Extreme Huntress: Angie Haas-Tennison

Angie Haas-Tennison has shown that she can hunt just as hard as the guys.

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Angie Haas-Tennison won the title of “Extreme Huntress” in a field of nine other women. Her prize? A filmed dream hunt for red stag in New Zealand with Primal Adventures.
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Angie won the the competition by sending in a photo and a short writeup about her life as a hunter. Then fans voted for the huntress who they thought was the most extreme.
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Being a backcountry hunter who has chased elk, deer, antelope and wolves through her home state of Montana, Angie had no problem winning the competition.
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She started hunting with her dad as a little girl and never looked back from there. “Growing up I didn’t know that people didn’t hunt, I just thought that’s what you do,” Angie says.
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Now she’s a mother of two and her kids are well on their way to becoming hunters as well. “He could say deer, elk and buck almost before he could say mom and dad,” Angie said about her son. “Those kids are going to be hunters for life.”
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Last fall Angie went on a grizzly hunt that her husband, Travis, won in British Colombia. She got a moose tag but was unable to fill it. Her husband on the other hand connected with this nice bruin.
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But Angie doesn’t usually just tag along for the ride on hunts. In fact she’s usually so sure about where she wants to hunt that Travis and her have to go their separate ways on the mountain.
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But Angie doesn’t usually just tag along for the ride on hunts. In fact she’s usually so sure about where she wants to hunt that Travis and her have to go their separate ways on the mountain.
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Travis and Angie grew up together and they would compare notes each Monday morning at school after a weekend of hunting. Angie says she regularly took more game than Travis.
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“I’d say 90 percent of the time I out hunted him,” Angie says.
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But growing up it was hard for Angie to be recognized as a hardcore hunter. There are many women who tag along with their husbands on hunts or are the weekend warrior sort. That is great for other people, but Angie always hunted at a higher level and wanted people to know that she could keep up with the guys.
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Thanks to the Extreme Huntress competition, that problem no longer exists for Angie.
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Two of the local papers wrote feature stories about Angie and she was also covered by broadcast stations. She went from the girl in camo who people overlooked someone other hunters turned to for advice and hunting stories.
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Angie’s a MRI tech and soon even some of the patients took notice. “I was having patients come in and they would ask ‘are you the most Extreme Huntress?’ ” Here’s a photo of a massive elk Angie snapped.
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“The contest itself opened people’s eyes so they could see that I don’t just follow my husband around the woods and women can actually hunt as hard as men,” Angie says.
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Angie never takes a season off. Even when she was pregnant she managed to make out in the fall.
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Angie also hunts with her older sister, who has been her main hunting partner for years.
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Angie’s family also shed hunts (or horn hunts as they say) each year. They take it seriously and keep track of every shed they find to see who collects the most each year.
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To read more about Angie go to: Tahoe Films
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Angie Haas-Tennison has shown that she can hunt just as hard as the guys.