Jackie Gross, 29 years old, has had more adventures than some people have in their entire lifetime. She moved from her home state of Louisiana to Silt, Colorado after college to pursue her passion; hunting. If it is hunting season, there is little that will stop her from being in the field.
She is in the running with 9 other females for Extreme Huntress, the winner will receive a televised safari hunt for cape buffalo in Zimbabwe, hosted by Tahoe Films. To get into the running she wrote a 500 word essay, now the rest is left up to online voting.
Gross' adventures are inspiring. She says she is not a trophy hunter, but hunts for the adventure, and she does use all the meat from the game. A joke in her family - never knowing what will be served at her table. Gross shot a mountain lion while her fiance held on to her coverall bib legs, as she dangled over an embankment - and she had the flu. Gross does an annual bear bow hunt which she may consider the most dangerous. She has hunted a wild buffalo in a snowstorm in 2008. On a moose hunt in Manitoba, she broke her foot while trekking through the woods. After considering all the money and time she had already invested she fixed her boot so her swollen foot would fit and continued trekking. On the last day of the hunt, she harvested a bull moose with a rack measuring 54". A blizzard was blowing in, and she was flown out on a prop plane sitting on top of the meat and moose rack.