Brenda Valentine, aka "First Lady of Hunting"®, is a committed conservationist, extreme hunter, award winning T.V. host, champion archer, acclaimed author, and outspoken advocate for guns and hunting. She is credited for being the leader of the current women's hunting movement. Brenda is a 16-year veteran member of Bass Pro Shop's National RedHead Pro Hunting Team. She serves as a National Spokesperson for the National Wild Turkey Federation and is an honorary member of their Foundation Board of Directors. Brenda is the Head Archery Coach for Bethel University in McKenzie, TN. She writes regular columns in NWTF's Turkey Country and Mossy Oak Biologic Game Keepers magazines.
Among her many accomplishments and awards for hunting, shooting and leadership efforts are: National Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame, Tennessee Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame, Paris/Henry Co. Sports Hall of Fame, Women In The Outdoors Leadership Award, AMVETS Silver Bayonet Award, and Outdoor Writers Association and Outdoor Channel media awards. From hunting squirrels on a small farm in Tennessee
with a .22 to stalking cape buffalo in Africa with a bow and arrow, Brenda has successfully achieved most of hunting's greatest challenges.
She is known for her southern accent, down-home personality, can-do attitude and relentless humanitarian efforts. Each year she keeps a whirlwind public speaking schedule where she has the opportunity to express the importance of land and wildlife management, patriotism, and sharing the outdoors with children, women, and the disabled. Brenda is also a staunch supporter of U.S. military and wounded veteran projects. In 2012 she was the only woman chosen by the DOD to take part in the Outdoor Legends Tour ll. This was an opportunity to personally extend appreciation to active troops in Afghanistan and S.W. Asia and hospitalized servicemen in Germany for their service to our country on behalf of the entire outdoor industry.
When not on the road filming or speaking, Brenda can be found on her tractor working tirelessly to improve wildlife habitat on her farm. She and husband Barney have a menagerie of pets plus two daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren who are all passionate outdoor guys and gals.