Meet the Team
The amazing people that make all of our adventures possible!
My name is Lori-Anne Horst, I grew up in Hamilton Ontario, the concrete jungle. My only salvation was heading north to the countryside of Hanover and Allen Park to go camping. The serenity of the woods, rivers and fields seemed to be where I was most comfortable.
I grew up in a house where girls weren't supposed to hunt or shoot guns. Hunting was part of being a man's man thing. ( Now just hold on before anyone starts hating on my dad and grandfather and uncle... My mom had her license but was never allowed to go along... it's a touchy subject. but keep reading ).
I first started hunting because of my husband Steve, his dad, and his cousins. They were welcoming, knowledgeable, patient, kind, and understanding of all my questions and hesitations.
I got my hunting license when I was 24 and about 7 months pregnant with our first child. Way to be the typical redneck I know!! but I love it.
Hunting was the puzzle piece in my life I was missing. Once I started I learned there is so much more to know, learn, and experience. There are people to meet and friendships to be made out in the fields and blinds, stories to be shared and memories to be made.
Now we enjoy hunting as a family including my dad and mom. Watching my children grow to respect and understand the balance of conservation is truly humbling. I can't wait until they are old enough to start harvesting their own quarry and I am able to witness the joy and respect they give to their harvest.
Over the years we have been able to connect with, help, mentor, hunt with, and meet some amazing people from all over Canada. I can't wait to see where we end up next!!
Growing up on the shores of Georgian Bay in the town of Penetanguishene, my love of the outdoors began at a very young age. I spent my summers camping, fishing, boating, and exploring the wilderness and my winters skiing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing. My penchant for the outdoors continued as I pursued a post-secondary education in Environmental Sciences.
Although my passion for hunting and shooting developed a little later in life, I’m certainly making up for lost time, to a point where some may even consider it an obsession. If there is a season for it and I can make it taste good, I’m going to try my hand at harvesting it.
My love of wild game, fish, foraged plants, and fungi extends far beyond the harvest itself. Creating delicious dishes and meals that showcase wild ingredients is an indispensable part of my #PassionToPlate experience.
As a proud Métis harvester, ethical and sustainable harvesting practices are of the utmost importance to me. I feel that it is my responsibility as a hunter, angler, and forager to use as many parts of the animals and plants I harvest as possible. To me, this means finding ways of making the less desirable parts both edible and delicious.
Although I now call Lynden home, I can be found hunting, fishing, and shooting all across Ontario every chance I get. When I’m not in the woods or on the water, you will often see me at local hunting and gun show representing this amazing organization!
Hi, I'm Steven Horst, field staff and husband of CSS founder Lori-Anne. I was lucky enough to grow up learning the ropes of hunting and fishing in midwestern Ontario from my father. As a kid, I would tag along behind him and our beagles chasing rabbits in the winter and trolling Georgian bay for salmon in the summer. As I grew to get my hunting license my passions grew from small game to deer, turkey, and ultimately to my favourite, waterfowl hunting. After meeting my future wife she showed a strong interest in hunting and I couldn't have been more proud. Our passion for the outdoors over the years grew into what we have today in wanting to help others get into hunting, fishing, and shooting sports. My other passion is for completing the full field-to-plate ideology. I am a strong proponent that wild game meat deserves to be fully utilized and appreciated. This means using it for more than just jerky and pepperettes. I enjoy incorporating it into unconventional dishes and letting my family experience all of the meat's potential.
My name is Regan Dahms. Born and raised in Walkerton, now residing in west grey. I've had a passion for the outdoors for as long as I can remember. Sittin on the banks of the Saugeen river fishing with my dads as a child and as I got older spending all of summer vacation finding every fishing hole from one end of town to the other.
I found my love for competitive rifle shooting when I joined the jr rifle club at the local gun range in Walkerton when I was 15. That led to the opportunity to get my hunting license and PAL.
I started off deer hunting and worked my way slowly into other obsessions such as waterfowl and small game hunting. I found a friend of mine at work who shared the same interests in the field and we quickly became hunting buddies.
I started deer hunting with his group and as well with his lovely wife Lori-Anne. I thought it was great she was so enthusiastic about hunting and the outdoors. She started talking about finding ways to help other ladies such as herself to get involved in hunting and the outdoors that may not otherwise do so. When she asked me to be a part of the Canadian Sportswoman Society and help share my passion and what knowledge I had (by no means am I an expert) I definitely could not pass up the opportunity.
Ever since I have enjoyed helping out and partaking in every event she has put on, sharing my passion and things I have learned over the years with others, and look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come.
Hey there, my name is Tara! Ever since I can remember I’ve always loved the outdoors. My father took me fishing a few times when I was very small and as I grew up we went less and less. As my father fell out of love with fishing (I don’t even know how that is possible), I fell in love with the beach and swimming. Spending my days on Lake Erie swimming, snorkeling (looking for fish), and trying to catch any type of creature with my hands it’s no wonder I am the fisherwoman I am now. As I grew up and navigated my adult life, I came to realize that I needed a hobby STAT! Being a female in a family of non-hunters or fishers you can imagine how difficult it was for me to get started in a sport I knew nothing about. So, I called up a friend we set out in a canoe on the Grand River and I was HOOKED (haha, see what I did there). BAM!! I caught my very first fish!! Not only did I catch a 2lb bass, but it was on a topwater buzz bait. I reeled that fish in like I was in some sort of race, I’m surprised the bearings on my reel didn’t melt! From that moment on, I knew that this was the sport for me! Fast forward and I’ve caught more fish than I could count, and I still love it as much as the first day! Within those 10 years of fishing, I’ve also come to love hunting. If you don’t know me, I’m quite the chatterbox so it’s no wonder that waterfowl (a social hunt) is by far my favourite. Can’t wait to see you all out there, straight shots and tight lines everyone!