Green Country Native Breaks Boundaries With Crossbow, Camera

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 7:56 pm
By: News On 6

By Jennifer Broaddus, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- An Oklahoma woman is breaking boundaries. She's using a cross-bow to cross over into two traditionally male dominated fields: hunting and film making.

When Kristen Loveland set her sights on television, she knew she was in for a wild ride. The Sand Springs girl left the Sooner State to study film making in college, but came back to Green Country to start her job hunt."Well here the options are like zero basically," she said.

Little did she know that hunt would lead her to host a women's hunting show. She got her start behind the scenes, editing video, but soon was the star of the show--teaching the basics of bow hunting and the best ammunition for bagging a bear.

Her show called Deep Woods Adventures will go nationwide on the Sportsman Channel this summer.

"From there it's kinda been snowballing into this project that everyone is coming together to get involved to find new girls and new people and we are constantly looking for new faces and new stories. It's all about the story, if you don't have the story then you don't really have anything," Loveland said.

A story that she hopes will inspire more girls to explore film making and hunting, industries both dominated by men. "You don't have to be a man, you don't have to be a professional you don't have to be a pro staff to go out and have a good time in the woods and hunt."

That if you aim high... The target doesn't matter.

"You can still get your manicure and get your face on and still go out there in the woods and hunt. The deer don't really care if you're wearing mascara or not, but you can still be a woman and hunt."

You can catch Deep Woods Adventures starting in June. The show will air three days a week on the Sportsman Channel.