‘American Hogger’ Star Eats Everything Her Family Kills

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on July 20, 2013
Lea-Penick
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What can you tell me about Lea Penick of “American Hoggers”?
—J.B. Morgan, Helena, Mont.

Penick, 32, was born in Fredericksburg, Texas, and grew up with an older brother and sister on a ranch that has belonged to the family since 1857. A horseback-riding enthusiast, she showed horses in stock shows and competed in rodeo barrel racing as a teenager. She’s been hunting since she was about 6. “We eat everything we kill,” she says. “We butcher all of our own animals and process our own meats.” The married outdoorswoman has a 6-year-old son and formerly managed the Fredericksburg Bakery.