Alyssa Haukom's Bio

I grew up in Wisconsin and have lived in this beautiful state my entire life. As a young girl I fished the Rock River with my family and camped & boated all over Wisconsin. I was a fish myself—loved being around and in the water as much as possible. In college I met my husband Brian; an avid outdoorsman and bowhunter, and picked up a bow myself in 1982. Bowhunting remains my #1 passion to this day, a passion my husband and I share and pursue every chance we get.

Over the years I’ve traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada hunting deer, bear, elk, antelope, wild hog, mountain lion, pheasants and turkeys with either my beloved Mathews bow(I Use a 60 lb. Drenalin now), my 12 ga. Winchester, or my Thompson Center Encore 12 ga., .243 or .30-06.

I’ve bowfished for shark, redfish, gar and all kinds of carp in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas with AMS Bowfishing….great friends and great times.

I joined WomenHunters in 2002 as a staff writer, and it’s been an amazing ride since then. It’s interesting to see how women’s place in hunting has evolved over the last three decades since I started hunting, and I’m so very proud to be a part of the positive changes I’ve witnessed.   Being a member of WomenHunters has enabled me to share my experiences and knowledge, positively influence others, promote women & hunting, and promote conservation through my freelance outdoor writing, radio interviews and TV appearances.

I write for WomenHunters, Bass Pro Shops and Wisconsin Outdoor News, appear on bowfishing DVD’s sold nationwide and have been a guest on various local & national radio & television shows.

I’ve been happy with my success in the industry and in the field but have had tough years as well. Since 2013 I’ve had my own battle with Thyroid Cancer. With each surgery and radiation treatment my goal was the same: return to the woods or water as quickly as I could. Returning to the outdoors became my goal and my therapy; I found it was not just instrumental for me physically but that it was vital to my soul. It’s also vital that I share my passion with others and persuade others to enjoy what I see and feel out there. So…. I hope you’ll join me.

May you all discover what feeds your soul and strive to share your passion and knowledge while encouraging others to live life outdoors.


Pro Staff - WomenHunters
Pro Staff Coordinator
Past President & VP – Womenhunters

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Articles by Alyssa Haukom

Nick's Lucky 12s - One Memorable Turkey Hunt

Keep your shooting hot!

Spring Bowfishing Preparation

Don't Use Common Scents During Deer Season

"How Do I Start Hunting?"

Stalking Montana Antelope

Not an Ugly Bear in Sight at Ugly Bear Lodge

I just want to Hunt

In a South Carolina Second

Late Season Luck

Bowhunting Travel Destinations: Giles Island, Mississippi

Oklahoma Hog Hunt

Bowfishing the Eau Pleine Reservoir

Bowfishing the Bayou

Bad Boy Buggies Writer’s Hunt

Opening Day Double

First Shot

Mother’s Day Magic

“Birthday Bird”

Cuttin' It Up

Hot Hunt in Kansas

Late May Wisconsin Gobbler

A Kansas Rio to Remember

Double Bull T5 Blind – Review

Women Hunters Christmas Wishes

Harvesting Memories

My Weekend Bag Limit

Mother’s Day Morel Hunt

Linda Burch New Executive Director - WomenHunters

How to Prepare for Your First Elk Bowhunt

Hunting Boots Buyer's Guide for Women:

Bow Sight Buying Guide:

Guidelines for Women's Hunting Clothing

Release Aids - Choosing the Right One

Choosing a Turkey Decoy

Teaching Young Archers and Hunters

Bowfishing Basics

Prepare for Bear -- A bowhunter's Guide

Choosing Women's Fishing Clothes


Reviews by Alyssa Haukom

Wolverine Ridgeline Women’s Boot

SHE Safari – New Camo made just for Women!

New… Scent-Lok Apparel for Ladies!

The Mathews Drenalin

The Mathews Switchback XT

The Mathews Outback

Gunzilla™ BC-10 Gun Cleaner Review

ThermaCELL® Mosquito Repellent Product Review

Fishgillz Sunglasses

Montana Decoy Inc. – Turkey Decoy Review

Use Video Archery to Sharpen Your Hunting Skills