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Prois Women’s High Plains Brush Pants

So much for women having to fend for themselves in upland gear. Prois has quickly become the premier maker of hunting gear for the fasting growing segment in the sport. And these upland pants have all the hallmarks of quality that will take a beating and last for years. Better still, they get the seal of approval from our favorite female gunzel and owner of Starr & Bodill African Safaris, Britney Starr. So we know they have to be great. ($139.99)


SportDOG UplandHunter® 1875 Collar


This comprehensive e-collar + beeper system is a great package for any uplander on your gift list. With a 1-mile range on the e-collar and 500-yard audible range on the beeper, the SportDOG Brand® UplandHunter® 1875 ($385) makes it just as easy to keep tabs on your big-running dog, as it is to locate your close-working pup in dense cover.

Packed with features like DRYTEK® waterproofing, expandability to add up to 3 dogs on one transmitter, seven levels of momentary and continuous stimulation, as well as the option to train with vibrate and tone, SportDOG Brand follows through with its motto of “Gear the Way You’d Design It.”

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Mud River Duffel and Crate Cushion

Mud River

My mom always told me to invest in nice luggage, well, that goes for toting your hunting gear, also. My Mud River Rolling Duffel ($192) has been to Africa, Saskatchewan, and multiple states in the US, and still looks as good as the day I bought it. The hard-sided bottom adds an extra measure of protection, as well as a great storage space. Mud River also offers a host of dog accessories to make your travels easier, including the Crate Cushion ($20 – $27) that gets “two paws up” from my GSP Wesson.


Eddie Bauer Mabton Flats Vest

Mabton Vest

Despite the fact that women’s hunting gear has come a long way, overall, since I first started busting brush, it can still be slim pickins when it comes to female-specific upland gear. Luckily, there are a few companies who are doing it right, not just men’s sizing made smaller, but actual women-designed and women-tailored gear. One of those companies is Eddie Bauer. I’ve worn their Mabton Flats vest ($199) for three seasons in Michigan’s North Woods, and South Dakota, and it’s held up beautifully. The vest is made of durable, water-resistant material, that really does stay dry … Except for if you fall, armpit deep, into a bog while hunting swamp grouse, but I digress. The back pouch is roomy enough for a limit of birds, as well as a water bottle for the dog, and the front pockets can fit an entire box of shells each – if you like to burn powder like I do, you’ll probably want to have that many. Overall, the Mabton Flats vest is a solid staple piece to your upland wardrobe and well worth the investment.


SportDOG Brand Announces Second Annual Companions for Conservation Contest

Birddog PuppyKnoxville, Tennessee (June 2, 2015) – SportDOG Brand®, an industry-leading brand of electronic dog tracking and training products, has announced the continuation of its Conservation Fund initiative. After overwhelming success in its inaugural year, the Companions for Conservation contest will again result in three lucky youths taking ownership of new hunting dogs, trained by SportDOG Brand Senior ProStaff members.

The contest seeks to give families with children ages 8 to 18, who have an interest in hunting and conservation, the opportunity to win a new hunting companion. Three of the country’s top trainers, Shawn Kinkelaar, Kim Bishop, and Chris Akin, will provide training through the started stage for the prize dogs – a pointer, hound, and retriever, respectively.

To enter, post your original dog training, youth education, hunting, or wildlife habitat related photo to the SportDOG Brand Facebook page, Twitter account, or via the online web form. The post must contain the hashtag corresponding to the dog you’d like to win (#SDC4CPointer, #SDC4CHound, or #SDC4CRetriever). All entries should be submitted between 11 a.m. ET, on June 1, 2015, and 5 p.m. ET, on July 1, 2015. A panel of seven judges will then vote and decide on three finalists for each dog, after which, public voting for the grand prize winners will take place on sportdog.com. The three lucky winner’s names will be announced at 11a.m. ET, on July 31, 2015. Complete details and official rules can be found in the Conservation Fund section of the SportDOG Brand website.

Companions for Conservation

Women’s Outdoor & Shooting Industry Dinner Announces 2015 Sponsors

Kalamazoo, Mich., (December 20, 2014) – Britney Starr, founder of the Women’s Outdoor & Shooting Industry Dinner is proud to announce this year’s sponsors of the annual event, presented by LaserMax.

Now in its third year, the dinner facilitates valuable networking among female firearm industry members during the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas, Nev., and is the only event of its kind. The 2014 dinner drew more than 200 influential, dynamic ladies from all corners of the hunting and shooting sports arenas.

Gun Girl Dinner

The 2015 Women’s Outdoor & Shooting Industry Dinner sponsors are as follows:


2 Vets Arms, Flashbang Holsters, NRA Women’s Network, XS Sight Systems, Benelli USA, Hawke Sport Optics, Ultimate Upland and SIG SAUER

Galco Gunleather, Remington Arms, Timney Triggers, FrogLube, Pròis Hunting & Field Apparel, Unique-Ars, Gunsite Academy, Devil Dog Arms and STI International

Women of the Shooting and Hunting Industry

For more information about the dinner, contact Britney Starr at gungirldinner@gmail.com.

Follow the Women’s Outdoor & Shooting Industry Dinner on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and with the hashtags #GunGirlDinner and #GGD.


About this year’s Women’s Outdoor & Shooting Industry Dinner
Presented by LaserMax, the 2015 Women’s Outdoor & Shooting Industry Dinner will be held at Public House in the Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year’s theme is “Birds of a Feather,” and attendees are encouraged to spread their wings and show off their colors in celebration of female empowerment in the outdoors and shooting sports.