Year Born: 1998
Gun model(s): Syren Tempio Sporting 12 gauge for sporting clays and the Syren XLR5 Waterfowler for hunting.

Any Modifications: None
Began shooting:
Since 2014

I’ve been hunting since I was 7 years old. Currently I’m in school to finish out my associates degree in health and I go to University of Maryland Baltimore County for their Dental Hygiene program to receive my bachelors in hygiene. Follow me on my Instagram page: @waterfowlqueen

Primary Disciplines:

Sporting Clays
Waterfowl Hunting

About Megan

Residence/Hometown: St. Michaels, Maryland
Do you give shooting instruction?
Home Club: Talbot Rod & Gun Club

What’s your advice on getting new lady shooters involved?

Do not let men or the amount of shooters intimidate you, you are there for you; to learn and grow.

What knowledge can you share that would make ladies better shooters?

For Sporting Clays:

#1. Always be open gun to new advice, even if you think it’s going to feel “strange”.
#2. Everyone learns differently, some learn by doing, some learn by being shown and given examples, find the way that best works for you.
#3. Don’t work yourself to the point you’re tired, you develop bad habits when mentally and physically exhausted
#4. Dont ever feel rushed when shooting, shoot when you’re comfortable, not because you have a line of people behind you.
#5. Keep a clear mind, it’s 1 target, not all 50 or 100. That target is lost, the next targets aren’t.

For Hunting:

#1. Find clothes that fit YOU, not your significant others or the hand me downs.
#2. Find a shotgun shell company you can put your trust in, not all shells work the same in all guns it will vary from gun to gun.
#3. If you’re in a blind where the brush is to tall for you to shoot, first ask, but break the brush around you for you to shoot comfortably, don’t feel you need to blindly shoot out of a blind.
#4. try your best to keep your face down when there are working birds and sit still as possible. If you’re unsure of where the birds are coming from and you’re not the one calling, watch the person whose calling, just do not look up.
#5. If you feel you’re not the one hitting the birds ASK to shoot first, most of the times everyone is okay with that AND it will build/boost your confidence.
#6. snacks are essential.

Notable Wins:

  • Big Seafood Blast D class 1st 2019
  • Maryland State Championship 2019 Ladies HOA, D class 1st, juniors 1st in state
  • State of Maryland 2019 – second in juniors for the year

What gear do you use?

Hat/No Hat: No hat when I shoot sporting clays, a beanie when I’m hunting
Glasses: I do not recommend but I use Costas to shoot with because I’m color blind – it helps me see the orange targets
Ear Plugs: I use custom molded ear plugs for both hunting and sporting clays
Ammo: I proudly shoot Kent Cartridge for both Clays and Waterfowl/Turkey Hunting
Vest: I use the Purple Syren Italian vest and my Maryland State 4-H shooting vest for clays
Attire: Typically prefer my hair up out of my face, a form of exercise pants that stretch to be comfortable, a t shirt or long sleeve and possibly a hoodless sweatshirt if it’s cold
Shoes: In the Summer: Vans, In the Winter: uggs or my xtratufs with thick socks