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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

I started the company because of all the crooked trees in SW Minnesota. I bought 2 new stands when I started bow hunting at age 36. I had a difficult time hanging them level.  I started to think day and night on how to make a better treestand to hunt comfortably from in crooked trees. Over time I came up with a stand that levels in the crooked trees. This stand was called the Buckfinder.

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What do your customers say about your products?

Our customers are wonderful! We have nothing but great feedback from them.  Our biggest complaint is we don’t have enough of them (Treestands)! A lot of people say, “the seat is more comfortable than I thought it would be!”  “Love the roomy platform on the Big Bruiser!” It’s a wonderful feeling to have happy customers and that’s our goal at Twisted Timber!

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What are your most popular products?

Our most popular product is the Big Bruiser. We have two new products coming that our customers are patiently waiting for. First is the 10 1/4lbs Dominator, with a 30″ wide platform. This all aluminum stand is sure to be a great hit with its roomy size. Our T3, triple axis leveling technology, allows this stand to be hung level in any tree. Allowing you to hunt where you need to!  Second is the Twisted ladder. A new patent pending ladder system that will make going up and down trees less stressful and safer! This ladder system comes in 5 foot sections. These sections connect together on a pivoting ball,  allowing the Ladder to twist and turn conforming to the tree for a rock solid climbing aid!!

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Who is your target audience?

Our target audience is anybody who wants to make their hunting experience the best it can be!  Would love to get our products in the hands of the Outfitting businesses. I believe that the client’s would really appreciate the safety and professionalism that our products offer. With the ease of the climbing up and down and sitting in a LEVEL and sturdy Treestand. With more women and kids hunting, I believe that our products would really make their hunting experience safer and more enjoyable!

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What do you enjoy most about what you do?

What I enjoy most about what we do is making the hunting experience the best it can be for the people heading into the woods!

What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

My favorite hunting memory? Many, there are so many different things I’ve seen in the great outdoors that I would never experience if I didn’t hunt!  Get a Twisted Timber Treestand and start your memories!!

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Contact Info:

Website: twistedtimbertreestands.com
Facebook: Twisted Timber Treestands
Twitter: @TwistedTimberT3
Instagram: @twistedtimbertreestands

 

Comments from Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits:

Have you ever found a really good deer trail that you would love to set up on but there were no good trees to hang a stand in?  I know I have.  I hunt mostly public land and would love to be able to hang a stand where no one else would even think it would be possible.  Hunting these types of areas on public land are going to help you be more successful.  I will definitely be looking into picking up a Twisted Timber Treestand (or 2) to help me be more successful in 2016.  The Dominator sounds like a really great stand for packing in and out of the woods on my public land hunts!!

 

 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.  I hope you enjoy learning more about these great companies!

By: Steve Wall

Have you ever had one of those years hunting when nothing seems to go your way?  As hunters, we know that there are going to be low and high points to every season.  It can be difficult at times to not let these low points discourage you.  If you can turn these low points into a learning experience and keep an upbeat attitude, you will find yourself to be a better hunter.  In the end, patience and persistence pays off!

The year 2015 has been one of these difficult years for me.  It started in the spring when I was unsuccessful in filling any of my Turkey tags.  Some days the birds were unresponsive and other days they just decided to go the other way.  My 2015 season reached its high point during the summer when I captured multiple bucks on my trail cameras.  These pictures and videos got my blood pumping for the upcoming season.

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My season hit rock bottom one weekend in late October.  I slipped out of work a little early on a Friday afternoon and headed straight to the woods.  I put on my gear and walked into my hunting location.  I strapped my climbing treestand to the tree and headed up.  I got to the top and all set up and noticed that my Tactacam video camera fell off of my bow on the way into the stand.  I climbed down immediately and slowly retraced my steps back to the truck.  I did not have any success in finding the camera.  I headed out earlier than normal the next morning to walk slowly with my flashlight to try to find the camera on my way into my stand.  Again, no luck.

Losing your hunting gear can definitely put a damper on your hunt, but my bad luck didn’t end there.  That morning about an hour after sun up a small buck made his way down a trail 20 yards in front of me.  I came to full draw watching for the opening where I was going to stop the deer for a shot.  As I readied for the shot, I adjusted my feet and with the little bit of frost on my stand my boots squeaked on the stand.  The deer froze about 2 steps before I wanted him to.  At full draw and not feeling like I could stop him in another 2 steps, I found a small hole to let my arrow fly.  As I released, I noticed a small branch moving between me and the deer.  My arrow hit that small branch and deflected away and I missed the deer cleanly.  After finding my arrow, I decided to look a little more for my lost camera.  Still with no success.

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The following morning I headed back into the same location.  Excited that I was seeing deer, but disappointed and frustrated with the prior events from the weekend, I watched the woods come alive that morning.  I had a small buck come within 50 yards but stayed just out of range and headed off away from my stand location.  Shortly after this buck moved out of the area, a doe was headed my way.  I watched as she fed slowly on a trail about 30 yards away.  At full draw as she came into an opening, I bleated to stop her.  I settled my 30 yard pin just behind her shoulder and released the arrow.  I am not entirely sure what happened next.  She ran a little ways and then walked off slowly away from my location.  I gave a little bit of time and climbed down from the tree.  I went over to the location the doe was standing and found my arrow.  There was no blood on the arrow.  My only guess is that the deer may have “ducked” my arrow.  I followed the direction the doe had went and found no blood.

To think that this all happened in one weekend.  To say that I was frustrated would be an understatement.  I was at one of those points asking myself “why am I doing this?”  This is where my passion for hunting came into play!! I took a step back and thought about the weekends events and what I can learn from them.  To me, this is the most important thing we can do to become better hunters.  Learning from these disappointing and frustrating events will help us to make better decisions the next time an opportunity arises.  In this case, I have made mental notes about shot timing and shot placement.  These notes, along with the all the other mental notes from past hunts, will go through my head the next time a shot opportunity presents itself.  The other lesson here, DON’T GIVE UP!  Patience and persistence will pay off!

What lessons have you learned while hunting that have helped you become a better hunter!?

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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

 Premium Game Calls (PGC) was started by us because we wanted a call that sounded great year after year!  Preferably a call that could be passed down to the next generation to use.

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What do your customers say about your products?

Our customers love our products because they say we are genuine an down to earth! That we are approachable guys that want to help and listen to other hunters.  Their testimonials say “great calls’ , “these calls will not stick in extreme use” or “easy blowing calls that will get down an dirty”

 

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What are your most popular products?

We actually have several poplar products ranging from our duck to turkey calls.  Since we are based in Arkansas, the duck hunting mecca of the country, our single reeds an double reed duck calls are crazy poplar amongst hunters.

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Who is your target audience?

Our target audience ranges from 13-35

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

We enjoy building a product that will last a lifetime, something that will be cherished an past down from generation to generation.

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What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

 I reflect back to when I was 8 years old killing my first Greenhead duck here on the farm with my dad an grandpa! Also, the current memories I make duck hunting with my 17 year old son in Stuttgart. Call making is much more that what it is, its who we are, its what we do, its how we live.

Contact Info:

Website: premiumgamecalls.com
Facebook: Premium Game Calls
Instagram: @Premium_Game_Calls

 

Comments from Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits:

Whether you are a duck, turkey or deer hunter, Premium Game Calls has a call that will work for you.  Be sure to check out their website for all of the different products they offer!  The custom crystal turkey calls jumped out at me as a really great idea to help cherish a moment you experienced in the field.

 

 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.  I hope you enjoy learning more about these great companies!