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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

TURKEY TALK: Prois Has the Gear Female Hunters Need to Take Down A Gobbler This Season!

Raid our “Get the Lead Out” Sale for Hunting Clothes with the Best Fit and Function, Bar None.
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Whether you’re going for a Grand Slam, World Slam or just to bag a turkey or two this season, Próis has you covered when it comes to the best fitting and highest functioning gear available for women. With fluctuating temperatures, it is important to prepare for anything. Próis offers a variety of pieces that are great for layering and warmth, but compact enough to pack away should temperatures rise. And, from now until April 31st, take advantage of the company’s “Get the Lead Out” sale, which delivers a sizeable 20 percent off select items including Próis Pro-Edition Pants, Pro-Edition Vest, Pro-Edition Jacket, Generation X Jacket, Próis Ultra Shirt, and Sherpa Neck Gaitor.

You focus on out-smarting those gobblers, and leave your warmth and comfort to Próis this season. A purely dependable set – the Próis Pro-Edition pants and Pro-Edition Jacket will fast become a staple pair in your hunting gear. The pants, built from 100 percent polyester brushed tricot, embrace the ever important “4 S’s” — soft, sturdy, silent and snag-resistant. Made for women by women, the pants feature a fitted waistline which sit at the natural waist for a higher rise, have extra room through the hips and thighs to enhance comfort and function, and include belting and tab buckles for a perfect and flattering fit. Elasticized cuffing and cordlock cinch the cuff closer to the your boot keeping you warm and dry. The pants also have plenty of storage with large cargo pockets featuring quiet magnetic snap closures as well as additional front pockets with zip closures.

Once you put on the Pro-Edition Jacket you’ll see how indispensible this mid-weight jacket is. This high-performance jacket features a water resistant and wind stopping laminate shell and is made of compressed fabric, making it easy to stuff in your pack as needed. The Pro-Edition jacket is made with a soft exterior, making you the ultimate silent assassin. Deep set hand pockets and a lumbar compartment make extra gear easy to access or store away while on the move. The Pro-Edition jacket also features a 3-panel removable hood and scapular drop pockets located between the shoulder blades to hold activated heat packs.

For another layer of core warmth, check out the Pro-Edition Vest. This vest is constructed the same as the Pro-Edition jacket and is rip and snag resistant, fitting snug to the body making it easy to shoulder your weapon of choice. Like the jacket, the Pro-Edition vest features deep hand pockets with zip closures for gloves and other gadgets. Finally, let’s discuss the Próis Ultra Shirt, which comes in all shapes and sizes, including short and long sleeve. Constructed of birds-eye polyester wicking fabric, the shirt is breathable, making it a perfect on its own or as a layering piece.

A popular alternative to the Pro-Edition jacket is the Generation X Jacket. Constructed of the company’s signature water resistant and wind stopping nylon tricot fabric, it is the ultimate in functionality. It features scapular pockets located between the shoulder blades to house activated hand warmers and a deep lumbar pocket across the back to hold soft goods, additional hand warmers, or may function as a vent. It has deep hand pockets and an additional zippered arm pocket to hold valuables. Extended hooding adds additional warmth and blockage from the wind.

Mother Nature can be hard to predict, so it’s always important to carry accessories like a neck gaiter. The Sherpa Fleece neck gaiter is perfect for wind blockage and added concealment during the hunt. It is engineered with plush Sherpa fleece and a microfleece liner for comfort.

The Pro-Edition pants and Jacket as well as the Generation X Jacket are available in three camouflage prints: Realtree AP HD®, Advantage Max-1 HD® and Mothwing Mountain Mimicry in sizes XS to XL. The Próis Ultra Long Sleeve Shirt is available in Realtree AP HD®, Advantage Max-1 HD® or black in sizes XS to XXL.

You can get all of these products and more at www.proishunting.com. And, check out the company’s “Get the Lead Out” sale featuring all Próis Brand Clothing, going on now.

Próis was created for women, by women who refuse to settle for downsized men’s gear or upsized children’s gear. Each garment is created with the most technologically advanced fabrics available and a host of advanced features to provide comfort, silence and durability. The company’s out-of-the-box thinking has resulted in amazing designs for serious hunters that have taken the industry by storm and raised the bar for women’s outdoor apparel.

To learn more about the company’s innovative line of serious, high-performance huntwear for real women, contact: Prois Hunting and Field Apparel, 28001-B US Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 · (970) 641-3355 · Or visit: www.proishunting.com.

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Prois CEO Kirstie Pike Makes the Pages of Outdoor Life

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Próis Hunting Apparel for Women (pronounced ‘pro-iss’) provides female hunters with a long-awaited line of high-performance, technical huntwear specifically designed for women who are serious about the hunt. Próis utilizes only performance fabrics that offer wicking, waterproofing, windstopping and silence. Combining high-end fabrics with our signature features such as scapular drop pockets, magnetic closures, snap-down zippers, lumbar compartments and thumbholes makes Próis the gear women demand for the hunt. Your pursuit is your passion…take pride in not being one of the guys.