We have been told we talk a lot here at Prois. Excellent point well made.
Sometimes the simple things are most poetic…
I know. You were surprised that it was respectable. Don’t fret…we will resume our regular banter soon!
By: Kirstie Pike
CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women
I spent a few minutes today perusing some blogs and articles about hunting which I do daily so I can keep a good grasp on what is happening out there in the industry.
I crawled through a couple of great new posts about industry highlights. I crawled through a couple of, well, heinous posts by anti-hunters. After about 15 minutes I had to sit back for a minute.
I started to notice something. Words. So many powerful words.
Anti-Hunters hate female hunters much more than they hate their male counter parts. Much more. It is almost surreal. I continued to surf a variety of sites and social media platforms about anti-hunters. While the anti-hunters say plenty of berating and evil things about male hunters, they actually take the fight against female hunters to a completely different level. Don’t believe me? Peruse some of this garbage yourself and see what you think. I would love to give you links to specific sites, but I refuse to give these people additional attention. It’s all easy to find out there!
Recently I have read some very interesting words.
I read how a female hunter that I personally know should have her face shot off. Tis true. “Shot off”.
I read how another female hunter that I know very well should have her children “shot as she watches on”. Yes. Condoning shooting children.
I read how another female hunter should be “slowly tortured”. Tortured.
Take a second to let those words sink in. Tortured. Face shot off. Children shot.
Additionally…It became clear to me today that if a female hunter is attractive- she is billed as ridiculous, feeble-minded and even slutty. She hunts only to get a man. She should have her face shot off. Oh wait…I think I mentioned that one. Ridiculous. Feeble-Minded. Slut.
If a female hunter is not as attractive- she is billed as a toothless hillbilly, inbred, and “so ugly that hunting is the only way she could get a man”. But wait…isn’t that what they said about the attractive female hunter? Jeez. Come on guys…which is it? Ugly. Hillbilly. Inbred.
If a female hunter has children- they should be “exterminated”. Exterminated. Some of the kinder responses happily do not condone killing children as that would be, um, messed up. However,they do mention that if a female hunter exposes her children to hunting- the children must be taken away as this is deemed to be child abuse. Child abuse.
If a female hunter does not have children- she should be “sterilized”. Sterilized.
This is downright scary. I do want to mention that I completely believe in the freedom of speech as that is part of the basis of our country. I fully appreciate the fact that not everyone agrees with hunting or hunters.
However, why is it that the anti-hunting world deems a female hunter as more despicable or dastardly than a man? It certainly cannot be as simple as that X vs Y chromosome?
Why are female hunters viewed as almost demonic? What is it about women hunters that triggers another human being to will death and destruction on her? What is it about women hunters that elicits comments about her looks and apparent motives? What elicits such words?
Face shot off. Tortured. Children shot. Exterminated. Sterilized. Slut. Ugly. Feeble Minded.
I know…I know…many of you were probably waiting for the lighter side on this blog. While I typically love to speak to the funny and obscure, I found myself feeling somewhat uneasy about this topic today.
I’d love to hear what you all have to say about it!
Do you love Prois? Do you like to party? Do you like to make money? Do you want to go on a Colorado Mt. Lion Hunt? CHECK IT OUT! We have made some exciting new changes for 2013! Welcome to the Prois Home Hunting Party Consultant program!
Who is eligible to become a Hunting Party Consultant?
You are! Prois is in search of women like you who are energetic, outgoing and ready to invest in their future to earn some additional income. A love for hunting and shooting is a must, and well, since you are already interested in this unique program- you must love the outdoors as much as we do! Simply set a party date, contact Prois and throw your own Hunting Party!
How do I become a Hunting Party Consultant?
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. Contact us here at Prois Hunting Apparel.
2. We will help you set up a personal party and send you samples for your party.
3. Throw your shindig…fill orders…earn rewards! How cool is that!?
How do I prepare for my own party?
Once you have contacted Prois, our Home Hunting Party Coordinator will help you identify what gear may be best suited for the time of year, your geographic region and the wishes of you and your friends. We will send a small package of samples, catalogs and ordering instructions. The sample package will not be charged to you, but the cost of the package will be authorized and held on your credit card until the samples are returned to Prois.
Prois will also provide an e-template for invitations for you! The rest is up to you! Party down in the true Prois spirit! Share our amazing products with your friends and family. Place orders at the time of your party and partygoers will receive a 10% discount on all items ordered at that time!
So…what’s in it for the hostess??
Well, not only do you get to have a party and that is always a good thing…you will earn a whopping 20% of total sales from your party that can be applied to your own purchase or it could be used against any of the samples that you might wish to keep. Bada Bing. Additionally…once your party is over…ship the samples back to us and you are done! This is fantastic for those who fear commitment.
How do partygoers place orders at a party?
We’re glad you asked. It’s so easy. You will be issued a coupon code for your party. Partygoers will simply place their orders online using that coupon code which will earn them their discount at the time of check out. The best part…we will ship orders out the very next day from Prois, so you do not need to go through the messy hassle of receiving a large order and delivering to your friends. Again…this is so easy it hurts.
Do I have to continue throwing parties?
Nope! The best part about being a Home Hunting Party Consultant is that you can throw one party or one hundred parties. It’s up to you. You just contact us whenever you want to throw a party and we will get you set to jet. The fun part? You can throw a party whenever you want! Think of the possibilities. Prois Bridal Shower? Why not. Prois Christmas Party? Absolutely. Prois Groundhog Day Party? Of Course!
What if I am an over-achiever and want to be the best consultant of the year?
Funny you should ask. Each year, Prois sets up a competition for the Home Hunting Party Consultants. We track your sales through the year, and the consultant who sells the highest volume wins a prize of unspeakable value…an opportunity to attend a 2014 Colorado mountain lion hunt with the Prois crew! (Prois will cover the cost of the guide, but travel, licenses, tips and other expenses are on you) How cool is that!? Seriously.
Could it get any better than all that!?!
This is Prois…of course it could! We will be providing a theme for parties each year. Should you choose to use our themes to decorate and plan…all you have to do is send us photos of your shenanigans. The most original use of our theme will earn you yet another prize of unspeakable value! But that is a secret…and a very fun and crazy secret. So get at it! So…for 2013, our theme is…wait for it… “Cougars!….Kitty’s Got Claws” We have NO doubt that you can have some fun with this one!
So…how do I get started with this unique opportunity?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! You can also call if you want. We will talk to you. (970) 641-3355!
In 2008 female hunters worldwide were awoken by the outspoken, fun and downright wacky team at Próis® Hunting & Field Apparel, shining a long-awaited spotlight on the need for women’s high-performance technical huntwear — made with no frills or fuss, just die-hard function for success in the field. The growing demand for Próis gear over the years has been phenomenal. In fact, Próis now has a dedicated following (AKA the ‘Próis Posse’), and they will ‘sound off’ until the unicorns come home — or until you try Próis gear. And, trust us — you won’t be disappointed.
The Próis fire continues to burn strong year after year and with the company’s new financial partner, the ‘Próis Posse’ is in a strong position to go after their ultimate goal: total female world domination. And, why not? This company has a stellar reputation for rapid growth. In fact, Próis has seen a 200% growth each year in business thanks to the growing demographic of die-hard female hunters. And this awesome group of ladies has proven its growth. According to the National Sporting Goods Association (NASGA), female participation in hunting rose 36 percent between 2001 and 2010, to a total of 2.4 million women hunters. Plus, according to CBS News, the national total for female gun owners has doubled in the last decade, increasing to nearly 5 million women since 2001. These impressive stats support the writings on the wall, which is women hunters currently are and will play an integral role in the future of hunting.
“The new partnership has allowed Próis to move full speed ahead including hitting the gas petal on production and adding three additional manufacturing facilities, all while maintaining bulk production right here in the U.S.,” said Kirstie Pike, President/CEO of Próis Hunting & Field Apparel. “Our team is super-creative (some call us wild and zany) and we’re excited to put our innovative plans into play – starting with enhancing our product line to feature the popular Mountain Mimicry camo pattern, as well as launch a robust line-up in 2014 that’s sure to take the hunting world by storm – you’ll have to stay tuned!”
Próis was created for women, by women and they are proud to serve as the premier manufacturer of hardcore women’s hunting gear. Próis has also garnered a great following of men and women throughout the industry through their wacky shenanigans and humor. Fondly called the Próis Posse, the Próis followers ramp up the craziness each day. Keep up with Manshoe, Bird Lady, Has3Ponies, Honey Badger and BunBun through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Warning: Próis social media is not for the faint of heart….and “your mom” is not really your mom…it’s a metaphorical mom.
To learn more about Próis? innovative line of serious, high-performance huntwear for real women, contact: Próis Hunting and Field Apparel, 28001-B US Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 · (970) 641-3355 · Or visit www.Próishunting.com. To check out the latest updates on Próis field and pro staff and company news, visit the Próis blog at http://www.Próishunting.com/community/index.php.
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It’s time for quarterly inventory in the Prois warehouse. Needless to say, the crew is cranky. Morale is in the toilet. There are no rainbows. There are no unicorns.
It’s not that counting inventory is so difficult. It really isn’t.
It’s counting camouflage inventory that is difficult.
It all looks the same. It is camouflage.
You already know that Prois is the most technical, functional, hard-core women’s hunting and field apparel on the market. We know you already know that Prois is badassery defined. And we shouldn’t even need to point out that the best looking ladies in the world work for and support Prois! That’s a given!
We are certain, however, that there is one important detail about Prois that you do not yet know.
“Where do all the clothes come from?” You ask?
Why, a “Husband Sweat-Shop”, but of course!
We had the pleasure of meeting Kathie Smith Langdon in Salt Lake City. When she decided to sneak away from the booth to try on a jacket, she left her husband behind as collateral (typical protocol). As handsome as he is, he fell to the same fate that has met many a husband; Kathy never came back. She chose the jacket and ran!
Although devastating for her husband, Prois was ecstatic to have such fresh strong muscle for our sweat-shop!
So, here he is diligently reporting to duty, ensuring that the world will continue to be supplied with the best Women’s Hunting Apparel on the market.
BY: Kirstie Pike, CEO Prois (aka…Manshoe)
Recent events in the Prois offices have lead to an out and out rivalry.
So you want a personal hero.
“It’s Thor”, you say.
“He’s dreamy”, you say.
“He can guard my glitter nail polish”, you say.
Well, I already have a personal hero.
He guards my Storm Trooper candy dish.
Hulk is not dreamy.
Hulk is strong like ox.
I am thinking that you need to invest a bit more forethought into your super-hero choice.
To my Sistah from a Yeti mistah! OK, for the Bigfoot story: From one size 10 to another:
For a number of years I have hunted whitetail deer down in Dallas, Perry and Wilcox Counties, Alabama, on some private land owned by a family who run a cattle and timber business. Their land consists of pine forests in various stages of growth, clear cuts, green fields, and swampy areas, all located near and along the Cahaba and Alabama Rivers. Permanent tree stands are located throughout the properties, offering many, many hunting opportunities. This is located in the fabulous Black Belt region of Alabama, where the habitat is managed closely and the deer herd is extremely healthy
There are lots of deer there, and the whitetail season runs until the end of January, extending the hunting season and providing for a nice winter vacation from the Northern snow and ice. In January, you can get a mixed bag of weather. Some years, you can be hunting in afternoon temperatures of high 60’s and other years, it has been into the 20’s. Normally, the temperatures are pleasant, and it is a true relaxing vacation, complete with comfortable accommodations and excellent Southern cooking that is SO good including perennial favorites such as fried chicken, biscuits, gravy, piles of sausage, bacon and eggs for breakfast, and some of the other oh-so-scrumptious yet artery clamping dishes would send a cardiologist into hysterical fits. But y’all know that sitting in a tree stand all day is mighty hard work, and makes for a powerful appetite. And one certainly does not want to offend the cook!
Incidentally, hunting deer in the Deep South is a unique experience for a Northerner, used to the snowy woods of Maine and Vermont. Warmer Southern ‘Spring’ weather, singing birds and strutting turkey, even in January, adds to the wonderful fun. I just LOVE it! Sitting high in a tree stand, surrounded by piney woods, palmettos, kudzu and Spanish Moss stirring softly in the wind is quite pleasant when one is accustomed to snowy stump-sitting in single digit temperatures.
Anywho, the good old boys on the property down there, had lots of stories, and maybe delighted (good naturedly) in yanking the chain of a Yankee from time to time. So they were telling me one year, probably back in 2002, that there was a Dallas County version of Sasquatch roaming around, visiting hunters sitting in tree stands, and that the creature was huge, smelled bad, popped its teeth like a bear when angry and lots of people had run into it this Southern Sasquatch. It apparently had scared the Bee Jesus out of many tough and grown men. They talked it up big that night, in front of the fire, and while I could tell they had told this story before, I sensed this tale was enjoying some impromptu embellishment just for me.
Intrigued, I went home that year and googled up ‘Dallas County Sasquatch’ and saw that indeed one was frequently sighted around Dallas County and this creature was still a dark mystery. I found myself thinking of this Southern Sasquatch once in a while, and conjured up an image of a large, hairy swamp ’thang’, covered in wet, slimy kudzu, that roamed the countryside during deer season peeking into hunter’s blinds and keeping hunters in their tree stands long after dark.
The following year I went down to hunt, and one afternoon was sitting in a very remote tree stand, overlooking a cut swath and a gas line easement. The cut swath was about 50 yards across, and my view stretched about 300 yards in front of me, and up the gradual incline of a hill. The ladder tree stand was along the edge, with thick pine woods behind me, and nothing for miles but piney woods and cotton fields. I was all alone, way out in the middle of East Boo Foo, and one of the good old boys was supposed to pick me up at the black top road, about 1/3 mile away after dark. I had my .357 revolver and my rifle, a .270, and of course a daypack and a flashlight. After dark, all I needed to do was to follow the cut line back to up the road.
So I sat all afternoon, and saw no deer. I saw a few turkey and a bobcat that afternoon in the clearing, and as I waited and watched the sun go down, everything turned to fuzzy dark shadows in the dimming light of the cut line. The moon began to rise, two owls began their back-and-forth dialogue, and a nearby pack of coyotes started their evening yipping and howling. And, of course I started thinking of Sasquatch! It was about then I saw this long dark shadow cross the cut line about 100 yards away. I looked through the binos hoping they would give me a little illumination, but no. I know I saw something and it looked like an upright form, walking across the clearing and disappearing into the woods. I felt an icy finger touch the back of my neck, and I was officially spooked!
My heart was pounding, but not like it pounds when buck fever strikes. I was a little unnerved and for one of the few times in my life, I could not move. I felt as if I were made of lead! Then I heard rustling in the woods behind me. So I sat and sat, not wanting to get out of the stand. Finally I talked myself into braving the walk to the road. Heck, I had two firearms with me! Why should I be afraid? I climbed out of the stand and beat feet up to the road, feeling a little foolish, and heard no teeth popping behind me as I moved as fast as I could to get out of there, glancing all around me as I streaked to the road. I did not dare tell the Alabama boys my story, as I knew they would be laughing at this Yankee!
I probably saw a deer cross that evening, but it was dark and my mind was spooked. Feels silly now to think of it, and how I reacted, as I do not usually get spooked in the woods, and I can laugh at myself now, but I am still not sure about what I saw, Kirstie….
Maybe yo’ Mama?
In light of some recent desk pranking here at Prois, we thought it would be interesting to invite all of our followers on a magical, dangerous and highly entertaining adventure: a tour through 3 Prois employee desks. Can you guess which desk belongs to Katherine, Joni and Shonda? These fascinating glimpses into the psyche of each one of these ladies may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
Desk Number 1: Our first desk is meticulously organized, color coordinated and very professional. Hands down the most focused desk we will see today. Silly putty seems to be the only indication that the owner of this work space is in fact human and not a robot. There is also a sassy reminder pinned to the cork board to warn any trespassers that the owner of this desk is full of salt and vinegar.
Desk Number 2: Ok, hold on tight, things are about to get weird. The second desk we will be touring today contained some of the most interesting items. Behold: a Barbie Human Centipede, a woopie cushion, Nerf gun, feminine douches (please note that these items are used as part of a prank and in no way suggest poor feminine hygiene), more Silly Putty, a princess wand, a tiara, a wooden back scratcher, and some old Christmas and Valentines day decor.
Desk Number 3: Wow, talk about the inability to let go of childhood. How much glitter and unicorns does a girl really need to get through the day? Apparently, a lot. Here we find and excessive amount of chewing gum (hinting at terrible breath), fireworks, glitter fingernail polish, glittery high heels, Animal Spirit “knowledge cards”, a strange porcelain unicorn box, a unicorn mug, and fish tank accessories. Intriguing…
Well, hope you enjoyed the tour! Think you know who owns each desk? Let us know! Also, make sure to follow Prois on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/prois, where each one of these nut-ball employees diligently display their antics on their own boards. Kirstie (Manshoe), Joni (H3P), Katherine (Bird Lady), Shonda (Honey Badger) and of course Bunbun bid you a fabulous afternoon!
By Katherine Grand
A riveting true story . . . call to inquire about the movie rights.
My good friend Mary who works for FedEx walked in with an exceeding large box. I am taking refrigerator sized Jerry rigged box that at least 7 umpa lumpas could fit inside. I saw her carrying it in and admired her physical prowess as she seemed not to be phased in the least by this enormous and I assumed heavy box.
I called out “That thing is huge!”. She said, “Yeah but it’s really light.”
What could it be I wondered? I opened it up to see the most unexpected and ridiculous contents imaginable. Well I guess the contents were not so strange as the amount of space that was utilized. Inside this box that could house a large family of badgers was a broken fishing rod and a Pro-Edition Jacket.
These items had been deemed defective by a big box store that shall remain nameless and sent back to us for a refund. Strangely we do not make fishing rods and the PHD candidate that packed this box had mistaken the wayward rod for a second Pro-Edition Jacket. Strange days indeed. Luckily we now have a castle, or submarine, or cave, or spaceship available when we need a break from work at the Prois office.