ProStaff - Brenda Valentine

Brenda Valentine
Location: Tennessee
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Brenda Valentine — the First Lady of Hunting ® — is often credited with starting the  current women's hunting movement and directly responsible for recruiting more women into hunting than anyone in modern history. Brenda grew up in a family where wild game was the primary table fare and good hunting/shooting skills were learned at an early age. The lessons of woodsmanship, animal behavior, and handling a firearm that once provided meat for the table were also building a firm foundation for Brenda to become a respected leader and a role model in today's world of hunting and conservation. Brenda is a current national spokesperson for the National Wild Turkey Federation and a 22-year veteran member of Bass Pro Shops National RedHead Pro Hunting Team. She is a longtime member of the Mossy Oak/Biologic elite staff. A few highlights of her long list of accomplishments and involvements are: Host and/or executive producer of hundreds of Outdoor TV programs, National Champion 3-D Archer, co-host of Bass Pro's King of Bucks TV, first female inductee in the Outdoor Legends Hall of Fame, and only inductee in the Henry Co. Sports Hall of Fame for a shooting sport. Brenda has served on the board of directors of Pope and Young Conservation and National Bowhunter Education Foundation.  She is presently an honorary member of the NWTF Foundation board.  She has been a hunter education instructor for many years. In 2012 Brenda was inducted to the Tennessee Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame, and she was selected by Department of Defense & Armed Forces Entertainment to represent the hunting industry in the Outdoor Legends II tour to Afghanistan, Germany and SE Asia. She implemented and coached a national championship competitive archery team at Bethel University. Brenda’s articles have been published in almost every major outdoor publication, in addition to a book she has written about her hunting experiences. She has won numerous national awards for her writing. Brenda has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Her hunting adventures have taken her from the top of Alaska to the tip of Africa.  She is the only woman on record to successfully take a Cape Buffalo bull with 1 arrow. Brenda continues to travel the world spreading the message about ethical hunting, gun rights, and conservation, but her heart will always be close to her roots back home in Tennessee with her family and farm.