Kristy Lee Cook Packs Some Heat

Watch Season 7 Idol, Kristy Lee Cook shoot at a couple of cute deer in her latest gig as host of the new Outdoor Channel show Outdoor’s 10 Best.     This week, the show features the 10 best states to hunt white tail deer.

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Whoa, Kristy Lee knows how to handle a gun!   Reading cue cards? Not so much. Not that it matters, she’s purely eye candy here, popping up throughout the half hour to do intros that could have been handled with voice-overs.

The producers should give her more to do. Kristy Lee is an outdoorsy type for reals.   She hunts, fishes and horseback rides. She should be allowed to pack more heat!

If you want to check out Kristy Lee on Outdoor’s 10 Best, it airs Fridays at 10 pm on the Outdoor Channel. Next week?   “Bird Hunts to Take Before You Die”. Yay?

Follow Kirsty Lee on Twitter: @kristyleecook15

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38 Comments

  1. So now all the 10 million (or whatever number she said) hunters will go to those places and all shoot each other? One could hope :) Actually, I love me some venison…I just don’t want to kill it or clean it. I’d actually just like for it to be served to me in a restaurant.

  2. I see that Kristy Lee still continues her haterade for sleeves. LOL

    Actually, this is a good gig for her. She’s in her element, looks great, and I’m sure, not an unpleasant diversion for the mostly male demo for shows like this.

  3. Killing animals for sport. I’m horrified. She’s shooting for fun, not subsistence.

  4. I understand that hunting may help keep the species like the whitetail deer from overpopulating… as a sport I’m not proud of it.

    I just hope there are way more than 10 million whitetail deers for the hunters…

  5. Just not into killing animals for sport. It’s like killing Bambi. There better be an overpopulation of these beautiful creatures and that they are used to feed and not just to serve some basal killer instinct. Yuck!!!

  6. Now if she could just throw in some singing…..well on second thought, I’ve heard her sing, maybe not. Just keep shooting things KLC. Maybe that’s your calling. For the record killing for fun sucks.

  7. She could make the deer scatter by playing ’15 Minutes Of Shame’. She doesn’t have to shoot at them.

    Just kidding. I like Kristy although I’m not a big fan of hunting for sport.

  8. I’d never hunt either but those who do actually eat them. I’d rather see them be shot and killed than die out from over population. Their only natural predator anymore for the most part is the car. Roadkill isn’t always edible. I guess our other choice to keep the population healthy is to reintroduce huge numbers of wolves and cougars to balance the nature of things.

    I have friends in northern Michigan who get about 85% of their meat from hunting and fishing. (Is it bad to have fun fishing too?) Yeah, they have fun doing it, but they need to eat and there’s very little work.

  9. Eh, I eat pig and cow. The way they die in slaughterhouses is way more horrible than shooting an animal in the forest. So, I’m not going to get all judgey mcjudgementpants on tje hunting issue.

  10. She looks good in this, does seem to be a comfortable type of environment for her. Her singing was uneven from what I recall of the show, but always liked her personality.

  11. Eh, I eat pig and cow. The way they die in slaughterhouses is way more horrible than shooting an animal in the forest. So, I’m not going to get all judgey mcjudgementpants on tje hunting issue.

    MJ, that’s my position exactly. I hate hunting, but until I finally work my way to being a vegetarian (I think I can I think I can), I can’t really throw stones because people are shooting something I think is cute. And yeah, factory farms? I’d take being shot in the woods any day than the cruelty those animals endure from birth to slaughter.

    I think if my hunter hubby saw that he’d love Kristy forever, lol.

  12. ‘Bird Hunts to Take Before You Die’ .

    UH OH! Megan Joy is not gonna be when she hears about this! LOL!!!

  13. Oh, I have things to say about all this!

    First, even though I wasn’t a KLC fan, she is a fellow Oregonian, so I give her my support. If none of you have ever been out here, she’s pretty much the rural Oregonian dream girl. Outside of the few metropolitan areas, most people in Oregon are outdoorsmen. Hunting and fishing is just a given.

    Second, I agree with those upthread who mentioned that hunting a single deer is much more gracious than the way thousands of animals are crammed through slaughterhouses every day. My husband owns a meat processing plant, which has been in his family for several generations. Being a born and raised city girl, I thought I’d be mortified the first time seeing how animals are slaughtered. But there is actually an art to it when done by a skilled butcher rather than machines, and far more humane. And yes, most all of the hunters I know eat the meat from animals they hunt. If not, they keep the hides or antlers and donate the meat to my husband’s business. You may not agree with hunting as a sport, but how useful is, say, sitting on your butt in a stadium drinking and yelling at a bunch of football players, or sitting on your butt in front of the TV watching people sing covers? Everyone has their version of entertainment, and even if it’s not your thing, consider that it may be someone else’s thing.

    Oh and, way to handle those firearms, Kristy!

  14. mj
    October 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    Eh, I eat pig and cow. The way they die in slaughterhouses is way more horrible than shooting an animal in the forest. So, I’m not going to get all judgey mcjudgementpants on tje hunting issue.

    But see this is one of the many benefits of being a vegetarian! The right to be judgemental of these things! Yay judgementalism! Kidding aside (though I’m not joking about being a vegetarian), I know people who did have to shoot and eat deer and even squirrel (sorry poster by the name!) to have enough food to eat (and also raised vegetables as well). So I’m not opposed to all hunting by any means, but hunting for sport, yeah not so much. That being said and speaking of having to eat, this is a gig and Kristy has to pay the bills and yeah, she really is an outdoorsy kind of woman, so can see this being a good gig for her. At least it’s a gig! And yeah, while I don’t like shooting animals with them, I find women who can handle firearms really cool. I blame my formative years of loving Aliens and T2. So putting aside what she’s doing with them, cool to see Kristy know her way around a firearm. Now if she just stuck to target practices and/or video games with those skills…to keep honed for a zombie attack!

  15. I don’t eat meat at all. But I am not judgemental, I just know killing for fun sux.

  16. This could well be the most WTF post-Idol gig in history. Right up there with Matt Rogers’ hairclub infomercials. But slightly classier. And for a signed-by-19 finalist, this is probably the winner. But it really does suit KLC – she was always such an Ivory soap kind of girl, never at ease under the lights of the Idol stage.

  17. I find the idea of killing for sport revolting as well. I’m not sure if that’s what KLC is doing (didn’t watch the clip b/c I have no interest in watching hunting, even if is for food).

    I decided to give up meat for 30 days a few days ago, to see how it goes. I “start” tomorrow, but haven’t eaten meat since I made the decision. Anyway, I agree that animals are not treatedd well in the slaughterhouse, so I don’t see anything wrong with hunting for food. I couldn’t do it myself, but as long as it serves a purpose to feed people, I don’t see a problem with that.

    Hunting just for the sport of killing something? Not so much. Not sure how that differs from what Michael Vick did when he found “sport” in torturing and killing dogs.

  18. The animal per license statistic is pretty low, I would say maybe 1 in every 20 hunters get a deer. And as far as I know every hunter that bags an animal either eats it or donates it. And fishing….most States now have a weight limit on fish, and most sport fisherman catch and release.

    Besides, having lived in the foothills of Salt Lake City and watching starving deer driven by snow storms and lack of food wandering out of their safe environment and being killed by dogs and cars or seeing their carcasses lying under trees bare of bark is no picnic.

    Man has changed the ecological heirarchy already and it is his responsibility, now, to keep it in check. So, even though I don’t like hunting I know what happens if you don’t thin the populations of deer and elk and moose and pheasant and quail. And its a lot sadder than contemplating someone eating a nice deer roast.

  19. “Subsistence” or not, it doesn’t really make a difference. You could survive without eating meat too. It’s called vegetarianism. Just because you didn’t actually go out and kill the animal yourself doesn’t make you morally superior.

    At least those deer got to live in their natural environments all their lives, unlike the domesticated chickens and cows that are drugged and raised in crowded, filthy, disgusting conditions their whole lives.

    People mentally categorize animals into 1) Food and 2) Cute, noble creatures, but the categories are artificial.

  20. As long as people eat the animal/fish and it’s not endangering the species, I got no problem with it!
    I went fishing a good number of times in the past; was never attracted to hunting though.
    To not eat meat is a choice but let’s remember that on the food chain we ARE carnivors (shape of our teeth proves it)

  21. To not eat meat is a choice but let’s remember that on the food chain we ARE carnivors (shape of our teeth proves it)

    ..think it would be more precise to say that we are omnivors (can it everything)

  22. Damn, Krisy Lee sure ‘nough makes me want to go huntin’ some white tail.

  23. To be clear… I have no problem with people who eat meat. Or hunters who eat their catch. I do have a problem with hunting for sport, because it serves no useful purpose. And yes, there are people who hunt (and I’m not talking specifically about deer) just to kill. I’ve known some of them.

    Also, I remember reading that there are more car/deer collisions during hunting season because the deer are driven out of their natural habitats. I think it was an insurance study.

  24. thanks for posting this MJ!
    i’m a huge KLC fan!
    i’m so glad to hear that she is doing something that will get her more exposure.
    I don’t really know much about hunting, but the fact that other people (including my cousin) do it and enjoy it. Plus, they eat the animal afterwards, so I’m glad it’s going to some use.

  25. To not eat meat is a choice but let’s remember that on the food chain we ARE carnivors (shape of our teeth proves it)

    ..think it would be more precise to say that we are omnivors (can it everything)

    Let’s put it more precisely, our bodies need certain amino acids, among other nutrients and if we don’t get them, bad things happen, death, diseases, weaknesesses, whatever. We do not need meat and yes by our teeth and digestion, we are omnivores. So we don’t need to consume any meat at any given time ever, shape of our teeth aside because we also have many more grain/veggie ones. As long as we maintain the nutrient levels regarding complete amino acids, among many others we need, we’ll fine and don’t need to kill and eat Bambi, Babe or Roo or whomever, either. Sorry, but the whole ‘we’re carnivores,’ argument does nothing for me, because we’re not. Cats are much more so “obligate carnivores,” than we, or dogs for that matter, will ever be. So maybe Kristy is actually speaking to the TV watching, armed cat, populace? In which case I’m all for her helpful hints on killing deer! And meow meow, pass me another round, meow meow, while I make this shot!

  26. It’s the idea of killing a living thing for sports that does not go well with me.As far as I know, livestock are killed instantaneously in slaughterhouses unlike these “game” animals who have to run for their lives as they are hunted down(I think there are laws in many states that sort of “guarantee” the most humane way to kill livestock)..and if they’re not lucky enough, they may get a non-fatal shot and just…idk bleed to death … not a very pretty picture.

    And ahh…this clip reminded me of America’s love for guns…remembered Bowling Columbine…

  27. I think hosting a t.v. show is pretty cool. Good for Kristy. AI opens different doors for different people. Congrats Kristy.

  28. So, where does this put Kristy on the list of the 25 most successful Idols? Surely she can jump up to Justin and Kim’s level soon.

    Didn’t watch the clip. I’m a vegetarian, and I’ve been held at gun point myself. Sorry, can’t see guns and killing as something to have fun with. But, this is America, everyone gets to make that decision for themselves.

  29. I never liked KLC and I hate hunting for sport. Michael Johns was voted off BEFORE HER? WTF? So…that’s where I stand on her and on that. Back to other threads.

  30. I think there are laws in many states that sort of ‘guarantee’  the most humane way to kill livestock)

    If laws like that exist, they aren’t always followed. I don’t want to get into it here, but the stuff that goes on in slaughterhouses can be pretty grim.

  31. To be clear’ ¦ I have no problem with people who eat meat. Or hunters who eat their catch. I do have a problem with hunting for sport, because it serves no useful purpose. And yes, there are people who hunt (and I’m not talking specifically about deer) just to kill. I’ve known some of them.

    She hunts for sport but she also eats what she kills — at least that’s what she’s said in the past. She once talked about the fact that the fee for a hunting license + bagging a deer = much less $$ spent on meat for her family than buying all that stuff from the grocery store. She never said that her family was starving or anything, but clearly they made that economic calculus and they were obviously eating what they killed so I can’t say I’d get too judgery about the whole thing. Well anyway, in my mind, that makes a difference.

  32. I, too, can see no sport in hunting. I live in an area thick with deer, and hunting season brings out many gun toting idiots. I acknowledge that some hunt to put meat on their families’ tables, but I see the carcasses that are sometimes left behind when the hunter has gone over his limit, but just can’t resist killing something. They leave the carcass rather than risk getting caught with more than they are legally entitled to shoot. I have a horse farm, and worry about my horses, even though they are on my own property. I know people who have lost horses and livestock due to those who think “if it moves, shoot it”. Our fences are sometimes cut so that hunters can track their prey on their 4 wheelers, on private property that is prominently marked as such.

    Sorry to rant, but it’s a touchy subject for me.

  33. EWWWW. Never was a fan, but I hate hunting just for the fun of it. KLCFTL.

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