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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!

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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company and how long have you been in business?

 Photography, video and hunting has always been my passion.  As far as how the company started it really started as a personal project it just grew from there.  Tactacam has been in business for two years now. However I’ve been working on it for the last five years.

What are your most popular products?

The most popular product is definitely the Tactacam with Bow mount. Although the release of the new gun mount is picking up steam.

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Who is your target audience?

People interested in self filming.  As more people become interested in sharing their experience with their family and friends our market will just continue to grow.

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 What do you enjoy most about what you do?

 The most enjoyable thing is seeing peoples videos!

What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

My favorite memory isn’t really one to experience.  To me it’s about family and friends!! From taking my grandma and grandpa hunting (by the way they’re in their 90s.), to siting in a ground blind with my dad it’s all good!  Or meeting up with everyone after a long day of hunting and just hearing stories.  I guess it’s safe to say all of it!!!

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Contact Info:

Website: tactacam.com
Facebook: Tactacam
Twitter: @tactacam

 

Comments from Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits:

 After capturing the kill shot of my 2014 public land archery buck on my trail camera video, the excitement of capturing more hunts on video intrigued me!  I set out to start doing some research on action cameras and came across Tactacam.  I am not at the point where I want to haul all kinds of camera equipment into the woods.  I wanted a camera that would be easy to use and not get in the way.  The Tactacam is just that and definitely is a camera made for hunters by hunters!  The stabilizer mount is absolutely great, no need to add any other pieces to the bow that might possibly get in your way!  The technology used in the Tactacam camera TrueVision lens truly makes it the best first-person camera on the market!  After talking with Ben and the crew at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo in Madison this spring, I picked up the bow mount Tactacam.  I look forward to hopefully sharing some great archery hunts with you this fall, but also plan on capturing some kayak and fly fishing videos to share with you as well!  Share your hunt!

 

 

 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!

 

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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

My name is Richard Powers III. I was raised hunting and come from an area where everyone hunts, its what we do. So I piddled around making calls in my free time. Then I went to college where I got my B.S. in Biotechnology and my M.S. in biotechnology. During that process I had to take some business courses. In one of those courses I had to make up a mock business plan for a fictitious business, so naturally I instantly thought of the calls that I made in my free time. So through that process I was entered into a business competition much like Shark Tank on television where I had to present a business proposal and try to bring on investors. In that competition I took first place and was a finalist in another competition where I was offered investment and shop space to start Triple Toe. At the time I declined and wanted to grow organically without any partners. Now we are going into our 5th year of business. We have had sales in 43 states. We are in over 100 stores in Canada as well as numerous stores across the United States. Things have grown much more quickly than we had planned but one thing remained the same after all the expansion, we still make every call in hand in our shop and we make sure they are all up to our standards before leaving the Triple Toe Shop. We now have started a waterfowl guide business in the State of New York, smack dab in the middle of wine country on some of the best waterfowl hunting in the country, right on the finger lakes. The finger lakes are the major flyway for the east coast and is such a beautiful place to be as well as hunt. So as of lately we are moving some of our manufacturing to New York and keeping some things here in my home town of Lock Haven in Central Pennsylvania.

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How long have you been in business?

We are going into our 5th year of business.

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What do you enjoy most about what you do?

Through this whole process my favorite part of it all is that I am one of the youngest if not the youngest CEO of an international company. I am about to turn 26 in June. At first it was hard to gain respect but over the time I have been expanding it didnt take long for people to not only treat me with respect but to realize the kind of person I am. I dont play games, I treat everyone with respect and above all I want people to enjoy hunting and the outdoors and teach the ways of the woods and water to their kids.

Everyone says that it must be so great working in the outdoors for a living. Those people obviously never ran their own business. It is the most stressful thing I have ever had to do. That being said, it was the best and most rewarding decision I have ever made. I absolutely LOVE what I do every single day. I love developing new products and guiding hunts, seeing someone quack or honk or yelp on a call or ever shoot their first duck or goose or see their first turkey strutting in front of them. Seeing that whole process unfold and bringing that much excitement and joy to someone make my profession the best thing I could be doing.

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 What are your most popular products?

We currently have 32 products, which grows each season. Our best selling turkey call is our rendezvous friction call, it is the only call on the market we have found that works wet and even submerged, AND you can use it wet with a wooden striker. Our rabbit squealer is our best selling predator call due to its versatility, having the capability of being a fawn bawler or a rabbit in distress as well as it being made out of our newest material that is indestructible, you can literally run it over with your truck. But above all our fastest growing department has by far been waterfowl. We have developed a new tone board and reed system in both our duck and goose call lines that are with out a doubt the easiest blowing calls on the market and they are beyond life like. We have started using new materials and have so much R&D within the last few years in waterfowl that we are having a difficult time keeping them in stock. So in my opinion I would say our newest and most exciting department would be our duck and goose calls. Our Tempest goose call is our best selling goose call and our APEX duck call are our best sellers this year in those departments.

 

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 Who is your target audience?

Our target audience I would say varies depending on the division of hunting. Our predator hunters tend to be a younger generation for the most part. Our turkey calls tend to be more of a age group between 35-65 so middle to older aged. Then finally our waterfowl, we have had increased sales of every age group from about 18-65 in our waterfowl sales this year. It has been a really great year for our waterfowl calls. We are very proud of them and where we have come and where we will be 5 years from now.

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What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

I was asked What is my favorite hunting story, well to me that is kind of a hard question. I have had some great days with friends and family in the woods and water. But family is everything to us at Triple Toe and I would have to say that hunting with my Father Richard Powers II and doubling up on some long beards on opening day when I was 12 has to take the cake. You cant explain what it is like to accomplish a fun and successful day of hunting with the people that you love most in life. So my words of wisdom, hunt with your friends and family as much as possible because you never know how long you have and I never heard of having a bad day in the woods or on the water.

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Contact Info:

Website: www.tripletoecalls.com
Facebook: Triple Toe Calls
Twitter: @tripletoeturkey

 

 

 

 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!