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Jana L. Waller


Missoula, MT

Who or what got you into shooting?
My father noticed a passion in me for the outdoors at an early age. He would take me along on his pheasant, goose and duck hunts when I was old enough to hike through the tall grasslands without complaining. I also picked up a bow in my late teens and it's now been almost 30+ years of sharing our passion for hunting together.

First or favorite gun?
My favorite gun is my custom built .300 wsm by G.A. Precision. I was smacking the target at 850 yards after two rounds and have never had been so confident in a rifle.

What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?
My favorite gun accessory is by far my Vortex Razor 5-20x50 scope.

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?
I love hunting the public lands of Montana. You have an opportunity to see such a variety of wildlife and encounter everything from whitetails and muleys to elk, wolf, antelope, moose, bear and cougar all in the same area.

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?
I live and breathe every hunt in Prois Hunting Apparel. The clothes are tailored for a woman's figure and comfortable in any given hunting situation. They have a layering system like no other clothing line designed for women.

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?
I love hunting with my dad, but because he lives in Wisconsin and I now live in Montana, my favorite hunting partner is my cameraman and producer Jim.

Best shooting/hunting memory?
My favorite hunting memory is when my dad summoned me home from college to help him track his first bow kill whitetail buck. He tracked the day before but was about to give up. I went back out with him and found that beautiful 10-point buck and I've never seen my Dad more excited! I bought a bow shortly after that so I could experience that adrenaline and excitement.

I own a gun because:
It's my right! I love to hunt! I am better protected! Did I's my right! :)

How do you feel about pink guns?
I personally don't own any pink guns because they don't exactly blend into the environment well, but more power to woman who do own them. If a person owns a pink's a good thing...they OWN A GUN.

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?
I go to the range to amp up my confidence in the field.

Best gun tip?
Clean your weapon regularly. With every explosion...there's an implosion. Clean that barrel and parts after every use.

Your choice of gun for protection?
Glock 7mm

Guns or shoes? far

Who or what inspires you?
People who challenge themselves to go outside of their comfort zone inspire me.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
I can't live without companionship - someone to share in the day's trials and tribulations, sunrises and sunsets, highs and lows. I feel passion, whether it's for the outdoors, other people, conservation, hunting rights, civil rights...whatever it may be. Passion is meant to be shared.

What’s your favorite app?
Facebook. It is an amazing tool to stay connected to other people who are passionate about the same things I am.

Book you’re reading?
I just finished Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay...amazing read!

Favorite TV Show?
Mine! Ha ha! Just kidding!! I love River Monsters and Shark Wranglers.

What’s new on your iPod?
I'm a music idiot! The biggest one I know! I couldn't even tell you who sings any song if it's post 1990.

Favorite sports team?
Green Bay Packers

My theme song is:
“Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen :)

Favorite vacation spot? far

Your greatest accomplishment?
I have a responsibility with my show Skull Bound to represent women who love to hunt, own firearms and who are passionate about conservation. I am honored to have a platform where I can reach other women and kids and encourage them to get outdoors. I donate many of my skull designs and I've personally raised more than $10,000 in the last three years.