground.
To learn more about Babes, Bullets and Broadheads, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/babesbulletsbroadheads, or Twitter at https://twitter.com/BBBOutdoorGirls. Also you can email us through our website or contact any one of us at Beverly@babesbulletsbroadheads.com, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.