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Christine Cunningham


Kenai, AK

Who or what got you into shooting?
Waterfowling - an unexpected interest, but one that kept me coming back for more!

First or favorite gun?
BT-99 for trap

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?
Kenai River Flats for ducks

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?
Prois, Eddie Bauer, L.L. Bean, Filson

Best shooting/hunting memory?
When my chocolate lab, Cheyenne, went on her first duck hunt after a summer of training. I didn't know what to expect, but when she brought me my first duck, it was almost as though we both had tails that were wagging!

I own a gun because:
I am responsible for myself, shooting is both enjoyable and necessary, and because guns are beautiful. 

How do you feel about pink guns?
They don't give boys blue guns.

Best gun tip?
Rifles and shotguns are totally different animals. Trap shooting and waterfowling are totally different as well. Every gun seems to have it's own character and knowing it well is worth doing.

Your choice of gun for protection?

Guns or shoes?

Who or what inspires you?
Strong characters, male or female, inspire me. My hunting partner is someone whose actions speak louder than words.

Book you’re reading?
Something of Value by Robert Chester Ruark, Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, True Grit by Charles Portis, The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Favorite TV Show?
I don't own a TV.

My theme song is:
“On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson

Favorite vacation spot?
Remote Alaska

Your greatest accomplishment?
Finding myself in nature.