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“Life of a Lady Hunter” TA TA BANG BANG

TA TA BANG BANG

Babes, Bullets and Broadheads, LLC® Shoots for a Good Cause
2014 TA TA BANG BANG! A Big Success!
By: Amy Ray ~ BBB Field Staff

The ladies of Babes, Bullets and Broadheads are all about encouraging women to participate in outdoor and shooting sports. It has been an honor for me as a field staff member to participate in the 1st and 2nd annual TA TA BANG! BANG! event. There is nothing I like better than giving back to others through hunting and the outdoors.

If you haven’t heard of the TA TA BANG! BANG! event, you will! The TA TA BANG! BANG! began as an idea and is now a reality. Carmen Neil founded the TA TA BANG! BANG! after her own experience as a two time breast cancer survivor. Her supportive husband Doug has helped make this dream a reality. Their love of hunting and shooting sports and the outdoor industry merged with the idea of raising money to help breast cancer patients locally in Middle Georgia. The first annual TA TA BANG! BANG! was held in April of 2013. The ladies of BBB were there and we were very impressed. It was a five man stand competition with various shooting games and auctions going on all day. The best way to describe the atmosphere was festive. This first ever one day shooting event raised enough funds to grant 70 screening mammograms to the Medical Center of Peach County, GA. 210 screening mammograms were granted to Central Georgia Breast Care Center. The PET-CT Center of Central Georgia received grants for 2 PET-CT scans and 1 breast MRI was granted at the MRI Center of Central Georgia. Simply amazing for a one day shooting event, shows how giving the outdoor industry really is.

TA TA BANG BANG

Having had such a great experience at the first event, the Ladies of Babes, Bullets and Broadheads entered two teams in this year’s event, one for the ladies and one for our husbands. This event is organized by countless volunteers. The second annual TA TA BANG BANG! was a 15 station 100 clay course. There were over 100 sponsors and donors, 83 volunteers and 220 shooters, 9 of which were on the pro circuit and master class shooters.

The minute you arrive at the beautiful Beau Eden Plantation you can feel the excitement for TA TA BANG BANG. This year the weather was misting rain and mud was everywhere, but that didn’t dampen sprits. The volunteers are cheerful and helpful with everything from T-shirts sales to registration and raffle tickets sales. When not busting clays on the course, there are also other shooting games, the TA TA TACTICAL, Annie Oakley and this year The Crazy Quail bird simulator. Many national and local vendors set up to introduce products and sell hunting and shooting gear.

The many volunteers managed to feed everyone a lunch and a dinner with a live band and live auction. There were raffle drawings, a dinner gun raffle, a silent auction, and the live auction that were full of wonderful outdoor gear and other special artistic items. This year’s event raised over $55,000! The best news is that proceeds benefit Middle Georgia breast cancer patients. It will be used for over 300 screenings for patients in need. It all stays in the non-profit Central Georgia Health System.

The Babes, Bullets and Broadheads may not be the best shooters on the course but we will continue to support such a great cause. Who doesn’t like busting 100 clays for a good cause!

The 3rd annual TA TA BANG! BANG! will be Saturday April 18, 2015 at Beau Eden Plantation, Fort Valley Georgia. If you love hunting and shooting sports and donating to a good cause- we will see you at the 3rd annual TA TA BANG! BANG! Until then: Shoot straight.

First Buck for Toxey!

By: Amanda Chance ~ BBB Co-Founder

Amanada

One afternoon I decided to take my son Toxey hunting, he was six at the time. The farm we went to had a big group of does on it and I knew we should see something. I sat on the ground next to a fence and Toxey sat between my legs on the ground. We sat and talked, eating a lot of snacks, as a mother of three it is nice to have special time with each of them.

After a couple hours a buck walked out. I tried really hard to get Toxey on him. Toxey shot and missed. The buck ran back into the woods. Toxey says to me, “Let me get my Reeses Pieces out and he will come back”. Thinking we had missed our only chance I said, “Ok, whatever you think will help.” Well, it actually helped! Because 10 minutes later the buck walked back out! This time he was closer than before. Toxey said, “I got him mommy!” And pulled the trigger! After a search, conducted by my husband and I, we had Toxey’s first buck in the truck. What a rush and a blessing to have watched him and knowing that there will be many more memories to come.should see something. We sat on the ground next to a fence and Toxey sat between my legs. We sat and talked, while eating a lot of snacks. As a mo“Babes, Bullets, & Broadheads (BBB)”® is an organization founded in 2010 by three women who are passionate about the outdoors. We are daughters, full time mothers, and wives that are dedicated to the preservation of our hunting heritage. Our mission is to encourage women and children to experience the outdoors.ther of three, it is nice to have special time with each of them.

After a couple of hours at TA TA BANG BANG, a buck walked out. I tried really hard to get him on it. He shot and missed. The buck ran back into the woods. Toxey says to me, “Let me get my Reeses pieces out and he’ll come back”. Thinking we had missed our chance, I said, “OK, whatever you think will help”. Well, it actually helped, because ten minutes later the buck walked back out. This time he was closer than before. Toxey said, “I got him mommy” and pulled the trigger. After a search conducted by my husband and I, we had Toxey’s first buck in the truck. What a rush and blessing to watch him and know there will be many more memories! be many more memories!

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Gail Olinick

About the Author:

Born and raised in Eastern Pennsylvania I spent time in the outdoors every chance I got as a child. I would rush home, do homework, go out until supper and then go back out after supper. My grandma would take me fishing in the creek as a child. We would catch minnows in a sack and release them. My dad wasn’t a hunter, but in hunting seasons we would go to my uncle’s hunting camp to see what their harvest was and I found that fascinating.
I drifted away from the tomboy years and got married, raised two great children into adults, and established a career in Managing Food Safety. In my second marriage, my husband and best friend, introduced me to fishing and hunting. He’s an outdoorsman and we do everything together. I found that I enjoyed the things he did and I learned to gun hunt, dirt bike, inshore and off shore fish, and ride street bikes. My passion has become archery and everything it involves; the woods, the wait, the strategy, the harvest. Even though, I’ll admit, I am afraid of the dark woods and spiders, my passion is so strong that I am out there every season. I not only enjoy the hunt for myself but I love to talk with others about hunting and hope they can experience the outdoors and the thrills that can be achieved from wild game management.

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