SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A mother of two became a finalist in a nationally televised hunting competition.
Amanda Lowry, 25, entered a contest called 2014 Extreme Huntress Competition. The competition invites women across the country to enter and become positive role models for other women who are interested in hunting.
"I started going with my dad and my grandpa as soon as I was big enough to hike around," Lowry said. This love of hunting has now gained her national attention. "I came unglued," she continued. "Even the first time when I made the top ten, we were driving and I had to read it a couple of times."
Six celebrity judges picked the top ten semi-finalists, and the final four were chosen in an online vote along with judges' scores. Lowry was selected to the top four to travel to Texas to compete to be the winner.
When not hunting, Lowry said she is busy raising two daughters and helping run the family's small taxidermy business.
"I'm very proud. I'm excited for her and i think she has a great future in the hunting industry," said Amanda's mother Debbie Reynolds.
The competitors will be judged based on physical fitness, shooting, tracking, and hunting. The competitor with the highest daily score determines the daily activities.
Ten episodes will be released every two weeks online at ExtremeHuntress.com and their partner sites. Episode voting will begin on October 1, 2013 through the first of next year.
Click here to check out the Extreme Huntress website.
You can see the story of this Sandpoint local tonight on KREM 2 News at 6:00.