Cheerleader + Hunting = Controversy?

A Texas Tech cheerleader finds herself in the middle of a world-wide controversy for posting hunting photos on her Facebook page.

Kendall Jones was born and raised in the outdoors of The Lone Star State, and at a young age she'd tag along with her dad on all of his hunting adventures, which included everything from hunting tall-tined whitetails in their home state of Texas, to hunts for the "Big 5" (Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros) in Africa.

According to her Facebook bio, Kendall shot the first of her "Big 5" animals at the age of 13 and then finished her quest 1 year later. Today, the diehard hunter is a sophomore at Texas Tech University studying marketing and sports therapy. She's also a school cheerleader and makes appearances at basketball and football games, as well as volleyball matches.

Kendall is proud to call herself a hunter, and even though many anti-hunters are currently attacking her lifestyle, supporters of Kendall are standing strong in their support.

According to Kendall's recent FB post, she's not about to change who she is: "I just want to THANK all of my supporters for their continued encouragement and backing! I will continue to hunt and spread the knowledge of hunting and wildlife conservation."

Editor's Note: To learn about hunter-driven conservation in Africa, click here to read "Reflections on Hunting and Conservation" by Shane Mahoney, a leading international authority on these important topics.

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