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?
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.
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!
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