Bucks are solitary animals always in search of safe solitude, especially when it comes to their bedding areas. Summer is the perfect time to introduce a new “long term” bedding area to be created on your own land. We all use a hinge cut to lower trees to the ground, unfortunately the usual hinge cut is too deep and the tree will die in a few short years and the buck will move on in search of another. We found a way to keep generations of deer using our bedding areas by making just enough of a hinge cut where the tree begins to lean, we then wench the tree into position and use an anchor to hold it in that position, most of these trees have lasted for over 15 years. We then carry in bales of hay for their new beds, not only that, we actually spray Ortho insect killer on the branches above. Our intent is always to spoil our deer and give them something most other land owners wouldn’t bother to do. Deer are extremely curious, they have heard and scented what we were doing and they without a doubt will investigate at night and discover a soft, safe bed. They then would notice the lack of biting insects. Deer have the ability to reason when it comes to their comfort and safety. As a side note: We never enter an established bedding area, and for some of our farms that do not have a source of water we use kiddie pools to satisfy that important need. A deer’s life cycle revolves around food, water, safety, and reproduction. We try to supply each of these needs to make our farms self contained.
Years ago when we formed A-Way Hunting Products our whole product line consisted of just a few turkey calls until we invented a new type of deer call, The BOWGRUNTER. During these early learning years we discovered very few of the major box store chains were interested in a one product company, but after adding two more of our own inventions, SCENT WEB and TURKEY WRAPS to our product line we were finally noticed by these same chain stores. We began to see large orders from them for our products. The learning curve here was that it was almost impossible for an inventor with one product, or even a small company, to gain interest from chain stores.
It would get worse, and it didn’t bode well for either. Now flash forward to the turmoil in today’s hunting market where big box store mergers and acquisitions by outside investors of non- hunting type companies have effectively squeezed out small companies, and thus inventors. They choose instead, to “One stop shop” from only the biggest suppliers. It was because of these negative factors that we decided to form a new company, “A-Way Outdoors Invention Consulting and Submissions”. Knowing the intricate workings of the system and many of the brand managers, we knew that we could help inventors, and the key to our success was tied to the brand managers, who would be under pressure from investors to produce new products. Becoming the liaison between these Brand Managers and our inventors everyone would benefit, and that’s exactly what happened after I had written an article for a major national magazine about our new company. A few sentences in that article caught everyone’s attention, “After 27 years in this industry, who don’t we know and who doesn’t know of us?” This statement ignited a firestorm of interest from both brand managers and potential inventors alike. In this past year alone we have closed deals for our inventors worth several hundred thousand dollars, and have two huge offers on the table today awaiting acceptance from our inventors.
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