If You Don’t Know Who Beka Garris is, You Should

   06.10.19

If You Don’t Know Who Beka Garris is, You Should

I don’t recall the first time I saw one of Beka Garris‘s posts cross my Facebook feed, but it got my attention. Maybe because the bikini top helped slow my scroll, but I’m certain what really caught my eye was the reality and grit she captured in the photos of herself bowfishing and showing off her kills — mud, blood, and all. Like any “public figure,” she cultivates a certain image, but it seems clear that Beka’s online persona and her “real-life self” both have real grit.

(Image: Beka Garris)

Beka hunts and bowfishes on her own without guides and proudly displays her quarry when she gets a kill. She also promotes a “Don’t apologize for hunting” message which I fully support.

(Image: Beka Garris)

Most recently her fans were entertained by her posts during spring turkey season, when she carried her baby girl along with her on almost every hunt. This is what caught the eye of someone who wrote a lengthy and ad-filled piece for the Daily Mail, focusing on the fact that she takes young Isabella with her into the woods. Here’s what Beka posted about the article:

Well, that escalated quickly. This article published on The Daily Mail this morning is actually a great neutral article…

Posted by Beka Garris on Monday, June 3, 2019

(Image: Beka Garris)

The article, which makes a point of calling her Rebekah Stephens instead of using her more well-known moniker, isn’t all that bad… but the title and subtitle were clearly devised as anti-hunting clickbait.

(Image: Beka Garris)

One particularly cute photo shows little Isabella teething on the tail of a turkey decoy.

(Image: Beka Garris)

I think she’s doing great stuff, don’t you?  She certainly doesn’t deserve to be slammed for starting her daughter young. And as you can see, little Isabella really loves being out there with her mom.

(Image: Beka Garris)
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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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