Mountainsong Expeditions:

Where Your Wild Journey Begins 

 

Welcome

At Mountainsong Expeditions, we offer classes in archery, ethical hunting, and wilderness skills.

Our programs are all designed to focus on serving the marginalized genders that are so often ignored in the outdoor skills world: women, queer people, trans folks, and non-binary people.

Our programs focus on skillful techniquesphysical and emotional safety, and a spiritual connection to nature

After nine years of teaching these skills on the ground in Vermont, we are now expanding our library of accessible online courses. Our online courses serve students from England to Australia, making our empowerment-based learning available to people all over the world.

AXES & WOODLAND SKILLS

IN-PERSON

AX SKILLS WORKSHOP

Learn how to safely and efficiently use an ax to split firewood, make kindling, and cut up fallen trees. We teach you the ergonomics and tricks that make it easy. 

 

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ONLINE

AX SKILLS

Our ax course in digital form! Stop struggling with your ax and learn the powerful and safe ways to use this amazing tool.

More information coming soon

 

 

ARCHERY

ONLINE

FOUNDATIONS OF ARCHERY

Improve your aim. Our four-week online course guides beginning and intermediate archers through the best practices of archery form & instinctive aim.

More information coming soon

 

IN-PERSON

SUNDAY ARCHERY

Personalized small-group archery coaching on our woodland range in Worcester, Vermont. All equipment is provided.

 

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IN-PERSON

RUNNING WITH ARTEMIS

Trail running and archery for mind, body, and soul. This weekly group therapy program teaches you new skills and offers time to reflect & share.

 

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MAY YOUR ARROWS FLY TRUE

What bow should you buy? Where do you get arrows? How do you set up an archery range? Why is joy the key to your success as an archery?

Subscribe and receive your free Archery Beginner's Guide today.

THE WAY OF THE WEAVER

ONLINE & IN-PERSON

WEAVER FOUNDATION YEAR

The Way of the Weaver Foundation Year is a nine-month journey that weaves threads of magic, activism, and community. We believe that magic is real, present all around us, and a profound tool for justice and transformation. 

 

EXPLORE THE MAGIC
ONLINE

RADICAL DEVOTION

What does heartfelt devotion and worship to the Gods look like, when we are able to deconstruct the narrative of patriarchal religion, and rewrite our own rules? How can we nourish our relationships with our Gods to bless and strengthen our struggles for justice? How do we honor free will and reciprocity?

 

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ONLINE

DEATH PRIESTXING

The Death Priestx (gender-neutral term) is the one who tends the threshold of transition. In this liminal space, they help the living navigate death, and assist the dead to share their wisdom with the living.

 

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ABOUT

MEET MURPHY
(they/them)

Murphy hunts with a goal of deepening their connection to nature rather than a goal of domination & conquest. 

As a queer transmasculine hunter with 20 years experience in earth-based spirituality, they blend technical knowledge and emotional reverence to help you step into hunting with a full heart and a confident mind.

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HUNTING

ONLINE

HUNTING WITH HEART

Six weeks to confident and connected deer hunting. Find deer, shoot well, and honor your prey with songs and gratitude.

 

LEARN TO HUNT
IN-PERSON

HUNTRESS INTENSIVE

This workshop introduces you to all the skills & equipment you need to successfully hunt deer, with a focus on the spiritual meaning of the hunt.

 

ENROLL TODAY
IN-PERSON

HUNTRESS EXPEDITION

A hunting camp for marginalized genders. Experience the initiation of your first hunt surrounded by supportive community.

 

HUNT WITH US

“Mountainsong Expeditions is a place to learn woodland & hunting skills, especially for those who don't come from a hunting background and want to hunt mindfully & with spirit. Murphy is a fabulous teacher, and attracts students who become your friends.”

—D. L., Hunting Student
PODCAST

Want to Hear More?

On the Huntress Podcast we interview hunters of all genders to explore many perspectives on hunting, our relationship with our prey, and the wildness within ourselves. 

Search for "The Huntress Podcast" on your favorite podcatcher and subscribe today. 

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COMMUNITY

IN-PERSON

VERMONT TRANSMASC CAMP

An outdoor gathering of woodsy fun, relaxed learning, and queer culture-building for transmasculine people 18 & up. Be yourself, connect to the land, and make friends for life.

 

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IN-PERSON

STREET MEDIC TRAININGS

Learn first aid skills that address civil protest, police violence, and natural disasters. Our training is rooted in radical consent, anti-oppression values, and grassroots activist culture.

 

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BLOG

The Mountainsong Blog

Murphy’s musings on hunting, spirituality, gender, activism, and living close to nature. Explore posts on rifle hunts and cultural appropriation in spiritual practice

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