When did you first start hunting?
My dad was blessed with two daughters and no sons. Therefore, my sister and I grew up doing everything little boys would do. I started hunting with my dad before I could even walk.
Who mentored you and what did you learn from this person?
My dad introduced me to hunting and has continued to mentor me as I have gotten older. He taught me that hunting is a healthy way to provide food for our family and friends. In my 30 years of life, I have never bought beef at the grocery store, and I plan to keep it that way. Hunting is also one of our favorite family pastimes. We have made countless memories on the mountaintops of southeast Idaho. I plan to pass this tradition on to my children some day.
When did you first attempt the Extreme Huntress Competition?
I first did the Extreme Huntress Competition in 2016, competing for the 2017 title.
What changed between the time that you first competed to this year’s competition?
Winning the Extreme Huntress Competition in 2017 opened up a lot of doors for me. I met a lot of amazing people in the industry through the competition and associated activities. As a result, I acquired several hunting related sponsors and have also been able to travel outside of the United States on several hunting adventures.
Personally, I went back to school and am currently in a DNP program through Grand Canyon University.
What have you learned about yourself having gone through this competition?
The Extreme Huntress Competition is a challenge both physically and mentally. I learned that limits are set only by one’s mind. Pushing yourself results in growth.
What part of the competition did you enjoy the most?
Honestly, my favorite part about this year’s competition was the experience in Zimbabwe. It was truly incredible! I loved meeting the people and learning about the culture. I wanted to bring all of the kids back home with me! I was also lucky enough to be able to hunt with the only female pH in Zim, Tanya Blake. She was awesome! We immediately hit it off. The two of us have plans for many more adventures in the future!
What would you like to say to women who are interested in hunting?
It’s never too late to start! Find a mentor who truly wants you to succeed and glean as much knowledge as you can from them.
You have come under heavy attack on social media and elsewhere for your hunting and for being a part of Extreme Huntress. What would you like to say to the general public and what would you like to say to the anti-hunters?
Take the time to get educated about hunting and conservation efforts. Everyone has the right to have an opinion, but those opinions should be based on facts, not falsehoods. There is no reason that anti-hunters, non-hunters, and hunters can’t coexist happily in the world.
How can people vote for you and support and follow you on social media?
You can vote for me by going to extremehuntress.com and clicking the voting link. Make sure to confirm your vote by clicking the link in the email you receive from Crowd Signal. Votes must be confirmed in order to count.
Follow me @bowhuntress88 on Instagram or like Lindsay Christensen-Extreme Huntress on Facebook. Besides my hunting endeavors, you can also keep up with my journey as a professional archer.
What is one question that you wished we had asked and why?
I think a question such as do you consider yourself a trophy hunter would be appropriate. It is important to have a conversation about how money from trophy hunters supports the economy in many African cities as well as provides jobs and food for the people in the villages. For example, Des Fountain Safaris alone employs 68 trackers.