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Brenda Valentine, The First Lady of Hunting TM


Brenda Valentine, aka "First Lady of Hunting"™, is a National Spokesperson for the National Wild Turkey Federation. She is a member of Bass Pro Shops' RedHead National Pro-Hunting Team and the National Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame. She is co-host to Bass Pro Shops' "Real Hunting" show as well as a frequent guest on many other outdoor and conservation oriented programs. Brenda is pleased to endorse a few select companies that manufacture exceptional products for the discerning hunter.

    Bremnda Valentine's Sweet Talk
THANK YOU for participating in the "Turkey Hunting Success" Photo Contest! MAX is the winner! His photo was submitted by his mom, Robbie Bennett Elswick, who said, "This is Max's 1st turkey with a 20 gauge shotgun. Max is 8 years old & has been hunting with me since he was 3. He is my bestest friend & the best little turkey hunter in my world : ) We enjoy the great outdoors & can't wait till our next adventure in the woods : ) Thank U & happy hunting." Congratulations to Max, who will be receiving an autographed "Sweet Talk" turkey call soon. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos, the personal stories were both interesting and inspiring.

 

   
News From Brenda

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NWTF 11th Annual Jerry Zimmerman Memorial and Walking Purchase Chapters Women in the Outdoors Event

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I was honored to receive notice that I have been awarded the Outstanding Achievement award in the Magazine category of the POMA/Mossy Oak Pinnacle Awards for my article in Mossy Oak Gamekeeper's magazine, titled "Quit Calling". Here is a link to the award announcement and you can read the story here (I hope you enjoy it!)

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Cover of Lady Hunter magazine
Lady Hunter Magazine Features Brenda Valentine in Cover and Article

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The Africa Experience, Family Style Many Photos Included

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Brenda and Dr. Jack Gayden
Brenda Named TNWF Conservation Communicator of the Year

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Third Red Hills Wounded Warrior Hunt held at Southlands Plantation

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Operation Outreach Hosts 19 Wounded-while-on-duty Service Men and Women

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If you know a student of any age who would like to participate in Bethel University's Spring Fling archery shoot, please show them the attached flyer or contact me for more information.

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POMA's Annual Business Conference Held in Columbia, SC

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Tennessee Youth-Only Deer Season Opens/NWTF JAKES Day

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Bethel University Archery Team Excel in National Championship

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Brenda and the Bethel University Archery Team will be on hand at the free JAKES youth event sponsored by the NWTF Tennessee River Longbeards Saturday, Oct. 27, at Holly Fork Shooting Complex in Paris, Tenn. from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Click for more information.

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Read Brenda's Legends Tour Diary
Check back frequently for updates!

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Keep abreast of the latest news during Brenda's participation in the Outdoor Legends Tour here!

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IN THE NEWS: Brenda Valentine To Receive AMERICA VETERANS (AMVET'S) Highest Service Award

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Montana Road Trip

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6th Annual NWTF Illinois State "Women In The Outdoors" Event

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Third Annual Arizona Juniors Turkey Hunting Camps

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Tennessee Turkey Hunt with Justin Griffith

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I will be taking 3 junior hunters out turkey hunting during this weekend of learning and fun in the outdoors. Approximately 600 youths will be attending this special event. See the flier here for more information.

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Attention Youths! Post Wallow Fire Turkey Workshop coming April 20-22, 2012: Learn about wild turkeys, science, and the effects from the Wallow Fire - the largest fire in Arizona history. Food Provided. Hunting assistance offered to youth with a tag for hunt 4053, units 1 & 27. Read more:

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Don't forget to check new photos in the Friends and Family gallery.

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Newsflash! Brenda is the new archery head coach for Bethel University, located in McKenzie, Tennessee. She'll be Read the press release here. Said Brenda, "Archery is a sport equally suited for male or female athletes. This is one activity where a person's size, speed, or athletic ability is not a major factor for success. I look forward to being a part of a program that enables students to gain a higher education while also participating in a sport they can enjoy the rest of their lives. The National Archery in Schools Program has introduced countless thousands of kids to archery over the last several years and now we are moving them to the next level of competition."

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Join me and Women in the Outdoors at the 2012 Illinois State Event that takes place May 4-6 at Camp Ondessonk in Ozark, Illinois. I'm looking forward to sharing time with everyone at this special event. Besides other fun and information, there will be a special raffle with a chance to win some great prizes. This is part of our fundraising effort to support our conservation and education programs. Download the brochure here for cost and session information and to sign up, or contact Gay Hayes at 618-924-4836 or e-mail ghayes1809@yahoo.com, or Denise Glennon at 618-201-0140 or e-mail dglennon@live.com, or visit www.womenintheoutdoors.org.

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I am honored to have been notified that AMVETS of Tennessee has selected me to receive their organization's highest award, the Silver Bayonet Veterans Service, for 2012. Barney and I will be traveling on June 8 to Gatlinburg where the award will be presented to me at the AMVETS' national convention. It is with great appreciation for our nation's veterans and AMVETS that I will accept this prestigious award.


Hunt of a Lifetime sponsored by Gaylord entertainment, Bass Pro Shops and the National Wild Turkey Federation

Read Craig Dougherty's newsletter about the upcoming "Outdoor Legends Tour" of Southwest Asia


2012 Arizona/New Mexico NWTF State Leadership Convention & Banquet

Brenda among the Inaugural Outdoor Legends Tour of active-duty military bases to honor America's currently-deployed, fighting men and women


Jones Mill Annual Hog Killing Celebrates Old Time Values


Brenda is honored to be a member of the Tennessee Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame


Reelfoot Duck Hunt Benefits Wheelin' Sportsmen


Second Annual Mallard's End Girlfriends Hunt


Montana Mule Deer Adventure


Próis Hunting & Field Apparel Kicks Off 2011 Próis Awards Contest. Enter Today For The Chance To Win A Hunt Prize Package Worth More Than $25,000


Remember the 20! Last year we lost 20 hunters doing something we all love to do: hunt from a treestand. Click to hear four heartfelt stories regarding the importance of treestand safety to the members of our hunting community and their families.

Wyoming Youth Hunt

Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo

South-Central Regional Rendezvous Entertains and Educates

NW Louisiana NWTF Hosts Wheelin' Sportsmen Benefit Banquet

Brenda and Southern Illinois NWTF Chapters Enjoy Diamond Life Dinner

    


Listen to these songs by Randall Haley, Nashville singer/songwriter, who released First Lady of Hunting™ as a tribute to Brenda Valentine. It is on his new CD, Guns and Bibles, that you can read more about at randallhaley.com.

Brenda is honored to be a member of the Tennessee Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame

During the annual Tennessee State NWTF Banquet, Brenda was both surprised and honored to be inducted into the prestigious Tennessee Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame.  Awards were presented by NWTF CEO George Thornton, State President Keith Hickman, and Regional Directors  Mark Jackson, Charles Tollett, and Bobby Phibbs.

There are now 15 recipients of this honor.  Brenda is the second lady to be inducted, following Mrs. Jeannette Rudy (deceased).  Guidelines for nomination to the hall of fame can be found on the TN NWTF website.
   

Brenda and Barney Valentine
    

Pictured with Brenda is her husband, Barney. She is proudly holding the plaque she was presented which is inscribed with the following words:

Tennessee Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame

Brenda Valentine

Having been chosen by a group of your peers for your outstanding contribution to the world of hunting and for becoming one of the most highly accomplished and recognized authors, TV hosts, and spokespersons for our Hunting Heritage on the National, State, and local level.

For carrying the conservation message to all corners of the world but never forgetting about your small town roots in Tennessee, for giving of your time, talents, and resources to further the cause of the National Wild Turkey Federation, for doing those things behind the scenes like assisting in Wheelin' Sportsman hunts, Wounded Warrior hunts, Jakes events, WITO events and many more.  For knowing when to use your "Celebrity" status to further the cause of hunting and to spread the work of conservation and also know when to be that small town gal who just loves to hunt and fish and share it with others.

 We the Tennessee state Board of Directors do hereby induct Brenda Valentine into the Tennessee Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame this day January 7th, 2012.


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Brenda Valentine recommends Hunter Safety System         Brenda Valentine recommends Mossy Oak Brand Camo         Brenda Valentine recommends Winchester Ammunition

   Brenda supports these organizations:
Women in the Outdoors        Brenda Valentine supports the NRA      Brenda Valentine supports the Professional Outdoor Media Association         Brenda Valentine supports Medjet Assist

Brenda Valentine supports Wheelin Sportsmen        Brenda Valentine supports JAKES         Brenda Valentine supports TN Outdoor Writers Assn         Brenda Valentine supports International Hunter Education Assn

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