Friday, June 22, 2018

LEADERSHIP STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Beth Edwards

We asked Beth Edwards a few fun questions. Leadership Staff Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Leadership Staff a little better. Beth lives in Alabama and is and an avid hunter.

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

What’s your favorite location to hunt? Butler, Alabama

Who introduced you to hunting? My husband, Jason

What do you hunt for?  Deer, Hog

What hunting skill would you like to master? Growing healthy deer with enhanced planting

What’s your biggest hunting challenge? I cannot climb in a climber any more due to a leg injury

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list? – Anywhere north of Alabama

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

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned? Being aware of your surroundings

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time? Fish

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Hunter safety

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own? 1

What style of hunting are you most passionate about? Archery

NON – HUNTING RELATED

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Spend more time with my family

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue? Shooting competitions

What non hunting related skill would you like to master? Competitive shooting

What non hunting related do you wish you knew more about? Competitive shooting

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

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

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off? On the boat

Who inspires you to be better? My husband, my mother and my boys

What are three interesting facts about you? I was a paramedic before becoming a nurse; I am a grandmother of an 18 month old little boy; I live on an island

What is your biggest fear? Falling, ….and bears

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Fish
List two pet peeves: Lying; Gossip

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

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do? Shoot guns

Mountains or Beach? Beach

Anything else you would like to add? I live in the southernmost part of Alabama on an Island. I love to do activities with my husband and boys.

Friday, June 15, 2018

LEADERSHIP STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Stacy Mitchum

We asked Stacy Mitchum a few fun questions. Leadership Staff Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Leadership Staff a little better. Stacy lives in Arkansas and is and an avid competitive archer.

Are you a competitive shooter?
Yes

What types of matches / shoots  do you participate in?
I compete in 3D archery tournaments from January - August

What types of firearms / archery do you shoot competitively?
I shoot a compound bow in the Women’s Hunter Elite class.

If you could only shoot one type of competition what would it be?
I would shoot 3D competitions on the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) Pro/Am Tour.

How did you get involved with competitive shooting?
It was actually an accident. I had just begun bow hunting and some friends told me 3D archery would help make me a better hunter. One shoot and I was hooked! It’s quite addictive.

How long have you been shooting competitively?
7 years

What shooting skill would you like to master?
I truly believe archery is a sport one can NEVER master.  My biggest problem is controlling that space between my ears. I tend to think too much.

What’s your biggest shooting challenge?
See last question… Conquering the mental part of the game!

What would be the most amazing competitive stage that is still on your bucket list?
I would love to compete in the Western Classic Trail Shoot in Redding, CA!

What’s the hardest lesson you’ve learned?
Do not take competition so seriously! I am not a professional with $10,000 riding on one arrow. My life is not going to change based on my placement in a tournament. I’ve learned to just enjoy the friendships and memories I am creating with every tournament, and to appreciate the strong, awesome women that I would never have met without this awesome sport.

NON – SHOOTING RELATED

What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
It’s an awesome place for women to try out bows and firearms with absolutely no pressure from salesmen or significant others. It’s a place to get help from women who understand that sometimes things are just different for girls!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Spend time with my grandchildren- being a Grammy is the best thing ever!

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
Big game hunting- Arkansas is mainly whitetail deer, black bears, turkey, hogs, dove and ducks.

What non-shooting related skill would you like to master?
Reading my husband’s mind. Hmm, on second thought…

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

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
The archery range

Who inspires you to be better?
My one year old granddaughters, Kinsley and Brayleigh, who were born on the same day just six hours apart.

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

List two pet peeves
*Misusing homophones- your/you’re, there/their/they’re, to/too/two
*Saying seen instead of saw- I think it’s a southern thing!
I know that’s a little picky, but I’m a 3rd grade teacher so…

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Definitely smell… not always a good thing!

Mountains or Beach?
In a perfect world…skiing down a mountain to get to the beach!

Friday, June 8, 2018

PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about SLG Firearms Instructor Susan Hansen

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Susan Hansen 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. Susan lives in Washington and is an avid competitive shooter, Firearms Instructor with SLG.

What types of matches do you participate in?
I am a competition shooter. I am a member and participate in USPSA pistol, and multigun matches. Along with 3 Gun Nation, UML and outlaw 3 gun matches.

What types of firearms do you shoot competitively?
I mainly shoot a sport called 3 Gun/Multigun. I shoot pistol, rifle, &  shotgun on each stage of a match. Each of my firearms have been tricked and blinged out for competition. Pistol is a custom 40mm, Shotgun is a customized 12 ga with a 12 round tube, Rifle is a custom AR-15 223 Wylde that I built from scratch with my son.

If you could only shoot one what would it be?
That’s tough…. I really enjoy the challenges of all 3. If I had to choose, I would choose rifle.

How did you get involved with competitive shooting?
I grew up raising, training, and showing horses. 11 yrs ago I had a terrible horse accident that left me with a broken back in two places and head trauma. I was told I should not ride again because of my back and balance issues. I was devastated and went into a deep depression hole for years. On a whim, I went to an indoor range, 3 yrs ago, and the fire was started! I started shooting indoor pistol leagues, which grew to outdoor action shooting matches, and then to 3 Gun!  I am also an NRA Pistol & Rifle instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer, A The Well Armed Woman/TWAW instructor and a member of A Girl and a Gun/AGAG, United States Practical Shooting Association/USPSA, and United Multi-Gun League/UML.
I now shoot matches all over the US and locally. Competitions are great exercise for me, as well as for my brains memory issues. Not bad for a 53 y/o Nana!

How long have you been shooting competitively?
This year is my third season of shooting.

What shooting skill would you like to master?
I would love to learn more about long range precision shooting.

What’s your biggest shooting challenge?
I’m in the midst of my biggest shooting challenge right now.  I totally blew out my knee at a competition in Kentucky last fall. I had surgery to replace my ACL, and meniscus repair and more. I am just getting back out there!

What would be the most amazing competitive stage that is still on your bucket list?
I am lucky enough to be able to travel and shoot in many different places and all sorts of stages.  But what is on the top of my list is to shoot the Pro side of the ProAm 3 gun match at Rockcastle in Kentucky.

What’s the hardest lesson you’ve learned?
That even though I feel young, I am not! :P

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Only 40 minutes?  Haha…. I LOVE to work with new and first-time shooters. Teaching them the fundamentals of shooting. Watching the fear of the firearm get replaced with the thrill of the first, safe shot! AMAZING!

NON – SHOOTING RELATED
What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
It is the perfect mixture of helping, teaching, and empowering women, while working next to the best women in the shooting industry! Can’t get any better than that!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
My time would be taken up with working on my new business!!!  I am now a patent pending inventor and starting a new business because of it! That takes up ALL of my extra time!

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I love animals! It would definitely have to be something with animals….lots and lots of them!

What non-shooting related skill would you like to master?
The ability to sleep through the night without my brain working all night! :P

What non-shooting related .. do you wish you knew more about?
Pastry chef!  I love to bake!

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
That I will be with my two BFF’s on a TV show, Ammo & Attitude, airing next year! We film in Texas this July!

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
The beautiful city of Cartagena, Spain!

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
Alaska!!!!  We go out into Prince William Sound, out of Valdez, for 2 weeks. No people, no stores, no phones….nothing but nature! ….exhale…

Who inspires you to be better?
I am blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful women in the shooting industry. I am in awe and inspired by them all!

What are three interesting facts about you?
I used to be almost 400#.  I have recently found a sister I didn’t know I had. I am an introvert, at heart!

What is your biggest fear?
While I wish I could think of something profound, it actually is as simple as loosing another member of my family. Mainly, my hunky hubby, David. He is my rock!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It would definitely be something Mexican! Arriba….YUM!!!

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
My hearing! UGH….blessing and a curse. I hear everything…too well.

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
BAKE!!!  I love to bake up a storm during the holidays! I hand it all out to whoever crosses my path…just so I can bake some more! :P

Mountains or Beach?
BOTH! The mountainous islands of Alaska!

Friday, May 18, 2018

PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about SLG Archery Instructor Leslie Cotner

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Leslie Cotner 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. Leslie lives in Arkansas and is an avid hunter, competitive archer and Archery Instructor with SLG.
If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be? 
Deer season

What’s your favorite location to hunt? 
Haven’t been many places , but Poteau Mountain is a fave

Who introduced you to hunting? 
Went with my dad some when I was younger but my ex husband got me more involved in hunting.

What do you hunt for?  
Deer and turkey

What hunting skill would you like to master? 
I try to be ethical and make good shots in the field. The more I practice competitively and in the off season helps me with this.

What’s your biggest hunting challenge? 
Elk in Colorado with a bow

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list? – 
Bear archery hunt in Alaska

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about? 
Learning to age deer for more mature bucks

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time? 
Archery Competitions 

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? 
Shooting Archery 

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own? 
3 pairs 

What style of hunting are you most passionate about? 
Bow Hunting 

NON – HUNTING RELATED 

What do you like most about Shoot Like A Girl’s Mission
Educating women about guns and archery and introducing them to the outdoors

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? 
Shoot guns and bows all the time and hunt 

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue? 
3 gun competitions 

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

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off? 
Love being in the woods

Who inspires you to be better? 
My son inspires me to be better

What are three interesting facts about you?
3 facts: graduated college at 38, I am a physical therapist assistant, and my son is a police officer

What is your biggest fear? 
Falling

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Deer steaks, gravy, potatoes and biscuits

List two pet peeves
Drama starters and liars

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do? 
Drive dirt roads with music blaring

Mountains or Beach? 
Hard choice love both mountain and the beach

Friday, May 11, 2018

LEADERSHIP STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Shasta Sitton

We asked Shasta Sitton a few fun questions. Leadership Staff Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Leadership Staff a little better. Shasta lives in Michigan and is and an avid author and hunter.


If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be? Fall whitetail 

What’s your favorite location to hunt? I live and hunt in Michigan the most, but I do love to do travel hunts as well. My favorite so far was a fallow deer hunt in Croatia.

Who introduced you to hunting? My mom and dad

What do you hunt for?  Whitetail, elk, bear, turkey, predators

What hunting skill would you like to master? Long distance shooting

What’s your biggest hunting challenge? Finding the time to go. Between jobs, family, and my kiddo, it can be difficult to always find the time to get out. 

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list? – Red stag in New Zealand. 

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about? I would like to get better with my calls, particularly buck grunts and elk calls. 

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned? That buck fever is a real thing. No matter what walks in front of you, you have to stay calm, take deep breaths, and take your time so you can make a good shot. 

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time? I’m an avid hiker and enjoy it as much as hunting. So if I could no longer hunt, I’d definitely put hiking at the top of my list. 

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Getting kids involved in the outdoors and hunting. I strongly believe that we owe it to our children to expose them to nature as they are getting less and less of that in their everday lives. That’s one of the main reason that I started my publishing company, Whitetail Press, and write children’s outdoor books. I have three out so far: “Wyatt’s First Whitetail,” “Grace Goes Bowhunting,” and my new release, “Grace and Wyatt’s Fishing Adventure.” My books teach hunting safety, morals, and the importance of respecting nature. 

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own? 2

What style of hunting are you most passionate about? Definitely whitetailal with either a bow or a rifle. I enjoy both very much.

NON – HUNTING RELATED 

What do you like most about Shoot Like A Girl’s Mission? I love that Shoot Like A Girl is able to expose so many women to shooting. It can be a really intimidating process to learn to shoot a gun or a bow. Having other women there who can make the process easier is exactly what we need. Women learn and teach differently than men. Shoot Like A Girl is an amazing organization. 

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Probably read more or do my yoga on a more consistent basis. 

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue? I’d definitely travel more. I absolutely love experiencing new cultures and seeing everything this amazing world has to offer.

What non hunting related skill would you like to master? Fly fishing

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of? Shed hunting. I LOVE shed hunting. It combines two of my loves; deer antlers and hiking. I spend most of my late winter and early spring in the woods looking for sheds. 

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home? New Zealand. My hubby and I spent our honeymoon backpacking through the south island. 

Where do you usually go when you have time off? To the woods. I’m very lucky to live in the middle of nowhere, so I can simply walk out my back door and be in the wild. I spend a lot of time hiking and exploring.

Who inspires you to be better? My 6 year old son, Wyatt. He is the sweetest little boy. He watches everything my husband and I do, so I always try my best to be a good role model for him. 

What are three interesting facts about you? 
During high school, my family of 5 gave up our house and we lived in a small camping trailer for two years as we moved around the northwest. 
I played college volleyball. 
I have my Master’s Degree in clinical psychology. I was a practicing mental health therapist for 6 years in Washington State before moving to Michigan to help manage a private hunting and fishing club.

What is your biggest fear? 
Something happening to my son or husband. Also ticks. 

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
I love a good salad bar. Sounds lame I know, but there’s a lot of variety and that could be helpful if it’s the only food I could eat for the rest of my life. On second thought, a nacho bar would be even better. 

List two pet peeves
 People chewing with their mouth open
People with no concept of personal space. 

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest? 
My hearing. My sense of smell has always been pretty horrible, but I think my ears must have made up for that for some odd reason. I have very sensitive hearing. 

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do? Read. I love to read a good book. Fiction only. I read every single day and enjoy it immensely. 

Mountains or Beach? Mountains for sure. I grew up in Northern Idaho and all of my family still lives there. Getting back to the Rocky Mountains feels like going home every time I visit. 

Anything else you would like to add? You can follow me on social media if you like. 
Facebook: @whitetailpress
Instagram: @shasta_whitetailpress
Twitter: @whitetailpress 

Friday, April 27, 2018

LEADERSHIP STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Lisa Reyes

We asked Lisa Reyes a few fun questions. Leadership Staff Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Leadership Staff a little better. Lisa lives in Kansas and is and an avid hunter & fisherman.

If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
The season I enjoy hunting the most is deer. In Kansas we have a good population of whitetails and the rut is phenomenal.

What’s your favorite location to hunt?
I enjoy hunting from home, around Winfield Kansas. My land is very giving to my family and I. We live off of our land to provide for our family.

Who introduced you to hunting?
Honestly, hunting has always been something I’ve been around. My grandpa and my cousin Brett use to go all the time. When my cousin passed away my grandfather lost his hunting buddy. So I wanted to be the one to step up being the only girl in my family. I hunted for several years on my grandfathers land. Unfortunately, by the time I got into it he was to old to go into the field. My husband Danny was the man who has helped me develop my skills and harvest my first deer.

What do you hunt for?
Whitetail deer, turkey, ducks& geese, dove, alligator, varmints, coyotes

What hunting skill would you like to master?
I would like to master duck calling. Not something I’ve been very good at but working on

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
My biggest hunting challenge is falling asleep! I fall asleep so many times in my blind or tree stand that I miss opportunities. I mean who doesn’t it is so peaceful in the woods.

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list? – Dream hunt would be a opportunity to spot and stalk a big game animal like an elk by doing a drop camp.

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?
I am always learning new things with every type of animal I hunt. I wish I knew more about about big game hunting and again with spotting and stalking. In Kansas big game is not something we have the opportunity to experience as we are flat!

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
The hardest hunting lesson I have learned is patience. Everything about hunting comes down to it. If it was easy it wouldn’t be called hunting.

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
If hunting was no longer an option I would probably spend my time fishing. If I’m not in the woods I am probably on a boat or river bank.


What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Presentation would be on deer movement and travel patterns. I enjoy this part of hunting because I feel it’s what makes it hunting. Since I bow hunt it’s really important that I am able to set up my stand or blind in the correct spot according to the movement of the deer and wind direction. You can’t always predict the wind of course because there are so many times the wind direction will change and completely send your scent in the wrong direction.

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?
I lost count of boots. You can never have enough in Kansas. One day it will be 80degrees sun shining and the next day tornados with a chance of snow! I have boots for every temperature and terrain. Let’s guess around 9pairs.

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about bow hunting. I feel it challenges me to be a better hunter and have more patience.

NON – HUNTING RELATED

What do you like most about Shoot Like A Girl’s Mission
Shoot like a girl is an incredible company allowing women the opportunity to become more comfortable with the outdoors and shooting sports. Every woman has a different story and the company gives these women a chance to experience new things. Now that I have three step daughters of my own I feel I am a huge role model for them and want to show them how powerful women can be, it is not something to be feared.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
With the extra time from not having to sleep I would probably be way more organized and useful around the house! I would definitely make it to my tree stand on time for a morning hunt.

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
If Time and money weren’t an issue I would probably spend more time with my daughters and husband by traveling the world and introducing them to new things. Travel the United States in a RV visiting all the national parks.

What non hunting related skill would you like to master?
Non related hunting skill would be woodworking or flying an airplane.

What non hunting related do you wish you knew more about?
I wish I knew more about gardening. Would love to be able to grow my own garden.

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
I am interested in bowfishing. Especially flying Asian carp bowfishing!


What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
I have been to Costa Rica! Which interesting fact is the first Latin country to ban hunting.

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
When I have time off from work we usually travel to Colorado snowboarding or spend the weekend camping at the lake.

Who inspires you to be better?
My dad inspires me to be better as he is my hero

What are three interesting facts about you?
I am a firefighter/Paramedic, Pig Rancher, and a full time college student.

What is your biggest fear?
Biggest fear is losing someone close to me.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Icecream!

List two pet peeves
When my husband does the laundry and empty toilet paper rolls!

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest
Definitely not hearing... so I would go with smell. I can smell things from a mile away. Especially deer!

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
I love kayaking

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains

Anything else you would like to add?
My happiness is in the outdoors by sharing my experiences with friends and family. I am always saying “Hey I have an idea!” Everyone then knows I have an adventure in store for them. Did I mention I got lost in the mountains once and had search teams come looking for me? Yes, this is where I knew I could conquer anything in the outdoors as a woman.