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RADINE BAGS A MIGHTY BULL IN B.C.!

Radine is well-known to us here at Prois!  She hails from B.C., Canada and is an avid hunter.  She harvested this impressive bull this fall.  Great Job, Radine!

Prois Partners with the Great American Outdoor Trails Radio Magazine~

We at Prois Hunting Apparel for Women are excited to announce our partnership with Sarah Ferguson.  Sarah is not only the executive podcast illustrator for a nationally syndicated outdoor radio program, Great American Outdoor Trails Radio Magazine (GAOT), but she is also the voice of Women On The Trail, which is a weekly segment on GAOT.  Now, Sarah’s main objective behind Women On The Trail is to advocate outdoors women and to focus exclusively on products that fit them and their needs.  Aside from work, Sarah’s truest passions include dove hunting, pheasant hunting, duck hunting, deer hunting and fishing for anything that swims.  Now, don’t be fooled by Sarah’s bubbly personality or cue appearance, because even when nine months pregnant and being in the throes of winter, that still didn’t stop her from chasing monster, whitetail bucks!

The show can be heard on over 73 different radio stations.  It is also available on the internet in an illustrated version on hundreds of different websites.  If you would like to find exactly where it is airing via radio, simply click on their website www.outdoortrailsnetwork.com, click on the ‘stations’ tab and view.  Tune in! 

 

Sarah Ferguson of Women On The Trail

Haydyn’s First Buck!

Coming to you from Prois itself…Haydyn (age 13) bags her first mule deer in Western Colorado.  Haydyn started her hunting career last year, but came up short when it came to finding that great buck.  She hit the hills hard this year, and her efforts show!  She harvested this great buck with a single shot.  When asked if she had a great time, Haydyn stated, “I loved it!  I can’t wait for elk season!”.   Mark that as another girl hooked on the sport!  Great job, Haydyn!

Laura-

 

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 www.huntersspecialties.com

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 www.monkeyboyproducts.com”

It sounds like Dead Down Wind (www.deaddownwind.com) 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!”.