Friday, February 23, 2018

PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Firearms Instructor Janeen Wyatt

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Janeen Wyatt a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Janeen lives in Oklahoma and is an avid firearms teacher and firearms instructor with SLG.



What are you most passionate about as an instructor?
Educating and empowering ladies to feel more protected by being more aware of their surroundings and knowing how to safely use there firearms.

What has been your biggest challenge as an instructor?
I am the leader of a ladies shooting group as well.  Keeping things fun and interesting for beginners and more advanced women is always something that can be challenging at times. Balance and offering different classes seems to be key.

What has been your greatest success story with teaching?
I have a lady in my group who was so scared and nervous about guns, but she was determined to learn because her husband had passed away. She finally conquered her fear and now is quite the shooter.  That is a great success story!

I also had a lady with very high anxiety come into the SLG trailer who thought she wouldn’t be able to shoot. With a lot of encouragement and some training, she shot very well and was so excited that she was able to do it.  That makes my heart happy!

I have had several ladies thank me because of things they learned in my Self Defense Situational Awareness class that has detoured them from being a victim. That is why I love what I do. If I can help one lady to not be a victim of a crime, it is all worth it.

What is your motivation to teach others how to shoot?
I teach firearm safety in order to help others not have a negligent discharge or possibly hurt themselves or someone else.

Another motivation is when a student has an “aha moment”.   Whether it’s regarding sight alignment or conquering their fears, I know I’ve done my job well.

How do you help ladies overcome their fear with shooting?
I remind them how they felt when they first learned to drive a car. How everything felt awkward and scary. Now you jump into the drivers’ seat of a car and drive to the store without really thinking about how you got there. Shooting becomes easier the more you do it as well. Anyone can overcome the feeling of being nervous just by getting more practice while still being cautious. Remember, guns are a tool, just like a Skil saw. Learn how to safely use them and always follow the safety rules, and you will be just fine.

Hunting Themed Q&A
 If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
Deer season

What’s your favorite location to hunt?
I am definitely a newbie at hunting, but my first experience was in a blind that had a swivel chair and a heater. I’m thinking this is a great way to hunt. LOL 😉

Who introduced you to hunting?
My wonderful husband.

What do you hunt for?
Deer so far, but I am wanting to try duck hunting too.

What hunting skill would you like to master? Since I’m a newbie, all of it.

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
Sun in my eyes when looking through a scope at a deer  is hard to see the target. Remember I’m new to this, so I have a lot to learn. LOL

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?  
The fundamentals of firearms. I could also teach an awareness and a Self Defense Class pretty easy.

NON – HUNTING OR SHOOTING RELATED
What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
I love interacting with all the different ladies who come into the trailer. I love knowing our team is making a difference in these ladies’ lives. All the hugs, high fives, and smiles lets me know how much they appreciate the help.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
My somewhat new hobby is oil painting. A great way to relax. I would also spend more time with my family and grand babies providing they didn’t require sleep too. :)

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I would love to travel more.  Cruising and snow skiing would definitely be on the list of adventures.

What non firearm related skill would you like to master?
Photography, I love capturing memories.

What non hunting related .. do you wish you knew more about?  Medical things.  I sometimes wish I would have gone to nursing school.

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
 I actually keep my license up as a cosmetologist. Although I don’t work at a shop,  it’s nice to get the discounts for hair products.
Oil painting and I would also love to learn how to fly fish.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
My husband and I love to cruise. Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands were the farthest.

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?  My sister and I married brothers,  so we enjoy going to TX to visit our siblings where they live.

Who inspires you to be better?
Jesus, if I can be more like Him, everything else falls into place.

What are three interesting facts about you?
I watch Self Defense  and oil painting videos for fun.  I’ve been married to my best friend for over thirty years.  I have three sons and almost three grandchildren, one is due any day now.

What is your biggest fear?
Losing someone I love.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mexican of course.

List two pet peeves?
Someone who complains ALL the time and NEVER looks for the good in others. We all have situations we go through and need to vent at times to family or a close friend. I am talking about negative people as a whole, who never seem to be happy.  If your around that too much, it can rub off.

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Touch

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
Oil Paint

Mountains or Beach?
That’s a hard one, I love both.  Since I love to cruise I will say beach.

Anything else you would like to add?

I feel very blessed to be able to use some of the gifts God has given me to help others.  He has opened doors for me to do the things I love and am passionate about. I am very grateful.  The best recipe for a happy life for me is...God First, my family second and everything else after that.

Friday, February 16, 2018

PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Firearms Instructor Taryn Stewart

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Taryn Stewart a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Taryn lives in Oklahoma and is an avid competitive shooter and firearms instructor with SLG.

Are you a competitive shooter? Yes, I just started in 2017

What types of matches do you participate in? I shoot USPSA, and Steel challenge

What types of firearms do you shoot competitively? I shoot PCC (pistol Caliber Carbine)

If you could only shoot one what would it be? USPSA

How did you get involved with competitive shooting? My husband started shooting competitively when he retired from the police department 2 years ago, I would go with him and think to myself I want to do it to! I watched a few people shoot PCC and I knew that’s what I wanted to shoot to. So I told him and luckily we own a gun shop and he builds customs guns, so he built me a pretty awesome PCC ( her name is Matilda)

How long have you been shooting competitively? Only a year

What shooting skill would you like to master? Speed

What’s your biggest shooting challenge? My biggest challenge is my confidence. A lot of times I am the only girl out there so that can be very intimidating. But I have learned the “shooting world” is very supportive and helpful and encouraging.

What would be the most amazing competitive stage that is still on your bucket list? The PCC national championships!

What’s the hardest lesson you’ve learned? The amount of practice and commitment that is required to shoot competitively

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Basic Fundamentals


NON – SHOOTING RELATED

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer? I am honored to be a part of Introducing women into the shooting sports, and watching the huge smiles on their faces when they leave the trailer.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? I would load up our 5th wheel and Travel the United States. There is so much out there to do and see.

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue? Shooting more! I would love to go somewhere every weekend to shoot and meet new people and see the world!

What non-shooting related skill would you like to master? Baking, I’m a horrible baker

What non-shooting related .. do you wish you knew more about? I love to cook I just don’t have the time. I would love to have some mad cooking skills and be on one of those cooking competition shows.

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?  Honduras

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off? I’m not really sure what time off is!! I’m either working, or shooting somewhere. We do make a point to take our family on vacation during the summer. We pick a national park every year to visit.

Who inspires you to be better? My husband for sure! Every time I say I can’t his response is always “why can’t you”

What are three interesting facts about you?
I have been a dental assistant for 11 years
I don’t like to shop
I love teaching

What is your biggest fear? Heights! I won’t go above the 2nd step on a ladder no way no how!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chocolate cake
List two pet peeves: Clutter, and being late

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest? Hearing, I swear I hear everything

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do? I love to load up the camper and just go.

Mountains or Beach? Both for sure. They are both beautiful and relaxing

Anything else you would like to add?
My husband and I own a gun shop/range Firearms Solutions in Duncan OK.
Certified, NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
Certified, Oklahoma Self Defense Act instructor
Certified, CLEET instructor
Certified, NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor
Certified, NRA certified Chief RSO
Certified, NRA Refuse to be a victim instructor
Certified, The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructor
Certified, USCCA Instructor
Certified, Glock Armorer
The Well Armed Woman Chapter Leader
The Well Armed Woman Regional Trainer

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Shoot Like A Girl & Sisterhood of the Outdoors Women's Arkansas Waterfowl Hunt

Extremely cold temperatures, ice, and mud is usually not the perfect situation for what some call a great adventure, unless you’re a duck hunter.  The 5th annual The Sisterhood of the Outdoors/Shoot Like a Girl duck hunt at Bust a Duck guide service in Augusta, Arkansas was a continued success.  This year’s hunt was a special one, with two of the ladies taking their first duck ever.
First Duck!!
First Duck!!

The arctic air found its way South in the last few days of December making the 2017 women’s waterfowl hunt one of the coldest yet.  There is nothing like sharing the duck blind with fellow female hunters, no matter the conditions.  Introducing new waterfowl hunters is one of my biggest passions.  Waterfowl hunting is unique compared to other species, as hunters don’t have to worry about scent control or talking too much in the blind, unless the birds are working.  This is the perfect combination for bringing a new female hunter into the field. Duck hunting has so many opportunities for social interaction in the blind, and new hunters are able to ask questions right after the action takes place.
Our group enjoying fellowship and a successful hunt!! 
Because of the harsh weather conditions, our new hunters got to experience all the challenges that waterfowl hunters face.  The combination of ice and clouds are a duck hunter’s nightmare.  Cloudy days create less shadows allowing ducks to see your decoy spread better.  Combine that with big chunks of ice floating around in your decoy spread and ice freezing to your decoys makes for a challenging day.  Although the conditions were not favorable, it allowed for many learning opportunities.  We had safe and fun hunts in both traditional and pit style blinds.  Through all the hard work, challenges, and worst-case scenarios our new duck hunters still fell in love with duck hunting.
Mr Bust a Duck Buster Cooper with our group of female hunters at the BAD Lodge
SLG Chief Operations Officer Cristy Crawford
with Sisterhood of the Outdoors Owner Amy Ray
SLG Chief Operations Officer Cristy Crawford shooting
the Beretta a400 Xtreme 12ga shotgun & Federal Premium
Blackcloud shells
 
This hunt continues to be one of my favorite hunts of the year.  Seeing the excitement on new hunters’ faces continues to fuel my passion for waterfowl hunting.  Special thank you to Federal Preimum Ammunition and Beretta. The team at Bust a Duck guide service go above and beyond to make us feel welcome at the lodge and in the field. It is without a doubt a female friendly operation.  You can find out more about Bust a Duck Guide service at www.bustaduck.com .  We are so happy to continue teaming up with The Sisterhood of the Outdoors and bring together ladies of all walks of life to enjoy duck hunting.  The Sisterhood of the Outdoors’ mission is to empower the next generation lady hunter and provide ladies with quality hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventures at an affordable price.  They have numerous opportunities for fishing and hunting.  To find out more information about Sisterhood of the Outdoors go to www.sisterhoodoutdoors.com .  A small deposit holds your spot in the 2018.  Comes hunt with us!
Cristy Crawford - Shoot Like A Girl Chief Operations Officer 

Friday, February 2, 2018

PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Archery Instructor Debi Martin

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Debi Martin a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Debi lives in Mississippi and is an avid competitive shooter, hunter and archery instructor with SLG.

If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
Big Game 

What’s your favorite location to hunt? 
At home in Mississippi

Who introduced you to hunting?
My Dad. 

What do you hunt for?
Whitetail, squirrel, rabbit, duck, turkey, dove, alligator, predator, bear and moose.  Pretty much anything in season and anywhere we have to opportunity to hunt.   

What hunting skill would you like to master?
I would love to learn to shoot a recurve bow. I am so envious of the skill and dedication that it takes to hunt with a recurve.   

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
I strive to make clean and ethical shots with my bow.  I shoot competitively in the off season and I find this has helped me become a more skilled archer.  

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list?
I would love to hunt elk with my husband in Colorado.  Brad and I both have traveled a lot of places to hunt, but we’ve yet to go to Colorado together.      

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?
I have learned a lot about aging deer over the last few years.  This helps me to insure I harvest a mature deer.  I would like to continue to do so and teach others about deer management.  

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned? 
Things don’t always work out and sometimes it just isn’t your day.  That’s why they call it hunting and not killing.  

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
Traveling shooting competitive archery on an international level.    

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
I would have to say something to do with archery.  I love talking with people about archery and the whole shot process.  Regardless if it is hunting or competing, I always have plenty to talk about.   

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?
Five.  Two hiking, two rubber (insulated and non-insulated) and one snake. 

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
Archery hunting is my favorite.  I even like to bowfish.   

NON – HUNTING RELATED 

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
Getting to introduce archery to someone that has never shot before. Seeing the look on their faces after making the first shot makes my heart happy. Having those ladies give us feedback and tell us about their bow purchase and personal accomplishments is worth more to me than a pot of gold.    

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Practice on the range and spend more time with my family.  

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I would have an indoor range built and shoot dots all day long. 

What non hunting related skill would you like to master?
I would like to learn to speak French.  

What non hunting related. do you wish you knew more about?
I would like to learn to play the piano again.  I took lessons as a child, but I don’t remember how to read the music.  I am so drawn to any music with a strong presence of the piano.  

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
I love photography.  I like to take pictures of landscapes and sunsets.  They to me are the most natural.  I feel like its Gods masterpiece that he allows us to capture.  

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Newfoundland Canada

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
Time off??? What’s that??? 

Who inspires you to be better?
My husband.  He is the kindest person, next to my late father, that I have ever known.  He tries to find the good in everyone and doesn’t let bad things get to him.  

What are three interesting facts about you?
Green is my favorite color. 
I used to team rope. 
I love all genres of music.  From gospel to rap, you never know what I am going to be listening to. 

What is your biggest fear?
SPIDERS!!!! True story!!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Anything with bread.  I love bread!

List two pet peeves
Smacking and when someone says pacific instead of specific.  

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Hearing.  My friend calls me “Tune in Tokyo”

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
Stay at home from time to time. It is such a rare event, that most people would think I don’t like to do it.  

Mountains or Beach?
Both…. The best of both worlds!!

Anything else you would like to add? 
Never miss an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.  A few kind words can change a life in the blink of an eye.   

Friday, January 19, 2018

PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Firearms Instructor Rebecca King


Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Rebecca King a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Rebecca lives in Oklahoma and is an avid competitive shooter and firearms instructor with SLG.

Are you a competitive shooter?
Yes, I am.

What types of matches do you participate in? 
I participate in 3-Gun/Multigun the most. I also shoot some USPSA (action pistol).

What types of firearms do you shoot competitively?
I shoot an AR-15, a 12 gauge shotgun, and a full size 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

If you could only shoot one what would it be?
It’s a tough decision, but I would have to choose the pistol. It is a tool I am comfortable and confident with, which serves a dual purpose of recreation and defense.

How did you get involved with competitive shooting?
I’ve always been competitive by nature, so I started with the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification program competing against myself and moving up the ranks. That gave me a desire for more and I went to my first action pistol match in 2010. 

How long have you been shooting competitively?
Technically for seven years, because I’ve shot a handful of pistol matches back in 2010, but I’ve really only been serious about it for three years. I fell in love with 3 gun in the fall of 2014. 

What shooting skill would you like to master?
I’d love to master my long range rifle skills.

What’s your biggest shooting challenge?
Honestly, my biggest shooting challenge is my budget. Whether you are a serious or leisurely competitor, there are costs involved and 3 gun can be a pretty expensive sport.

What would be the most amazing competitive stage that is still on your bucket list?
I’d love to shoot Blue Ridge Mountain 3 Gun Championship at Rockcastle in Kentucky.

What’s the hardest lesson you’ve learned?
Don’t let a stage ruin your match. Everyone has a bad stage and dwelling on what you did wrong, or targets you missed, will not help your mental game. Shake it off and move on as quickly as you can. 

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Pistol parts, operation, and fundamentals of shooting.

NON – SHOOTING RELATED 

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
We have travelled coast to coast in our great country and we’ve met women of all shapes, sizes, colors, abilities, and backgrounds, with an equally diverse set of emotions. Some are excited, apprehensive, curious, or afraid. I am so proud of the women who trust us to help them conquer their fears. What I like most about our trailer is the privilege to be a part of that positive experience for them, and to see them walk out with that huge smile on their face.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
We always make time for what is important to us. So, I’d probably fill it with more of the same. Or, maybe I’d finally organize that closet I’ve been meaning to get to.

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I’d travel the world. I’d go to Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and every national park in our own backyard.

What non-shooting related .. do you wish you knew more about?
I’d like to learn more about forging and blacksmithing. My son got into it a little while ago and it’s fascinating to me. 

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
I love logistics. The best example is event planning and all the details involved in making it happen. I have a checklist for everything. It’s one of my quirks.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
I’ve been to Asia: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand.

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
I go home. I love being home with my family.

Who inspires you to be better?
My children inspire me to be better. It’s a huge responsibility to raise the future.

What are three interesting facts about you?
I’m a Navy veteran, I enjoy riding motorcycles, and I can say the alphabet backwards as easily as I can say it forward.

What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is something unthinkable happening to someone I love.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s easy. It would be breakfast cereal.

List two pet peeves
People who are habitually late and people who don’t pick up after themselves.

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Smell.

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
I love Morse Code. I know it’s old school and a little nerdy, but occasionally I will listen and copy code on my computer at home, just because I can.

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains


Friday, January 5, 2018

PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Firearms Instructor Jessica Fisher

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Jessica Fisher a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Jessica lives in New Mexico and is an avid hunter and firearms instructor with SLG.


If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
Any small game season – they are long and there is lots of shooting opportunity.

I started going hunting before I could hunt. My brother and I tagged along with our dad way before we were old enough. When I was 12 and passed my hunter education class in Oregon I started deer hunting. I hunted a lot of years before I successfully harvested my first mule deer. Public land hunting in the west is so different than whitetail hunting from a stand. My favorite place to hunt was in Eastern Oregon with my family and friends. Since my family and I have moved in different directions, out of Oregon, I haven’t found my new favorite place or season.

What do you hunt for?
I have lived in New Mexico for almost seven years, since moving here I have taken up small game hunting – upland birds and waterfowl. I hope to someday harvest a NM bull elk and maybe an Oryx – I hear they taste really good.

What hunting skill would you like to master?
I would like to become skilled at reading animal behavior. Where will they be and why?

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
The challenge I have right now is shooting proficiently. Right now I am practicing on the clay range so I will stop missing with my shotgun in the field.

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list?
I wouldn’t say that I have bucket list hunt, but I would love to be able to hunt with my dad again. I also would like to see my nephew harvest his first animal. I know a lot of people have a bucket list hunt, I would love to go with someone on their dream hunt – just to be a part of something fabulous. Personally for me – this is super simple sounding – but I would like to take a turkey with a bow.

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?
I wish I knew more about game calling and how and when to do it.

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
Selecting good hunting partners is a hard lesson for some. I have been lucky or maybe just that picky in selecting who I hunt with. This is one the things we really stress in hunter education – just because someone is your friend does not mean they will make a good hunting companion. Ethics, skills and safe gun handling are important characteristics I look for – and having a dog.

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
Go to the shooting range. I enjoy shooting as much as I enjoy hunting. I get as much satisfaction out of breaking a clay as I do harvesting a dove. The clays don’t taste as good though.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
I do this frequently when I teach hunter education classes. I cover safety, parts of the firearm, and eye dominance. I never follow a script and the presentation just rolls off of my tongue. I am very passionate about safe firearms handling.

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?
Two pairs of boots but sometimes I wear my regular old Keens hunting. Do I count my waders?

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
I am very involved in getting new hunters in the field with my 8 to 5 job, so I am passionate about small game hunting for new hunters.

NON – HUNTING RELATED

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
I love having a first time shooter, who is a little or a lot timid about firing a gun and after their first shot thy have a great big smile on their face and say “that was fun!” The controlled, safe,  environment allows women to try something that they thought they would never do for a variety of reasons – one being fear. When a first timer overcomes that fear because I and SLG were able to help them it is very rewarding to me.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
What kind of question is this! I love to sleep. But if I didn’t have to I suppose I would travel and spend more time with friends and family.

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I would open a shooting range and make it free to all women and children – and some men. I guess that is “work” not a hobby. Racecar driving! I love to drive and feel the need for speed.

What non hunting related skill would you like to master?
Fly-fishing – I feel like a fish out of water. Some people can make it look so graceful and I am just lucky to not hook myself or the bank or someone else or a tree.

What non hunting related .. do you wish you knew more about?
Music – while I played clarinet in the band in school; I am not very musically inclined. I think being tone deaf has something to do with that.

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
I love to read. When I was a kid and in college I hated to read – maybe it was the assigned reading that I didn’t like. I like to read historical fiction and biographies.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Puerto Varas, Chile

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?

I usually go to see my family in Alaska, Oregon and Michigan.

Who inspires you to be better?
The director of my agency – she is tough, charismatic, compassionate, intelligent, a fighter, a great mother and an incredible boss.

What are three interesting facts about you?
I am a cancer survivor.
I didn’t ever want to leave my hometown, but I am hundreds of miles away killing it.
I am tall for my height – I think this is a mental thing. I rarely feel as short as I am.

What is your biggest fear?
Being alone in the dark, especially outside or in new, uncomfortable places.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza… you can change the toppings!

List two pet peeves
Tailgaters and ignorant social media post – learn to spell!

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Smell! I can’t stand stinky things like trash – maybe that should be one of my pet peeves.

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains!

Anything else you would like to add?
A lot of these questions are about hunting, which I love to do, but I do not consider myself to be a big time hunter. I think Shoot Like a Girl is about so much more than introducing women to shooting to become hunters. Hunters are an intricate part of the North American model and we need hunters – new hunters especially. To me shooting is a great pastime, an empowering activity and a skill that everyone should have. Be safe and have fun!

Friday, December 29, 2017

PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Firearms Instructor Amy Ray

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Amy Ray a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Amy lives in Georgia and is an avid archer, hunter and firearms instructor with SLG.


If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
Big Game out West

What’s your favorite location to hunt?
Colorado

Who introduced you to hunting?
My husband Scott

What do you hunt for?
What ever is in season .. all year around..

What hunting skill would you like to master?
Bow hunting. I have not got the opportunity to harvest an animal with my bow.

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
Finding the time and the finances to participate in all the hunting I would like to pursue.

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list?
Hunting big whitetail in Canada…

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?
Archery Elk Hunting

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
Making the right decision on when to shoot and when not to shoot on whitetail deer… using proper trophy management

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
I would still spend time outdoors camping with my family.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Introduction to pistol shooting

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?
More than 10.. I am embarrassed to say..

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
Spot and Stalk on big game

NON – HUNTING RELATED

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
I love seeing the new shooters overcome their fear and their smile and confidence with they finish shooting with us.

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
Gun Smith and building custom rifles

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
I’m a geologist and I like to collect rocks and fossils

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Izmir, Turkey

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
The Woods

Who inspires you to be better?
My Children

What are three interesting facts about you?
1) I’m President and Owner of The Sisterhood of the Outdoors. You can learn more about it at www.sisterhoodoutdoors.com
2) I create over 160 opportunities per year for women to hunt
3) I volunteer for the local Juvenile court system as a panel member for foster kids in my area.  We review cases for the Judge to ensure all the case plans are progressing and make recommendations to the court.

What is your biggest fear?
Grizzly Bears
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Elk Burgers
List two pet peeves
Tapping noises
Rude People

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Hearing

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains