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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

The company started back in 2013 when myself and one of the former founders of the company began discussing ideas on how to get into the market.  I had the original prototype sitting in the garage collecting dust, so we decided to make a go at it.  It was right in the beginning before we even really had anything on paper that our third partner came aboard.  

What do your customers say about your products?

Our customers, are constantly telling us that we have the most innovative outdoor decoy they have every used. More importantly our customers are telling us that they are harvesting birds with it and that without the Fan, they would not have been able to.  

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What are your most popular products and who is your target audience?

Right now we only have one version of the Fan. 

Our target audience is all turkey hunters.  As the fanning method of hunting grows in popularity, we would love to see every turkey hunter with a fan in their hunting gear.  The fan is designed for any style of turkey hunting.  We have found that people who want the heart pounding, up front and personal encounters with birds are the most receptive to trying our product.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

I enjoy the fact that we are and have created something from the ground up, that people love and want.  The idea that I am in the outdoor community, starting to make an impact while in charge of my own destiny.  

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What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

My favorite memory to date is from this past deer season.  I had an opportunity to purse one specific deer and was fortunate enough to harvest this particular deer on film, with my business partner.  What started out as a fantastic hunt, ended up being an extraordinary experience that I ultimately got to share with my friends and family.  Read about it on our blog site, The One.

 

Contact Info:

Website:   http://www.turkeyfan.com/
Facebook:  Turkey Fan
Twitter:  @theturkeyfan
Instagram: @theturkeyfan
YouTube:  Turkey Fan

 

 

Comments from Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits:

The Turkey Fan is a very unique and innovative product that may allow you to make a sneak on that stubborn Tom that is hanging out in the middle of the field.  Based on some of the footage, the Turkey Fan will definitely add some excitement to your hunt!

 

This is a 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!

 

SRB Field Rests

By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

SRB Field Rests started in a muddy goose field in 2008. I needed a dry clean place to lay my gun besides on my old carpet and pillow. I finally found some forked branches and used them. While waiting for the geese I got to looking at the branches and thought maybe this would be a handy idea for a rest. When I got back that night I started drawing and came up with an idea for the rests. After searching for a molder to make some prototypes for 2 to 3 months I found one that would work for me. We got the molds and poured several heads then I found some PVC rods for the posts and glued them together to make the rests. These were very blocky and a little heavy. After a few shows and a trip to SHOT SHOW with a good friend, I decided there was enough interest to go to injection molding.  After about $30,000, I had a mold and some product to show. Then Packaging! I got a company that makes cardboard packaging to make a flat cardboard and had a design printed on it and had to tie the rests and sockets on that with twist ties. People kept telling me to get clamshell packaging so I went on the hunt again and had clamshells and the inserts made. That is where we are now, still working on getting them into the retail stores and to the people. We have built a great team of Pro Staff that have helped promote the rests but it is a brand new concept and people still do not realize what they can do for the average hunter. Keep yours weapons safe, clean and ready while hunting the fields, popup blinds, layout blinds, marshes, tree stands or even in the boat. I also received a patent on the rests in May of 2010.

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Continue reading “Company Spotlight: SRB Field Rests”

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By Steve Wall

As we near spring, turkey hunting season is right around the corner in many areas of the country.  What better time to start thinking about gear, tips, tricks and strategies.  I would also like to do something a little different with this blog post.  I would like to start a discussion about your tips, strategies or questions you might have!  Please use the comments section at the bottom of the post to engage in this discussion!

Let’s start with what you will need to turkey hunt this spring!  There are obviously a few essential items and then there are other items that will help you be successful in harvesting a turkey. Continue reading “Gearing up for Turkey Hunting”