For the second year, Brownells is sponsoring Primal Adventure's Extreme Huntress Contest, an essay competition for the "most hard-core women hunters in the world."
"We were thrilled with the response the contest generated last year," said Brownells President Pete Brownell. "Female hunters have earned a major role in the outdoors, and we're happy to help serious female hunters who really go for it in the field."
The contest, coordinated by Próis Hunting & Field Apparel for Women and Primal Adventures TV, solicits essays and photos from female hunters about their adventures in the field. A celebrity panel of judges reviews the submissions and picks the top-10 entries, which are then posted on a website where the public can vote on the best essay. More than 21,000 people cast online votes last year.
The inaugural season's winner was Rebecca Francis, 36, of Woodland Hills, Utah, who won all-expenses-paid sheep and mountain goat combination hunt in British Columbia. She took a 9-inch-plus billy goat with 6-inch bases at 320 yards with a .338 Ruger RCM.
"The Extreme Huntress Contest creates positive role models for women, who are the fastest-growing segment in the hunting industry," said Tom Opre, Primal Adventures executive producer and host. "Also, we know that if Mom goes hunting, many more children will be exposed to the strong traditions of our outdoor heritage."
The 2010 contest winner will earn an all-expense-paid hunt in New Zealand for gold medal estate stag, fallow deer, and tahr chamois, provided by Fraser Safaris of New Zealand.
In addition to Brownells' contribution, the winner receives gear from Próis, Otis Technologies, Aimpoint, Bowtech Archery, Swarovski, Schnee and Badlands Packs, among others.
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Click here to see a photo of Rebecca Francis with the mountain goat she took as winner of the Brownells sponsored, 2009 Extreme Huntress Contest. Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Francis.