MEET EXTREME HUNTRESS SEMI-FINALIST STEPHANIE WOTTRICH
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!
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Voting is open until June 1st
I am above all a worldwide conservationist. I do this through hunting, education, and land conservation. I believe strongly in passing all three of these down to future generations, and in doing so, insuring the future of our sport and lifestyle.
Stephanie is the President of the Austin Chapter of Safari Club International and a member of National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, Safari Club International Foundation Sables, National Wild Turkey Federation, Dallas Safari Club, Austin Woods and Waters Club, and Ducks Unlimited, and is the Texas State Co-Coordinator for Prois Hunting and Field Apparel for Women.
Contest Entry Essay:
I became an avid big game hunter in 2000, and have hunted and/or fished 14 countries on 4 continents, collecting over 55 species of big game animals. Also active in fishing and bowfishing, as well as duck, goose, dove, and upland bird hunting. Hunting is my passion. It is my escape from the daily grind. As such, I take it very seriously. It is a responsibility to be a hunter. A responsibility to be ethical, to present hunting in the best light in the public eye, as well as to educate non-hunters about hunting, and why it is beneficial to wildlife, habitat, and humanity.
I do my best to prepare myself physically and mentally before each hunt. I practice with whichever weapon I plan to utilize, and visualize hunting scenarios so that I will be prepared for any eventuality. We have a responsibility to only take a shot we feel will be a kill shot, and we need to know our limitations (both personal and limitiations of the weapons being utilized), so that we make clean and quick kills, with respect for the animal's life. I research the area we are hunting and research the animals we are targeting to learn everything I can about them.
Another responsibility I feel we have as hunters is the responsibility to the animals, all animals, the ones we attempt to harvest, as well as others. It all works together. We cultivate our small ranch specifically to benefit wildlife. We plant grains, I have an apiary (beehives) which pollinate the plants on and around my ranch to feed us and the animals. It is all a big circle. If we have judicious use of our natural resources, they will be here for the future generations.
I am also very passionate about and work for, our rights to hunt and fish. We are fighting a battle here, and we all need to step forward and do our part to ensure our hunting heritage continues. All of these things together are what make me a hardcore huntress. It's all part of the bigger picture.
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.