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Kathleen is Ashley’s (see below!) mom. She is 54 and has been hunting big game since she was “BC” (before children!). She was 27 when she shot her first deer. Since that time, she has hunted in Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, Wyoming and her home state of California. She learned to hunt from her husband of 31 years who is also her best and favorite hunting partner! They then introduced their daughter, Ashley, to the sport when she was very young. Ashley majored in Wildlife Biology at Purdue where she also shot on the trap and skeet team and now works for the Arizona Fish and Game as their Shooting Sports Coordinator. Ashely and her father were hunting elk (pictured below!) in Colorado while Kathleen shot her blacktail.
When asked what Kathleen’s greatest hunting accomplishment has been to date, she remarks that she harvested 3 species of deer on her 50th birthday in 2004. A 4 point mule deer in Nevada, a trophy 25″ spread 2 x 4 blacktail in California, and a small 3 point whitetail in Idaho. Kathleen also keeps a journal of all of her hunting and outdoor experiences and highly recommends this to any woman who wants to preserve a bit of her past to reflect upon later and for future generations to read and enjoy!
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
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 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!
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!
Terri Lee is very well known to us at Prois- an amazing wife, mother and entrepeneur. Check out her website at www.campwildgirls.com!
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!