Best known as country singers, both Irlene and Louise like to shoot and hunt. Firearms were something their father encouraged them to become familiar with when they were young. He was a police officer. Louise is more fond of bird hunting and Irlene likes big game hunting, especially at long range. Irlene told me her favorite hunt was in Africa with John Worrell (DRT) when he shot his elephant. (A sign of any true hunter is the appreciation of a hunt they were on, but one when they did not pull the trigger. My favorite hunt will likely always be my son’s first whitetail he shot when he was six.)
Both are spokespersons for DRT ammo. At first blush, this may seem nothing more than a marketing ploy by DRT but both Louise and Irlene are friends of John Worrell who owns DRT. They believe in DRT ammo and want to spread the word about how it works to help other hunters kill deer better.
I’ve been around celebrities before. Some that are just celebrities in the outdoor industry because they have a TV show or write a bunch of articles. (Some have egos too biog for even the Internet.) I don’t know that I have met any that are as down-home and genuine as the Mandrell Sisters. Both would be welcome at my hunting camp or home.
Why am I telling you this? Not so you go out and buy a box of DRT ammo (If you purchase things just because of a celebrity endorsement you might want to rethink your spending habits.) and not so you think I have been hoodwinked by spending a few days with some famous folks. (I’d rather spend time with my family.) I’m telling you this because I genuinely appreciate a celebrity publicly expressing their love of the shooting sports and hunting and not being afraid what the media and other celebrities might think about that decision.
Celebrities have fans for different reasons. Both Louise and Irlene can consider me one because I like good folks. (My Mom taught me to do that.)