Erin Merrill is an award winning writer from Maine. Born and raised in the state, she started deer hunting with her dad when she was 20. Since then she has expanded her adventures to include hunting turkey, bear and coyotes. Erin has learned how to trap bear and beaver, and enjoys fly fishing and foraging. In 2021, Erin was successful in completing her Big Game Grand Slam, harvesting a bear, turkey, deer and moose in the same calendar year.
Erin has been interviewed across numerous podcasts and news stories about being a woman in a typically male-dominated field. To support girls and women having access to educational opportunities that could advance their hunting and outdoor recreational skills, Erin and a few close friends created and raise funds for a non-profit called ‘Women of the Maine Outdoors.’
Promoting the outdoors is important to Erin. She sits on the Board of Directors for the New England Outdoor Writers Association and is 2nd Vice President for the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Erin is also prostaff for First Lite, OnX and Fit to Hunt. She is a senior writer for Drury Outdoors’ DeerCast and operations manager for Blood Origins. Her writing regularly can be found in the Northwoods Sporting Journal and the Daily Bulldog.