Janice Baer's Bio

Compound Bows, Deer Hunting

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Janice Baer
I grew up in the city, living just ten minutes from Downtown Minneapolis, and maybe because of this, never knew of anyone who hunted. Certainly not my family. I also never knew anyone who was against hunting. "Hunting" was never brought up so it has always been a non-issue for me. It was like the word never existed in my early life.

However, that would all change one exciting day. 

My love of all things hunting stems from my initial experience at a Becoming an Outdoors Woman event in 1996. Also commonly referred to as BOW. It was there that I shot a bow for the first time. I don't recall ever even hitting the hay bale, since I used a right-handed bow while I later discovered that I'm left eye dominant. Nevertheless, I loved it and thought it was something I could (and would) pursue at home. At that time, I was a stay-at-home mom of four young kids. On Mother's Day of that same year, I bought myself a bow, shot it often, and joined an indoor 3-D league at the local archery range. Listening to the guys at the archery shop always talking about hunting, made me believe that was the next logical step up the ladder of archery, so up I climbed. I love archery in general, but bowhunting in particular.  


With bowhunting being a passion of mine, I have joined several hunting organizations and became members of the following, both past and present: 

    • MN DNR certified Bowhunter Ed Instructor
    • MN Bowhunters, Inc. (MBI)
    • Metro Bowhunters Resource Base (MBRB secretary, BOD and Hunt Coordinator)
    • NorthCountry Bowhunters chapter of Safari Club
    • Nat'l Wild Turkey Federation
    • Wildlife Forever
    • NRA
    • Land o Lakes Bowfishing Association
    • United Foundation For Disabled Archers (UFFDA)

I have been a part of Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) in MN as an archery instructor and Women in the Outdoors (WITO) 


I have also been a photographer for WomenHunters™ and Bowhunting.net at the annual Archery Trade Association (ATA) show. 

My love of hunting landed me a job first at Double Bull Archery making hunting ground blinds for several years. Then I helped make FireTape for WildTech Corp, owned by co-WomenHunter™ staff member Linda Kistler-Dahlin.

I'm strictly a bow gal and have tagged whitetail deer, black bear, wild turkey, wild hog, rabbits, squirrels and raccoons with my bow, and rough fish while bowfishing.

Other hobbies I have are sometimes incorporated into my hunting endeavors.

For example, I love to take landscape and nature photographs, and I also dabble in some poetry, which often comes to me while sitting on stand or in a blind.


"There's no place that I'd rather be,

than out in the woods, just God and me."




























Articles by Janice Baer Reviews by Janice Baer
Turkey Season - Are You Ready For It?  

Tumbleweed Chili

Chippewa Wedge-Loc Treestands

Hunting With Pantyhose

Skull Hooker


Get Plastered


Grim Reaper Broadheads

2013 Compound Bows 

LumaWraps By Eze-Eye Archery Products

Misadventures of Miss Adventure

Mom's Day Out: BOW

Prepare Now

Picking Your Treestand

Gettin’ Ready For Spring Turkey Hunting

Somewhere Else

Winter Bowfishing

The Mail Box

Roaming Wyoming & The Sights That I Saw - A Photo Montage

Trick or Treat! The Halloween Hunt

Annie Trampelope

Free Birds

Turkey Torture

Camo Hunting Trailer

Tips From a Blind Woman

~Woman Hunter~

The Evil Tree

Amusing Memories Born From Stupidity

Bunny Buster

Cactus, Coulees & Cow Pies

Herniated Harvest

FINALLY! First Deer

Day of Redemption

2005 National Bowhunt

Wyoming Double Deer Kill

Hogs & Aoudads & Fallow, Oh My!

The Merriment of Merriam’s

Turkey Time

Shoot Something!

When Hunting Hurts

The Waiting Game

Meal Preparation With Broadheads

Health Alert! Please Be Aware!

"On-Hold Hunting" A Personal Journey

Proudest Shot And the Humor That Goes With It

2006 ATA Show Photos

2006 Twin Lake Bow Benders & WomenHunters 3D Shoot (Photos)

WomenHunters Mid-west 3-D Archery Tournament

2005 Twin Lake Bow Benders & WomenHunters 3D Shoot


Lumenoks - Burt Coyote Co.

McKenzie Fan Duffle Bag

The Power of Pink - 2010

Bogs Mocs It’s All About Sole

Hunters Safety System’s Tree Stalker

Bigger Isn’t Always Better – 2008 Update

RAGE 2-Blade Broadheads

Mossy Oak Apparel Pass Through Gloves

LimbSavers® by SVL

Trophy Taker Top Pin Sight

T.R.U.Ball Cyclone Release

QAD Ultra-Rest

HHA Sports Opti-Tune D.A.R.T. Drop Away Rest

Copper John Dead Nuts Hunting Sight

Tru-Fire Stealth Release

Archery Shooter Systems

Archery Stand-By Ultimate Bow Stand by Wildwood Innovations

Camo Handbags By Poske Designs

Ghost Camo – Montana Camo Inc.

Bogs Classic High Boot

Danner Pronghorn Boots

Wolverine Boots

XScent Odor Eliminating Socks

Jennings CK 3.5

Mathews Outback Revisited

Renegade Tominator II

When Bigger Isn't Always Better

FireTacks & FireTape by WildTech

Essential Gear – Luxeon Star LED Head Lamp

Sportz Full Size SUV Tent by Napier Enterprises

Primal Dreams

The Better To See You With My "Deer" Nikon Optics

Rhino Block

Rinehart’s 3-D Broadhead Deer Target

Primos Turkey Calls