Extreme Huntress™ 2015 Judges
Melissa Bachman is a producer and Co-host for outdoor television shows. Her job entails filming, editing and hunting for a living. This past year, she was in the field over 140 days and she loves every minute of it.
“The toughest part of my job is the physical aspect of filming on the run. Hunting in tough conditions is one thing, but filming is another. Hiking with over 60 pounds of gear through all types of weather and terrain can be downright grueling. But when everything comes together and its all captured on film, the sense of accomplishment is incredible.” Find Out More About Melissa
Brittany Boddington grew up in Los Angeles and with the help of her father Craig she has found a love of the great outdoors and has turned her passions toward hunting around the globe. She has worked hard and been lucky enough to hunt all over the world and to her delight she spends the majority of the year living out of a suitcase. She now writes for several notable outdoor publications including Peterson’s Hunting Magazine, Sports A’field and Gun’s and Ammo and appears on the TV shows Tracks Across Africa and The American Huntress.
Olivia Nalos Opre – TV Show Host/Hunting Consultant
As a television host and hunting consultant, Olivia has hunted six continents and taken over 60 species of game animals. She has hosted TV episodes for Ruger Adventures, Federal’s Dangerous Game and The World of Beretta. In 2003, Olivia was Mrs. Nebraska and took her pro hunting message to the national stage in the Mrs. America Contest. She is a tireless advocate for hunters all over the world.
Larry Weishuhn is one of North America’s most recognized outdoor personalities. Weishuhn, a graduate of Texas A&M University, has long appeared on award winning and widely watched television shows devoted to quality big game hunting on Versus, Outdoor Channel, Pursuit, Sportsman Channel on such shows as “North American Hunter”, “Game Trails”, “HuntMasters”, “Whitetail Country”, “A Hunter’s Life” and the extremely popular “Winchester World of Whitetail with Larry Weishuhn” which during his tenure was one of the country’s top rated outdoor shows according to Nielsen Ratings, and many others. Larry’s new series, “Dallas Safari Club’s Trailing the Hunter’s Moon with Larry Weishuhn” airs on the Sportsman Channel, beginning in July 2013.
Amanda Lowrey – 2014 Extreme Huntress™ Winner
I sat alongside my daddy on the edge of a field; the sun quickly descending into the sky. My heart pounded with anticipation as I watched a healthy doe heading out toward us. My thoughts were racing with expectation and wonder at what might happen. I sat shivering; it was so cold, but I didn’t care. This was AWESOME! Even though I knew it was coming, I startled when my dad pulled the trigger. YES! He got her! My heart was pounding so fast, I could hardly keep my excitement quiet! I was so proud of my dad for making such a good shot, and I couldn’t wait to have backstraps for dinner! We’d just harvested part of our meat for the winter! I knew in that moment, as we reaped the rewards of our efforts, I wanted more. I became, an Extreme Huntress.