A Little About Michelle

A bit about me: Michelle Whitney Bodenheimer…

I am the typical wife and mother, striving to overcome life’s hurdles as they are thrown at me.  Although I live in the concrete jungle of downtown Portland, Oregon, and spent 15 years working in a law office, my real home is in the woods of the Pacific Northwest.  Today I am blessed to work as the Regional Director for Oregon, Washington and Alaska for the National Wild Turkey Federation, embracing my love for the outdoors as I funnel my energies into supporting the Save the Habitat.Save the Hunt. initiative 100 percent! As a free-lance outdoor writer and photographer on the side, my works have been published in a number of periodicals including The African Hunting Gazette, On Target, The Gun Dog Journal, The Women’s Outdoor News, and The Shooting Channel, to name a few.

There is no better day than a day in the field, fostering a child’s love and enjoyment of the great outdoors.

I take pride in the fact that I call myself a huntress. To me, hunting is more than a sport. It is having the stamina to forge the highest mountains, the guts to push your own limits, the wisdom to know when to take the shot, and the stomach to clean your own harvest.

I enjoy nothing more than passing on this strong hunting tradition to my son.  I spent almost a decade volunteering for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Outdoor Skills Program, helping guide other women and youth in their outdoor endeavors, and am long time instructor for Northwest Ladies Hunting Camp.

I previously served on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Washington chapter of Safari Club International (SCI), and am an active member of Wild Sheep Foundation, Trout Unlimited (TU), and Ducks Unlimited (DU).  I am also a proud lifetime member of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the National Rife Association (NRA) and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF).

God Bless & Happy Hunting~ Michelle

2011 PROIS Award Finalist

2012 PROIS Award Finalist

2013 Extreme Huntress Finalist 

**The thoughts and comments expressed at citygirlincamo are entirely my own and do not express the ideals of my employer, church or family.

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