Taking Aim: Daring to Be Different, Happier and Healthier in the Great Outdoors is one of the latest productions to arise out of the Eva Shockey camp. In her memoir, Eva takes the reader on a few of her adventures, sharing a unique glimpse of what it is like to be a women in a traditionally male-dominated world.
Growing up with a father such as Jim Shockey, you would think that hunting would be as natural as breathing. This was not necessarily the case with Eva. She began her life’s journey with high hopes of becoming a professional dancer, following in her mother’s footsteps. During one of their family trips to the Tatshenshini River area in British Columbia, Eva age seven, shot her first rifle during a family shooting competition. With help and guidance from her father, the first shot rang out followed by the dink of the can she was aiming for.
As impressive and exciting as this was for her and her family, dance remained her passion. Eva enjoyed staying at camp alongside her mother, appreciating the natural beauty and serenity of the great outdoors. As she got older, she also seemed to develop the same craving her father has for being outside, breathing fresh air and taking in all of Mother Nature’s beauty, as well as adding hunting to the mix.
Once the huntress was awakened, Eva proudly announced to the world that she was a hunter. Unfortunately she quickly realized that there were many obstacles to overcome, even criticism from other hunters, for being a woman in a male-dominated world. She has witnessed that the uninformed human spirit can cause unrepairable damage. Everything from bomb scares and death threats have been hurled in her direction. Eva proves that a woman can do anything a man can, even better! The co-ed hunting world can thrive under the careful watch and participation from both men and women.
Go on a journey of what it truly means to be a hunter. Learn exactly how hunters have become the leading conservationist for both natural resources as well as the wellbeing of the wildlife sought after for the nourishment of our bodies and the protection of their glorious habitats for generations to come.
Eva Shockey is a perfect example of the human spirit that I would be honored for my daughter to emulate. Thank you for showing the world that the great outdoors is the perfect way to reset our internal clocks and to change or reset the frequency in which we live our lives in today’s world.