Tarra is a seasoned outdoors woman. She currently serves as field staff for Prois Hunting & Field Aparrel for women and was the editor of American Woman Shooter for 3 years. She reviews products for women in the shooting industry and is a field product tester.
Tarra loves to hunt, fish, shoot (pistol and rifle) and is an National Rifle Association Pistol Instructor and SC CWP Instructor. She also teaches local basic women's shooting classes. she enjoys hunting her local whitetail, hogs, and waterfowl. After her recent bear hunt in Canada it looks as if it will be a yearly hunt for her as well. You can follow Tarra on Instagram Refined_country
Randi Clark was born and raised in Littleton, CO. Being a Colorado native, she naturally developed a love and passion for the outdoors at an early age. For as long as she can remember, she recalls taking trips to the family cabin built by her grandparents in Fairplay, CO.
Competitive sports consumed the majority of her time up until college. Randi attended Colorado State University where she earned a degree in Natural Resource Management. This is also when she developed her love for hunting.
Randi comes from a no hunting family. Her initial interest was sparked by a past relationship, classmates, and college coursework encouraging her to give hunting a try. Waterfowl hunting is how she started. She became an addict instantly and shortly after got herself a bird dog.
Understanding the role that hunting plays in conservation was a key reason she took to the field. Randi absolutely fell in love with hunting and taught herself a lot of what she knows.
Randi's favorite part of hunting is the unknown of every outing, challenging herself, and having intimate encounters with wildlife. Being capable of harvesting and processing all natural meat is another driving factor for her.
Randi loves all types of hunting including: rifle, archery, muzzleloader, and hunting with hounds. Watching dogs work in any capacity is a true passion of hers. She has hunted grouse to mountain lions and everything in between.
Randi was selected as a finalist and competed in the 2018 Extreme Huntress Competition.
She is an archery instructor and a true advocate of introducing others to the outdoors.
When she's not hunting she is pursuing her career in Natural Resources. Previously a Fishing Program Coordinator, and Natural Resource Technician, she now finds herself as a Ranger Supervisor who works to educate folks about our natural world.
Other interests of Randi's include playing softball, flag football, attending country concerts, spending time with friends and family, and looking after her animals.
Randi is always eager to learn more about hunting and craves adventure. To her, hunting is a lifestyle, not just a hobby.
I am Jessica Gatchet. I live with my husband and son in central Oregon. I am an office manager and own a graphic design company. We are an outdoors family!. I love living in the woods and spend every waking moment in them that I can.
I have a passion for fishing and love being on the water! I started fishing at a very young age but only started hunting large game in 2013. However, growing up I hunted rabbits, quail and coyotes. The first time a friend took me out to track deer, I was hooked. I love hunting not only for providing my family with healthy food but also for the amazing things you see and experience while hunting. My goal is to be a positive representative for women hunters and a role model for conservation alike.
I come from a family that did not hunt, but we did shoot for fun. Central Oregon is where I grew up and 4-H, FFA and agriculture taught me the importance of caring for our environment. On occasion, I would go on hunts with friends or partners, but never had much luck myself.
Life changed, and I took a sudden interest several years ago to do something about obtaining my favorite meat to eat. Tons of research and questions, tagging along and countless solitary hours exploring, hunting quickly became my number 1 hobby. My love of target shooting and shooting accurately ultimately led to my success the first time out on my own.
In addition to hunting, I love photography, cooking, hiking, camping, fishing and just about anything outdoors. I still work in agriculture and get to travel the Southwest United States. So, while I’m working, I try and check out places that would be a great spot to see wildlife and/or hunt. Its been a blessing to share my passion and hunt with my friends and family and now a much larger family through ReelCamo Girl, the NWTF, NRA and other hunting & conservation groups.
Gabriella is a media strategist and consultant based in the Washington D.C., metro area, where she works with individuals and companies across politics, the outdoor industry, and small business/veterans causes. She has been a part of the RCG Team since September 2016. Growing up in Southern California inspired her to develop her love of fishing and spending time in the outdoors. She is a proud angler, gun owner, and new hunter. She hopes to encourage other urban dwellers to get outdoors with her blog posts, insight, and social media postings.
Tara was born and raised in a small town in Northern Minnesota where she learned almost everything she knows about hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Once Tara learned basic gun safety techniques she was eager to hunt with “the guys” in her family. Tara’s father, grandfather and brother were instrumental in her learning the foundational outdoor skills that she has continued to expand on over the years. When Tara met her husband, he helped her further her skills by teaching her new techniques to use and new game animals to pursue. Tara has continued to make time to enjoy these hobbies over the years while still graduating from college, getting married, having children and navigating all the busy times that life brings.
Tara is an independent outdoor woman who has always been interested in outdoor sports, despite the field being primarily male dominated. She works hard to pull her own weight and “keep up with the guys” but remains grounded enough to know that there’s always something new to learn. For every adventure, Tara works hard to observe and learn each aspect of the process from start to finish. She then commits to trying at least one of these new skills for herself the next time she’s given the opportunity. Today, Tara enjoys hunting—whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl and ruffed grouse; fishing—both open and hard water; hiking; shed hunting; foraging for wild edibles; shooting—archery and handgun; and almost anything else that gets her into the outdoors.
Tara works full-time as a foster care case manager, is an EMT & CPR instructor, does promotional work for a local hunting & fishing guide service, runs a personal business selling less-than-lethal personal protection products and is very active volunteering in her community. She is always open for an adventure and never steers away from a challenge. Tara continues to work at building her skills and expanding her knowledge in the hopes that she can pass her passion for the outdoors on to her daughters as they grow—inspiring the next generation of strong outdoor women.
Kelly was born in Bronx, but grew up on the sandy beaches of Ozona, Florida. With two older brothers, she was a bit of a tomboy, always playing in the sand or mud, climbing trees or fishing off the pier. In her younger years she did not have many opportunities to learn how to hunt or shoot, however loved to take pictures of the wildlife. In high school her love for photography grew and it was rare to see Kelly without her camera.
Shortly after moving to South Dakota she met her husband who became her biggest hunting influence. They shared love of outdoors and many hunts together. With the encouragement of her husband she became a determine hunter; gaining knowledge and learning every aspect of harvesting an animal. Kelly believes that hunting is not about the trophy you get but more about the story behind the trophy from shooting to field dressing to processing her own meat.
Kelly and her husband were blessed with twins, a boy and girl, and she still has the determination to raise her children in the outdoors, teaching them to shoot, hunt and fish. Passing down the passion and tradition and encouraging her children to respect the wildlife and environment around them.
In the months leading up to hunting season where she lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota, you will find her and her family settings up and checking trail cameras on the public land that they hunt.
Kelly is also an avid archery shooter. Archery is a passion her whole family shares. She also participates in several organizations that encourage children get outdoors. She loves sharing her knowledge and passion with the younger generation.
Kendal Quandahl grew up in Northern Iowa on a small family farm. The youngest of three girls, Kendal and her sisters embraced the outdoor lifestyle. Hunting pheasant and whitetail, riding horses and helping Dad on the farm filled her childhood.
She began bow hunting in college and participating in 3D shoots in the years after. After getting involved in Archery, both of her parents and one sister took up the sport as well. She is a Hunter Safety Instructor and is always looking for new ways to promote hunting and outdoor activities.
Kendal enjoys traveling and gets many opportunities through her work as a Training Specialist for a large Agricultural Equipment company--documenting much of her travels as an avid photographer. She stays active through riding her horse, a thoroughbred named Rue, and enjoys jumping and dressage. She also has a fur-child, Raji, who she adopted from a shelter as a puppy. In her spare time, Kendal also brews the occasional batch of beer or wine and makes time to curl up with a good book. You can follow Kendal on Instagram @horse_hound_hunt and Twitter @HorseHoundHunt
Catherine grew up in a small town in Central Michigan. She was raised on a hay farm, doing 4-H with her three brothers and was a tom boy since day one. At a very young age she fell in love with the outdoors. Her passion for hunting sparked from a long line of generations dating all the way back to her great great grandma who passed down a Winchester 16ga shotgun to every girl in the family. Cat (for short) has cherished and used the gun her whole life. She grew up learning how to rifle hunt for Whitetail, waterfowl and small game hunt, fish and ice fish. Now as an adult, at 23, she has widened her hobbies to not just bucks and ducks but bow hunting, 3D archery league, bowfishing, trapping, turkey, big game, and shed hunting, cooking and outdoor photography. Since she graduated high school in 2012, she has joined Ducks Unlimited, QDMA and has helped volunteer with the DNR. She loves being able to show her community how to be positively involved in groups that help with wildlife and conservation. Cat and her husband, Karson, love doing everything outdoors together and are always up for a new adventure! They also always try to involve their love for God and his amazing creation to us with their passion for the outdoors. Also Cat loves spending time with her fur babies, which are two female Doodles, Mojo and Willow and her cat Beretta. As well as spending time with her family. Cat hopes to spread a positive word to women all over to get involved with hunting, fishing and outdoor activities! You can find her on Facebook under "Karson Catherine Russell" and account she shares with her husband or on Instagram under @catrussell6 as her personal account and her photography account @c.russellphotograhy
I grew up in a small town on the Oregon Coast. I remember being out hunting and fishing alongside my dad from an early age. We were either in the woods chasing big game or at the lake competing for the biggest fish of the day. Hunting and fishing has always been a way of life for me, I was born to hunt and be a part of conservation so it can be passed on to our future generations.
Obtaining my first hunting license and tag was a milestone I remember like yesterday. My dad had an old savage .243 re-done at the local gun shop that he passed down to me. I remember pulling the trigger for the first time down range on the target, I was hooked and ready. After getting out in the field and harvesting my first animal I was addicted. From the pull of the trigger to filed dressing the animal, and processing the meat, I was invested 100%. Since then I have actively hunted Blacktail, Elk, Turkey, Waterfowl, Predators, and upland game birds.
My passion for hunting and conservation continues to actively grow each day. Hunting for me isn’t about the harvest and filling my tag, it’s about scouting, the chase, adventure, friendships and memories made, knowledge gained, and enjoying God’s country.
My husband and I share the same love and passion for the hunt and the outdoors. He is the one who introduced me to a compound bow and I have been hooked to bow hunting ever since. Nothing is better than having your best friend as your husband and also your hunting partner for life. We actively hunt with his two children which isn’t easy, but the reward and being able to pass the tradition down to them is priceless.
I am Co-Founder of Huntin’ Wives a community platform based on bringing women and wives together, while passing on the love and passion of the outdoors to the future generations. I am also very active as in outdoor ambassador and volunteer for many different organizations to keep the hunting tradition alive and focus conservation of our lands and our wildlife populations. My motivation originates from being able to connect with and inspire other women and our future generations. I live to see others expand their knowledge, skills and comfort in the outdoors. Being able to support, encourage and educate others who share the same passion for the outdoors is where my passion lies. I am here to share my outdoor adventures successful or not. Sharing the moments that are raw and real not only help me grow but also my audience.
The outdoors is where my heart is, it is my happy place!
Cherri grew up hunting, fishing and spending time at the deer lease and lake house with her family. As a child, catching perch with cousins and listening to hunting stories around a campfire were some of her favorite pastimes.
Wingshooting and Waterfowl hunting are Cherri’s favorite types of hunting. That encompasses dove, quail, pheasant, duck, and geese. This type of hunting is done with other people, while moving around, and there's lots of shooting and talking while hunting. The target is moving and other hunters may be trying to take the same bird. Cherri finds this exciting and it feeds her competitive nature! She does hunt deer, turkey, and other game, but those are usually more solitary activities that require the hunter to be very still and very quiet. Cherri admits, neither being still or quiet are strong points for her.
In recent years, Cherri has enjoyed traveling this country and others hunting waterfowl and big game. She picked up a bow a few years back and has found success with her most impressive harvest being a black bear with her bow at 13 yds. on the ground in Canada. She continues to put a dent in the Louisiana and Texas wild hog population and to pursue whitetail deer with her bow. When not hunting, Cherri has enjoyed shooting and mentoring others in 3D Archery Competitions.
After teaching 2nd Grade, Cherri spent years working for an award winning affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful providing environmental education for the six school districts and private schools serving the children of Angelina County. During those years, her love and respect for nature and the outdoors only grew, as did sharing the importance of being a good steward of our environment and the wildlife it sustains. Cherri continues to be dedicated to conservation with volunteer efforts and memberships in many conservation organizations including, NRA, RMEF, SCI, SCIF Sables, MDF, NWTF, Ducks Unlimited, TWA, TTHA, Sportsman Alliance, and the American Daughters of Conservation.
Having been retired for more than 10 years, Cherri has been able to spend more time traveling and her hunting and fishing experiences have certainly grown. She now has the time, energy, and tenacity to address larger groups of young women to influence and impress upon them the importance of maintaining our right to hunt and how important it is to hunt ethically and responsibly while being mindful of our beautiful natural surroundings. Cherri believes her affiliation with ReelCamo Girl will allow her to do just that. Cherri also serves on the Prois Hunt Staff and promotes the women’s hunting and field apparel.
I started pursuing the outdoor life fervently after I started college at MSU in Montana. I grew up in California. I believe that camping and boating growing up as well as having a love for animals meant I was bound to pursue and gain a passion for the outdoors. Now I work for the Forest Service and love that I spend my time working in the mountains.
I began hunting a few years ago and spending time with God one on one in the woods gave me the confidence and happiness in life that I wouldn’t trade for anything!!
I am lucky to have a significant other who also shares this passion for the outdoors. Our favorite activity together is horseback riding trails in the mountains. I am always looking for ways to get creative and make beautiful things from the animals I harvest. I love being a part of this great community of passionate and strong women of the outdoors.
Chelsie grew up in a small town in Central Utah where she learned to love the outdoors. She was taught how to clean her first deer at the age of six and today she teaches and helps others out in the field. Her love for the outdoors never went away as she grew older and that is what brought her and her husband together. Today they do everything together from fly fishing to elk hunting and everything in between.
She is a Doggy Mom to two awesome pups, Remi and Maizy, who have been trained to hunt waterfowl and upland game by her and her husband. When Chelsie isn’t being a Doggy Mom and hunting with her husband you can find her working hard towards her goal of being a Flight Medic. Her and her husband also own a European Mount business that keeps them busy during the fall.
Chelsie also enjoys ice fishing, shed hunting, and riding horses with her Grampa. Her love for the mountains keeps her going back for more adventures each week. You can follow her adventures on her Facebook: Chelsie Wilkey, Instagram @central.mtn.euros and, on Twitter @cntrl_mtn_euros
Stephanie grew up camping and fishing. In 1999, she met Jerry (now her husband) who introduced her to hunting. Together they have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Her first hunt was September 1, 2000, opening day of dove season. She was officially hooked, and has become an avid hunter. Stephanie and her husband travel the world hunting and fishing, having hunted five continents together. They hunt everything from dove, turkey, and waterfowl, as well as big game, including dangerous game. She is also now entering the world of coastal kayak fishing.
She is happy to talk to anyone about their dream trips and bucket list hunts, and would love to give any advice she can. You can follow her on Facebook & Instagram @stephwottrich
Kaitlin Potter Phelps- RCG Team Photographer
Kaitlin was born and raised on a farm in Northern Utah. As a young girl, she spent her time riding horses, fourwheelers, fishing, and helping with farm chores. She spent weekends shooting clay pigeons off her families back porch and shooting ‘pot-guts’ with her siblings from the old farm truck. She and her siblings were always competing to be the ‘top shooter’. As she got older, her love of competition pushed her to compete in many sports arenas. She enjoyed running and competed in track and field, which opened the door for her to join the US Junior Olympic Skeleton Team. Through skeleton racing, she was able to travel to many different countries and developed a love for travel.
While competing, and attending college at the U of U, she met and fell in love with her now husband, who had a great love for the outdoors as well. As a tomboy, it only seems fitting that she now has 4 boys of her own and enjoys sharing her love of the outdoors with them. She and her family find any opportunity they can to be outdoors together.
She has deep sea fished in Costa Rica and recently returned from a week long hunting trip to South Africa. She loves being able to combine her love of hunting and travel.
She believes that growing up on a farm gave her a great appreciation for hard work and the world around us. To her, hunting is more than a sport, its a way of life. ‘We’re challenging ourselves and were challenging nature. The two greatest forces on the planet.”
Her goal is raise her boys with the same appreciation and respect for the great outdoors. You can follow Kaitlin on Instagram @kaitlinphelps
Being born and raised in the west, Aby grew up adventuring in the mountains that surrounded her home. Raised with a mom and dad that cherished their time hunting together as a couple, she followed right in their footsteps by marrying her college sweetheart and the greatest sportsmen she had ever known.
Aby and her husband, Jesse, spent their early years hunting together before they started their greatest adventure yet; raising three incredible children, making the commitment to show them the hand of God, the love of Jesus and the importance of family while they embraced all the mountains of the west had to offer, together.
Passing down the heritage of the outdoors is a passion of the Rinella’s and they want to encourage and help others to do the same.
Aby writes on being a woman hunter and passing down that heritage through their experiences and adventures as a family for organizations such as NRA Family and more.