Bio of Tes Randle Jolly
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Tes Randle Jolly’s journey toward a career in wildlife photography and outdoor writing began at nine years old with a gender change. Figuratively speaking! An unfortunate “men only” hunt club rule inspired the transformation. “Harvey”, disguised in baggy clothes and a floppy-brimmed leather hat, obeyed her parent’s instructions to avoid conversation and limit her wide-dimpled smiles at hunting camp. An exciting three-year “undercover” childhood adventure began and “Harvey” acquired hunting skills and a lifelong passion for the outdoors.
The spirit of “Harvey” and a proud Native American heritage fostered a deep respect and intimate knowledge of nature and wildlife. Captured in Nature’s “studio”, Jolly’s work is marketed to promote wildlife and natural resources education and conservation, and preserve the hunting tradition for the benefit of future generations.
Jolly’s award-winning photography and writing appears on the Web, and in a variety of national and regional magazines, ad campaigns, product packaging, calendars, prints, and hunting books, and as art reference.
Jolly is an active member and serves on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, (SEOPA) and an active member and Technical Committee member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association, (POMA). Jolly mentors women, youth, and physically challenged individuals in outdoor activities and hunting. Since 1995 Jolly has served as an instructor in archery and turkey hunting sessions at Alabama’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshops.
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