May 2015 | Prima Outdoor
Equalizer Release Review By: Rebecca Francis

Equalizer Release Review By: Rebecca Francis

Equalizer Release sold by Goat Tuff I cannot stop talking about the new Equalizer release. I honestly believe this unique and innovative release will change the world of archery hunting especially for women and those with short draw lengths. I was introduced to this release a year ago when I was preparing to hunt the big five in Africa. To hunt dangerous game in Africa there are certain requirements for draw weight and kinetic energy in order to make an ethical and lethal shot. For years, I thought I would never have the opportunity to hunt dangerous game because I only have a 24 1/2 inch draw length. In order to get the kinetic energy necessary to hunt dangerous game at a 24 1/2 inch draw length I would be required to pull over 100 lbs. I was approached about a new type of release that can increase draw length, velocity and kinetic energy. This is impressive because with every inch of draw length gained, arrow speed is increased 10 feet per second, which in turn increases kinetic energy. By increasing my draw length from 24 1/2 inches to 28 inches, I could gain an additional 30 fps. It sounded too good to be true but I was willing to take a look at it because I knew there was no way I would ever draw a 100 lbs bow. I only stand 5’2” and weigh 115 lbs; that would be like drawing my own body weight. I spoke directly with Ric Clark the designer of the release and he was certain that it would be the answer I...
Prois Pro-Edition Gear Review

Prois Pro-Edition Gear Review

By: Rebecca Francis Finding great hunting clothing designed specifically for women is virtually impossible. That is why I am a die-hard fan of Prois hunting apparel. I have taken my Prois clothing all over the world in practically every hunting condition and have yet to be dissatisfied. In fact, I have been quite thankful I have clothes that can outperform the clothing the guys I hunt with are wearing. Every hunter needs a basic all-season pair of pants, jacket and vest that will work for most hunting situations. Meaning, clothing that will work for essentially everything except extreme cold, wet or hot weather conditions, in which other clothing may be required. I wear the Prois Pro-Edition line on nearly every single hunt! I have crawled through dirt and mud, fought through prickly alders and cactuses, and stalked though sharp and rocky cliffs, and my Prois Pro-Edition clothes have survived it all.      I absolutely love these pants. I wear them for everything. These pants are not only comfortable but have lasted me for over four years, and I hunt hard! These pants are designed to fit women and have a flattering cut without sacrificing functionality and durability. These pants are perfect for layering with an underneath base layer, as well as adding additional layers for cold and wet conditions. The only issue I have had with the pants is with the belt tabs on the waist. I love the adjustable tabs, but when I am backpacking the waist belt of the pack puts pressure on the tabs, which rubs a sore spot on my hips. I fixed this...
Gaining Access to Land for Hunting – The Do’s and Don’ts

Gaining Access to Land for Hunting – The Do’s and Don’ts

By: Amy Felhaber   As the hunting community grows, we are now seeing many individuals struggling to gain crucial land access. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have previous connections or family ties, chances are you ask permission each year. Whether it’s friends, neighbors or strangers, asking to use another’s acreage can be a daunting task for some. With this article I hope to give you some ideas about what works for me to gain access, as well as what hasn’t worked. As a reminder, these are personal suggestions and should always be evaluated by each individual in association with their own determinants. When beginning the initial steps to get permission to gain land access for hunting, one must consider the following: What will I be hunting? Will I be hunting alone or in a group? How often will I be using the land? Start by asking family, friends and friends of friends if they have had success with any landowners. If you don’t have any luck, scouting your local area is a wise alternative for a starting point. Do’s It’s always a good idea to start small when gaining access for hunting land. Whether that be starting with one hunter or using the land for one hunting season, it lays the groundwork for the landowner to build trust with you and vice versa. Some tips and relevant questions to ask when introducing yourself: Introduce yourself and your intentions. Explain what you are going to be hunting, if you will have any partners and when or how often you plan on hunting. If the landowner says yes, follow up...
She Loves To Fish

She Loves To Fish

By: Ashley Rae Several years ago, I found myself very frustrated in tears in a parking lot after trying to find a pair of waders for fly fishing. I traveled out of my small hometown to a larger city, which I thought would have a better selection. I was greeted with laughter from the two male associates when I inquired about waders for women. I then asked for the equivalent boot size in men’s to find that that was not an item they carried either. I told them I was just looking for something that would fit me properly and they laughed and replied I would have to wear ‘chin waders’ because they didn’t make anything for ‘little people’. It felt like a slap in the face. Introduced to fishing by a family friend, I have been fortunate to experience time on the water since the age of five. No members of my immediate family fished so it was with friends throughout my life and joining a local bass fishing club that I was able to experience fishing. Each experience and outing left me wanting more. After graduating college and having more financial stability after paying back student loans, I decided to buy a fishing kayak so that I could be independent. I wanted to fish as I pleased and didn’t want to wait on anyone anymore. I learned a lot out on my own without any time limits and being able to go where I pleased and fish as long as I wanted. Working in the Office Administration field after college for a few years, I realized that...