Women's Goose Hunt: A Tale of Two Laurens - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Uploaded by TexasParksWildlife on 09.10.2012

Transcript:
(Geese honking)
(Hunter calls geese)
>> THIS IS A GOOSE HUNTING STORY
ABOUT TWO LAURENS.
(Shotgun blast)
LAUREN CARLEY,
>> I LIKE TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS
I LIKE TO DO NEW THINGS.
>> A NEW HUNTER
AND A NATURE LOVER.
>> ALL RIGHT GUYS,
>> I'VE BEEN DOWN THERE!
>> DO YOU ALL WANT TO SEE SOME
GRAPES THAT ACTUALLY GROW
WILD HERE, YAH?!
>> AND LAUREN LABORDE.
AN AVID HUNTER.
>> CAN YOU GO HEWWWWW?
>> A BUSY MOM AND A 9-TO-5ER
EAGER FOR THE ESCAPE.
>> GET OUT YA KNOW AWAY
FROM THE COMPUTER SCREEN,
STOP PICKING UP THE PHONE,
STOP CLICKING THE MOUSE.
(Goose call)
>> BOTH ARE HERE FOR A SPECIAL
WOMEN'S ONLY GOOSE HUNT.
SETTING THEIR SIGHTS ON A
NEW OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE.
(Shotguns fired)
(Snow Geese honking)
IT'S EARLY DECEMBER AND AMONGST
SOME COASTAL FARMLAND...
LOCAL GUIDE NICK STILLWELL TAKES
A PEAK AT TOMORROW'S
HUNTING SPOT.
>> WE'RE OUT HERE SOUTH OF
BAY CITY, LOOKIN GOOD,
LOTTA OF SNOW GEESE.
ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 12 THOUSAND
BIRDS BEEN COMING IN HERE!
ANYTIME YOU HUNT SNOW GEESE,
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY ARE
GONNA DO, THEY'RE THE SMARTEST
BIRD OUT HERE SO I'M ALWAYS
NERVOUS HUNTING THESE BIRDS.
(Snow Geese honking)
>> I'M READY TO SHOOT
SOME GEESE!
>> ITS FOUR IN THE MORNING
AND THE LADIES ARE A SHORT RIDE
FROM THE DECOY SPREAD.
>> YEAH, IF I CAN FIND THAT
RIDGE, IT'S A LITTLE RIDGE,
LITTLE SANDBAR.
PUT EM INTO THE WIND,
YOU KINDA JUST GIVE EM A
LITTLE POP LIKE THAT.
AND THAT WIND WILL
CATCH IT AND MOVE IT,
AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.
>> THIS IS ALL NEW,
THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME.
MMMM, THAT'S NOT GONNA WORK!
I UGH, I AM ACTUALLY KIND OF
SICK I'M SO NERVOUS,
I'M SO NERVOUS ABOUT EVERYTHING
THAT'S GOING ON, I REALLY
DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.
>> IT'S WARM, I THINK I'M
OVERDRESSED, UM 66 DEGREES
THIS MORNING IS PRETTY WARM.
>> FOR LAUREN LABORDE THIS TIME
OUTDOORS IS A MUCH NEEDED BREAK.
(Car zooms by)
>> A BREAK FROM HERE.
(Computer clicks)
>> SO I WORK FOR A GAS COMPANY
AND I DO CONTRACT COMPLIANCE.
WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE
SCHEDULE FOR THE PLATFORM PREP.
IT'S TEDIOUS WORK, UM,
IT'S A LOT OF READING,
A LOT OF E-MAILS.
SO THEIR STILL AT THE DOCK,
THEY THEY HAVEN'T LEFT.
IT'S NOT AS EXCITING AS BEING
IN THE FIELD AND GETTING TO GO
HUNTING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
(Braelyn laughs)
>> THE EXCITEMENTS PICKED UP
CONSIDERABLY ON THE HOME FRONT
WITH 15 MONTH OLD BRAELYN.
>> HEY YOU HUNGRY, YOU WANT TO
EAT OR DO YOU WANT TO HELP DADA?
>> DAD IS TODD,
BOTH WORK FULL DAYS.
SO LIFE IS BUSY.
>> QUICK MEALS, NOTHING THAT
TAKES A LOT OF TIME.
>> WE STILL HAVE ALL OF THE
GEESE FROM THE SHOOT,
WE STILL HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE
TO ACTUALLY COOK THEM.
>> WE GOT EM SO WE WERE GONNA
MAKE GUMBO BUT...
>> SO THERE'S THE GEESE
BACK HERE.
>> BRAELYN DECIDES TO INTERRUPT
EVERY TIME WE TRY.
>> BUT TODD REALLY WANTS' TO DO
LIKE A GOOSE GUMBO.
>> IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ROUX.
>> COOOO.
>> THERE YOU GO!
>> WITH SUCH A FULL SCHEDULE...
ESCAPES TO THE OUTDOORS
ARE A PRIORITY.
>> IT'S BECAUSE WE'RE AN AWESOME
TEAM AND I HAVE THE BEST HUSBAND
IN ALL THE WORLD.
>> AWW, THANK YOU HONEY!
>> THAT LET'S ME GO GOOSE
HUNTING AND WATCHES
THE BABY AND...
(music)
I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY OTHER
WAY THAT I COULD LIVE LIFE,
YOU HAVE TO HAVE THAT BALANCE.
(Bird calls)
WHEN DAWN BREAKS AND YOU'RE
LAYIN FLAT ON YOUR BACK
AND YOU'RE LOOKIN UP AT THE SKY
AND YOU'RE HEARING ALL
THE LITTLE CRITTERS.
(Hunter calls ducks)
YA KNOW THAT'S WHEN I THINK
THE CALMNESS COMES IN.
>> KEEP REAL STILL WHEN
WE'RE DECOYING BIRDS,
DON'T BE FIDGETING
AND WAIT FOR ME
TO CALL THE SHOT.
I'LL SAY TAKE EM,
AND THAT'S ABOUT IT.
(Dog whimpers)
LAY DOWN!
WOW LOOK AT THAT,
YOU ALL GET READY!
(Guide calls in geese)
RIGHT ABOVE YOU!
(Gun shots)
>> I AM REALLY HESITANT, UM,
I'M KINDA SLOW TO GET UP,
I'VE NEVER SHOT UP TO SHOOT.
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN STANDING
AND HITTING SOMETHING THAT'S
GOING IN A UNIFORM PATTERN.
(Dog splashes)
YAH, I'M A LITTLE HESITANT.
>> FOR LAUREN CARLEY.
>> WE'RE GOING DOWN THIS WAY!
>> SHE'S NEVER HESITANT WHEN
IT COMES TO HELPING KIDS
AT HER DAY JOB.
>> THIS IS LAKE HOUSTON
WILDERNESS PARK.
>> LET'S SLIDE!
>> AND AH, I'M THE PARK
NATURALIST HERE, I TAKE CARE
OF ALL THE KIDS PROGRAMS,
WEEKEND PROGRAMS,
NATURE CENTER STUFF.
HANG ON GUYS!
I'VE ALWAYS LOVED THE WOODS EVER
SINCE I WAS A KID I WAS RUNNING
AROUND THE WOODS BAREFOOT.
YAH, THERE'S A HILL.
>> LET'S GO!
NEAHHHHH!
>> I LOVE BRINGING PEOPLE,
BRINGING KIDS ESPECIALLY INTO
THE OUTDOORS AND GETTING THEM
TO FEEL PASSION FOR IT AS I DO.
IF YOU CHEW ON THE LEAVES OF
THIS TREE IT WILL MAKE YOUR
MOUTH GO NUMB.
>> I CAN REACH IT!
>> THE NICKNAME FOR THIS TREE IS
TOOTHACHE TREE, KINDA WEIRD HUH!
>> YAH!
>> MUSKADINE GRAPES GROW
ON HERE, I'VE TRIED EM,
I DON'T LIKE EM,
THEY TASTE KIND OF FUNNY.
I LIKE THE REGULAR GRAPES
YOU BUY AT THE STORE.
(Footsteps)
(Laughter)
>> LAUREN'S NATURE CENTER...
>> IT'S A MILK SNAKE.
>> IS WHERE THE HANDS ON...
OR FINGERS ON LEARNING
REALLY HAPPENS.
>> DO TWO FINGERS.
CAN I SEE YOUR TWO FINGERS?
I DO A LOT OF EDUCATION.
>> THAT'S COOL!
>> A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN
THE CITIES, THEY, THEY THINK
THE OUTDOORS ARE SCARY.
>> EWWWW!
HE'S SLIMY!
>> AND THIS IS A WAY OF SORT OF
BRINGING THEM OUT SHOWING THEM
THINGS, ESPECIALLY THINGS THAT I
HAVE IN THE NATURE CENTER THAT
IT'S NOT SCARY, EVERYTHING OUT
HERE ISN'T GONNA KILL YA.
RED AND BLACK...
>> RED AND BLACK...
>> FRIEND OF JACK.
>> IT'S NOW MIDMORNING IN BAY
CITY, THE WIND HAS PICKED UP,
BUT GEESE ARE STILL COMING IN.
>> IT SHOULD GET BETTER AS THE
DAY GOES ON, THEY'LL START
COMING IN HERE AND GETTING
THIRSTY AFTER THEY FEED.
WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS
WE GOT A SINGLE RIGHT HERE!
(Goose call)
(gun shot)
BONNIE HERE!
>> FOR TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE,
THIS IS A CHANCE TO GET MORE
LADIES INTERESTED IN HUNTING...
>> I GOT TOGETHER WITH A COUPLE
OF FRIENDS AND CONTACTED SOME
OUTFITTERS TO PUT TOGETHER A
HUNT THAT'S DESIGNED FOR WOMEN.
I WANTED FOR WOMEN TO FEEL LIKE
THEY CAN GIVE THEMSELVES
PERMISSION TO GO OUTDOORS
AND SO WHEN THEY'RE ABLE TO DO
THIS THERE'S A CONFIDENCE
THAT'S INVOLVED IN THIS.
YES!
WHO WAS THAT!
(Guide calls geese)
>> AS FOR LAUREN CARLEY HER
CONFIDENCE IS GETTING BETTER.
>> ANYTIME YOU SEE ONE GETTING
EVEN A LITTLE BIT CLOSE YOUR
HEART STARTS RACING.
HE, HE, HE.
(Guide calls in geese)
PLEASE BE IN FRONT OF ME.
BUT I'M GETTING MORE
COMFORTABLE AS THE DAY GOES ON.
>> NICE SHOT!
>> HE,HE!
(Music)
>> THAT A GIRL!
(Guide calls in geese)
(Shotgun blasts)
>> THEY JUST PRETTY MUCH KEPT
COMING ALL DAY SO IT WAS COOL!
(splash)
THERE'S REALLY NOT THAT MUCH
OUT THERE FOR US LADIES TO GET
TOGETHER SO IT WAS NICE TO HAVE
AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET TOGETHER
WITH OTHER LADIES
WHO SHARE THE SAME INTERESTS
OR WANT TO LEARN MORE.
I THINK WE SHOT 20 BIRDS TODAY,
YEAH, PRETTY GOOD FOR
SOME LADIES HERE!
I THINK WE DID A GOOD JOB!