Ruth Cusack Trumps 11 Other Finalists for the Title of This Yearʼs Most Intrepid Female Hunter

Countless stories have been submitted for the coveted annual 2012 Próis Award, and not just by any female hunters – the top echelon in the sport including those that jump at the chance to shoot the Big 5 or snicker when faced headon with a charging bear. These are the ladies that are serious about their pursuits, and are just as passionate about conservation and being a role model for future female hunters to look up to. And after making it through a tough panel of celebrity judges, and some serious online voting, the results are in. The winner of the 2012 Próis Award is Ruth Cusack of Alaska.

Not only will Cusack proudly take claim to the title of 2012 Próis Award Winner, sheʼll begin packing for her grand prize of a 5-day hunt of a lifetime in Namibia. In addition, thousands will be able to read all about her thrilling adventure in a future issue of Sporting Classics Magazine. To top it off, Cusack will be fully outfitted for her extreme hunt with the latest gear from top equipment manufacturers sponsoring the contest, and will be officially presented the title during a press conference at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV in January.

“Each year we receive numerous outstanding entries from women who more than just hunt for a hobby, but make hunting a lifestyle and are just as passionate about conservation — vital factors that Próis holds close to heart,” said Kirstie Pike, President and CEO of Próis Hunting & Field Apparel. “These women are not just our customers, they are our community and weʼre excited to once again highlight and reward one passionate huntress for all of her accomplishments outdoors,” she added.

A panel of industry expert judges reviewed all submitted essays and photos, and then the top 12 selected were posted onto the Próis Award website: for the hunting community to vote for their favorite. Finalist votes were then calculated with judges scoring to determine the winner.

Image courtesy Full Throttle Communications

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