Eva says “My Outdoor Family” is a new show, outside of the traditional hunting genre, that she has been accustomed to up until this point. It’s not just about hunting and adventure, but instead it shows what life looks like when you get married, have a family and then have to balance your passion with your daily reality. Eva says the new show and format was initially difficult for her to get used to as it required a level of vulnerability and candidness in front of the camera she hadn’t shown before. It shows that life is far from perfect behind closed doors, she says. However, it also affords her the opportunity to be more real and show the ups and downs of her life that people can relate to.
When you introduce kids to the equation, life automatically becomes much more complicated and busy. Going on hunts is a lot more challenging now from a planning aspect she says. Hunts that are expensive, far from home, very remote, require a week or more of backcountry time, etc., those kinds of hunts are more difficult to do now. While she still loves the big and/or remote hunts like those for Yukon moose and caribou, Eva says she has learned that hunts close to home are every bit as exciting and fulfilling as big adventures. A big part of the new show, she says, is that being a hunter isn’t exclusive to a two week hunting season in the fall. Instead, it’s a yearlong lifestyle that is lived every day and that comes through in “My Outdoor Family” as she cooks wild game year round and carves out the time daily to get outside and show her kids just why she loves the outdoors so much.
Listen in as Eva talks about her outdoor upbringing, her passion for living and promoting an active outdoor lifestyle, and how together with her husband Tim, they are working to raise the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Be sure to watch “My Outdoor Family” on Outdoor Channel, Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET!