Extreme Huntress™ 2016 Judges


Melissa BachmanProducer/TV Show Host

Melissa Bachman is a producer and Co-host for outdoor television shows. Her job entails filming, editing and hunting for a living. This past year, she was in the field over 140 days and she loves every minute of it.

“The toughest part of my job is the physical aspect of filming on the run. Hunting in tough conditions is one thing, but filming is another. Hiking with over 60 pounds of gear through all types of weather and terrain can be downright grueling. But when everything comes together and its all captured on film, the sense of accomplishment is incredible.” melissabachman.com

Brittany Boddington – Hunter/ Writer/ TV Show Host

Brittany Boddington grew up in Los Angeles and with the help of her father Craig she has found a love of the great outdoors and has turned her passions toward hunting around the globe. She has worked hard and been lucky enough to hunt all over the world and to her delight she spends the majority of the year living out of a suitcase. She now writes for several notable outdoor publications including Peterson’s Hunting Magazine, Sports A’field and Gun’s and Ammo and appears on the TV shows Tracks Across Africa and The American Huntress. www.facebook.com/brittany.boddington

Olivia Nalos Opre – TV Show Host/Hunting Consultant

As a television host and hunting consultant, Olivia has hunted six continents and taken over 60 species of game animals. She has hosted TV episodes for Ruger Adventures, Federal’s Dangerous Game and The World of Beretta. In 2003, Olivia was Mrs. Nebraska and took her pro hunting message to the national stage in the Mrs. America Contest. She is a tireless advocate for hunters all over the world. www.tahoefilms.com

Larry Weishuhn – Award-winning Outdoor Writer/Author/TV Show Host


Larry Weishuhn is one of North America’s most recognized outdoor personalities. Weishuhn, a graduate of Texas A&M University, has long appeared on award winning and widely watched television shows devoted to quality big game hunting on Versus, Outdoor Channel, Pursuit, Sportsman Channel on such shows  as “North American Hunter”, “Game Trails”, “HuntMasters”, “Whitetail Country”, “A Hunter’s Life” and the extremely popular “Winchester World of Whitetail with Larry Weishuhn” which during his tenure was one of the country’s top rated outdoor shows according to Nielsen Ratings, and many others. Larry’s new series,  “Dallas Safari Club’s Trailing the Hunter’s Moon with Larry Weishuhn” airs on  the Sportsman Channel, beginning in July 2013. trailingthehuntersmoon.com

Jim Zumbo – Award-winning Outdoor Writer/Author/TV Show Host

Jim Zumbo Jim Zumbo is a 40-year veteran as an outdoor writer, and has had more than 2,000 articles and 3,000 photos published. He is arguably the country’s most prominent big game hunter, and has dedicated his life to supporting and defending hunting, and describing ways for people to become better hunters in his books, lectures, magazine articles, and TV show, The outdoors is Jim’s beat, where he travels more than 250 days each year with rifle, shotgun, and fishing rod. He has hunted and fished on five continents, has hunted all 50 states for deer, every western elk state, most of Canada, and a least two dozen trips to Alaska. www.jimzumbo.com

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