Venery started in 2017. .

Our Reasons for Being:

  • share our Knowledge and Experience
  • harvest Local Food
  • participate in Wildlife Conservation
  • create an Inclusive Community
  • promote Fair Chase Ethics
  • teach Self-sufficiency
  • support Accessibility

Who we are . . .

Alex, banding owls

Alex – is a conservationist and an avid game hunter. She is a mother of three.
She has been hunting in Florida, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Montana for the past 20 years. She has pursued deer, elk, feral hog, and wild turkey. While trained in archery, she prefers rifle hunting.
Alex has her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Science. She has worked with regional Game and Fish departments, volunteering at hunter check stations.
Alex has completed certification in Environmental Education, FWP Hunter-Landowner Stewardship Project, and the Montana Master Hunter Program. Alex became a MT FWP Hunter Education Instructor in 2020.

Sarah – Born and raised in Montana and a mother of two. Sarah is on the board for Five Valleys Archery Club, MT FWP Hunter Education Instructor for rifle and archery, also a new trapper education instructor.

Sarah is part of the Venery Crew in many capacities, including presenting at our Rifle Ready and Turkey Tactics courses and mentoring emergent hunters at our women’s Deer Camp and Turkey Camp. She hunts mainly for food, but also for the experience the outdoors provides along with quality time with friends and family. 

Her advice to new hunters? “I would have to say never stop asking questions or learning. I have been hunting for years now and feel like I always need to learn more and try new things.”