October 31, 2018
There are a few things you should know about Jamie Belknap: she is an accomplished hunter, champion archer, avid duck caller, and active board member of her local sportsman club. She lives and breathes hunting and conservation. She is dedicated to sharing her passion for the outdoors with other women. For the second year, she's also a semi-finalist for Extreme Huntress.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the Extreme Huntress competition, it is a female-centered competition aimed at "persevering our outdoor heritage" and to create "positive role models for women who want to participate in hunting and the outdoor lifestyle." The show's goal is inspire the next generation and to continue the legacy of stewardship and responsible management of wildlife and habitat.
The competition challenges the women's hunting and firearm skills. The women grow together as they are faced with physical challenges, and support each other to overcome emotional hurdles. The women go through rigorous SAAM--Sportsman's All-Weather All-Terrain Marksmanship--training exercises to help them prepare for hunting game around the globe. The training and competition truly teaches these women how to be ethical and knowledgeable hunters so they may share lessons learned with other women and young girls who want to be a part of this amazing community.