Arrow-right Camera

Huckleberries Online

Thu., Dec. 26, 2013, 1:57 p.m.

Sandpoint Huntress 1 Of USA Best

Amanda Lowrey of Sandpoint has her sights set on engaging female hunters. (Inlander photo: Mike McCall)

Amanda Lowrey bends at the waist, and takes her next steps carefully as she watches a herd of red sheep grazing lazily in the distance. Her face is calm but stern under the brim of her cap, earrings dancing as she moves, eyes focused on her prey. Slow and steady, she drops to her knee, raises her rifle and peers down the scope. "I'm gonna take the shot," she whispers to two onlookers, who peer at the animals through binoculars. Lowrey pauses, pulls the trigger and braces herself for the gun to kick back into her shoulder. In the distance, the sheep drops in an instant. The echo of her gun sends the herd scattering. "Hell of a shot, young lady!" one of her companions, the host of Extreme Huntress, calls out as Lowrey jumps up and down, her hat flying off her head/Leah Sottile, Inlander. More here.

Question: Are there women in your family who hunt?

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

Follow Dave online: