Kalispell, MT-- Tahoe Films, Ltd. is pleased to announce the winner of the 4th Annual Extreme Huntress Contest. Tad Mecham from Kanab, Utah has been named the next Extreme Huntress. Members of the media are invited to meet Mecham at the upcoming Safari Club International 2013 Annual Hunter's Convention in Reno, NV at Alaska Outfitters in Barney's Sports Chalet booth #1068 at 4pm Friday, Jan. 25. Next fall, our winner will head to Alaska to hunt brown bear with Alaska Outfitters guide and Eye of the Hunter™ TV co-host, Rebecca Francis. The hunt will be filmed for Eye of the Hunter™ and will air in November and December 2013 on NBC Sports.
Entrants to the Extreme Huntress Contest composed a 500 word essay on why they are the most hardcore woman huntress in the world. Then a panel of five celebrity judges scored the essays. The top ten finalists were then posted online and the public was invited to cast their vote for who they thought should be then next Extreme Huntress. Mecham received the highest overall score- with the scoring from the judges accounting for 50 percent of the score and the online public voting contributing the remaining 50 percent.
"This year the voting was intense," exclaimed Extreme Huntress Contest organizer, Tom Opre of Tahoe Films, Ltd. "Thank you to everyone who participated, especially our finalist who worked and campaigned hard for votes. Our top four finalists all had a celebrity judge score average within 4 points of each other. Online voting saw things just as tight, with the difference between first and second place only 238 votes, and the difference between first and fourth place merely 553 votes- a relatively small spread.
Remember, by participating in this contest- as a contestant or as a voter- you are working to protect our outdoor heritage. We believe strongly that more women need to be in the field and, hopefully, their children will follow in their footsteps.
Please come by and say hello to our 2013 Extreme Huntress in at SCI Reno at Alaska Outfitters in Barney's Sports Chalet booth #1068 at 4pm Friday, Jan. 25th!
Tahoe Films would like to thank all of its generous sponsors who made this contest possible, including Aimpoint, Otis Technology, Barnes Bullets, Brownells, Kennetrek Boots, Ruger, Titan Fuel Tanks, Hotmocs and Bill Stevenson and Alaska Outfitters.