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Marsha Petrie Sue


Scottsdale, AZ

Age when you first shot a gun?

First or favorite gun?
Springfield XD-11 .40

Favorite gun accessory?
Uplala magazine loader and comfortable hunting and shooting clothing. Also, auto.

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?
Africa, Argentina and Bear Mountain Ranch, Colorado

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?
Al Sue, my husband — then Anne Draper

Best shooting/hunting memory?
Hunting for Warthog in Namibia Africa and a leopard walked up to the waterhole midday and with one shot, I got my leopard!

I own a gun because:
I truly refuse to be a victim. And it is my constitutional right to bear arms. Plus it can be competitive, I love the camaraderie and it is fun.

How do you feel about pink guns?
Don't really care

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?
Amp up for hunting, chill out for controlling stress.

Best gun tip?
Don't “teacup” hold your pistol. Understand how the correct grip will give you more control and better accuracy.

Your gun of choice for protection?
Walther P-22

Pick one: guns or shoes.
Geeze — guns

Who or what inspires you?
Sandy Froman, Suzy Brewster, Anne Draper and Deb Ferns

What's the one thing you can't live without?
Knowing I have another hunt trip or shooting adventure confirmed on my calendar

What's your favorite app?

Book you're reading?
Killing Lincoln

Favorite TV shows?
Mad Men, Revenge, Wipeout

What's new on your iPod?
Adele's latest anything

Favorite sports team?
University of Tennessee, Volunteers Football

My theme song is:
Grazing in the Grass — Hugh Masekela

Favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere I can fish or shoot — Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada, Loreto, Sea of Cortez Mexico, Primland, Virginia for bird hunting Cordoba, Argentina for dove

Your greatest accomplishment?
Marrying my husband, being a best-selling author and a successful professional speaker. Plus, my volunteer work with Women's Leadership Forum and being President of Women's Outdoor Media Association.