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Deborah L. Wardlaw


Kerrville, TX

Who or what got you into shooting?

I took my first deer with my brother at age 14. Love of the outdoors and love for stewardship of the land

First or favorite gun?

.22 Ruger Bearcat was my first gun. Purchased by my daddy to give to me

What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?

Leupold scopes, I have several. The company stands behind their product and the product is excellent.

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?

Hunt on my property in Rocksprings and shoot sporting clays

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?

I like my Browning shooting vest for women. Perfect fit

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?

I love to hunt and shoot with my girlfriends. I coordinate women only hunts.

Best shooting/hunting memory?

My first bear. I could not walk afterwards because I was shaking so badly. And my first elk

I own a gun because:

I believe in our Second Amendment. I love to hunt and shoot.

How do you feel about pink guns?

I think they are cute, but I'm not a "pink" person.

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

Sure do. Nothing more relaxing and fun than breaking something

Best gun tip?

Gun fit on a shotgun is extremely important. Find a good shotgun fitter, not a shotgun cutter.

Your choice of gun for protection?

Glock 19 9mm or Springfield XD .45

Guns or shoes?

Guns, but of course

Who or what inspires you?

My wonderful girlfriends here in Kerrville or Houston who I have shot and hunted with for years, they are amazing women

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

The wonderful man in my life, my family, friends and ammo

Book you’re reading?


Favorite TV Show?

CSI, Cooking Channel and sports channel

What’s new on your iPod?

Don't have one just yet.

Favorite sports team?

Texas A&M Aggies, Houston Texans, Houston Oilers

My theme song is:

If I could pick, I guess it would be "Annie Get Your Gun."

Favorite vacation spot?

The coast. Love to fish too!

Your greatest accomplishment?

Besides being a Christian, the certifications that I have earned in the shooting/hunting world