MEET EXTREME HUNTRESS SEMI-FINALIST SEREENA THOMPSON
ReelCamoGirl will be featuring a few women who recently qualified as semi-finalists for the Extreme Huntress Competition. In its 9th 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 14 finalists are hoping to get enough votes 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, then you must go to your email and confirm your vote. )
Voting is open until June 1st
MEET SEREENA : I am a hunter and provider. I am a steward for wildlife and their habitat, and I take a very active role in conservation and work to help preserve our outdoor heritage for future generations.
Contest Entry Essay:
Growing up on a ranch in Southern Oregon I have always been an outdoorswoman. I grew up hunting with my mom and dad even before I could legally hunt myself. I vividly remember riding around in our single cab gold Chevy looking for bucks and enjoying life. I knew from the very beginning that I would hunt for the rest of my life.
I currently reside in Central Oregon with my husband, also an avid outdoorsman and our two kids. Our days off and vacations are spent hunting, prepping to hunt and enjoying the great outdoors. I enjoy showing our 3 year old daughter and 5 year old son the hunting way. I was taught at young age hunting is not just a hobby, it’s a call to something greater…a passion, a way of life and a big part of who I am! I love to hunt elk, mule deer, Northern California blacktail, waterfowl, upland birds and predators. Predator hunting to me as a hunter and conservationist is just as important because without predator management our herd numbers decrease and in turn our success rates decrease which provides less food for our family. This is one big reason I am an executive board member and event chair for the Oregon Outdoor Council, Oregon’s only 100% political advocacy organization for the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.
I was taught at young age hunting is not just a hobby, it’s a call to something greater…a passion, a way of life and a big part of who I am! As a hunter I am dedicated to having the most successful hunt possible. I put in the work, the time, the effort and do what it takes to be successful. If I’m not hunting, teaching kids hunter education or working as a volunteer instructor at the NW Ladies Hunting Camp as the lead rifle instructor you can find me working on my all natural camo face paint company Nature’s Paint, a healthy alternative to face paint for women and kids.
I’m excited to continue inspiring other hunters, especially kids and woman. I love living this lifestyle and sharing my passion for hunting. As a huntress I am dedicated to uplifting and helping other ladies get into hunting through the multiple non-profits and organizations that I am involved with. “Individually we are weak, but together we are strong.”
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.