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CAMO FACE PAINT GONE WRONG!

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We’ve all been victims of bad face paint at one time or another. Prois CEO, Kirstie Pike, and Prois staffer, Lisa Jane Barron, are both very good examples of this fact. So, what say you? Who do you think got the worse end of this camo catastrophe?

IT’S TURKEY TIME!

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Prois leading ladies Kirstie and Katherine are road trippin’ it down to Texas this week to chase some thunder chickens. Gobble, Gobble, BOOM!

We Know Annie Oakley Would Wear Prois. She’s a Badass. And so is Prois.

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We are certain we would have a girl crush on Annie Oakley if she was alive now. Not in a creepy way, of course.
We are certain we would have a girl crush on Annie Oakley if she was alive now. Not in a creepy way, of course.

But we ALSO know that Prois would be the ONLY gear Annie would wear. Because she is badass. And so are we.
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The Art of Layering…And We Aren’t Talking About Cake.

By: Kirstie Pike- CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel

Although we really like cake. And gummies. And Sour Patch Kids.

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Layering is indeed the key to optimal thermoregulation and performance no matter what type of hunting you are doing. There is a common belief that layering only matters on high impact exertional hunts. Not true…not true.

Despite the fact that we at Prois like to talk tech when it comes to layering and optimizing your gear…it really is as simple as 1,2,3.

1. Baselayer
2. Insulate
3. Shell

See. Totally easy. I know this now takes the wind out of our sails and reduces the amount of verbiage we can throw at you but this is all you need to keep in mind when choosing gear for your next outing.

Since turkey season is upon us, let’s carve it up like so…

1. Baselayer: You will want full arm coverage for camouflage. A fabric choice that provides wicking is best as temperatures can fluctuate from cold to hot in hours during this season. I am personally a huge fan of merino wool and love our Icebreaker products for this. However, merino could be a bit warm in the hot climates, thus I recommend a poly birdseye blend fabric as is offered in our Ultra line of shirts. Both options will keep you covered and wick moisture.
Pants. I suppose you need those as well. While they aren’t really considered a baselayer, it makes me look all smart and everything to work it into the baselayer section. Both the Pro-Edition and Ultra pants are PERFECT for turkey season. Made of the same heavy polyester tricot, the only difference between the pants is the cut. The Pro-Edition pants sit a bit higher on the waist and have elastic in the waistband and camstraps to adjust. The Ultra Pants are fashioned a bit lower on the waist and tend to have a bit more room through the thighs and hips. For that…I love the Ultras.

2. Insulate: Consider this your core. A vest is a great insulator for turkey season as it will keep you warmer in the cold morning and evening hours. I love the Pro-Edition vest for turkey season. Often I shed my jacket and use only the vest which has a huge lumbar compartment across the lower back. I stow my soft goods and calls there. I like to carry less, so I am a pocket fanatic.

3. Shell: Simply stated…this is your jacket. Your shell should provide some additional protection from the elements. Essentially, what you need is windstopping and/or waterproofing. The Pro-Edition and Generation X Jackets both provide windstopping and water resistance (NOT waterproofing) and are perfect for spring turkey hunting. Both jackets have hoods to provide additional coverage and camouflage. Both jackets are of the same fabric and the only differences are these…the Pro-Edition has a removable hood and the length of the jacket is shorter—the Generation X hood remains intact and the body of the jacket is longer. Tons of pockets and storage in both.

See…layering for turkey season is quite simple! And you know what else…most of these products are on sale RIGHT now on our website. How cool is that?? Go on…stock yourself up for this turkey season!

Waste Not Want Not- Recipes For Odds And Ends! Superfast Turkey Posole!

By: Kirstie Pike- CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel

If you are like me- you hate the idea of wasting any part of an animal. Thus, I am like a coyote on a carcass. I like to find ways to use small pieces, scraps or parts of an animal that might otherwise be tossed.

If you find yourself with some odds and ends off your turkey this year, here is a great recipe that can be made on a weeknight even if you are pressed for time. It literally takes about 30 minutes.
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SUPERFAST TURKEY POSOLE

2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
8 canned tomatillos, drained and coarsely chopped
2 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can white hominy, rinsed and drained
2 cups chopped turkey- COOKED (just prepare in skillet while doing other prep work)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 ripe peeled avocado, diced
Cilantro leaves (optional)

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oregano and next 7 ingredients; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in tomatillos; cook 1 minute. Add broth and hominy; cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and cook 8 minutes. Stir in turkey; cook 1 minute or until heated. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice, salt, and pepper. Divide evenly among 4 bowls. Top with avocado. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Best Part…it’s super healthy. Check this out…

Calories: 290none Fat: 11.2g Saturated fat: 2.2g Monounsaturated fat: 5.9g Polyunsaturated fat: 2g Protein: 28.2g Carbohydrate: 20.2g Fiber: 4.5g Cholesterol: 60mg Iron: 2.4mg Sodium: 452mg Calcium: 62mg

Prois Hunting Trips! Sorry Guys…It’s A Chick Thing!

Women love to hunt and they love to hunt in packs! It’s true. Prois offers several ladies-only trips each year. It is important that we choose outfitters that offer a safe and female-friendly atmosphere. We have had great success and ultimately the ladies attending become the very best of friends. And it is true…what happens in camp stays in camp!

Here is a listing of upcoming hunts! If you are interested, please email at info@proishunting.com for more details!

March 25-29th- Double B Outfitters in Ozona, TX
2 turkeys, 2 javelinas and hogs galore!
$1250- price includes everything but licenses and tips!

April 9-12- 700 Springs Ranch in Texas
2 turkeys, 2 hogs and exotics if you choose to upgrade
Wine tasting tour in Fredricksburg
$1950- includes everything but licenses and tips!

September 7-13- High North Outfitting in Quebec
2 Quebec Labrador Caribou
$7995- includes everything but tips and additional licenses for small game, fish & ptarmigan

TBA- Ladies Only Pheasant Hunt

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“There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out.”
― Mae West

Prois Tips! FIELD DRESSING YOUR TURKEY…THE DOWN AND DIRTY!

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Before you begin field dressing your gobbler, you need to make a decision. Do you want the bird to grace your dining room table, or the wall of your den? Either way, proper field care is important for birds that will be served as a main course, as well as for those to be mounted. If you intend on eating the bird, follow these field-dressing instructions to ensure the finest tasting turkey possible. Please consult your taxidermist should you wish to mount your bird.

First, remove the beard by cutting if off close to the point where it attaches to the breast. Take care not to cut the butt or end of the beard as doing so may cause the individual “hairs” to fall out.

Make a small incision at the tip of the breastbone with a sharp knife.
Carefully peel the skin and feathers away from the breast, legs, thighs and back.

Remove the legs at the knee joint by cutting the tendon and bending the joint until it snaps (some additional cutting may be required).

Severing the head at the neck removes both the cape and the head.

Next, remove the entrails by making a small cut in the thin tissue between the vent (anus) and the point of the breastbone. Make sure to remove the lungs (pink, spongy material) located on either side of the backbone high in the chest.

Wipe the cavity clean with paper towel, and remove any feathers that remain on the carcass.
Voila!