Marsha Petrie Sue

Author, Speaker & Arizona Game & Fish Commissioner Discusses "She Never Quit," Gun Safety & The Great Outdoors

In this week’s Team Never Quit Podcast, Marcus welcomes Martha Petrie Sue, a prominent figure in the world of outdoor media and an inspiring leader as the Chair of the Women’s Outdoor Media Association (WOMA) – a 501c3 raising money for Foundation for Women Warriors and other groups. As the Chair of WOMA, Martha plays a pivotal role in fostering a community where women in outdoor media can connect, collaborate, and thrive. She champions the voices of women, breaking barriers in an industry traditionally dominated by men. Martha was also appointed Arizona Game & Fish Commissioner.

Martha is not just an advocate for outdoor activities; she’s a trailblazer, carving a path for women in the outdoor media landscape. With a passion for adventure and a deep appreciation for the outdoors, Martha has seamlessly merged her love for nature with her career, creating a powerful impact along the way. She shares insights into her personal journey and the milestones that led her to become a prominent figure in the outdoor media landscape.
Martha Petrie Sue’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of passion and perseverance. As the Chair of WOMA, she continues to inspire and empower women to embrace their love for the outdoors and make their mark in the world of media.
Join us for a riveting conversation that explores the intersection of adventure, advocacy, and media with the remarkable Martha Petrie Sue. Tune in and be inspired!

In this episode you will hear:
• I had a practice husband for 11 years. (4:50)
• 31 years later [in my marriage] here I am Commissioner for Arizona Game & Fish; sitting on the executive committee of NRA Women’s Leadership Forum; I sit on the Arizona Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Board, I’m involved with the Women’s Outdoor Media Association, supporting foundation for women warriors. I do a lot of hunting with wounded warriors and females from that group and do a lot of outdoor experiences for all associations here in Arizona. (7:44).
• 50% of gun sales have been new gun sales to women. I think it’s fantastic, but you gotta get training, and once you get training, you can’t get stale, you have to keep training. (9:28)
• When you [Melanie] and Deb and I started the She Never Quit down at your beautiful ranch in Texas, we had women who had never seen a gun. To teach them not only how to shoot, but the safety behind it is critically important. (9:43)
• A woman came up and she says “We just have to get rid of all these guns in the world.” I said so what you’re saying is I don’t have the right to keep myself safe, is that what I’m hearing you say? “Well no, that’s not what I mean.” Well that’s what you’re saying when you say that. (12:03)
• Some people will never have an open mind. (16:12)
• There’s some people that just will not, and won’t know, and don’t know how to listen. (16:23)
• {Marcus] “You know how bad I wanna fly the space Shuttle?” (17:01)
• You teach the woman, you teach the family (18:40)
• Kids don’t understand the consequence of doing something anymore. And there’s no core of morality it seems to me. (22:08)
• [Melanie] Our leaders act like divorced husband and wife; they argue in front of us, whether that’s our President or Congress. (23:14)
• How do you teach the parents and the teachers how they’re basically ruining these kids’ lives? Where do we start? (24:34)
• We make contracts through Arizona Game & Fish with the ranchers, and we will go out and take out the barbed wire on the fence and put in smooth wire 18” high because the Pronghorn actually go under a fence. They rarely will go over a fence. (27:35)
• [Marcus] Humans, by nature, like to see things get destroyed & beat up. (37:44)

Recent Episodes

April Cheek-Messier

CEO of The National D-Day Memorial Foundation On The Upcoming 80th Anniversary
Listen to Episode →

Chris Caracci

Original SEAL Team 6, Undercover Narcotics, SWAT Operations, Stories Of MOH Heroes At War (pt2)
Listen to Episode →

Chris Caracci

Original SEAL Team 6, Undercover Narcotics, SWAT Operations, Stories Of MOH Heroes At War
Listen to Episode →