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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

Before Bite Me Box tipups, for years we ice fished with our style of tipup and away’s caught more fish than everyone else with other style tipups. Between the heat and the super sensitive flag trip design they are the most effective tipup on the market for perch, crappie and sensitive bite walleye, yet can be adjusted to fish for big pike as well.  Everyone kept saying to us you need to get a patent on those and start selling them. About four years ago we sat down and modified our originals to make them a more marketable product, built a website and started selling. Our sales have doubled every year since.

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This past year we designed our Truck Bed Stacker to resolve the big problem of truck bed organization. So many times the space in your truck bed is wasted because its a pain pilling everything up. Every other truck bed organizing system on the market today is heavy, permanently installed in your truck and needs to be replaced if you buy a different make or model truck. The Truck Bed Stacker is all aluminum, light weight, quick and easy to put in or remove from your truck for everyday changing needs and has adjustable length and height so you only have to purchase once in your lifetime.

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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

My brother Kurt and I get together a few times during deer season to get out and enjoy the outdoors together, ” he is not a big hunter ” but its not always about the hunt as it is about quality time. While after a few hours of watching the deer move below us and out of range we moved locations and set up on hill watching over the bottom where the deer had been passing through. Well after a few hours of constantly sliding down the hill and the switching sides to keep my legs from falling asleep we starting pondering a solution to hunting on hillsides. That evening on the way home we began to talk about ideas and concepts that may possibly work. Myself having a metal working background we went straight to hardware store the next day and bought materials to try and build the idea that we had created in our minds. After countless hours in my garage and a few prototypes we had developed what we think is the comfortable solution to ground hunting, the Hilljacked.  After the trial and error stage I finally showed longtime friend and hunting partner Kevin Bond our idea to get his thoughts and insight. He was just as excited as we were about the product and was happy to jump on board.

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By Steve Wall

What size antlers does a whitetail deer need to be considered a trophy?  This is a topic that is highly debatable and can even become a controversy in some cases.  I have had the opportunity to hunt private land that is managed for large whitetail bucks, but I have also hunted highly pressured public land.  I have killed what I would consider trophy bucks on both properties.  I am a supporter of the philosophy of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA).  Which is:

 ” a practice that unites landowners, hunters, and managers in a common goal of producing biologically and socially balanced deer herds within existing environmental, social, and legal constraints. This approach typically involves the protection of most or all yearling bucks combined with an appropriate harvest of female deer to maintain a healthy population in balance with existing habitat conditions and hunter desires. This level of deer management involves the production of quality deer (bucks, does, and fawns), quality habitat, quality hunting experiences, and, most importantly, quality hunters. “

If the QDMA philosophy could be carried out by everyone, I believe we would all be more satisfied as hunters.  However, as we all know this just is not going to happen.  There are to many varying opinions by hunters and landowners as to how many, and what size deer should be shot every year.  With lands that are managed for “Trophy Bucks”, there are usually antler size restrictions set forth by a land manager or a group of people that manage the land collectively.  There are also landowners who feel more deer is better and will not shoot any does.  On the other hand, there are some hunters who will shoot absolutely any deer that they see.  Continue reading “What is a trophy?”

 

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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

Basically out of need. I was sitting in a tree stand and that seat was so noisy and thin I knew there had to be something better.  After trying to get that one replaced and a few others that the squirrels had chewed, and after only finding seats on the market that didn’t seem much better, I started the process to getting them produced. I was really set on keeping them made in the USA which is a tough task when roughly 50% of the total cost would be from the labor. We were fortunate enough to find that company and as a plus, the owner is a hunter which helps immensely in the designing process of any ideas that I bring to him.

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