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Laura is a single mom who got into hunting when her youngest showed an interest in the sport.  She viewed hunting as a way to stay connected with her son, especially during the teen years.  Having been taken under the wing of a neighbor who taught them how to hunt, they quickly learned the sport.  Laura initially started out by videoing bowfishing expeditions.  She soon turned in her camera for her own bow, and the results are clear!  She is hooked.  Pictured above is a photo of Laura with her firt bow kill- a great South Dakota Antelope!  Below is a photo of Laura and her son with his first deer. 

This story appealed to us here at Prois-and not simply because of her passion for the hunt.  Hunting is a sport that transends the generations and wholly bonds families.  Kudos to Laura for taking it upon herself to introduce her son (and in turn, herself) to the world of hunting!

Prois Readers Weigh-In… Scent-Eliminating Shampoo and Conditioners?

When Kim emailed us last month inquiring about the best scent-eliminating shampoos and conditioners that won’t leave hair dried out and left for dead… we decided to ask our readers and Pro-Staff what their recommendations were.  Here is what you all suggest…

Teri L:  “The Huntress line by Dead Down Wind is AWESOME!  I have really curly hair and actually didn’t dread washing my hair this last time we went hunting because the conditioner is so good.  You can purchase it online at the Dead Down Wind website.  I highly recommend it!!”

Kelli Van Cleave:  “Dead Down Wind.  Nothing totally works in my opinion, but this product is great!”

Barb Baird:  “Hunter’s Specialties Scent-A-Way products.  This stuff works well for that woman who needs a shampooing!”  These products are available at

Kristy V:  “I was having the same problem, and as a hairdresser I didn’t like the whole hunter specialty stuff, they definitely did not work with womens hair!  There is a line from Dead Down Wind for women.  It is called Huntress.  I have yet to try it but I was very excited about this line – they even have lip gloss!  Hope this helps!”

Dana Wall:  “They have a product by Dead Down Wind called “The Huntress”.  I have not used their shampoo, but I have used the body wash and I really like it.  It did no dry out my skin like other products did.  I just ordered some more body wash and lotion!  They carry an entire line for women.  Hope this helps!”

Kim:  “I have come across a line called Monkey Boy.  You can find it at”

It sounds like Dead Down Wind ( is worth a try!  The website is comprehensive and easy to navigate.  As well, their products are available at Cabelas.  If any readers have tried the Hunter’s Specialties line or Monkey Boy products- we’d love to hear how they worked!  Please feel free to comment!

11 Point Whitetail Down! Cheryl’s 2007 Buck~

Cheryl is yet another tough female hunter!  She states, “I am all about promoting hunting for women.  I wish we had more women in my area that were as interested in hunting as myself.  I hunt with my husband and we have made some truly wonderful memories as well as a lot of laughs!  We love hunting  and find that not many couples enjoy this sport together.  It is really too bad.  They should give it a try!”.  By looking at this great buck, Cheryl obviously walks the walk too!  Thanks for the story!

Mr. Drop Tines- Radine’s BC Moose


This is Radine’s pride and joy, as well as the first animal she ever shot.  Here is her story:

“Being a very inexperienced hunter at this time, I learned a lot about patience, following your instincts and having fun!  The exciting thing about this hunt is when I came upon this bachelor group of 3 which were all legal to shoot.  I just had to make up my mind.  Of course, I chose the bull that I didn’t have a clar shot on and had to wait for what felt like an eternity for him to turn.  That said, I HAD to wait because he was Mr. Drop Tines!  There was a young 2 point bull to the left and a bull the same size as Mr. Drop Tines to the right.  The youngest ran off first (smart fella) and the older on meandered off.  Mr Drop TImes remained and seemed unphased by our presence.  He finally turned, I got a shot off and successfully dropped him. 
OK- I did scream with glee, which earned me a scolding because the area was thick with Griz.  This hunt was a great success and I owe it all to Carl from Gone Fishin’ in Port Alberni, BC!  Thanks, Carl!  I have felt like a great woman hunter ever since!”

Eileen’s African Vervet Monkey

Harvested earlier this year, Eileen found this animal the most pungent smelling animal in all of her travels.  “You’ll notice I am not touching this monkey.  He stank to high heaven.  100 times worse than a bugling, rolling-in-old-pee-and-poop Bull Elk.  I could smell him from 20 yards away!”, explains Eileen.  Eileen also mentions that the vervet is frequently spotted perching on fence posts, trees and even barbed wire.  “The Vervet is actually a pretty cool looking animal.”, she states.  Another interesting tidbit of vervet trivia- “They have robin’s egg blue…uh…nether regions!   Seriously!”. 

Help From The Ladies!!! Darlene is Looking For a Great Fitting Shooting Glove!

Resorting to having to use golf gloves, Darlene has been searching for the quintessential shooting glove that is comfortable and fits a woman’s hand.  If you have any great suggestions, please feel free to comment on this blog listing!


Teri:  Remington shooting gloves are great.  Here is the UPC# 023172603114

Berdette suggests a nice shooting glove by MIZMAC.  Great fit and comfortable for women’s hands

Kristy suggests Under Armour’s shooting glove- although it is a men’ glove, the smalls are comfortable and functional.

Eileen has 3 recommendations-  She had a great pair from Bob Allen- ” They fit like a second skin”.  Also-  she too recommends a pair of gloves from MIZMAC that she has used- she did cut the extra flap from the trigger finger to make them more functional for shooting.  She has considered biking gloves as well, but most are fingerless.

Holly-  “good frikking luck!”

Jeannie finds herself looking for motorcycle gloves because the are comfortable and have a nice, secured grip.  As well, the stitching won’t interefere with bending movements of the hands and fingers.

Renae suggests the following website-  for shooting bloges.  they have great lines and carry women’s sizes.  The gloves are comfortable and durable.

We hope this input helps!  We encourage all readers to post questions- there is a wealth of experience and information from our readers!

Teri’s South Carolina Buck in Velvet

Teri is well known to us here at Prois.  She provides great photos and tons of entertainment.  She is an avid hunter and gets out there so often, we are all green with envy!

Teri was very excited about this deer.  First- it was in velvet.  Second- she shot it with her new 270 Savage.  Third- first deer of the season!  According to Teri, it was a bad weekend due to the wind, but it was also very hot.  They arrived in South Carolina on a Wednesday while Hurricane Faye was blowing up the coast, thus causing ‘uncooperative’ wind.  They were then greeted with rain…and lots of it.  By Saturday, the weather had begun to cooperate a bit.  Setting herself up in the stand she likes to refer to as “Sweet 16″, they begin to locate tracks.  Taking out after some fresh tracks in 90 degree weather, Teri was able to harvest this great buck in velvet. 

Thanks again for the entertainment, Teri!