Kanab native Christy Ramsay Barney is taking a shot, and competing in the 2017 Extreme Huntress contest.

The Extreme Huntress Competition is concerned with preserving outdoor heritage, and specifically encourage women who want to participate in hunting. In its eighth year, the competition hopes to provide positive role models for women who are new to hunting, shooting and other traditional outdoor sports.

In addition, by preserving the outdoor heritage for future generations, they believe they ultimately create more conservation stewards for wildlife and their habitat.

To that end, Barney submitted an application concerning her hunting experience, her involvement with conservation groups and organizations, as well as a 500 word essay explaining why she is the most hardcore Extreme Huntress!

Barney has some impressive hunting credentials! She and husband Bronc married in 2013, live in St. George, and have a six month old son, Eldon Jack. Barney said a gift of a bow sealed the deal for her passion. She has hunted for various trophy animals, and even participated in an African hunt.

Christy Barney is a full-time hunting consultant working for Worldwide Trophy Adventures.Her job is setting people up for hunts, and then find the outfitter for the location. On the hunting tags side, every state has different requirements that her company applies for, and attempts to secure, to make the hunter’s experience more successful.

Kanab resident Tad (Pearson) Mecham was the 2013 Extreme Huntress winner.

The voting began on May 1 and will continue through 11:59 pm MST June 1 on the Extreme Huntress™ website (http://www.extremehuntress.com) allowing the public to vote for their favorite huntress.

Voting will be limited to one vote per person, per e-mail address, and a maximum of 10 votes per IP address (folks at the office can all vote for you). If the IP address limit is an issue, we suggest folks just use their smart phones or vote from home.  This season, the judge’s scores will account for 70% of the vote and 30% will come from online voting.

On June 2, the six participants with the highest combined score (judge and online votes) will be invited to the famous 777 Ranch in Hondo, Texas to compete July 10-15 in a hunting and skills competition. This competition will be filmed and shown on the Extreme Huntress Website. 

The public will then vote again and the finalist with the highest combined score will be awarded the Extreme Huntress™ Award. The winning score will be a combination of the field judge’s score (50%); skills challenge scores (30%) and online voting (20%).

Voting will take place at http://www.extremehuntress.com/

Barney has created a Facebook page “Christy Barney - Extreme Huntress,” where she will continue to post and keep everyone updated as to the status of voting.