This petite young woman is a Registered Alaska Guide. She grew up home schooled in the Alaskan wilderness in her parentís hand-built cabin. She shoots a 416 Remington, flies a bush plane, skins brown bears, and stops them from mauling her overly-excited clients who miss. I think she weighs 100-pounds in a parka, soaking wet after a big meal.

Self-effacing, sincere, tough, and a student of Nature, Tia Shoemaker is the no-bull, real deal. She respects our hunting heritage and aims to defend it.