Women who wish to enter the competition need to submit a 500-word essay describing why they are the most hardcore Extreme Huntress. The essay, and up to two low-resolution jpeg photos, must be submitted online by Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm MST. The online entry form, along with the official competition rules, can be found at www.extremehuntress.com.
A panel of five celebrity judges, including Jim Zumbo, Olivia Nalos Opre, Brittany Boddington, Larry Weishuhn and Melissa Bachman, will score the entries to determine the top twenty essays. From May 1 through June 1, 2014, voting will be open to the public to determine which six semi-finalists will be invited to compete in the head-to-head hunting and outdoor skills competition at the famed 777 Ranch in Hondo, Texas.
The head-to-head competition will test the women in their physical fitness, shooting, tracking, and hunting skills. All of the activities at the 777 Ranch will be filmed to produce thirteen exciting weekly episodes to be aired this fall on ExtremeHuntress.com. The public will be invited to watch the episodes then vote online, or on the new Extreme Huntress app, for their favorite Extreme Huntress. Online voting will run from October 1, 2014 through January 1, 2015. A combination of the judges’ scores and online votes will determine the new Extreme Huntress.
The Extreme Huntress winner will be announced at the Dallas Safari Club convention during a major awards dinner in January 2015. Also new for this year, respected artist Mark James, www.markjamesart.com, has been commissioned to sculpt an exclusive Extreme Huntress Award.
“I appreciate being chosen to design and create a fitting trophy for the women who will win this competition,” stated James. “I am committed to sculpting a piece that honors the spirit of the hunt and the soul of the Huntress.”
The Extreme Huntress Competition Presented by Brownells is generously sponsored by the 777 Ranch, Brownells, the Dallas Safari Club, the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance, Camp Chef and Coppersmith Global Logistics.