WESTON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Lindsay Christensen is no stranger to a bow and arrow -- she’s been shooting since she was four and competing in international competitions since she was eight.
“It was the World Archery Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada," Christensen said, remembering her first time. "They do that every year, actually, and I’ve only missed one year since I was eight.”
Since then, she’s been on four world teams for the U.S., traveled the world hunting and won the Extreme Huntress title in 2017.
“This year, it’s Ultimate Extreme Huntress and the reason for Ultimate Extreme Huntress being that all the girls in the competition this year have previously won the competition already,” Christensen said.
Starting in February, 10 women have taken aim at the title, filming in Texas and then Zimbabwe. Shooting has wrapped, and now it’s down to a crowd of four, all wondering who’ll come out on top.
“The second weekend in January, we will travel to Dallas to go to the Dallas Safari Club show and they’ll announce the winner there,” she explained.
The winner will be decided based upon a combination of the skill score, judges score and fan votes. Currently, the only number Christensen has is the skills score, approximately 30 percent of the point total.
“So I do need people to vote for me and you can do that by going to the Extreme Huntress website.”
Now, it's a waiting game. But in the meantime, Christensen is staying busy.
“I’m actually a regional director for Maple Springs right now, and Maple Springs has buildings in Utah as well as Alaska. So I’m actually spending the majority of the month in Alaska currently. And then I also teach at Utah State and at Bridgerland in their nursing programs.”
Christensen says bowhunting is her true passion and she competes in archery competitions to improve her bowhunting skills.