Michele Leqve has been bow hunting since the fall of 1996, and in that time, she has taken many, big game animals and has 10 different species. As of February 2015 she has taken 61 big game animals! She has 19 Pope & Young Class animals. She started bow hunting in the fall of 1996, when she met her husband Jim in 1995 and quickly found out that he was a bow hunter only, so she put down her gun and quickly followed in his foot steps. She and her husband Jim travel all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South Africa pursuing the animals they love to hunt.
Over the last several years, throughout her worldly travels, Michele has found herself hunting in weather from 35 below zero, up to 110 degrees, in snow, fog, rain, thunderstorms and even lightening. She feels the various weather conditions she’s hunted in has made it interesting and challenged her bowhunting skills.
To date, Michele has hunted for 12 North American Big Game species which include: Elk, Antelope, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Coues Deer, Black Bear, Quebec Labrador Caribou, Central Canadian Caribou and Woodland Caribou, Mountain Caribou, Canadian Moose, (her adventures also include taking 2 of the African species, an Impala & a Red Hartebeest) In the future she hopes to hunt Barren Ground Caribou, Sitka Deer, Blacktail Deer, Wild Boar and other animals like Bobcat and Lynx. She feels hunting various big game is not only exciting but a constant learning lesson.
She’s learned throughout her years of bowhunting to be patient, positive and to practice regularly, but not over-practice. She’s learned to accept the weather as it comes and just be sure to be prepared for anything!
Michele has been a field producer and has been on 6 TV shows that aired on the Sportsman’s Channel & the Outdoor channels. “WomenHunters® Outdoors” TV Show 2004, Greg Hopf’s “DEER QUEST” Outdoor Adventures TV Show 2005. & “ASAT® Nation” TV Show 2008. “Relentless Pursuit with Tim Wells”, “Mathews TV with Dave Watson” & “Yeti’s Ultimate Hunt” with host’s Michele Eichler & Rob Evans.
Michele has been in 2 commercials and on more than 9 Radio shows and pod-casting programs, and Blogs. She been published several times in “Bowhunter Magazine”, and “Bear Hunting Magazine”.
Michele is a Seminar speaker & has been a speaker at the Deer and Turkey Expo’s in Minnesota and Wisconsin, The Ohio Sports & Travel Show, America’s Sports Show in Illinois, and has done seminar’s with Cabela’s in Owatonna Minnesota and Gander Mountain in Rochester MN. She has taught Archery and Bowhunting classes at the Women in the Outdoors events in Minnesota. Spoken for the Faribault Archery club in MN!
Michele is active in helping women and children get started in bowhunting. Since 2006, Michele has been a guest speaker at some local schools where she talks with the children about her Polar Bear hunt, ethical & safe hunting and about the extreme big game hunts she has been on. You could say that Michele has never met a stranger. With her energy, big heart, and knowledge she is an asset to the bow hunting industry. Being a member of the WomenHunters™ organization, Michele has held the position of V.P. of Public Relations, and is currently on the Contributing Writer staff.
Michele’s “real” job is a Flight Attendant.
Bowhunting is Michele’s passion and through it she’s become a conservationist and a member of several wonderful organizations:
Pope & Young Club (Associate member)
Minnesota Bow Hunters Association
North American Shed Hunters Club
POPE & YOUNG CLUB (Associate Member)
MINNESOTA BOWHUNTERS INC.
NORTH AMERICA SHED HUNTERS CLUB
Trophy Ridge Products (Whisker Biscuit)
Carbon Express arrows
Women in the Outdoors Instructor ( August 2004 )
19 Registries with the Pope & Young Club's Record Book,
She is also a contributor to the Pope & Young Museum & Trust funds, and the Conventions donating items for the silent actions
She has sponsored 6 children for the NWTF Jakes program
She mentors young children and women who are new to Bow hunting in my area!
She has had 5 of her hunting stories published in BOWHUNTER MAGAZINE and 2 with Bear Hunting Magazine
Reviews by Michele Leqve