Down Home Girl: Angie McCallister

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Angie McCallister grew up in South Carolina, and even though she was always a bit of a Tom Boy, she didn't start hunting and fishing early on.

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In 1998 one of her friends took her on a deer hunt in Pennsylvania. Ever since then, she was hooked. It was easy for Angie to fit in with a hunting crew of mostly men, because she had grown up in racing culture. She's one of the few female spotters in the sport.

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Now she's hunted deer, turkeys and coyotes. She's also a member of the Whitetail Mafia, a hunting team that runs a website and makes deer hunting videos.

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But Angie's growth as an outdoorswoman didn't come easy, she's had plenty of misadventures along the way.

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"My team members call me Grace, because I'm always doing something graceful," Angie says sarcastically.

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She's fallen in creeks and shot through hunting blinds, but she's always managed to keep a smile on her face.

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"I've missed more than I've hit, but I learn from it and I laugh about it," Angie says.

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But for as much as Angie likes to joke around, she's deadly serious when it comes to deer hunting. When she first started hunting she passed up a ton of bucks and small does before shooting her first deer.

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She's also done in-depth research on whitetails online and in the field. She takes a journal with her on each hunt and keeps detailed field notes.

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Also, she is a strong believer in quality deer management and goes out of her way to take a doe in areas where deer densities are high. "We love to eat venison and pack our freezers full," she says.

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Even though Angie is a hardcore outdoorswoman, she hates touching fish. "I have no problem getting all up in a deer but I hate touching freaking fish," Angie says.

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She obviously made an exception for these photos.

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She wears her "Redneck Woman" hat with pride.

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But the self proclaimed "Redneck Woman" doesn't clean up so bad either.

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Angie is also getting her daughter, Megan Ann, into hunting.

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To see more on Angie McCallister click here.

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Angie McCallister is an up-and-comer in the hunting world. She's made her fair share of mistakes and isn't afraid to laugh about them.