Brenda Potts'  Field Journal
Bio:

Brenda Potts has been an outdoor writer for 15 years with articles published in a variety of magazines, primarily on whitetail and elk hunting. She is also a book author whose credits include, "Illinois Whitetails," "Younger's Wild Adventures," a series of outdoor adventure fiction for young readers and chapters in "Legendary Whitetails II." Brenda is a member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers and the Western Outdoor Writers Association.

She currently serves as Executive Director of the IL Federation for Outdoor Resources, one of the largest non-profit conservation organizations in IL. Brenda has served as president of Illinois chapters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Whitetails Unlimited. She is also a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified archery instructor.

Brenda has hunted whitetails, mule deer, elk, turkey and small game for many years. She shares her love of hunting and the outdoors with husband Stan who co-hosts North American Whitetail television.



Perfect Plans - Sometimes they Work, Sometimes They Don't! -04/20/2010
Flashbacks of several successful Wyoming and Montana deer and turkey hunts kept playing in my mind as we drove closer to Elk City, Oklahoma.   The countryside reminded me of th ...
MT-WY Deer Antelope Combo -11/05/2009
It didn’t begin well. Any hunter can empathize with our situation. Our luggage made the plane transfer during the hour and a half layover in Chicago but the rifle case did not. The airline agents in ...
Three Forks Ranch Elk Hunting -10/12/2009
Legendary mountain man Jeremiah Johnson roamed throughout Colorado and other mountainous regions. He must have listened to the elk bugle just as we did on our recent hunting trip. He probably caught ...
Guns, Girls and Killer Squirrels -05/19/2009
Crazy things happen in the woods. And this turkey season was no exception.   My season started in pursuit of Rios in Texas with Pam Zaitz and Kandi Kisky for SHE's Beyond the Lodge. &n ...
Sixteen to Seven Deer Season -01/09/2009
Sixteen days afield in three states, and I finally got to put my tag on a buck, but not the way I had hoped. My whitetail season began in Kansas with a bow tag, moved on to Indiana’s gun season a ...
High Adventure In South Texas -01/09/2009
My first trip to hunt whitetails in south Texas turned out better than expected. Stan and I traveled to Houston to meet up with Pam and Brian Zaitz of SHE Outdoor Apparel. We left single dig ...
Montana Mule Deer At Trophies Plus -11/03/2008
When asked why he decided to name his business Trophies Plus Outfitters, Mike Watkins replied that, "Our hunts are about more than just bagging the trophy; it's about the entire experience."   ...
Sydney's First Hunt -10/22/2008
You just never know how much your life can be affected by the next person you meet. Last spring at the Kentucky Sportsman’s Expo I was inquiring about all the elk mounts on display at the show. T ...
Hunting Quebec Caribou With Safari Nordik -09/12/2008
It wasn't what I expected. In many ways my first caribou hunt in Quebec with Safari Nordik far exceeded my expectations. I left the house on Saturday August 24, 2008 headed for the airport exact ...
Southern Trophy Hunters -07/07/2008
It was 104 degrees in Jacksonville Florida during the Southern Trophy Hunters Big Buck Expo but that didn't keep folks from coming to the event. Lee and Tiffany Lakosky and Stan Potts were head ...
Tri-State Turkey Trip -04/28/2008
"It was a blizzard of equipment!" That's how Don Kisky described one of his, and wife Kandi's, preliminary encounters with a big Iowa gobbler. SHE Safari president, Pam Zaitz, myself and Kandi Kisky ...
Kentucky Sportsman's Expo -03/22/2008
In spite of the worst snowstorm in a decade hitting the town of London, Kentucky during the KY Sportsmen’s Expo, there were still plenty of attendees and great things to see. Even though Stan ...
SHOT Show – A Great Place To Meet Celebrities! -02/18/2008
Star gazing at the SHOT Show is as much fun as seeing all the new products.  Over the coming months many product reviews will be written by those in my profession charged with keeping you up to ...
Honored Among Friends -02/16/2008
Several days have passed since the SHE Safari SHOT Show press conference and I am still in a state of humbled disbelief over something that happened during the press event.  Normally when I touc ...
Illinois Buck Fever -12/12/2007
I would love to blame the missed shot on 5 rounds of chemotherapy having toasted a few brain cells, but it was nothing of the sort. My miss was the result of a full-fledged bona-fide case of buck fev ...
KIDS HUNTING FOR A CURE -09/25/2007
The past month has been a personal roller coaster, having been diagnosed with breast cancer, experienced my first hospital stay, surgery and now facing chemotherapy. Even in the midst of turmoil good ...
Mathews Invitational 2007 -09/21/2007
Some of the best archery shooters in the world gathered at the Mathews Archery home office in Wisconsin recently for business and pleasure. Camaraderie was the underlying theme as tournament 3-D arch ...
Trade Show Products – Top Picks -09/06/2007
Having just returned from back-to-back trade shows, the SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida and the ATA Show in Atlanta, Georgia, I have a new wish-list of products that caught my eye. Without a doubt, th ...
Hunting Media Jobs: How Do You Get One? -09/06/2007
During the first 2 weeks of March a great deal of my time was spent shooting stock photos to accompany writing assignments or to showcase client’s products. Good friend, Jeff Hopkins, manages the ...
A Smith & Wesson Attitude Adjustment -08/08/2007
Smith & Wesson and the NSSF changed my mind about big guns in less than 15 minutes. After bowhunting for more than 25 years I just recently started taking gun hunting more seriously. Regular read ...

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