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Donna Montoya


Jicarilla Apache Nation

Who or what got you into shooting?

My husband had me enter for a buck drawing and I've been hooked ever since.

First or favorite gun?

.243 Savage

What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?

.22 LR, great for target practice

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?

Anywhere the animals may roam

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?

Pink camouflage

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?

My husband, he always makes it an adventure

Best shooting/hunting memory?

My first buck was quite an experience. It went a lot faster than I thought it would. But once I shot it, it was like, "okay, lets get it in the truck, I'm ready for dinner."

I own a gun because:

I can provide dinner and protection.

How do you feel about pink guns?

I love them. I need to get one.

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

To chill out, it's a great stress reliever

Best gun tip?

Keep it clean

Your choice of gun for protection?

My arms

Guns or shoes?

Gun...I can shoot something and make myself some shoes

Who or what inspires you?

Myself, only I can make the best choices for me

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

A toothbrush

What’s your favorite app?, it makes it easy to find hunting stuff

Book you’re reading?

Anything written by Tony Hillerman

Favorite TV Show?

The Big Bang Theory, CSI, NCIS, and True Blood

What’s new on your iPod?

Tom Petty

Favorite sports team?

San Francisco 49ers

My theme song is:

“I love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbitt

Favorite vacation spot?

Las Vegas, NV

Your greatest accomplishment?

My Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration