Born and Raised on the Central Coast of British Columbia; Shannon Lansdowne has always been surrounded by the hunting industry. Her father Leonard Ellis owned one of the largest outfitting territories in British Columbia; Bella Coola Outfitting Company. Growing up on the BC Coast she was exposed to hunting and fishing both personally and professionally. Upon completion of high school she committed her time to working in the family business. Starting as a deckhand on board the MV Pacific Grizzly; her duties consisted of keeping the vessel shipshape to skinning and prepping hunters trophies for taxidermy. After a short time of deck handing she moved on to guiding hunters from around the world in pursuit of Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Mountain Goat and Wolves. During summer months you would find Shannon trolling with guests in search of the next big Spring Salmon on the outer BC Coast. A couple years into her guiding career her father sold the outfitting business and Shannon was at a loss on what to do next; she attending post secondary education taking various business courses and completing a Tourism Marketing Management Program. From there she developed additional skills and worked various office jobs in the lower mainland of BC; however she knew her heart was in the outdoors. In pursuit of a life back in the Hunting Industry she submitted her application to the Extreme Huntress Contest in 2015. To her surprise she made the semi finals, then the Finals and after proving herself to both the judges and the hunting community she won the title of Extreme Huntress 2016. Following the win Shannon teamed up with Remington Country TV as Co- Host, Safari Club International as a Spokesperson and most recently is the co founder of She Hunts Skills Camp with Brittany Boddington. She Hunts Skills Camp was created to help develop skills and build confidence in female hunters. It is a safe place for women to learn how to be hunters from start to finish, from mounting their scopes to field dressing, each seminar being taught by industry professionals. She Hunts Skills camp is in its third successful year with sold out camps. Shannon is also a wife to her husband Clark; a Step-mother to a beautiful 9 year old daughter Allie, a mommy to 2 year old Miss Ellis Elizabeth Lansdowne and most recently to 7 month old Saylor Lynn Lansdowne . You will find this family Hunting all Fall, Fishing and Hiking all Summer and always in pursuit of their next adventure.
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