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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

My Wife is a clean freak!  When I would come back from hunting I would just wash my greasy facepaint off in the sink or jump in the shower and leave black, green and brown greasy streaks everywhere. She figured there must be something better than that hard to remove paint. I think she was more concerned with keeping the bathroom and sinks clean and removing it easier from them than my face.  She tested out multiple formulas and used me as the guinea pig. We tested in rain, snow and heat, making sure I wore it around while working outside to see if I would sweat it off. It took about 4 months to come up with the formula we sell today. Now, we have a easy roll on formula that applies quickly and wipes off within minutes with just water. No more grease on clothes, guns, glasses or in sinks or showers!


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Winter-Predator Kit


How long have you been in business?

We started mixing and testing different variations and applications of the facepaint in the Fall of 2010. We introduced the current roll on in March of 2011. We have been selling our products online at www.naturalcamo.com since June 2011.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

Interacting with fellow hunters in person and via the internet and listening to their stories and seeing their pictures wearing our Camo Face Paint. Also, being able to have our own company and the ability to donate our products for youth hunts to keep the sport of hunting fun and attract up and coming hunters.


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What are your most popular products?

In the Natural Camo line our Fall Kit has always been a top seller as well as the individual Coal Black Vials. In the Sportstripe line, where we make colors for sports teams our Black is a big seller for under eye black out glare. However, all the colors seem to be great sellers throughout the year for Fans of football, hockey, and a huge seller for dance teams and cheerleaders as well as some of the players.


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Fall Kit


Who is your target audience?

All hunters, men, women and youth who want to be truly camouflaged. No one wants to be in the duck blind, goose pit or in the deer stand and have the birds or deer get scared and pull back because they see that “moon face” reflecting from the blind.


What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

My most memorable hunt was also my dirtiest! I headed to my deer stand opening morning, and when I proceeded to climb the ladder there was a foul smell.  I realized on the way to the stand I had stepped in a pile of my dogs “stool” that she was nice enough to leave for me on the trail. It was to late to turn around and go back home to change boots or get something to clean up the mess so I headed up to the stand and sat for what I thought would be a failed hunt. The remnants of the scent were spread all around and up the ladder to the stand. But, I got in position anyway and scraped a little more off my boots and started to rattle my horns and hoped for the best. Not more than 15 minutes went by before this beautiful 14 point Trophy Buck stepped out of the woods. I took the shot and dropped it right below my stand and walked home with the scent of my dog with me and a beautiful Buck that now hangs on my wall! Now, if I could only figure out how to bottle that scent I would be a happy man on every hunt!


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Contact Info:

Website: www.naturalcamo.com
Facebook: Natural Camo Roll on Face Paint
Twitter: @naturalcamo


I have a special addition to this weeks Company Spotlight!  Read the first hand testimonial from Candace listed below.  I have been really been thinking about switching from a facemask to face paint, but I have always been reluctant because of how difficult it usually is to remove!  It’s time to make the change!


I’ve been using Natural Camo roll on Face Paint for over 3 years now. Texas weather isn’t the best for full face masks & with year round hunting that means hunting in extreme heat of 100+ degrees at times. I LOVE this face paint because it is all natural, easy to apply, odor free, stays on in the extreme heat & humidity when I’m sweating like crazy but comes off easily with water or makeup wipes! It’s so lightweight I never feel it on my face, has never made me breakout & the vials, although small, last for a long time. 

I’ve used a few other face paints and have thrown them out because of their smell, heavy feeling on my face, or they were difficult to apply and/or remove! I was so excited that I found this product because It is by far the best face paint I have ever used! Love, love, love it! 


Twitter & IG:  @camocandace


By Steve Wall

scouting Whitetail deer tips from Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits


You want to improve your odds of harvesting a deer this year, right?  One of the best things that you can do to improve your odds of harvesting a deer is to scout.  When should you start scouting?  A month before the season?  2 months before the season?  During the winter?  During the season?  While sitting on your couch?  My answer, all of the above!  Scouting whitetail deer should be a year-round process if you want to maximize your odds of harvesting an animal!

Phase 1: Digital Scouting

What is digital scouting?  Digital scouting is the work that you are able to do from the comfort of your home.  Digital scouting is using your GPS, computer and various programs to survey your hunting area.  Aerial photo’s can be found on websites like Google Maps and Bing Maps.  These maps are great tools for zooming in on your area and locating various food sources, logging trails and changes between forest types.  Digital scouting can help you find potential new hunting areas and give you a starting place when you actually get your boots on the ground!  A website that I would highly recommend is ScoutlookWeather.com!  Once you create a free account on ScoutLook, you are then able to save various locations on the map.  Weather data is then available based upon these pinned locations.  Mobile apps are also available that will allow you to have all this information at your fingertips in the woods.  Some of the paid apps will allow you to log deer sightings and capture real-time weather data!  I have used these features the last few years and it has provided me with some very valuable data!  Just remember, digital scouting can be a useful tool all throughout the year!


Phase 2: Early off-season Scouting

This phase begins after your hunting seasons have ended for the year.  Your most intense on the ground scouting should be done during this phase.  This phase runs anywhere from the day the season closes to when all of the new foliage starts growing in the spring.  Phase 2 is a great time to locate all of last season’s trails, scrapes, rubs and bedding areas.  This is the only time of year that I would suggest scouting bedding areas.  The deer will have plenty of time to forget that you were in their bedroom!  I say that with a disclaimer, if you push deer out of an area to many times, they may start looking for a new bedding area that feels more secure.  I enjoy scouting in early winter with just a little bit of snow, it seems to make some of the more “hidden” trails stand out a little more.  These “hidden” trails are the trails that your more mature deer are most likely to use!  This can also be a good time to put the trail camera up and see which deer may have made it through the season.  When the snow starts to get to deep, I will do most of my “Phase 1” scouting.  Late February and early March are great times to get back into the woods and do more Phase 2 scouting.  A majority of the snow is gone and most of the bucks have shed their antlers.  Who doesn’t want to find a nice shed antler and hopefully harvest that same buck the next year!

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A rub I found while scouting whitetails earlier this winter!


Phase 3: Late off-season Scouting

Phase 3 scouting should be very low pressure!  This phase is that last month or so before the season begins.  This is the time I like to get the trail camera back out and start seeing which deer are in the area and what trails they are using.  With the season approaching you need to be careful not to be to intrusive and scare deer out of the area.  You should definitely stay out of the bedding areas!  Also, try to do most of your activity during the middle of the day when there is less deer activity.  It is also best to take as many scent control precautions as possible!  If you hunt land that you are able to leave a treestand up, now is the time to get your stand hung.  When hanging your stand, the earlier in this phase the better.  This will give the deer more time to get used to any trimming you may have done for shooting lanes.

Phase 4: In-season Scouting

Just like the phase 3 scouting, you need to be very careful with any in-season scouting!  Any major disturbances can push deer right out of the area that you are hunting.  Any in-season scouting I do during archery season is based upon my sightings from the stand or sign I notice walking to my stand.  These sightings are the best information you can receive, especially if you notice a pattern over time.  Making small adjustments to your stand location, based on your observations, may pay off big in helping you harvest a deer!  If you are going to do any in-season scouting, I would again suggest that you do it after a morning hunt during the middle of the day.  Late rifle and muzzleloader season’s can be another great time to do a little more walking around.  If you are hunting public land, be cautious of other hunters!  If you hunt private land, you may want to wait until after the season to do more walking around if you fear pushing deer onto your neighbors property.

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2014 Public Land Archery buck ( Same buck as in video above!)


If you put all 4 phases of scouting whitetail deer together, I am almost positive that your odds of killing a deer will be greatly improved!  So the next time you are sitting at home on the computer with nothing to do, pull up a map and take a look at your hunting area.  You may just see something you have never noticed before!  If the weather is nice in early spring, pull on your boots and head to the woods to look for some shed antlers and do some more intense scouting!  As the season nears, finalize your stand sites and watch for recent activity!  During the season, pay close attention to all deer activity and don’t be afraid to move your stand!  I hope these tips will help as you prepare for your next whitetail adventure!  Good luck hunting!

Read more scouting tips here!~Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits

Read more about the hunt of the buck pictured above!~The Hunt Blog





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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

After the 2011 turkey season, I decided that I wanted to try to make calls for myself.  I wanted to know what I was getting and wanted to get the sounds that I liked and needed for the woods.  At some point along that process, I bought a cheap call maker and was able to make a few that I liked.  I decided to invest in more of a profession style of call press, at this point Strut Buster was born!


How long have you been in business?


I have been in business since 2011


What do you enjoy most about what you do?

A couple of things, I enjoy sharing my experience of the outdoors with other outdoorsmen.  I like hearing stories of other hunters who have been successful while using Strut Buster calls.  Like hearing about hunters being able to call in and harvest their first bird while using our calls!

What are your most popular products?

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Our top selling calls are the Swamp Fox & Red Neck.  We are very excited about our new calls in 2015 which are the Wildcat, Tom Bomb and the newly reworked Bird Dog.  We are thrilled to be introducing Pillow Talk, which is Strut Busters first ever pot call this month.  The pot call series was brought to the table by Pro Staff member Dallas Pruitt.


Who is your target audience?


Those who are passionate about turkey hunting and those who we hope to introduce to the sport.


What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?


My favorite hunting memory is when my dad went turkey hunting with me for the very first time.  We got on a couple that were some of the most vocal birds I had heard that season.  They would double and triple gobble at every call!!  What was awesome was that all those sounding birds surrounded my dad.  I backed up behind him.  From any direction, one could end up in his lap.  We had a hen nearby that was attempting to pull those gobblers away from my sweet talk calling.  She yelped and cut, doing all she could to lure those long beards away from us.  So I turned up my calling and got really aggressive.  I used a sequence of cutting and cackling.  They finally started working their way back towards us and ended up in dads lap. They definitely put on a show. The birds came out 20 yards from my dad.  The only problem was that they were between me and my dad.  He couldnt get a shot off because he would have been shooting in my direction.  While we didnt get a bird that day, it was the most excited I had seen my dad in a long time.  Im so grateful to have been able to share that experience with my father!  Even though he didnt kill a turkey it was a hunt of a lifetime. You can read the full story in a chapter called Dad in my book Answer the Call Wit, Wisdom and the Wild Turkey by Geoff Burden.

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Contact Info:

Website: www.strutbuster.com
Facebook: StrutBuster
Twitter: @strutbuster2


 Check out all of the great calls from Strut Buster!  I am attaching a link to Geoff’s book Wit, Wisdom and the Wild Turkey!  Good luck hunting!


This is a weekly segment to showcase and share a little more information about some great companies!  If you know of a company that would be a great fit for this segment please email me at: steve@wioutdoorpursuits.com.  Companies are not being charged and I am not receiving any compensation for doing this segment!  I hope you enjoy learning more about these great companies!


By Steve Wall

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