Women Hunting Alaska Christine Cunningham

... is the new book about women who are serious about hunting Alaska. This compilation of 17 of Alaska's outstanding women hunters profiles the unique backgrounds that led them to their passion for hunting, and includes some of their most memorable hunting adventures in the Last Frontier.

Christine Cunningham's true stories of Alaska's women hunters take you along on a hunt with each woman as you experience their diverse philosophies on hunting. The women vary from 20-year-old Molly Copple with limited hunting experience—but unlimited desire, to 84-year-old Ethel Leedy who has taken all 29 species of North American big game.

Christine Cunningham was born in Sitka, Alaska, and is a freelance writer who now lives on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. She has been published in Alaska Magazine, Fish Alaska, The Redoubt Reporter, Wildfowl, and www.womenhunters.com. Her experiences as a hunter have inspired her to give something back to the American hunting tradition. She shares her love of hunting and fishing through mentoring youth hunts; by developing unique hunting opportunities for both youth and women hunters; and by writing about fishing, shooting, and bird hunting with her three chocolate Labradors and two English setters.. -256 pages, 114 photos, 1 illustration

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Table of Contents

Location of the Stories
Author's Note to Reader

Chapter 1 Sue Entsminger: Sheep 101
Chapter 2 Jehnifer Ehmann: Hunting from the Heart
Chapter 3 Charity Green: Bringing Home the Groceries
Chapter 4 Julia Heinz: A Hunt Begins with a Hike
Chapter 5 Kristy Berington: Welcoming the Rain
Chapter 6 Rebecca "Becky" Shwanke: Into the Fold
Chapter 7 Liz Schmitt: The Shoot, Shoot, Don't Shoot Moose
Chapter 8 Jodee Kuden: Bear Country Blacktail
Chapter 9 Corey Cogdell: Tough Choice
Chapter 10 Heather Wilson: Above and Beyond
Chapter 11 Anna Norris Vorisek: Her Own Piece of Country
Chapter 12 Molly Copple: The Sportsman's Daughter
Chapter 13 Sam Oslund: In the Shadow of Greatness
Chapter 14 Mary Lefebvre: Hunting the Icons
Chapter 15 Billie Hardy: Sunshine Girls
Chapter 16 Joyce Norman: The Fanged Squirrel
Chapter 17 Ethel Leedy: Every Animal is a Trophy

Appendix: Eternal Links
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Reviews and Reader Comments:

"The stories from these seventeen women who hunt evoke inspiration, challenge, and courage for my own next step into the field. Christine Cunningham skillfully and faithfully presents stories that open my eyes and mind to possibility."

-Pegge Erkeneff, Author

". . . I have been delighted, intrigued, sympathetic toward, and able to personally relate to the hardships, emotions, triumphs, failures, and determination each woman has expressed in her particular hunting experience. Cunningham has done a masterful job of translating each woman's particular experience into words which let me experience the hunt as though I were there . . ."

-Howard Delo, Outdoor Writer, Alaska Fisheries Biologist (retired)

"The heartfelt family connections of these adventurous women, demonstrate the close ties we have all experienced with family members helping to shape who we are later in life. These vivid stories of exciting hunts take each of us right into the field on their adventures."

-Jerry Soukup, Hunter Information & Training Program, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

"I always enjoy hearing and reading about people getting in touch with Creation, whether it's enjoying a walk in the woods, which often hunting is.....  to the thrill of the chase, engaging all the senses, and harvesting Alaskan resources.  This is a great adventure story made even more interesting personally because of knowing several of the women who shared their stories."

-Sherry Wright  


Click here to read the Women's Outdoor News inteview with author Christine Cunningham.

Click here to read the WomenHunters.com press release about the book. Christine is a board member and staff writer for this organization.

Click here to read Merrill Sikorski's interview with Christine in the Peninsula Clarion.


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