As an adult, Lunt enjoyed hunting with her husband, too, and as their son grew old enough, the trio shared many memorable outings together. But Lunt participated in all these adventures only as a hiker and an observer. She never applied for a permit or carried a rifle. But that changed with a simple question. "One time we were out hunting with my brother and his brother-in-law and my son, and my brother's brother-in-law said, ‘Elaine, you like this so much. Why don't you get a gun and hunt?' So I did," said Lunt. Purchasing her first rifle at age 55, Lunt has killed several mule deer and cow elk over the years.