Andrea Fisher has been named Próis Hunting & Field Apparel’s top huntress for 2012. Próis, the leading manufacturer of performance-driven hunting clothing for women, continues to celebrate females who dominate in the field. Andrea will take home the coveted prize: a hunt of a lifetime for elk, mule deer, whitetail and wolf in the pristine Canadian Rocky Mountains with Savage Encounters and Sports Afield Editor-in-Chief Diana Rupp. Plus, she’ll be fully outfitted with the latest hunting gear from top equipment manufacturers and Próis Awards sponsors — a killer package that rings in at more than $25,000 in value.
“Próis and its contest partners are passionate about recognizing strong, successful female hunters who consider hunting a lifestyle, and are involved in conservation, management and the hunting community,” says Kirstie Pike, CEO of Próis Hunting & Field Apparel. “We had more than 70 entries for this contest and the competition was stiff. The top 12 finalists were determined by our panel of judges and each woman had an amazing story to tell. This whole process is quite humbling.”
Essays and photos were reviewed by a panel of industry expert judges, and the top 12 chosen were posted onto the Próis Awards website on October 15, 2011. Then, the hunting community had until December 15, 2011, to cast their votes on which candidate they believe should be crowned the 2011 Próis Award Winner. Once online voting was complete, Prois added in the accumulated judges scores to the online votes to determine who the winner would be. Andrea will be introduced as the winner to the industry at both the 2012 Archery Trade Association Show in Columbus, Ohio, and the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nev.
2011 Próis Awards sponsors include: Próis Hunting and Field Apparel, Savage Encounters, Outdoor Connection, Sports Afield, Blacks Creek, Hunter Hills Journal, Ripcord Arrow Rest, Bowtech, Swarovski Optik, Bog-Pod, Acli-Mate and Zamberlan.
The Próis Awards panel of industry expert judges includes Diana Rupp, Editor in Chief of Sports Afield Magazine; Kirstie Pike, CEO of Próis Hunting & Field Apparel; Craig Boddington, Outdoor Writer; Guy Eastman, Publisher of Eastman’s Hunting Journals; Ron Shmeits, Presdent of the NRA; Ron Spomer, Writer, Wildlife Photographer & TV Host; and Brenda Valentine, NWTF Spokesperson & TV Host.