My Name is Elaine Schultz & I am addicted to shooting…….About 8 years ago an illness forced me to change my lifestyle & to find something that I enjoyed doing in my spare time My fiancé’(We are getting married in 2040) is an avid hunter. I had never hunted and went with him to dove hunt on Opening Day. I was not a very good bird dog so I decided to try and shoot. I didn’t get my limit but I was hooked. After bird season, shooting sporting clays was the next best thing.
I met Jeanie Almond to take my first shotgun lesson. I loved her positive energy, enthusiasm and genuine joy in teaching me to shoot. I felt like I was doing pretty good but was missing the same targets over & over. Observing this, Jeanie told me I had a vision problem. She could tell by my ponytail sticking out of my hat…..My ponytail would move watching the target and then stop for a split second thus making me lose the bird. I made an appointment with my eye doctor & a field of vision test revealed huge blind spot in my right eye. That is how good Jeanie is! Vision problems have not stopped me from hunting and shooting.
Last year I organized a Ladies Shotgun Clinic in Wichita Falls, TX .It was the middle of January and I did not expect too many ladies to participate. Imagine my surprise when 64 ladies showed up ages 15-68 years old. It was then that I fell in love with teaching. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a shooter break their first target. I have opened small gun range called FOCUS 5-Stand Shooting. I built a practice 5-stand that enables me to teach several people with different skill levels at the same time. I am also active in organizing local benefit shoots and shooting clinics in my community. What started off as trying to find a new hobby has turned into a wonderful adventure that I truly enjoy!
Elaine Schultz currently holds the following Certifications & Credentials:
- Owner/ Operator of FOCUS 5-STAND SHOOTING
- E.A.R.Inc. Inst-Mold Dealer.-Custom molded ear protection & specialized hearing systems.
- 8 Year member of NSCA – Have shot over 25,000 registered targets.
- Member of the 2010 NSCA All American Ladies Sporting Clay Team (3rd Team).
- Certified NRA Shotgun Coach
- Certified 4H Shotgun Coach
- Certified NRA Home Firearm Safety
- Member of DIVA W.O.W. (Women Outdoor Worldwide)-Red River DIVAS Chapter –Wichita Falls, TX.
- Involved in Local Organization and Fundraising Committees including Hands to Hands, C.S.I. /M.S.U. Scholarship Fund & TEAM TRACY.