June 25, 2016

Quick Fire Outdoor Interview: Bill Howard Outdoors

Bill Howard Outdoors

Name or Online Code Name: Bill Howard

Outdoor Blogbillhowardoutdoors.com and giveemtheshaft.com

1) Outdoor Activity of choice?   Bowhunting

2) Outdoor Mornings. Up at 5 a.m.? 6…7…8…9…Or when the sun heats up the tent and you can’t take it anymore? Actually, most days if bowhunting or duck hunting, I’ll be in the stand or boat by 4am. 

3) Snicker Bar or Granola Bar on the trail? Snickers….and peanut butter….and deer sausage….and…

4) Santa is coming. What outdoor (dream) present should he put under the tree for you this year? Plane ticket to the NorthWest Territory for a caribou/musk ox combo hunt. 

5) Seven days in the Alaskan Wilderness or Seven days on a Tropical Beach? Give me ALASKA!

6) What kind of Outdoor Store would you own?  Archery/bowhunting/bowfishing 

7) Fill in the blank. When I head outdoors I need to have__My Barmah Hat__with me?

8 ) Biggest Outdoor Pet Peeve? People taking a cause just so they can say they took up a cause.  If anti-hunters really understood how the circle of life worked, we would not have anti-hunters.  I’ve received dozens of posts on a bowfishing video I did last March that ALL contained profanity and how I should die.  My kids are in this video (as well as several others), and it amazes me at the total disrespect of people who have agendas.  I just delete the comments and block the users.

9) What’s the worst injury you ever got in the outdoor?  Stepped wrong while hunting causing my left ankle to fold sideways 3 months before hunting mountain lion by horseback.  3 years later and my ankle still is weak and in pain.

10) Finish this sentence: When I was a little kid, I loved to go outside and…Play!  It didn’t matter whether it was with bb guns, camping, fishing…I just loved to be out there!

Courage Test:  It’s You and a Grizzly Bear face to face on the trail. Knowing yourself, will you 1) Hold your ground and see who blinks first 2) throw your gear at the Grizzly and run for your life or 3) faint on the spot or 4) Describe your escape plan…

Might as well stand there and face the beast.  I can’t fight back if I run, I’ve never been one to panic-so fainting is out.  If the bear backs down, all is good, if not, just shove my arm as far in his mouth as I can to help reduce the biting pressure.  I hate to break out into a long story, but I was amazed when hunting bear several years ago when gun hunters would run to the truck for fear.  They are out there hunting for God’s sake!  If the bear would come out on you that easy, just step into the middle of the field, wait for the bear, and shoot! 

Thanks for standing in the fire for a minute Bill!

You can check out both of Bill’s blogs
 Bill Howard’s Outdoors and Give ‘Em the Shaft Bowhunting

About Rebecca

When Rebecca isn't running the Outdoor Blogger Network, she is off Fly Fishing her favorite rivers. Occasionally she writes about those adventures at The Outdooress.


  1. 1

    Realy been enjoying these Rebecca! Keep them up!

  2. 2

    Great stuff and I love these interviews. I love learning new things about each blogger.

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