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Janet Nyce


United States

Age when you first shot a gun?

First or favorite gun?
FAVORITE: Patrick Holeham custom made .338 rifle

Favorite gun accessory?
My beautiful Beretta shotgun bag

Favorite place to shoot or hunt? 
Shoot: Too many to list — sporting clays
Hunt: everywhere!

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?
Old, comfortable camo

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?
My husband Jim

Best shooting/hunting memory?
Hunting birds with my husband Jim and our Brittany Spaniels. Completing my grand slam of North American sheep.

I own a gun because:
They are fun. I am an American and can. It's a freedom we value. It has taken me on many wonderful adventures. I have learned more about life with a gun in my hand than I have doing other things.

How do you feel about pink guns?
I have a pink .22, I also have a turquoise o/u shotgun! Love 'em.

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?
Absolutely. Heading to a clay shoot tomorrow to raise funds for youth leadership camps.

Best gun tip?
Always, always, always know where your muzzle is pointed

Your gun of choice for protection?
.38 snub nose stainless steel S&W revolver

Pick one: guns or shoes.
GUNS. I won an "early bird" raffle one year at SCI. The choice was a P. Holehan custom made .338 or a gold sapphire with lions-claw necklace. I grabbed that rifle so fast the show girl almost fell over.

Who or what inspires you?
My husband Jim has always been my base support and inspiration. Watching my children grow into adults has inspired me to be all I can. The natural resources of this country inspire me to be an advocate and mentor. The inspiration of family members from generations here and long gone inspire me to protect and have pride.

What's the one thing you can't live without?
Hard question. Food, water, shelter. Love. Challenges. Wild things and wild places, music, books, hobbies, good health.

What's your favorite app?
Weather radar! Ha. Quilting store finder, yarn store finder.

Book you're reading?
Anything murder and mayhem

Favorite TV shows? 
The Closer, NCIS, CSI, Blue Bloods, Jessie Stone, HGTV

What's new on your iPod?
Christmas songs, New Age, nature sounds and Mormon Tabernacle choir

Favorite sports team?
High school field hockey and basketball college sports — don't bother with pro sports

My theme song is:
Moon River

Favorite vacation spot?
Western States — high country

Your greatest accomplishment?
Staying madly in love for 48 years