Prois Staffer and Colorado State Coordinator Mia Enstrom Gets Her Colorado Antelope!

By: Kirstie Pike
CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women

The ladies of Prois are getting it done! We at Prois take great pride in surrounding ourselves with amazing ladies from all over the world!  We love to share their successes, their stories and their humor!  Without these ladies, Prois would not be what it is today!

Prois Colorado State Coordinator and Prois Social Media Coordinator Mia Enstrom!

Prois Colorado State Coordinator and Prois Social Media Coordinator Mia Enstrom!

Mia has been a staff member at Prois for a couple of years now!  She has been a huge supporter of Prois and has recently taken on the position of Colorado State Coordinator as well as Prois Social Media Coordinator.  We can always count on Mia to swing on by the Prois digs…even when we are closed!   Mia not only has a wicked sense of humor (which is a prerequisite for employment) but she is a fantastic hunter, outdoor photographer, wife and mother!  Yeah…she pretty much does it all and that is why we love her so.  That and she laughs at our jokes.

To see what the ladies of Prois choose for THEIR hunting adventures check out www.proishunting.com!

The Ladies of Prois Are Getting It Done! Prois Staffer Jody Geistweidt Takes The Family to the Field!

By: Kirstie Pike
CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women

The ladies of Prois are getting it done! We at Prois take great pride in surrounding ourselves with amazing ladies from all over the world!  We love to share their successes, their stories and their humor!  Without these ladies, Prois would not be what it is today!

Prois Staffer Jody Geistweidt With Her Family In The Field!

Prois Staffer Jody Geistweidt With Her Family In The Field!

Jody has been a Prois staff member for too many years to count now.  She’s been around since the dawn of man, really.  As with all Prois ladies, Jody is a remarkable hunter and has a huge commitment to passing on the heritage to her two sons.  Additionally, she is very involved in numerous conservation groups.  She has a great sense of humor.  She is a good sport, even when there are odd blow up dolls in her car seats.  She has very unique fears and we love to taunt her unmercifully for them!  Here’s to you Jody!!

To see with the ladies of Prois wear for THEIR adventures, check out www.proishunting.com!

The Ladies of Prois Are Getting it Done! Prois Staffer Sheri Baity Has a Dog Day!

By: Kirstie Pike
CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women

The ladies of Prois are getting it done! We at Prois take great pride in surrounding ourselves with amazing ladies from all over the world!  We love to share their successes, their stories and their humor!  Without these ladies, Prois would not be what it is today!

Prois Staffer and Owner of Crows Nest Calls Gets Her Dog

Prois Staffer and Owner of Crows Nest Calls Gets Her Dog

Sheri Baity hails from Pennsylvania and is the owner of Crow’s Nest Calls.  She recently joined the Prois staff and we are excited to see how her seasons pan out!

Sheri recently took down this big ole coyote!  Job well done, Sister!

To see what the ladies of Prois choose for THEIR hunting adventures check out www.proishunting.com!

Prois Staffer Dannielle Moore Shows Us How To Goose Hunt!

By: Kirstie Pike
CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women

The ladies of Prois are getting it done! We at Prois take great pride in surrounding ourselves with amazing ladies from all over the world!  We love to share their successes, their stories and their humor!  Without these ladies, Prois would not be what it is today!

Dannielle hails from Canada and knows a thing or two about waterfowl!  She has been part of the Prois staff for over a year now and adds (of course) a fatabulous sense of humor to the group.  She also has the MOST amazing posts about being a mom, a hunter and a wife.  She does it all and she is quite simply a badass.  But don’t take it from me, here is Dannielle’s story in her own words.

“I’d have to say that my passion for hunting came later on in life when my husband and I got our first dog, A Chesapeake Bay Retriever. While I grew up fishing on the shores of Lake Superior, we weren’t on a migration

Prois Staffer Dannielle Moore Shows Us How It Is Done!

Prois Staffer Dannielle Moore Shows Us How It Is Done!

flyway so I never duck hunted and we didn’t hunt big game either. So, we brought Pocket home and decided to give this waterfowling thing a try. I trained her and we ran some hunt tests with her before her first hunting season. As the season rolled around I didn’t want to shoot, but rather only wanted to run the dog, until one evening I was sitting in some stinky reeds with the dog and realized I was missing out! The next day, after getting all my tags my husband ran the dog while I tried my hand at shooting. I didn’t know much about guns then, so I gladly took the old bolt action, clip 20ga Mossburg. I shot 1 mallard drake, attempted to reload and promptly told him we were heading to the city to buy me a shotgun!!”

“From there my love of hunting has snowballed and 10 years later I’d say we’ve come a long way, especially for being self taught and not growing up in this province. I now eat, sleep and breath hunting and everything that it encompasses. We have made some amazing life long friends through hunting. One hunting buddy that we met through a hunting forum is like family now and we have waterfowled with him nearly every Thanksgiving for the past 6/7 years.”

“Our hunting has been a bit different these past few years as we have expanded our family. With a 3.5yr old, 2 yr old and 5mth old, I haven’t gotten out nearly as much as I have in the past, but I still have managed to make it on some hunts for geese, ducks, deer and elk. Our hunting mentality has shifted with our kids now. We are wanting to raise them exposed to hunting and have them join us in the field as soon as we feel they are ready. Our 3.5 yr old and 2 yr old love to count the ducks, touch them and name the species. They both came out and took pictures with my buck last year. They know that we hunt our game, hang it in the garage, put it in the freezer and then eat it. They love eating wild game. With 2 daughters I find myself very aware of the image my girls will grow up seeing of me. I also want my son to see that Mommy can hunt and provide for the family, but I take extra care in making sure my girls will see a strong, confident Mom who can get out there into the wild, hunt successfully, prepare it, cook it and be everything else that I want to be to them. Raising girls has left me with this mantra…Love her, but leave her wild.”

To see what the ladies of Prois wear on THEIR hunting adventures check out www.proishunting.com!

Prois Staffer Margie Nelson Falls In Love With Africa!

By: Kirstie Pike
CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women

The ladies of Prois are getting it done! We at Prois take great pride in surrounding ourselves with amazing ladies from all over the world!  We love to share their successes, their stories and their humor!  Without these ladies, Prois would not be what it is today!

Margie Nelson has been on the Prois staff for several years now.  Suffice it to say, Margie has a fire about her that is unrivaled!  She is insanely funny, extremely crass and a perfect fit for this company!  Margie also has a zest for life and has battled fiercely to relish each day on this planet.  But enough from me…you need to hear Margie’s story in her words.

“I’m 4th generation Montana hunter, raised by my grandparents! Grandpa was an NRA marksman and all round mountain man. I raised my son myself as I was raised…he’s a good hunter too! We love to hunt! I am a 4 time cancer survivor (breast, ovarian, esophageal and skin) thankful to be alive and able to live the life I love in the outdoors!”

“Africa was a wonderful experience and my PH bragged about me every night. I was the only woman Hunter in our camp of 10! I literally “tagged” out on day three of 9 days! I’m still in awe of the whole African experience!

Prois Staffer and Montana State Cordinator Margie Nelso

Prois Staffer and Montana State Coordinator Margie Nelson

The people, the landscape and of course…all the magnificent animals! I loved hanging out with the PH’s at the fire and listen to their views on conservation and hunting! An awesome group of men!”

“I’m so honored to be part of Prois and the wonderful women and a few men that are all so supportive of all our endeavors… I am looking forward to more hunts and time spent with this great group and representing Prois in Montana! Best thing I ever did was driving to Bozeman to meet Kirstie Pike and Barbara Baird 7 years ago!”

To see what the ladies of Prois wear for THEIR hunting adventures check out www.proishunting.com!

Hats Off to Prois Staffer and Georgia State Coordinator Jamie Dailey With Her First Archery Buck!

By: Kirstie Pike
CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women

The ladies of Prois are getting it done! We at Prois take great pride in surrounding ourselves with amazing ladies from all over the world!  We love to share their successes, their stories and their humor!  Without these ladies, Prois would not be what it is today!

Prois Staffer Jamie Dailey Arrows Her First Buck!

Prois Staffer Jamie Dailey Arrows Her First Buck!

Jamie hustles buns for Prois.  Not only has she been a staffer for over a year, she has accepted the position as Georgia State Coordinator.  While Jamie may have an affinity for dancing in grocery stores and sucking down helium in public, she is an ardent hunter.  Additionally, she is invested in many conservation groups such as QDMA, NRA and Whitetails Unlimited.  Here’s a word from this crazy lady!

“My favorite hunting is whitetail and feral hogs The reason I love hunting is because it allows me to be just me…It is always pushing me to do better and it’s never the same. I have never shot an animal that I didn’t thank them for their life. I also have never shot an animal that I didn’t cry over. I can never pin point the exact emotion because its so many at once.”
To see what the ladies of Prois wear for THEIR hunting adventures, check out www.proishunting.com!

Prois Staffer Nancy Rodriguez Gets Her Man!

By: Kirstie Pike
CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women

The ladies of Prois are getting it done! We at Prois take great pride in surrounding ourselves with amazing ladies from all over the world!  We love to share their successes, their stories and their humor!  Without these ladies, Prois would not be what it is today!

Prois Staffer Nancy Rodriquez Bags Her 2016 Muley!

Prois Staffer Nancy Rodriquez Bags Her 2016 Muley!

Prois Staffer Nancy Rodriquez puts another amazing backcountry adventure is in the books. According to Nancy, “I feel incredibly blessed to have taken this muley after living out of a backpack on the mountain for 5 days with intense winds, snow, and downright freezing temps. So worth it!!”

Nancy Rodriguez lives in California and is the owner of Artifacts and Fossils.  She hunts year round and takes great pride int he hard work she puts forth to her hunting endeavors.  She does indeed have a wicked sense of humor and may be one of the only other ladies to have feet as big as Prois CEO, Kirstie Pike.

To see what the ladies of Prois wear for THEIR hunting adventures, check out www.proishunting.com!

Archery Shooting Tips by Megan DeHaan

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-5-00-42-pmLess than 2 weeks before archery antelope opens. Holy cow that went fast! If your like me your ran ragged all summer long with haying season you rarely have time to practice your shooting. That still doesn’t give you a single excuse to not get it done if you want a successful and ethical archery season. A few simple steps you must take can be the difference between a terrible shot and a successful harvest! I never actually “put away” my bow for the season. I constantly find excuses to use it throughout the year. It has a space in my garage that’s easily accessible. With that said, there are still a few things I inspect this time of year. First, is everything tight? I’ve had my rest actually come loose before, this is a MUST before you go out and shoot. Secondly, inspect your strings. Are they frayed? Do they need wax? Third, my quiver is always full but make sure you know what your shooting! Sounds silly but it’s pretty easy to assume you have all field tips on only to find out there is one random broadhead. I also inspect my arrows before I ever shoot them. Clink them against your hand or something hard to make sure you don’t hear any broken ones, or if your tips aren’t properly screwed on tight. I never shoot old arrows in actual hunting situations. Make sure you are all setup and ready to go before the first day of season. Your local stores may sell out of your favorite broad head you sighted in with all month. Lastly, HAVE FUN! Hunting is supposed to be a wonderful and challenging experience. If you are well prepared, it can make all the difference in the world!

Megan DeHaan