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By Steve Wall

Change the way that you hunt from the ground!! The Hilljacked chair from Green Industries LLC will help you do just that.  After doing a Company Spotlight on Green Industries, LLC last year, I purchased a Hilljacked chair for myself! (Read that Company Spotlight here!) I had the opportunity to hunt with the Hilljacked chair this past spring during the turkey season as well as this past fall during the gun deer season.  The Hilljacked chair is by far the most comfortable and versatile hunting chair I have ever used.

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On one of my turkey hunts this past spring I was hunting with my dad in the bluff country of Southwest Wisconsin.  I was using my Hilljacked chair and my dad was sitting next to me on the ground calling.  After sitting for quite some time, I could tell that my dad was getting restless.  I let him sit in the Hilljacked chair for a little while and I sat on the ground.  After sitting on the ground for a little while, I realized just how thankful I was to have the Hilljacked chair!

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I was also able to use the Hilljacked chair on the opening weekend of the gun deer season here in Wisconsin.  The night before opening day we got pounded with almost 10 inches of snow.  We were hunting from the ground and I was again thankful that I brought my Hilljacked chair.  I was able to adjust the chair to the fairly steep hillside so that I could sit level.  I didn’t have to worry about getting wet and cold from sitting in the snow and I didn’t have to worry about sliding down the hillside.  I was able to sit comfortably all day without having to move because I had the Hilljacked chair.

Whether you hunt flat ground or steep hillsides, the Hilljacked chair will adapt to your needs.  The angle of the chair can be adjusted easily by removing a pin, adjusting the angle of the frame and replacing the pin.  The chair has an adjustable strap for transporting the chair to and from your hunting area.  I do not have an additional pad or back for my chair but these options are available!

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The Hilljacked chair isn’t just for hunting either.  It can be also be used for fishing along steep banks for a level place to sit!  Green Industries, LLC also just announced the addition of the Hilljacked 2.0 Run-N-Gun.  This looks like a little smaller and more mobile version of the original Hilljacked chair. If you are looking to change the way you hunt from the ground, look no further than the Hilljacked chair from Green Industries, LLC!!!

 

Get your Hilljacked chair at www.hilljacked.com

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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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UPDATE: NEW VERISIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

 

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!

By Steve Wall

Why do you hunt?  Hunting has been around as long as humans have!  This tradition has stemmed from our necessity to provide food for our families.  I started thinking about this question this past weekend while I was out turkey hunting.  It was a tough weekend and the Toms were not very responsive.  However, some of the other experiences I encountered on this hunt gave me the inspiration to share with you why I hunt and get you thinking about why you hunt!

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When answering the question “Why do you hunt”, I need to start by saying, to me hunting is not always about the kill!   Sure, a kill is the end goal, but the drive behind why I hunt is much more!  For starters, a big reason why I hunt is the experience.  Everything from the preparation to the processing of the animal.  I truly enjoy learning about the animal I am trying to harvest and what it takes to be successful.  Harvesting an animal is no easy task.  We are entering their environment where they are familiar with their surroundings.  I love watching and learning why an animal acts a particular way.  I love learning from my past experiences to make myself a better hunter.

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Another big reason that I hunt is for all of the unique sights and sounds we experience while in the woods.  This may be something unique that the animal I am pursuing does or it could be seeing an animal that I don’t normally see.  Last year, I pictured a black bear in the area where I deer hunt.  Even though I had heard other people talk about bears in the area, I had never had any experiences with them myself.  I had the pleasure of watching a fisher sneak past my treestand this past archery season.  This spring I was able to watch a Tom turkey court and mount a hen out in the field, a sight I had never been able to experience before.  My dad and I also spotted a hen sitting on her nest down in a ditch as we walked back to the truck for lunch.  You never know what you will see or experience while out hunting!

 

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Last and maybe the biggest reason I hunt is sharing these experiences with family and friends!  I grew up following my dad into the woods on many adventures.  From sitting with my dad before I was able to hunt myself to hunting spring turkeys with him to this day, to me these experiences are what it is all about.  Memories like my dad calling in my first turkey and seeing him shaking more than I was as the turkey got closer!  To now, as I have shared before, taking my children hunting and sharing the outdoors with them!  I look forward to turkey hunting every spring because I know that it usually means a day or two of walking in the woods with my dad!  While I will always cherish the hunts with my dad the most, I also have great memories of hunting small game with my friends growing up!  From jumping on brush piles chasing rabbits, to searching the trees for squirrels!  In more recent years, I have been able to share hunting adventures with new friends and my wife’s family.  These are all experiences that truly make hunting what it is for me!

So as you are finishing reading this, think about “Why do you hunt.”  What is it that keeps giving you that itch to get in the woods?  I am sure that for many of you, like me, it is not all about the kill.  I would love to hear from you about why you hunt and what keeps bringing you back!  Send me an email or comment below!  Let’s share our passion for the outdoors!