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Hunting Gear Designed for Comfort and Functionality in a Warmer Climate
If you’re preparing for the hunt of your life – or at least one of them – check out Próis Hunting & Field Apparel’s Sojourn line of clothes for women, created specifically for safari hunting. Made for women, by women, this specialty hunting line features a high performance short-sleeve shirt and lightweight hoodie designed to be as rugged and tough as the lands you will wear them in.
While it may be hot, just like hunting in the cold, your gear including base layers matter when getting ready for a warm-weather hunt. The Próis Sojourn short-sleeve shirt and lightweight hoodie are made from a unique moisture wicking polyester/spandex, which is breathable and will allow for easy and fluid movement. To help shield your skin, sun protection is built into the shirt and lightweight hoodie, which has a UV protectant woven into the fabric. The Próis Sojourn hoodie also features zippered front pockets to stow lightweight items.
As you already know, animals have an acute sense of smell, and when in a warm climate, human odors tend to increase. Because of this, the Próis Sojourn line of clothes have an odor elimination treatment which rids fabric of odors as well as works to minimize human odors.
Both pieces in the line – the short-sleeve shirt and the lightweight hoodie – have been designed for an athletic and flattering fit, meaning you’ll be able to move easily – and, look good. The shirt and hoodie are sold separately. They are available in sizes XS through XXL and come in either khaki or olive.
Interested in the perfect pairing for your upcoming safari? The Prois Adventure pants deliver all that is needed for the African experience. Light weight and stretchable fabric engineered with 94% nylon and 6% spandex that is exceptionally quick-to-dry. Waistline rests at the natural waist. Cut with ample room through rear, hips and thighs. Elastic drawstring cuffs to keep pants tight to boots. Available in stone and khaki with a size range of XXS-XXL.
For more information about the new Próis Sojourn line or to learn more about the company’s innovative line of serious, high-performance huntwear for real women, contact: Próis Hunting and Field Apparel, 28001-B US Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 · (970) 641-3355 · Or visit: www.proishunting.com
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Here’s a round of GREAT tips from Prois Staffer, Tarra Stoddard!
We worked on our comfortable STANCE (at home). Closing our eyes with an unloaded firearm & swiveling (from waist up) our firearm and stopping when comfortable in stance on our hung target. Adjusting our eyes open to bulls eye when needed. Repeat this exercise thus building our Muscle memory Sight Alignment GRIP: We worked (at home) on being able to pick up & GRIP our handguns in a ready to fire any time we pick up our firearm. A proper & consistent grip is essential to accurate shooting. Together grip & position are the foundations that allow proper execution of the shooting fundamentals.
Some people aim with their non-dominant eye. For some they don’t have a dominant eye. I suggest just aiming with whichever eye is most comfortable and gives clear sight. If your dominant eye is opposite our dominant firing hand turn your head to aim with dominant eye.
Lining up the (dots) sights together to form a perfect fit. That’s the easy part. Now it’s keeping the sight alignment steady until you can get your sight picture that’s the tricky part! Close your left eye and hold the gun up so you can see 3 dots. What you’re going to want to do is line up those 3 dots so that the dot on the front site is in between the 2 dots on rear sights. Try to make the space between the 3 dots as even as possible. Ideally, all the dots should be perfectly in line and kept in line as you smoothly pull the trigger. Practice keeping your sight alignment steady (with your unloaded firearm, target on the wall) while dry firing.
With your sight alignments steady, focus on the front site. You should ideally place the front site slightly on top of what you are aiming at on your target. This will cause your target to be blurry or unfocused. You should be aiming center of mass (point of aim, point of impact). The aligned sights are placed in the middle of the aiming area. Practice keeping sight alignment steady and the front site on your point of aim while you steadily dry fire. (With your un-loaded firearm & target on the wall)
To breathe or not to breathe, that is the question. Proper breathe control allows the shooter to remain steady to prevent body movement. Believe it or breathing has a HUGE impact on your marksmanship. Learning breath control techniques can insure the ability to take a reliable consistent and accurate shoot each time. Become aware of your natural breathing habits and any changes that occur to those patterns when you are shooting. I believe breathing is a very individualistic and personal decision. It seems there are four techniques to choose from. 1. Take a few breaths to relax, clear your thoughts, & focus on the aiming fundamentals; inhale, then pause your breathing while your lungs are FULL of oxygen and take the shot. 2. Take a few breaths to relax, clear your thoughts, & focus on aiming fundamentals; fully exhale, then pause your breathing, when your lungs are EMPTY of most of your oxygen, take the shot. 3. Take a few breaths to relax, clear your thoughts, & focus on fundamentals; exhale partially (about 50% of air) then pause when lungs are HALF full/half empty, take the shot. 4. Do not pause or hold your breath at all, breath NORMALLY, clear your thoughts, focus on fundamentals; take your shot while breathing. While practicing advanced fundamentals (with a unloaded firearm) after sighting, find your breathing pattern while shooting. Test these techniques and apply the one that best suits you! Happy Practicing!
Trigger control does NOT mean a slow squeeze but a smooth (like pulling your finger through peanut butter) trigger pull. Smooth is steady & steady is smooth. Center the first pad of your trigger finger on the trigger while maintaining optimum sight picture until the hammer falls & the firing process is completed. Dry firing (with a cleared firearm) is the key to acquiring this skill. Trigger control does not mean a slow squeeze to the rear; it means smooth continuous pressure to the rear UNTIL the break point is reached.
Smooth is steady & steady is fast! The trigger finger must pull trigger to the rear so the hammer falls WITH little disturbance to the aiming process. (Imagine pulling your finger tip through peanut butter). Novice shooters can take up to five seconds to perform an adequate trigger squeeze, but as your skills improve, you will be able to squeeze the trigger in a second or less. The proper trigger squeeze should start with slight pressure on the trigger during the initial aiming process. Then you apply more pressure after the front sight post is steady on the target & you have applied your breathe control. You should hold the trigger to the rear for one second after the trigger is pulled. This insures a steady position with reduces the disturbance of the pistol during trigger squeeze.
Moments Like This
By Nancy Rodriguez
“Move quickly!” The tall damp grass muffles our foot falls, as we try to avoid an early morning face plant brought on by some unforeseen object in the dark. The sun has just started to illuminate the inky sky, as gobbles echo down the valley. We race toward the avian thunder coming from a roosting tree ahead, praying our movement will go unnoticed. A large oak tree 50 yards out appears to be the perfect end point of our mad scramble. The three of us slide into position like a baseball player stealing home plate. Within minutes (that seem like hours) there is a chorus of hair raising gobbles, pounding heartbeats, a fire red head bobbing through the brilliant sea of green, and an ever so quiet click of a safety being released…
My 16 year old niece, Audrey has drawn a turkey hunt in our home state of California. She has asked my husband, Joe and I to join her on the adventure and she let us know that she is determined to drive home with a cooler full of fresh turkey meat!
On opening morning of her hunt, the three of us start the 2.5 mile hike under a moonless sky, long before sun up. Our pant legs get soaked from the dew covered grass, as we meander through the dense oak trees and rolling hills. We crest the top of a ridge, plant ourselves against some trees and listen for lonely gobblers still in the roost, broadcasting their position to anything willing to listen. Within minutes we hear one, but it’s a ways off. We grab our gear and the race begins to pinpoint the roosting area. The gobbles become louder as we close the distance in the dark. In time, the morning twilight reveals the lay of the land and thunderous gobbles rumble through the crisp spring air. Who doesn’t love turkey hunting?
We glance to the oak tree we want for our set up, lean over to reduce our profile, and sprint to the designated spot. Once there I scramble out in front of us a few yards, quickly set up a lone Avian X hen decoy, and slide back into position next to Audrey. I range several trees and whisper the ranges. I look into Audrey’s eyes and I can see she is ready. Joe strategically sets up about 10 yards behind the two of us and preps the play list.
The birds are out of the roost and the chess match begins. Joe calls softly and a few gobblers respond. Time passes and the sequence continues. Joe calls again and the birds respond but they are not getting any closer. A stand off begins and we wait to see who’s resolve will break first. The three of us sit frozen in time, with only our eyes slowly moving back and forth. Audrey has the gun propped on her knee pointed in the direction of the last gobble. Time passes and Joe softly calls again and instantly gets a response. We sit silent hoping the gobbling birds will lose their cool and come after the lonely hen they think is leaving. Minutes tick off the clock as we sit in silence and then the valley grows quiet. I begin to wonder whether we have lost the birds. Our eyes scan the horizon for any sign of movement when Audrey whispers, “I see one…in the trees.” I swear our hearts are pounding in unison and I’m sure the turkeys can hear them. The gobbler is heading our way but we lose him as he drops below the rise of a hill in front of us. The two of us stare down the draw willing the turkey to appear and come closer. We wait…and wait…and wait. Suddenly a vibrant red head appears through the green grass, as the gobbler is quietly moving toward us in search of the love sick hen he heard earlier. I whisper, “Get ready!” Audrey moves like molasses, slowly lining up in the direction of her quarry’s travel. I look to the tree he needs to clear to be within range and pray he keeps closing the distance to the decoy. Cautiously he walks, stops, looks, and repeats. The wait is agonizing. He finally clears the tree that’s within range and puts on the brakes. I can tell he’s getting nervous so I whisper, “Shoot!” Within seconds the Hevi 13 speeds down the valley and ensures the fact that the cooler will not be going home empty.
Audrey and I walk up to the downed bird, sit next to it, and take a moment to give thanks. Looking around, the sun is now shining through the trees and the green rolling hills seem to glow in the low morning light. The woods have woken up now and the birds welcome the new day with their songs. Nature’s splendor is so beautiful.
We take photos, clean the gobbler, and put it in Audrey’s backpack for the long hike out. As we meander through the woods, I look at the two smiling faces along side me and realize that this is what I love most about hunting. Moments like this…