Cindy Stites

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Born and raised in Indiana, Cindy’s been an angler for most of her life, and an avid hunter for the last eight years. She considers herself a generalist, as she enjoys hunting whitetail, mule deer, turkey, squirrel, dove and pheasant. She hopes to add elk and caribou in the near future. Cindy is an Indiana Hunter Education Instructor, as well as an Indiana 4-H Archery Instructor. She is on the Citizens Advisory Board for the Indiana T.I.P (Turn In A Poacher) program, the Communications Advisor on the Board of Directors for the International Caribou Foundation, a 2% For Conservation Regional Committee Member and an Ambassador for both Artemis Sportswomen and Hunt To Eat. Cindy is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and Hoosier Outdoor Writers, along with various conservation organizations.

Sight Lines: Women, the outdoors, and gender bias

Cindy Stites pens an essay no one wants to write.

Poachers Aren’t Hunters – They’re Criminals

Arson, theft and the desecration of ethical pursuit.

Anything But Typical: Part 3, Soft Steps & Shooting Stars

I love camping in a wall tent, there’s just something about crawling into a sleeping bag, having the stove packed with firewood, and listening to the sounds of the night. But after listening to a resident beaver chew on, and eventually chew through, a tree right next to our...

Anything But Typical: Part 2, One More Ridge

Whenever you decide to go on a road trip with your best friend, it’s going to go one of two ways, its going to be epic, or you're seriously going to question your friend choices by the time you get back home, but you always hope for epic. I...

Anything But Typical: Part 1, A Bold Plan

For the last two years I’ve spent the first few days of November somewhere in Montana, with a group of women hunters from across the country.  We sleep in wall tents, hunt for a variety of wild game, and develop friendships with people we would have otherwise never met.  How does...