Aim for the perfect attire for any hunt

Published 12:06 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Photos by Colleen Harrison

Styling by Angie Hoffman



Meet the Models

When it comes to hunting, sisters Ahne and Jennifer Ordalen know more than a thing or two.

They grew up pheasant hunting with their father, Edward “Cowboy” Ordalen Jr., and were also active in the father-child leagues at the Valhalla Hunting Club in Albert Lea, where they were known for out-shooting the boys. At the time the sisters were the first girls to join the club, but they said hunting is now growing in popularity with women.

These days the Ordalen girls continue to hunt on a regular basis, going on several excursions each year, most of which are in pursuit of deer, turkeys or ducks. They hope to someday also hunt antelope, elk and — in Ahne’s case only — bears.

Ahne works full time with her mother, Beth Stadheim-Ordalen, at Stadheim Jewelers in Albert Lea and is a mother, herself, to Easton, 5, and Evelyn, 3. Her partner, Tad Lunning, is an avid hunter as well. Being out in nature is an important part of her life and, to relax, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, horses and mules. Ahne said she particularly enjoys deer hunting and that, regardless of the type of animal being hunted, she always loyally sticks with her favorite shotgun, a 20-gauge Remington.

Jennifer is an account executive at 99.9 KAUS Radio in Austin and is also a musician. She lives in Albert Lea with her cat, Tux, and Australian shepherd, Crosby. In her down time she enjoys gardening, cooking and being with animals. Jennifer is partial to duck hunting and, depending on what she is targeting, relies on a variety of guns, including a .50-caliber Thompson Center Hawken remake black-power rifle. Her favorite aspect of hunting is the adrenaline rush.


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About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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