LEADERSHIP STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Amanda McGinnis

We asked Amanda McGinnis a few fun questions. Leadership Staff Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Leadership Staff a little better. Amanda lives in Georgia and is and an avid hunter and barrel racer.



If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?

• Duck season all the way!!!

What’s your favorite location to hunt?

• Augusta AR is GREAT! I am also very fond of SouthEast Missouri also!

Who introduced you to hunting?

• My dad. He was a huge bow hunter! My Brother introduced me into duck hunting a long time ago and I have been hooked EVER SINCE!

What do you hunt for?

• ANY THING! If it is in season, I am hunting it! Duck, Quail, Dove, Deer, Turkeys, Hog, Gators!

What hunting skill would you like to master?

• ALL of them! I feel like there is ALWAYS something you can still learn. If I had to pick ONE it would be mastering Gator hunting!

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?

• Calling! I can go duck hunting alone and call the entire time. As soon as I get in front of people I get VERY call shy!

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list? –

• Elk! I want to go Elk hunting so bad!

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?

• I wish I was more educated on Elk and Moose hunting!

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?

• I would have to say the hardest hunting lesson I have learned is how to duck hunt… how to plant what where, and how to set up the correct decoy spread to go with the sun rise and wind. . . I had to learn all of that by myself with trail and error.

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?

• Barrel racing and training horses! I absolutely love barrel racing, but I will admit as soon as hunting season starts I do not haul as much as I should!

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

• Bow hunting and duck hunting with out a doubt the easiest things for me to talk about!

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?

• 4 and I have to resist buying anymore LOL

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?

• Archery. The patience and practice that goes into it makes everything so worth it in the end!


What do you like most about Shoot Like A Girl’s Mission

• I LOVE their passion they have to reach out to women. A lot of girls are nervous about hunting because everyone knows it as a “guys” sport. SLG gives us girls support and encouragement in the industry.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

• Hunt more! LOL

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?

• I would love to start running hunt test with dogs I have trained!

What non hunting related skill would you like to master?

• Well, its not hunting but I would love to master deep sea fishing! I have been fortunate enough to have awesome friends who have taken me and taught me a lot!

What non hunting related do you wish you knew more about?

• Training horses. I am blessed to be very educated in it but there is always more to learn!

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

• Cozumel, I went there this summer on a cruise and had a lot of fun!

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?

• The beach! I love the beach!!!

Who inspires you to be better?

• My son. My motto is “Be the girl you would want your son to marry.” We have to give our kids great examples on how they should be as the grow up.
• My mom. She is a great Godly role model on who I want to be as a wife and mother.

What are three interesting facts about you?

• I am ALWAYS cold
• I love being lazy (cause it doesn’t happen much)
• I am a people pleaser.

What is your biggest fear?

• SNAKES! I am absolulely TERRIFIED of snakes!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
• STEAK and bake potatoes! YUMMY

List two pet peeves

• Dirty dishes sitting in the sink. (Can not stand that!)
• Getting in a vehicle and its sitting on empty… no no no!

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest

• Smell! My boyfriend told me this weekend “You have a nose on you better than a lab.”

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?

• I love to go bowling with friends when I have the time.

Mountains or Beach?

• BEACH all the way!

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