Allie D'Andrea

Angler, Activist, Awesome.

Allie is pretty hard to miss. She is the tall athletic gal rocking a ball cap over messy hair, probably holding a bow and hauling a 2-night backcountry set up on her back for her next hunt. If you say hi, she'll likely ask you if you're hungry and offer you a piece of venison.

What are your three most prized accomplishments?

My 8+ year relationship with my boyfriend Nick, owning my own business/ being my own boss, & the travel trailer that Nick & I will live out of for the majority of 2018. It doesn't exist yet.. but I already talk about it like a proud parent. I refer to it as the less-sexy-version-of-van life, trailer.

 What are your three favorite things to do?

Fly fish for trout with a dry fly (about the only fishing I can do confidently), backcountry overnights (whether for hunting or simply exploration), and having a good beer with good people.

Where are you three favorite places to be?

Pick any large swath of mountainous public land and it's probably on my list.

What is your greatest passion?

Being in wild, remote, untouched spaces. Alone or with a few great friends.

What keeps your passion alive?

I'll never run out of wild places to explore.

What is one thing people don’t know about you but should?

I only eat meat that has been killed and processed by me or friends/family (almost). It's a process, but I'm close :)

What is your wildest adventure?

Solo mountain adventures. Solo hunts, overnights, they all feel wild.

If you could go anywhere and do anything, what would it be?

I yearn for the ability to go anywhere (anywhere I can tow my less-sexy-vanlife travel trailer) and do anything. Doesn't actually matter where. As long as there are mountains, public land, and adventure to be had.

What is your personal definition of feminism?

I think of myself as an anti-feminist, feminist. I want equality for ALL. The way I'd like to define it is just that- Equality for all.

What do you find valuable in being a woman in the adventure/outdoor industry?

I'm an adventure seeking, outdoor loving, hunter, angler, and steward of the land. I find value in being part of the outdoor industry through the impact I have on the fight to protect our public lands. Gender aside.

Who is another woman who inspires you?

AISHA! Can I say that? That's probably not allowed lol. Nicole Qualtieri. She is an absolute gem. Hunter, angler, backpacker, kind-hearted, wild game eating badass.

In the coming years, where would you like to see women in sports/adventure/outdoors?

Just doing it! Doing it confidently and enjoying every second of it.

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