Diane Hassinger


I learned the love of outdoors as a young child growing up in Mars, Pennsylvania. My family had a fishing camp on the shores of Pymatuning Lake, and I could often be found fishing the shallows. To this day, I go fishing any time and any place I can.


At the time, no one in my family hunted, so I learned about hunting through reading every book and magazine I could get my hands on. When I married Dale, it was refreshing that he was a hunter and fisherman. We now go on our hunting and fishing trips together and with our family. We currently have 4 children; Shannon, Leann and Kaitlyn and Cy who are both adopted. We lost our son Mathew in a boating accident 15 years ago; he died courageously trying to save his friend from drowning. We also have 7 grandchildren; Sarah, Ryan, Caleb, Eliana, Madison, Ginger, Chaney,.
 
I work as the office manager for Hassinger Construction and as a HR Administrator for Tools of the Trade.   Both jobs are rather flexible allowing me to indulge myself with hunting/fishing trips as needed. I became the Director of Ladies in Camo in December 2013, and purchased the company in October 2015.

I have hunted and fished some of the most beautiful places on the world.  Most recently a plains game hunt in South Africa where I harvested 6 fantastic trophy animals, the meat from which, will feed the local villagers for a long time.  This summer I will be trophy bear hunting in Saskatchewan, back in South Africa for plains game and gators with crossbows in Florida.

 

While I prefer my compound bow for hunting, I have had 2 bouts with breast cancer that have resulted in me having a bilateral mastectomy, and just recently, a partial mastectomy. Following my surgery, no one could answer whether I would ever be able to fish, bow hunt, or shoot shotguns and rifles again. No one had ever asked these questions of my doctors; I was the first! I am delighted to prove to everyone, that not only is it possible, but you can still be successful as well!   I am still building up the muscles that were destroyed in the surgery, so for now I hunt with a crossbow with a handicap designation, as well as my rifles and shotguns.

We all have scars that have made us the people we are; emotional or physical, the scars are a reminder of your strength. I am proud to not only say I am a cancer survivor, but I am enjoying life!  Nothing can beat taking your kids and grandchildren out, spending the day hunting or fishing together.  Everyone should get out and do what they love every opportunity they can.

 

 

“Love the Life you Live, Live the Life you Love” (Bob Marley)


 


Personal Blog:  http://www.huntingmotherearth.com


huntingmotherearth@gmail.com


 

Associations and Memberships :

POMA-Professional Outdoor Media Association


WOMA-Women's Outdoor Media Association


NSSF-National Shooting Sports Foundation


National Rifle Association-Life Member


NWTF-National Wild Turkey Federation


Safari Club International


TenPoint Crossbow Pro-Staff


Twenty Up Productions-Pro Staff

 

Deep Freeze Archers Pro Staff

 

Yukon Cold Locker Pro Staff


HIPS Pro Staff


Truglo Pro Staff


Mathews VIP Program

 

Padi Certified in Open Water Scuba Diving.


Technohunt Bow League @ Shooter’s Showcase