Women hunters may enter the Extreme Huntress 2012 Contest.
The contest, now in it's third year, will send one winner to the Omay Concession in Zimbabwe, Africa for an all-expenses-paid, fully outfitted expedition to hunt cape buffalo with Martin Pieters Safaris. The winner will be named Extreme Huntress 2012 and the hunt will be filmed for an episode of "Eye of the Hunter" airing Sundays at 7 a.m. EST on NBC Sports starting in August 2012.
Extreme Huntress contest entries will be accepted through Oct. 1. Applicants must write a short essay, maximum 500 words, on why they think they are the most hardcore woman huntress in the world. Entries should be mailed to
and must include two low-resolution jpg photos of the applicant hunting.
Contest organizer Tom Opre, owner of Tahoe Films, Ltd., pointed out that what makes a women hunter "the most hardcore huntress," is intentionally left open for interpretation. It's not necessarily about bagging the biggest trophy animal. Every woman has a different story and they are motivated to hunt for different reasons. The Extreme Huntress Contest celebrates women hunters and their stories. And, most importantly, it reinforces that women can be just as hardcore in the field as their male counterparts.
In 2006, 12.9 million families in the U.S. were headed by a single parent, 80 percent of which were headed by a single mother. The Extreme Huntress 2012 promises to set a positive role model for the next generation of hunter conservationists.
A celebrity panel of judges will score the entries. The top 10 scoring entries will be posted on tahoefilms.com for a public vote that will run from Nov. 1 through Jan. 1, 2012. The winner will be introduced at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas in January.
Details are at tahoefilms.com and facebook.