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Carolyn Ferguson


New Mexico

Who or what got you into shooting?

My dear husband

First or favorite gun?

30.06 from my dad 

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?

Went to the NRA Women's Wilderness Escape in September 2011 for a week and met women from all over the United States right here in New Mexico

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?

Lost him in 2008

Best shooting/hunting memory?

Got an antelope in Wyoming in 1978, and then a mule deer the next year while we were still living there

I own a gun because:

He died in 2008, and they all belonged to him.

How do you feel about pink guns?

I don't feel anything about them.

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?

Just go when I can practice

Best gun tip?


Your choice of gun for protection?

.38 Special

Who or what inspires you?

My husband loved guns, knives and the military.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

My God

Book you’re reading?

Not reading right now, but many favorites

Favorite TV Show?


What’s new on your iPod?

Don't have one

My theme song is:

“The Fightin' Side Of Me” by Merle Haggard

Favorite vacation spot?

Right here in America

Your greatest accomplishment?

My children