Women's Hunting Association is a Division of Just Hunt
The Ambassador Program is about doing your own thing. Amanda Lynn has been an Ambassador and Brand Manager for many companies over the course of 20 years in different genres and knows exactly what it takes to have a successful team. She knows what goes into it from both sides. All that is expected from the Just Hunt Crew is to love what you do, be true to who you are and #justhunt - whether it be for animals, fish, or life. Stay focused on positive inspiration and keep it simple.
In fact, Amanda Lynn wants to help others succeed in their industries, with the ability to share the potential that outdoors enthusiasts have to inspire others to follow our heritage giving you a chance to be discovered by industry leaders.
There is no pressure, be you, and love what you do. We want to share what you love to do. Simple as that.
We want to share the word across the country in each province. Lifestyle, Hunting, Shooting, Archery, and the Outdoors.
Hard work will stand out and we are here to help push you into the hands of the outdoors industry with credibility and reputation. Sponsors and event co-ordinators look at the whole picture when deciding on who to represent their brand or show and some of the things to be aware of are:
▪passion for what you preach
▪consistency in brand recognition
▪social media existence
Loyalty and appreciation work both ways and the best relationship between endorser and sponsor is one that is open with communication, sharing innovative ideas, and always looking ahead at the next project.
A born and raised city girl who’s heart fell in love with the country. Rae grew up doing what would be considered ‘standard activities’ for a city girl. Fast forward 15 years and though she may still be living in the city, her passion and desire to spend her life outdoors as much as she can is beginning to blossom.
Rae got involved in Range Days back in 2016 and the fire was lit for an unknown passion. From shooting at Range Days, to participating in Take Me Fishing, Rae's experiences have been nothing short of unforgettable.
All in all, JUST HUNT encompasses everything that Rae loves. Pride in the quality and purpose of the gear, comfort AND style supporting local/Canadian, as well as embracing that from an XXS-10XL, ladies, are beautiful at any size and are capable of doing anything that they set their mind to!
Keep your eyes open for her when out enjoying Mother Nature in all her glory, you never know where you will find Rae next or what you will find he doing!
South Bruce, Ontario
Candace always wanted to hunt, but growing up it wasn't really a girls activity in her family. Candace allowed this notion for a long time to play in her head. It's not like anyone told her she couldn't but one day, her husband took her out to his uncle's field and sent a little orange disc through the sky and told her to shoot it.
Candace is not sure what held her back for so long, maybe lack of confidence. That orange clay pigeon grew into wanting more and she went and obtained her hunting and firearms licences. Candace's first goose hunt was just the beginning from there it was turkey than deer. She wanted to be more and her competitive spirit said work on it, so she attended Amanda Lynn Mayhew’s Range Day in Sydenham. Although she had brought some knowledge of firearms, she left with so much more and with the confidence that she can do this. Due to this event Candace was able to connect with people that had similar hopes and dreams. She is not only a proud hunter but also participates in interclub trap shooting with aspirations of a future ATA shooter.
"It's a community and we are here for each other."
Sharing stories and advice as well as laughs, that's what she loves most. Candace wants to help women as well as our youth get involved in the outdoors, whether its shooting sports, hunting, fishing or just living your authentic self. Candace lives by being an ethical hunter, and promoting conservation. Not every hunt ends in harvesting an animal but you can always leave with new knowledge. It's a process and the real fun is getting there, so lets get there together.
Growing up in the small village of Ethelbert, Manitoba. Amanda's grandmother introduced her to nature at a young age. Whether it was foraging through the bush looking for moral mushrooms, picking Saskatoon berries or digging in the garden she grew up loving the outdoors.
Currently her passion is waterfowl. Amanda currently works for Delta Waterfowl where she is constantly learning everyday. From conservation, hunter recruitment to the pure joy of sitting in the marsh waiting for a beautiful canvasback to fly by, she is in love with the outdoors.
Amanda is so excited she has been given opportunities to help band ducks. She cooks for the guests staying at the hunting lodge, taking hunters out into the marsh to hunt and she can clean their harvest and cook it up for them as well.
In the future she would love to try to hunt big game as it has always been on her bucket list to go on a bear hunt. Amanda also wants to learn how to shoot a bow.
"There's nothing like harvesting your own food."
Amanda is all about empowering women to get out into the field and try something new, which makes her a perfect candidate for Amanda Lynn's message. Amanda would have never believed that she would be doing the jobs that she is currently but has such gratification once she is completed her tasks at hand. Women can do anything... and have fun doing it.
Centre Wellington, Ontario
Krystle attended a Range Day in August 2017 with no idea what to expect but knew Amanda Lynn and her reputation for organizing events.
"It was amazing and basically life changing. I was hooked."
By the end of October she had her full firearms and hunting licenses. In only 2 months she had gone from never touching a firearm to having gone on her first hunting trip.
Less than a year after that first Range Day, Krystle has successfully harvested her first black bear, and she did it on her own. #JUSTHUNT is definitely something that has made a huge impact on her life and will have forever changed it.
Krystle has also become passionate about improving her personal health and trying to live a healthier lifestyle overall. Part of the #JUSTHUNT message is also about being yourself and being the best YOU there is. No one is perfect, but tomorrow is another day. “Be Real. Be Strong. Be You.” - AmandaLynn Mayhew. Definitely some wise words to live by.
Thunder Bay District, Ontario
Erin grew up in Northern Ontario and her Dad loved to take her fishing where Erin learned a lot including the passion.
Today with three beautiful daughters, a resilient lifestyle and a solid passion for the outdoors she can finally share her story and her second chance. Erin spends numerous hours off-roading, hiking, exploring and fishing.
"Being on the water gives you a sense of calm. Watching the waves and listening to the water is such an amazing thing. All your troubles and worries melt away, like the world pauses and it is you, and it is the water, and nothing else matters."
Erin also enjoys firearms. "There is something about holding the gun, learning it inside and out, how it works, how it responds, quieting your breathing, focus.... and then shoot. There is nothing like it really. If I am having a stressful day, it is a great way to calm down. You can't be upset AND hit the target. You are forced to calm yourself, to slow your breathing, to focus and to concentrate and in that moment, nothing else is there. There is just you, and the target."
Lac La Biche, Alberta
The Outdoors is a part of the lifestyle Kristen lives. Kristen grew up outdoors fishing, camping, off-roading, hunting, and it is still a part of her daily life. She works for Alberta Parks as maintenance with a background in environmental and fisheries tech. Kristen enjoys sharing her passion and talent for music with her friends as well.
Kristen is pumped to share what she does with others and being a just hunt ambassador fits right in with that.
Ty Baynton may have grown up in the small town of Waterdown Ontario, but this ‘Canadian Country Boy’ has stadium sized vocals. He has always had an appreciation for music with influences including Randy Travis, Tom Petty, and Oasis. At age 14, in his third-generation family farmhouse, Ty picked up his grandfather's guitar and never looked back.
“I didn’t have the chance to meet my grandfather, but I always have a piece of him with me.”
Ty wrote his first song by age 15 and found his love of performing in local coffee shops and bars. Known to finish his set and promptly head out into the crowd, Ty is the same on stage as he is off.
Ty has had the pleasure of hitting up major festivals including Boots & Hearts, Manitoulin Country Fest, several RAM Rodeos and countless small fairs across the country. Direct supporting act for Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Hunter Hayes, High Valley, Tim Hicks, and Blake Shelton to name a few. With a killer voice, infectious smile, and boyish charm, Ty is definitely a breakout artist worth paying attention to.
Ty has worked with Amanda Lynn on numerous projects including the Toronto Sportsmen's Show, and Just Hunt Episodes.
A total city gal Angela was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
Angela has felt indifferent and unsure about firearms for many years until she met her boyfriend Gavin. He was an avid firearms owner with a passion to show the unsure and scared that firearms were nothing to fear. After seeing each other for a month he asked her if she would like to go out for a range day. She agreed and from the first time she shot a gun she was hooked!
Angela then started to go out on range days as much as she could. Waking up early with excitement to get out to the range. She found that her days spent on the range would calm her and quite the craziness of the world around her, something she liked a lot. With time she started to notice that females were few and far between at the range and she wanted to create something where she could encourage and empower women to get out and enjoy the shooting sports.
That was when she created Baby Goes Pew Pew. It started as a personal blog to show women out there that they could do it, love it and have fun! Her little blog turned into more of a movement, she had found her place in the firearms community and was so excited to be a woman in a male-dominated field showing other women that they could do it.
Through her range days, she learned that she loved long range shooting. She has participated in the CRPS (Canadian Rimfire Precision Series) and is looking forward to doing so again.
She completed her safety courses and has obtained her PAL and RPAL. She has her first rifle on the way and has purchased her first handgun. There is no stopping her, she has great hopes and dreams in regards to her future in the firearms community.
Algoma District, Ontario
As owner of Junction Tackle Company, Kris' engrained passion for fishing and the outdoors runs deep. So the drive to succeed and see other like-minded individuals and their brands grow and flourish. Being a part of the #JustHunt Crew would merely be an extension of who I already am and what I believe in.
April has the passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and enjoys helping women become inspired to spend more time in the outdoors, and for the past few years have volunteered at Becoming An Outdoor Woman in Manitoba.
"I want the chance to be ME, love what I do, and share it with others! A future goal of mine is to also grow my business Huntress Health, and to begin a personal brand."
April's goal is to help many find their passion in the outdoors while getting healthier, and stronger so they can succeed in all their endeavors.
She believes that her programs for female hunters is new and innovative focusing on all around strength, and balanced nutrition that allows women to continue having indulgences at hunt camp.
Sydney is 10 years old and starting grade 5 in the fall of 2018.
Sydney wants to be a part of the just hunt crew to help promote the outdoors with hunting, fishing and shooting sports. Sydney enjoys going out with her parents for off-road adventures as well as participating as much as she can in the hunt. You will often find her in the tree-stand beside her dad watching and learning, or in a duck blind patiently waiting for a flock to come in.
Sydney is currently practicing shooting with her single shot .22, along with learning about firearm safety. She would like to share her knowledge with her fellow peers. Her future goals are to take her hunter apprenticeship safety program as well as she is currently saving her money for her first shotgun this fall so she can start practicing shotgun shooting sports next year.
Wade is 12 years old and since he was born he has been in the outdoors, from joining his parents in a bunting bag on a bird hunt, to guiding his friends and family on a fishing trip. Wade has literally grown up out of doors.
When most kids are watching cartoons in bad weather, he has his TV dialed to Wild TV. On any given day you can find him at his family cottage fishing in his own boat with friends or making plans with his mom and dad to go grouse hunting in the fall. Wade has a hard time to control his excitement when thinking about embarking on the yearly deer hunt with his father and grandfather. Wade is the type of young lad with a very distinct plan, get up, do my chores, and let's go fishing or hunting.
He is a member of the Timmins Bow Hunters and Archers, where he likes to practice with his family and friends, always up to the challenge to better himself. Many things can be said about Wade, but one main thing is that he loves to share his experiences and expertise with anyone who can benefit from them.
Wade has asked for a Fishing Derby in his name for his birthday this year, so we introduce to you: Wade O's Wacky Walleye Derby