Meet Extreme Huntress Semi-Finalist Regis Giles
ReelCamoGirl will be featuring a few women who recently qualified as semi-finalists for the Extreme Huntress Competition. In its 8th season, The Extreme Huntress Competition continues to set the bar for serious outdoors women, while at the same time providing positive role models for women who are new to hunting, shooting and other traditional outdoor sports.
THE EXTREME HUNTRESS™ COMPETITION IS ABOUT PRESERVING OUR OUTDOOR HERITAGE. OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE POSITIVE ROLE MODELS FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN HUNTING.
Voting is NOW OPEN and each of the top 20 are hoping to get enough votes to place them in the top 6 to move forward to competition. This competition helps spread awareness of ladies in hunting and the outdoor lifestyle. Go check them all out and cast your vote for your favorite Extreme Huntress!
(Validate your vote by validating your email. Failure to do so will disqualify your vote. You have to click on the voting link to have them send you an email verification. )
Voting is open from May 1st until June 1st
MEET REGIS: Regis is creator and owner of a website called Girls Just Wanna Have Guns and is a leading voice for Second Amendment rights, self-defense and conservation. Unafraid to speak her mind, Regis takes no prisoners. Her media appearances include: ELLE Magazine, Variety, The Daily Mail, ABC, CNN, CBS Miami, & Fox News.
Girls Just Wanna Have Guns goal is to motivate women all over the world to prepare themselves for any threat they may encounter. Whether the weapon of choice is a gun, tazer, knife, spear, pencil or some form of martial arts, the most important thing is that women arm themselves with the right attitude and skills necessary to effectively and efficiently turn from prey to formidable defender.
Regis's Contest Essay - "Personally, I don’t think I am THE most extreme huntress.
In my mind an extreme huntress would be something like the Gbeto women warriors and elite elephant huntresses of the 18th-19th century. These ladies sole purpose was to hunt elephants for the kings and to be expert fighters. The Gbeto were always armed with spears, poisoned arrows, swords, knives, clubs and flintlock muskets.
Now, I can’t relate to being an elite elephant hunter–yet–but the warrior spirit the Gbeto women carried and their passion for the hunt I completely understand.
Have I done extreme things? Yes. Most of my hunts have come with their physical and mental challenges. Whether it was to run up to a pissed off wild boar and stab it in the heart with a spear, stand 30yrds away from a lioness who has been watching you the whole time and take a clean free-handed shot, or face a charging brown bear.
When it comes to fighting, the Gbeto women and I have a lot to relate to. I’ve been practicing jiu-jitsu for 15yrs now, with the Gracie & Valente family. They are what you call elite warriors. Back in 2014, they gave me the opportunity to be the first female to test for the black belt. Now, I am unable to disclose details of that test; however what I can tell you is they place you in a room filled with 50+ elite fighters that are attacking you physically and mentally… and you have to survive.
I left the room smiling and a few days later, I received the honor of being the first female black belt.
What I am trying to tell you is that I look at a challenge, smile and say bring it on. Whether I fail or succeed, does not matter. It was an experience worth learning.
Hunting is the world to me. When I decide to pick up my rifle and pursue an animal–being surrounded by the great outdoors and the thrill of the chase is what I enjoy the most.
Today, hunting has taken on a different role since the age of the Gbeto women. There are new challenges and weapons to use; as well as making sure what we do is ethical hunting, rather than simply killing.
That is what I hope to learn and gain from this experience. Not only the tools to sharpen my hunting skills, but to also shed a light on ethical and responsible hunting.
If I can flip a few people while competing too, I would be happier than an otter with a clam."
ReelCamoGirl is a lifestyle brand focused on ladies who love the outdoors.There is a growing need for a place for women to share their outdoor experiences, as well as an interest in clean eating and self-sufficiency. Through our website and social media networks, we offer a safe place where the ladies can share their pictures, stories, wild game and fish recipes, and news articles about conservation and hunting perspectives.
ReelCamo girls are strong, capable, kind, compassionate, nature & country-loving individuals. We encourage responsible and ethical hunting. We care about the land and wildlife management and about long term sustainability. We hunt, fish, dive, shoot and hike…for peace of mind, happiness, pure clean protein & connection to the outdoors. ReelCamoGirls can shoot a gun, draw a bow, track an animal, get CAMOed up, bait a hook, clean a fish and still be feminine.
Be sure to check out the all women's Antelope Hunt Contest in New Mexico
This all-women’s hunt will take place September 3-5th, 2016 in Raton, New Mexico.
The contest will run from April 1st- May 15th. We will check all entries for compliance of rules. Full rules and info can be found at: bit.ly/1q82lKZ
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