Sport

Pisani in line for Extreme Huntress title

HUNTRESS: Former Gympie paramedic Christie Pisani will find out today how she fared in the international Extreme Huntress competition.
HUNTRESS: Former Gympie paramedic Christie Pisani will find out today how she fared in the international Extreme Huntress competition. Contributed

TODAY is a nerve-wracking one for hunting pro Christie Pisani, as tonight she finds out whether she has been crowned the 2014 International Extreme Huntress.

The 31-year-old shooter and former Gympie paramedic spent five days competing in the event, held in Hondo Texas in the USA, and tonight will reveal if she topped the world's best.

After spending two years as a paramedic in the Gympie region, Pisani has had her hands full, currently serving a voluntary term at Goondiwindi.

After making the top 20 competitors in the international Extreme Huntress competition, Pisani continued on to the top six grand finalists, who competed in the five-day event.

In order to make the top six, Pisani had to provide a personal essay to prove her productivity as a women in hunting.

While stealth and good aim are all part of the game, the hunter also needed to show her advocacy for the sport and respect for the environment.

She said that promoting hunting in a good light was key to the competition and in Texas, the place of hunting in effective herd management was particularly important.

"As a predominant bow hunter, I simply enjoy the sport of archery ... but also believe in the importance of hunting feral species to ensure the sustainability of natural and agricultural lands," said Pisani.

"Just look at our ancestors; it is our right to hunt and be self-sufficient.

"We don't shoot for the fun of it; there is a purpose and many hunters eat their meat."

She said the process was a wake-up call to those who believe meat comes Glad-Wrapped at Coles.

The top-level hunting ladies took their crossbows to a Texan ranch for event, which kicked off on July 9, last year.

The high-intensity face-off tested a variety of skills.

The grand final hunt day called on Pisani's best focus and ability as she was judged on multiple aspects of the sport, including long-range shooting, fitness and archery.

What's more, the whole gruelling five-day challenge was filmed and votes from the public and the score on how she handled an interview with an anti-hunting advocate all contributed to her overall success in the competition.

Christie did not just stumble upon the sport; she was immersed in it from a young age. To see Pisani in action, go to http://www.extremehuntress.com.

Gympie Times

Topics:  editors picks gympie pig hunting sport



Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

Kandanga butcher named third best snags in Australia

PRIZE PORK: Mitch Perkins from Kandanga Meats won third prize in the National Sausage King competition.

Mitch Perkins wants his pork sausages to win next year.

Ex-Gympie man's new TV scandal

court generic

Ex-Gympie man believed involved in new Seven network harassment row

What's on this weekend in Gympie's gigs?

Brad Rodgers.

Check out what's happening in the region this weekend.

Local Partners

Gympie gallery to mark birthday

The Gympie Regional Gallery Twilight Suitcase Market will include the Gallery's 19th birthday celebration with cake.


What's on this weekend in Gympie's gigs?

Brad Rodgers.

Check out what's happening in the region this weekend.

Gympie 'movement' gets connected at The Pavilion

Gympie Family History Society's Di Woodstock is a co-ordinator of the Connecting the Community event at The Pavilion this Saturday.

Community gets connected on the Gympie Southside

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

Near-million dollar park for Rainbow Beach

Playground to feature flying fox, giant basket swing, pirate ship slide

Novel with lots of heart

The romance in A Quiet Kind of Thunder was only one of the joys of the book.

Book proves to be a gem with layers

What's on this weekend in Gympie's gigs?

Brad Rodgers.

Check out what's happening in the region this weekend.

Gympie gallery to mark birthday

MARKETING: Come and meet Arkin Mackay (left) with her Do Rags and Caedmon Johnson (right) with his Gecko Skin Jewellery at the Suitcase Market on Saturday, March 4.

Celebration starts with Suitcase Market and cake

Bliss N Eso announce tribute show for stuntman

Bliss N Eso will play a tribute show at Coolangatta in honour of Johann Ofner. The stuntman died during the filming of the group's Friend Like You film clip earlier this year.

BLISS N Eso to play tribute show to raise funds for killed stuntman

MOVIE REVIEW: Trainspotting sequel as good as original

Ewen Bremner in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

Director Danny Boyle proves sequels can be done well.

How Karl Stefanovic's wife, kids found out about girlfriend

Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough after their day on Sydney Harbour. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Pictures splashed across tabloid were shock to family

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!