About the Author

I’m Amber, your resident greenhorn and camera holder. I’m a transplanted Illinois girl living in Madison, Wisconsin. When I’m not tromping through the woods, wading in streams, or drilling holes in frozen lakes and writing about it all, I’m a part time student at UW-Madison. I study German and Political Science there.




I do all this stuff with my boyfriend, Matt. He’s from way up north in the Nicolet-Chequamagon National Forest, and is a Marine Corps Recruiter.



We’ve been doing all of this stuff together for going on 4 years now. But any outdoorsperson can tell you, one  two seasons does not an expert make. I’m working on it, but that’s definitely the fun part.

I can be found tweeting at @AvidBeginners, and if you ask nicely, I can be contacted via email.

6 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. dude, your blog looks awesome! i’m a huge fan of the outdoor as well, although admittedly i mostly lounge around in my hammock and fish when i’m not napping. you guys seem a lot more industrious than me. 😉

    that being said, you guys look like you have a blast getting out there and doing what you love. i’m definitely going to stop in now and again to see what you are up to. keep up the awesome work!

    • Thank you! Believe me, sometimes I wish for just a hammock, a fishing pole, and a warm day. Especially when we’re ice fishing! The hunting’s a bit slow at the moment, but the whitetail rut and gun season are both on their way.

      • Hi, Amber, it’s Heather T. I saw your post on Shakesville, and wanted to know if you would/could contact me so I can just ask you a question privately? Sorry for any derails here.

        • Hi Heather, I tried emailing you at the address WordPress gave me, and it returned with a failure to send. If you want to email me you can reach me at mose748 AT gmail DOT com.

  2. Amber just wanted to stop in and say that I nominated you for a Liebster award because I enjoy want you do so much. I understand that you may not have time for this but I did leave a link from my blog to yours so we can try to increase traffic to our wonderful little blogs. If you are interested just head over to my blog and look over the information… keep writing turkey season is about to start are you heading out?

  3. Hi Amber, my name is Steve Pursley and I work with a fishing media company called Hitch-n-Fish. Our goal is to create a platform for people to tell their fishing stories from all across the world. We have over 20 staff writers just like you (with all levels of experience) who have excellent writing skills and a passion for the outdoors. We would love to be able to share your content and in turn drive viewership back to your blog. Check out our site at hitchnfish.com and let us know if this is something that might be of interest to you. You can contact me anytime at steve@hitchnfish.com or 602-829-8824. We love what you’re doing! Keep up the great work!


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