Published on:

2nd Oct 2020

3-Time Olympic Biathlete & Professional 3-Gunner Lanny Barnes, aka Lanny "Oakley". Runnin' & Gunnin' since 1999 & HiViz Director of Commercial Sales

3-Time Olympic Biathlete & Professional 3-gunner Lanny Barnes, aka Lanny Oakley. I am pushing the limits and trying things that haven't been done before.






Lanny is the Director of Commercial Sales for HIVIZ® Shooting Systems.

HIVIZ® Shooting Systems was started in June 1996 by Phil Howe with one sight. The company was originally founded in Fort Collins, CO, but was relocated to Laramie, WY, in 2013. It was sold to the Rogers Group in 2018. The company reached its 25th year in business in June 2020. Hiviz now has over 300 different sights for shotguns, rifles and handguns.

HIVIZ® SHOOTING SYSTEMS has always had a vision to improve the sport of shooting. They offer the largest breadth of SKUs to fit a large array of handguns, shotguns and rifles on the market today. HIVIZ started designing and engineering their innovative line of sights and recoil pads that have now become the standard for the industry. Not only are their LitePipes the brightest available, they’re also able to provide a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes to best suit a wide range of firearms or situations. The combination of a HIVIZ® front and rear sight set gives the shooter a three-point accuracy system that’s hard to beat!

Lanny Barnes is a Three-time Olympian in the sport of Biathlon and a Professional 3-Gun competitor. Lanny & her twin sister competed in several Olympics together before both girls made history and inspired the world when Tracy selflessly gave Lanny her spot on the Sochi, Russia 2014 Olympic team after Lanny fell ill during the final trials and wasn’t able to complete all the races.

Lanny grew up shooting small bore competitions as well as hunting and fishing in Colorado. She claims that biathlon has made her a better hunter and hunting has made her a better biathlete and shooter as she is able to accurately shoot a rifle with a heart rate of 180 beats per minute and effortlessly pursue elk above 10,000ft.

Lanny is now competing in 3-gun competitions where she made the 3GN Pro Series and has won 4 major High Lady match titles (2016). Lanny has the goal of becoming the best female shooter in the country. Lanny is also teaching courses to military, law enforcement and competitive shooters on how to shoot with an elevated heart rate and under stress and is a Babes with Bullets Instructor. The firearms training institute that Lanny and her sister started together is called T.O.P. Shooting Institute, otherwise known as “The Olympian Project”. After developing the skills necessary to shoot while under extreme physical and mental stress for the past 15 years they wanted to share these unique skills and what they have learned with others.

Lanny also spends a majority of her free time traveling around to schools, 4-H clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Scouts, etc. talking to them about following their dreams, setting goals, and leading a healthy active lifestyle. She is also a professional artist. Check out her artist website- www.theolympianartist.com


Show artwork for Let's Talk Deer - Hosted by Bruce Hutcheon

About the Podcast

Let's Talk Deer - Hosted by Bruce Hutcheon
Whitetails need three things to flourish, Food, Water and Cover. Let's Talk deer will incorporate all three in the podcast presented by Grandpa Ray Outdoors. Host Bruce Hutcheon brings over 6 years of successful podcasting.
Let's Talk Deer Podcast is a collaboration between Grandpa Ray Outdoors, CEO John O’Brion - https://www.grandparayoutdoors.com/testimonial---field-staff and whitetail expert Bruce Hutcheon - https://www.deerhuntinginstitute.com/dhi1offer.

These experts will be interviewing the best of the best in the whitetail world when it comes to growing a balanced deer herd.

Bruce has interviewed over 700 whitetail hunters, authors, and personalities when he was host of Whitetail Rendezvous Podcast. His insights will bring these new podcasts to life with detailed how to, where to and when to.

The collaboration with Grandpa Ray Outdoors owner John O'Brion will bring the puzzle of soil, seed, and habitat to life in simple concepts that you can implement today. https://www.grandparayoutdoors.com/

Grandpa Ray's specializes in providing the best nutrition for the whitetail deer on your property starting with the soil. We do this with offering a full line of high-quality food plot seed, plant foods and minerals.

We go the extra mile by helping you understand the best way to use our products with our consulting services.

We have field staff who have many years of planting food plots and developing habitat on their own properties. There are over 45 research plots across the US. We also have an educational plot in South central Wisconsin that hosts events and is also open to the public. We even have an organic education plot in Southwest Wisconsin.

Our approach goes beyond attraction; we offer a year-round program of nutrition and food plot education that is natural and innovative. Your bucks will grow larger racks but also your does and fawns will grow strong and healthy which helps winter survival as well as handling yearlong stresses.

Together we can help you achieve the next level in whitetail deer management.
We are not about a fancy name or package. We work with you to give you specific recommendations for your own properties.

About your host

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W Bruce Hutcheon

Bruce's outdoor journey began in the hardwoods and streams of Rhode Island hunting squirrels, rabbits, ruffed grouse and fishing for brook trout and bass. He moved to Long Island and surfed fished for stripers and blues along the Atlantic coast.

It wasn't until he went to college in Wisconsin that he found his passion, Whitetail deer. 1966 was his first whitetail hunt and he has never looked back. His fly fishing and hunting adventures have taken him from Ungava Bay to Lake Iliamna, most of the Canadian Provinces and the whitetail states of the Midwest. His hunting articles can be found at goHunt.com and GOABC. His intimate knowledge of big game hunting in the Rockies allowed him to be an Insider contributor for goHunt.com.

He has served on nationally known conservation boards, is a Life Member of RMBS, WSF, RMEF and NRA. He was elected to serve as a SE Regional member of the Colorado Sportsperson’s Roundtable.

He is recognized in the whitetail world as a very successful outdoor communicator and influencer as Host, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the highly acclaimed podcast, Whitetail Rendezvous Podcast. This podcast has exceeded over 500,000 downloads and interviewed over 650 guests. During the summer of 2019 Bruce created and published Deer Hunting Institute, Part 1. A hunting course to support the three R's; Recruitment, reactivation and retention.

Most recently he created and hosts "Let' Talk Deer Podcast" to further educate hunters and non hunters about the whitetail deer.