"In this sprightly, instructive autobiography, Shockey describes her love of hunting . . . She details the hours-long hikes, the cheek-chafing cold, the patience (hair-pulling stretches of monotony), and the constant practicing required to 'harvest' that 1,500-pound bull moose. She endures antiwoman and antihunting attitudes, defending hunting as an act of conservation, self-reliance, and, often, charity."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"I have had the privilege of knowing Eva Shockey for years as colleagues in the outdoor industry, and am thrilled for her voice and perspective is reaching a larger audience. Taking Aim offers fresh perspective that appeals to both the lifelong hunter and non-hunter alike. Evas voice gives insider understanding to readers for which the outdoor industry is a world yet undiscovered. Simultaneously, she speaks to the heart of every avid outdoorsman as she recounts stories of risky exploration and its rich rewards. Hunter or not, Taking Aim is for you."
Willie Robertson, Author, American Fisherman, and Hunter
"Throughout this book Eva mentions the impact her family has had on her education and passion for the outdoors. I have three little girls, and another child on the way, that my wife and I are raising to appreciate, enjoy and love the outdoors as much as we do. This book is a great reminder of the importance of introducing and giving the gift of the outdoors to your children."
Justin Moore, Country music singer
"Eva Shockey has changed the game for women in outdoor sports, and Taking Aim is the fresh dose of inspiration we've all been looking for. Evas is a voice of confidence, positivity and fearlessness that needs to be heard. I have no doubt that everyone who reads her book will find themselves excitedly searching for their next great adventure!"
Cameron Hanes, Hunting Athlete
"Eva Shockey's love of adventure and positive attitude are absolutely contagious. In Taking Aim, Eva shares her quest to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle in a way that will inspire all of us to do the same. To every brave and adventurous spirit, this one's for you."
Tiffany Lakosky, Outdoor TV Host and Hunter