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Ann, of Reflections of Life Photography! You win the Trifecta giveaway from Bang Bang Boutique

Ann, of Reflections of Life Photography, wins the giveaway that includes a Three Peaks small range bag in her choice of purple, pink, navy, green or black, along with a Browning Buckmark shooting glasses with  smoke polycarbonate lenses and light pink frames and a Browning for Her ball cap.

Ann’s comment on who she would like to go shoot with:

Oh, that’s easy…my dad! We’ve spent a lot of hours hunting our home area of Montana together over the years, but 11 years ago I moved to Pennsylvania. Each fall my heart longs to be in Montana, hunting with my dad. Seems like it gets harder each year. I love hunting PA with my husband and his family, but boy do I ever miss hunting with my dad!

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62 Comments
  • Gretchen Steele says: December 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    YAY ANN!!! Ann is friend an outstanding outdoor photographer – her images are so artfully done they belong in gallery – Ann’s work is often inspiring to me, and she is right at the top of the list on my “Inspiring Outdoor Women Artists ” list 🙂

  • Rena Parsons says: December 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I would want to have a hunting expedition with the 26th president of the United States……Theodore Roosevelt since he was a great outdoorsman and wildlife conservationist! We could hunt Big horn sheep in northern Wyoming!

  • Al Quackenbush says: December 14, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I would have to say I’d like a chance to shoot with Billy the Kid. That way I could see how many shots he really made, his technique and to see what made him tick.

  • Monica Mahn says: December 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I’d love to get out and shoot with my husband. We have a young son so we usually take turns heading to the woods alone. We very rarely have time out together. I know that once our boy is older we’ll have more time again.

    Barring hunting with my husband, I’d love to get out with “Uncle Ted”! 🙂 The Nuge would be a riot to shoot or hunt with and I’d love to get a chance to meet him. 🙂

  • Diane Hassinger says: December 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I would love the opportunity to deer hunt with my son Mathew. He died almost 15 years ago trying to rescue his friend in a boating accident. Since that time I hunt with his 30-06, and feel that he and I have harvested some mighty fine animals together.

  • Billinda says: December 14, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I would love to hunt with Miranda Lambert. She seems so down to earth and loves to hunt. I enjoy hearing her music and I’m sure she has plenty of stories to tell about life on the road.

  • Courtney says: December 14, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I would choose my husband! He’s extremely supportive, and I think he enjoys watching me bring down game more than he enjoys shooting himself. Ruffed Grouse in the northern woods of Wisconsin is my absolute favorite! Have to be quick and precise, always a challenge and always a thrill!

  • Nancy Jo says: December 14, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Female:
    I would want a week long shooting date with Brenda Valentine hunting Big Horn Sheep or some sort of ram any where that they are free range and native.

    Male:
    I would want a week shooting date with Jim Shockey….shooting anything that is an adrenaline rush, on soil that I have not already hunted.

  • Teri Lancaster says: December 13, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    They will maybe think sort of ‘cheesy’ BUT I would LOVE to hunt with Kirsti Pike & Katherine Grand of Prois and also Nancy Jo Adams. These ladies I each admire for their strong committment to the outdoors and how much zest for life they share. All 3 are Top Notch in my book & I believe not only would I learn something unique from each one but they would be a TOTAL BLAST to hunt with! Thank you ladies for inspiring me!

  • rebecca friedrich says: December 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Ted nugent would be the best to shoot with , It would be a total riot!

  • rebecca friedrich says: December 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I would like to shoot with ted nugent , I just think it would be a fun time !

  • Yvonne says: December 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Oh, the choices. Annie Oakley would be my choice for a woman. R. Lee Ermey “the Gunny” for a man. Gibbs for my dream man! But if I win the prize, I’ll go with my husband – who taught me to shoot and my shooting partner in IDPA; and he will be very happy if I have my own range bag to carry my own stuff.

  • Gina says: December 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I love to shoot with my husband. It’s fun and a something we both love to do.

  • Carole Edwards says: December 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Guns up and pull. It would be with all my women friends and clay shooters here at Brays Island Plantation. Never have I seen or been around a more supportive group of women shooters. I am always encouraged by their help and suport in the clays field. We have a large and wonderful group of women shooters here and everyone one of them is a supporter, advisor and coach to each lady here at Brays. Everyday is a wonder.

  • Carole Edwards says: December 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Hands down….or guns up. It would be with all my women friends and clay shooters here at Brays Island Plantation. Never have I seen or been around a more supportive group of women shooters. I am always encouraged by their help and suport in the clays field. We have a large and wonderful group of women shooters here and everyone one of them is a supporter, advisor and coach to each lady here at Brays. Everyday is a wonder.

  • Heidi says: December 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Hands down…… My husband!!!! We have such a great time together & now that he has retired from 27 yrs in the Navy, we have a little more time together (when we can get daycare for 3 kids!) He learned to shoot from his dad & grandpa (Ted Trueblood) who is very well known in Idaho for hunting & fishing…..so, with some new gear & time, perhaps he could teach me! 😉

  • Dustin says: December 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I would take my wife. I got her into archery and now I need to get her into firearms. I’d have to start small with a .22 pistol and move up. But she is competitive and I know she would get hooked and want to shoot enough to beat me.

  • Randy Wilkerson says: December 11, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Great gift idea for my Browning shooting wife for sure.

    I would love to shoot with Teddy Roosevelt, the ideal place would be a upland hunt with us sharing his prize A. H. Fox double barrel shotgun. Walking and taking about his life, love for conservation, hunting experiences, the Rough Riders, and politics.

  • Mia Anstine says: December 11, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I would love to shoot with twin biathletes, Lanny & Tracy Barnes… Oh wait! I already did that! I would love to shoot with Julie G & the Little Gal! Pretty sure the Little Gal would be inspired as well as amazed!

  • Tammy says: December 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Me and daughter would love to shoot with Bonnie (bonnie&Clyde) I think it would be an interesting talk at the range!

  • Amy S. says: December 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I would love to shoot with my grandfathers. Both passed away long before I got into shooting…

  • Collette Anderson says: December 10, 2011 at 8:25 am

    It would be great to hunt turkeys with. Larry the Cable Guy….he totally cracks me up!!

  • Rachel says: December 10, 2011 at 8:25 am

    i would love to be able to go down to the range with stephanie hayden from red jacket. that would be SO COOL! 🙂 i really want to use her blue ak-74 🙂 awesome!

  • Virginia says: December 10, 2011 at 4:56 am

    I would love to shoot with Kim Rhode, maybe a round of Skeet and then Trap. While Trap is my #1 game, I think i would rather shoot some skeet with her so I could talk to her while we shooting. Love this prize package!

  • lauren says: December 10, 2011 at 1:20 am

    If theres ANYONE thats ever lived that I wish I could shoot with…. It would.be my PopPop. Never met him as he passed away 2 months after my parents married. How awesome it would have been to learn about firearms from such an avid shooter and collector. I hope he can teach me one day in heaven…. I share the love of the sport with him through angels. Thats my special wish, but I know hes with me in spirit….. I love them all just like he did!

  • Elaine Thorp says: December 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I would love to spend an afternoon shooting with Gen. George S. Patton. I think he would get a kick out of knowing how many women are not only interested in shooting as a sport, but also how many now own arms for self-defense. I would love to shoot one of his pearl handled revolvers. I bet I could learn a few things from this great General.

  • Stephanie C. says: December 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I would love to go shooting with Will and Stephanie from Red Jacket. They would also have to bring ALL of thier favorite toys. I wish I could shoot half the stuff they shoot! I would bring my 12 gauge, 9mm, 20 gauge, and my favorite 22LR pistol.

  • Brenda Dronen says: December 9, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I would enjoy another shooting date with my sisters and my Dad!!!
    My sister Barbara Baird is the best of the best gun trainers/shooters ever!!!
    It was so great last fall when she brought her AK-47 with the pink furniture to SD!!!
    We were all gasping and saying “Whoa, Whoa, and more Whoa” when she brought the pink stuff out!!!
    The excitement when Dad hit the coyote’s tail (It’s a target, mind you!) with the pink AK-47. BINGO (the tail was Dad’s challenge)!!!
    The smile on my Dad’s face for his accomplishment was priceless. The celebration from
    his daughters was like he had just won the gold medal. He did in our hearts!!!
    That time spent together last fall on a beautiful sunny autumn day on the prairie of SD is
    a memory that I can hold onto forever. Thanks to my sister Barb for packing
    up the guns again and having us all embrace and enjoy the great outdoors.
    She is my hero for the day!!!
    ps: Yes, I really want to shoot the pinky AK-47 again!!! I’m not shaking anymore!!! I like it!!!

    • Barbara Baird-Women's Outdoor News says: December 10, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Thanks, Sis. I was just talking to our other sister yesterday about that day! Meant a lot to everybody and I’m hoping we can repeat. Or should I say “reload” again in 2012? And for those of you who might have missed the reference … I popped a coyote target on the board at the range for my dad to shoot. He’s a retired professor from a university that has a coyote mascot. Go ‘Yotes!

  • Jenn says: December 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I would go shooting with my grandmother we found out after she passed away that she enjoyed some sport shooting when she was in college I wish I’d known that while she was still with us!

  • Ann says: December 9, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Oh, that’s easy…my dad! We’ve spent a lot of hours hunting our home area of Montana together over the years, but 11 years ago I moved to Pennsylvania. Each fall my heart longs to be in Montana, hunting with my dad. Seems like it gets harder each year. I love hunting PA with my husband and his family, but boy do I ever miss hunting with my dad!

  • Nancy Frye says: December 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Um, “liver tip” should read “love to”. Phones…

  • Nancy Frye says: December 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Harry Lu: armorer for many big Hollywood films and a brilliant guy. Learned a lot working for him on a film awhile ago, and would liver tip spend some trigger time with him.

  • Anita says: December 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I would like to shoot with several different people. I believe I would pick Monty from Monty on Guns (FB page). I am a new shooter and he always answers my questions without giving it a second thought of how crazy they my be.

  • Kimberly Walsh says: December 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I would love to go out with my grandfather. He had weapons for protection and critters but passed away before I discovered my love for the sport. Of the people alive I would say my husband comes in number 1. We rarely get to shoot just us and i love learning from him. His patience and passion are infectious.

  • Emily says: December 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I would like to got shooting with Annie Oakley, I learned to be a sharp shooter at a young age and was knicknamed Annie, and I love my .22 I received as a child and her specialty was a .22 so yeah, I’d love it! 🙂

  • Juliana Stark says: December 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I’d like to go quail hunting, sweeping through the terrain w/ heavy boots, a good dog, and a 12 guage shotgun. My companion of choice would have to be singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham, I bet he’d be good at it, and he is a sight for sore eyes. Not to mention it’d make one hell of a story.

  • Angela says: December 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I would like to go shooting with my dad one more time. He passed just before i graduated from high school, but it would be nice to go out with his 30-06, have a good time. He had some great stories from when he and his buddies would go hunting. I’d like to have a memory like that.

  • Rink says: December 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    What a hard choice! And while a present day person would be Uncle Ted (Nugent) and a trick shooter from the past would be Annie Oakley, and then family of my dad (deceased) who taught me how to shoot. And while all these are great ideas, after serious consideration I would have to choose Teddy Roosevelt. His ethics of hunting (he wouldn’t shoot the bear cub they tied up for him when he couldn’t find one on a hunting trip), his connection to the wilderness (commissioned the first national park), and his patriotism (speaks for itself) are everything I admire in a person.
    And I would like to show him that women have taken up the sport and excel in it. I think he would get a kick out of that.
    BULLY!

  • Bethany says: December 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I would love to go shooting with my husband. I have secretly wanted to learn to shoot his AR, and this would give me the perfect excuse! 🙂

  • CJ says: December 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I would want to shoot with Annie Oakley…to learn to shoot all kinds of trick shots–even from horseback. I definitely would have to wear clothese from her era too…we would shoot with updated versions of whatever she was using–shotgun, revolver or rifle. That would be so much fun. She was a unique woman; almost an anachronism in her time.

  • Stacy B. says: December 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I’d love to shoot with Dustin Ellerman, recent Top Shot winner. He’s just your “average Joe”, and very humble!

  • Deborah Gray says: December 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I would love to shoot with Julie Golob. It would be an awesome opportunity to learn from the best!

  • Brenna says: December 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I would love to go shooting with my great, great uncle Alvin C. York. He was a country boy, only wanting the privacy of a small life in Tennessee. I would love to learn from him how hunting influenced his abilities on the battle field and to have him teach me a family secrete trick or two!
    I imagine we would use old bolt action. I love bolt action rifles. There is just something peaceful about the sound of chambering a round. I would hope he would let me use one of his guns. I love my Thompson Center, but to shoot a family gun of Alvin C. York would be a dream come true.

  • Faye says: December 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I would love to shot with my step-father. The first time I went hunting it was with him. He had a Winchester rifle collection and he let me use his 25-35 model????. He taught me firearm safety and “how” to hunt deer out here in the middle of North Dakota. Since his passing I have taken up the sport of shooting and I know he would be so proud of my respect and accomplishments connected with firearms. Whenever I ‘m out shooting I look up and wink….”I know you’re watching me.”

  • Brittany says: December 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Hunter S. Thompson! He’s not exactly the poster-boy for gun safety, but I imagine shooting with him would be a lot like how I learned to shoot with my dad. He built a target and tables out of scrap wood and set up a range on our family farm. The first hand gun I ever shot was my dad’s Browning hi-power when I was about 9 or 10. Plus shooting with Thompson would be an excuse to try out all his revolvers, especially the .44 mag. But of course I’d have to bring my own Beretta .380 because it’s just so much fun to shoot and I don’t yet have a hi-power of my own.

  • Christy White says: December 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I want to go shooting with my husband. He’s in the Air Force, and he bought a few firearms for home protection. He wanted me to feel safe, especially when the military sends him to the other side of the country or the other side of the world. The problem is, I’ve never shot a gun in my entire life! I really want to learn, and I’ll be taking gun safety and shooting courses soon. This gear would be awesome to get me started =)

  • Rhonda Hornbostel says: December 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’d love to hunt with Ted Nugent! I’m told he hunts in m neck of the woods (So. IL), and I think it would be wonderful to have him teach me some of those mad skills of his!!! Not to mention, I love his music, LOL!

  • Gretchen Steele says: December 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    That’s a toughie -a toss up between waterfowl hunting during the market hunting days on the Mississippi flyway with my grandfather and uncles or Etta Place…yup always wanted to be an outlaw….

  • Bobbie Jo Shutt says: December 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I would love to go shooting with June Carter & Johnny Cash. It would be a great time listening to all their stories. I would shoot anything that they would prefer but I would love to shoot a 50 cal.

  • Hillevi Dodson says: December 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I would want to go shooting with Jerry Miculek (and hope that his wife, Kay, would join us as well). I have had the pleasure of watching him shoot and would love to shoot with him. I would hope that I could learn a few things as well. I have a Tanfoglio I would like to shoot with him, but if he suggested a different firearm I would be up for that.

  • Luisa Kelly says: December 9, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I’d love to go shooting with my Grandpa on my dad’s side. He passed before I could remember him. He fought in a couple of wars, read a lot and from my dad’s point of view he was a very interesting and smart man. I would want to use an AR-15 or whatever it was that he used back in his war days, not sure what that was but I would like to experience what he was used to. Thanks for the opportunity… fingers crossed 🙂

  • Kirstie says: December 9, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I’d love to shoot with Grace O’Malley. However infamous she may be, her effectiveness would be amazing to see! Cutlass, blunderbuss, or AR-15, it’d be a sight!

  • Shannon says: December 9, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I would love to shoot with Annie Oakley. It’s amazing how many women are into hunting now. It would be awesome to be able to hunt with true legend in her own time. She sure knew how to sling some led. And Browning, the best there is, hands down, I love my browning guns…

  • Amy Dykstra says: December 9, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I would love to go deer hunting with my future husband and I’d be shooting a Winchester M94. The reason is that I haven’t met him yet, but whoever he is, he needs to be a country boy!

    I do love Rebecca’s idea though – shooting with Ted Nugent would be a blast!

  • Chassity Jackson says: December 9, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I would love to shoot with Wyatt Earp! I would be shooting my Dad’s Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 that I bought from my Mom when he passed away. She needed help paying for his funeral. Had to keep it in the family.

  • Rebecca says: December 9, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I would love to shoot with Ted Nugent. I would take my friend Barbara Baird and insist on using her PINK AK-47. Love this prize package!! 🙂