Are you hardcore? Are you? Is hunting your passion rather than your sport? Is it in your blood? Do you have what it takes to become the 2012 Prois Award winner?
In our continued efforts to recognize the most hardcore female hunters around, Prois Hunting & Field Apparel proudly announces the 2012 Prois Award Contest. Prois
leads the pack when it comes to hardcore, performance driven hunting apparel, so it is only fitting that we honor the women who stop at nothing to experience the hunt of a lifetime.
What does it take to win the Prois Award? Guts, determination and a passion for the hunt. Involvement in conservation, management and community. If hunting is your lifestyle,
you could be the next Prois Award winner. If you live to hunt and hunt to live, you could be the next Prois Award winner. Whether you have hunted your entire life, or just
recently picked up the sport, you could be the next Prois Award winner. This IS the award for the hardcore female hunter!
The recipient of the 2012 Prois Award winner will enjoy the hunt of a lifetime in ????? and will be accompanied by Sports Afield Editor in Chief, Diana Rupp and Prois CEO, Kirstie
Pike. In addition to this once in a lifetime hunt, the winner will receive an unrivaled gear package from Prois Hunting Apparel, Swarovski Optiks, Bowtech, Rip Cord, Black’s Creek,
Bog Gear, Zamberlan Boots, Caribou Bags, (MORE to come) The Prois Award winner will also be flown to the 2012 Archery Trade Association show in Columbus, OH and the 2012 SHOT Show
in Las Vegas for press conferences staged before premier outdoor writers, editors and corporate representatives.
Could you be the 2012 Prois Award Winner? Are you hardcore? Are you? Submit your entry today!
Submit your entry today! Tell us your story. Tell us about your passion for the hunt. Tell us about your involvement in community, management and conservation efforts.
Tell us why you are the hardcore female hunter who should be the recipient of the 2012 Prois Award. Here’s how...
Send us your story in 750 words or less. In addition, send one photo of you from your favorite hunt. Note:
We will not accept photos with sexual undertones. Nor will we accept hunting photos that may be deemed disrespectful to any animal harvested.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before midnight, October 15, 2012.
You will receive email confirmation upon submission.
So…what happens next?
Our panel of celebrity judges will narrow down the field of contestants to the top 12 finalists. Stories and photos of each of the finalists will be loaded onto the Prois
Award site and online voting will begin.
Finalists will be listed on the Prois Hunting Apparel website and online voting will commence. Votes will be accepted until December 16th, 2012 at midnight.
Due to the prestigious nature of the Prois Award and the amassed expertise of our celebrity panel of judges, there has been a rule change instituted for the Prois Award.
The winner of the award will be selected on an overall combination of scores (1) total online votes received plus (2) combined judging scores. All finalists will receive
a score from each judge which will be based on (a) conservation and community efforts (b) passion for the sport (c) hunting experience and (d) overall story. The finalist
with the highest score of the combined online votes and combined judging scores will be named the winner of the contest.
Two trophy elk rut rifle hunt combos with whitetail, mule deer and wolf. 9 Day – 2x1
Value at $25,000
Taxes per person of $625 and licenses of $1,350 per person NOT INCLUDED.
Located 200 km North West of Calgary, Alberta – Savage Encounters finds its home nestled at the base of the eastern foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Hilly and
swampy terrain with good cover of large pines and aspen guaranty that potential game reach maturity. This area is known worldwide for excellent trophy game. The hunt will
take place from a lodge with an option of a spike camp as well.
Chad “SAVAGE” Lenz – has lived in, and hunted this area for more than 30 years, giving him the advantage of experience when it comes to guiding hunters to the best possible
locations. Chad’s personal specialty lies in bow hunts. Having over 20 years bow hunting experience, his instincts and “know how” will be your best asset in assuring a trophy
class encounter of the SAVAGE kind. With 4×4 crew cabs, horses, amphibious ATV’s & Quads, you’ll not only find yourself safely arriving at your hunting area or stand ON TIME,
but you’ll also have no trouble getting back to their modern, clean & comfortable facilities at the end of each day. The full time cooking staff will also be at the ready to
whip you up an amazing home cooked meal.
Elk are awesome, the most majestic of the deer species, and in his opinion the most exciting and challenging hunt you can go on. If you have ever heard an elk bugle you
know what he is talking about and if you haven’t your missing out. In their area they have elk in the 260”-350” class and are restricted 6 points or larger in this zone
to increase the age structure of our ever expanding herds. Elk hunts are conducted using tree stands, stalking and calling during rut.
Alberta is renowned for its large whitetail and mule deer, tipping the scales at well over 300 lbs and this area is no exception. They have whitetail and mule deer bucks in
the 130”-200” class and clients usually see a couple of these giants within range each week along with smaller bucks and does. All of the whitetail hunts are conducted from
tree stands or ground blinds, hunting timber country. Mule deer are also hunted using stands but spot and stalk also works well.
Wolves are also abundant in this unit and also on the menu, so if we chance on one, start shooting as these crafty critters don’t hang out for long. Big bears and moose are
also in the area and will be an exciting encounter if we happen to see one or two. This hunt is a Canadian Safari in one of the prettiest places on the planet with top guides
who will put you in the heart of it!
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Kirstie Pike - CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women
Gunnison, Colorado, one of the coldest towns in the United States, is home to Prois Hunting Apparel. Kirstie Pike began developing women’s gear
when she wanted to hunt with her husband. Disgusted after shopping for weeks to find few things she could seriously stay warm and be comfortable
in, Kirstie got to work designing a women’s line of hunting clothes.
The workmanship in Prois clothing is unparalleled in the women’s hunting industry and this vest will last you for many years. Prois’ slogan “Serious
Huntwear for Real Women” is absolutely true. This is not re-sized men’s clothing nor is it fluffy girlie clothing impersonating real hunting gear.
Guy Eastman - Publisher Eastman’s Hunting Journals
Guy Eastman is an avid outdoorsman, trophy hunter, hunting and wildlife film maker, that is a producer of hunting videos, films and television shows,
publisher of the Eastman’s Bow Hunting Journal and Eastman's Hunting Journal, the hunting magazine that has a 10,000 strong reader base. The Eastman’s
Hunting Journal was started in 1987 by his father Mike and mother Bertie Eastman.
Guy is an accomplished lecturer and authority on hunting. Eastmans.com,
his company, is an invaluable resource for practically everything related to hunting for the hard core hunting enthusiast. Big game hunting is in Guy's
blood and he has been hunting with his father and grandfather from a very early age, to build up a wealth of experience, knowledge and hunting wisdom.
He can now be seen bow hunting elk, black bear and grizzly bear on the Outdoor Channel. He can also be seen rifle hunting back country mule deer.
Diana Rupp - Editor in Chief Sports Afield
Diana Rupp, Editor-in-chief, Sports Afield magazine Diana Rupp was born and raised in northern Pennsylvania, where the opening day of deer season is the
most important day of the year. Her parents introduced her to hunting at an early age, sparking a lifelong passion. Diana has worked for outdoor magazines
for twenty years, and her travels in pursuit of big game have taken her throughout the United States and Canada as well as numerous trips to Africa and
Europe. She has been editor-in-chief of Sports Afield since 2002, when she was hired to spearhead its re-launch as an upscale big-game hunting magazine.
Previously she served as editor of Wing & Shot and Wildfowl, editorial director of The Northwoods Group, and contributing editor of Sports Afield. Diana
holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania; she is also a book author and has written dozens of hunting articles
for a wide variety of U.S. outdoor publications. She lives in California with her husband and favorite hunting partner, Scott.
Ron Schmeits - President NRA
Writer, wildlife photographer and TV host (Winchester World of Whitetail) Ron Spomer has been hunting for more than 45 years and writing about his
adventures for 35 years, winning awards and even the odd paycheck now and then. A recognized authority on rifles, ballistics and optics, Spomer is
also a student of wildlife, natural history and wild places. He has hunted on six continents and identified more than 500 species of North
American birds. He has authored seven books on hunting and natural history and isn't done yet. He presents educational seminars at various venues.
Brenda Valentine - NWTF Spokesperson & TV Host
Brenda is the National Spokesperson for the NWTF. She is the host of the NWTF's award winning TV program, "Turkey Call", on the Pursuit channel.
SHe is a 15 year veteral of the Bass Pro Shops National Redhead Hunting Team. She co-hosts Bass Pro's "Real Hunting TV" on Vs and is a regular
on the Bass Pro "King of Bucks" program.
Brenda was the first woman inducted into the National Legends of the OUtdoors Hall of Fame, she is a member of the West Tennessee Sports Hall
of Fame and is a present nominee for the National Archery Hall of Fame.