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By Fred Abbas
There was a time for many years when I was infatuated with big bucks. My son Greg and I probably hunted every big buck state in the country over the past 15 years. But we never bothered to register or measure any of our out of state trophy bucks in Pope & Young or Boone & Crockett, or any other record books. Nor did we write stories about them. Not so with our Michigan bucks though, we absolutely cherish our hunts here. We registered every Michigan trophy buck in Commemorative Bucks of Michigan… here’s why. Michigan is not known for big bucks, nor will Michigan ever be a destination for out of state trophy hunters, like say, Ohio, Kansas, Illinois, or Iowa, to name a few states. In Michigan big bucks are few and far between, and are extremely hard to locate and even harder yet to hunt, but that’s exactly why we love hunting Michigan, big bucks here are truly an enjoyable challenge. Each year we receive countless invitations from Michigan land owners to hunt their private grounds and farms, some big and some small parcels, these offers are almost always accompanied by trail camera pictures of big bucks. Some of these offers even come with detailed maps of the buck’s movements, every single one of the land owners invariably wants to share their knowledge of the buck’s whereabouts with us . We respectfully decline all invitations simply because to us the challenge of locating the buck and the enjoyment of the hunt would have been compromised, and besides, while we appreciate the offers we really don’t need, or encourage outside help. As the grandchildren started to show interest in hunting my mind set totally changed. Now instead of hunting alone on different farms and harboring long held secret tactics I now find joy in teaching them. No, I’m not giving up hunting big bucks, I’m just hunting them less. The two granddaughters are 14 years old. Kaitlyn, (my brother Allie’s granddaughter) has a little hunting experience and Alyssa (Greg’s daughter) has vast experience because she has been tagging along with us since she was a child. Her capacity to learn is boundless, so far she has taken 4 bucks. Michael who is 12 years old (my youngest son Freddy’s son), also has been tagging along with us for years, but this would be his first hunt. None of the kids hunt with a bow because none of them could pull the poundage needed for an ethical kill. Lucky for them though, It just so happened that Horton had sent us three crossbows and they were still in their boxes gathering dust in our store room. Greg and I have been sponsored by Mathews for many years and neither of us had any experience with a crossbow at the time. When we sighted them in for the kids we were extremely impressed by their accuracy. Ironically when we saw the growing popularity of crossbows, especially with rifle hunters we actually invented the “Dual Grunter” deer call because of them. In time and much practice we felt confidant that the kids were ready for the hunt. Like most kids today, they all have smart phones which of course takes up the majority of their time, playing games, texting, and such. We knew that this could pose a problem in a tree stand for the inexperienced. It was a dilemma that needed to be dealt with. Probably ( almost) every hunter under 50 spends time using their smart phones while in their tree stands, but the older hunters are much more disciplined and were more apt to maintain their focus on the hunt while multi- tasking. Rather than offering the kids an ultimatum banning smart phones on the hunt we offered them a compromise, just as the Michigan DNR had to do when they realized that today’s youth were losing interest in hunting in general, especially deer hunting , and wisely relented by lowering the age for hunting and allowing the use of crossbows. Our solution ? We bought each one, made in Michigan, Shadow Hunter blinds. We now felt secure that they could stay safe, be comfortable, and gain their independence if they wished to hunt alone, and still play their games on their smart phones, and whatever else they do with them.. As they grow older and acquire more experience and skill they then can choose the style of hunting that best suits them. During our out of state business travels we began to notice that more and more hunters in the Midwest and Northeast were trending toward blind hunting and it has created a host of companies now building blinds, but none could compare in quality to the Shadow Hunter blind. Shadow Hunter ( Summit Outdoors) produces several different style blinds but our choice was the 5′ x 5′ Crossbow blinds. Greg and I absolutely love these 100% maintenance free blinds. Since these blinds are designed to be more or less stationary, we carefully set each blind out months before the season to give deer time to get used to them. Notice the strategic location of each blind. One blind was positioned between a huge bedding area and a large food plot planted with Imperial Whitetail Clover, (we can’t say enough about the amazing drawing power of this particular clover, and it lasts for up to 5 years). The second blind was positioned near a cluster of white Oak trees and a small isolated food plot planted with the Whitetail Institute’s Chicory Plus which includes Whitetail clover. The third blind was situated near a well used river crossing, just below a ridge topped with acorns, along with another small food plot planted with Alfa-Rack, which has a mixture of Forage Chicory. The common denominator in all three locations are the variety of food sources, which gives each blind equal opportunities. Deer are like people, they have different personalities and they have different food preferences. But they all have one thing in common, all deer love a variety of foods. By giving them choices the deer will rotate from one food source to another. It wasn’t only the deer who rotated, the kids did as well. If one were to become successful then another has their choice to hunt that blind’s location. They also have a choice to shoot a doe (without fawns), or a buck. Like most school age kids their hunting time is severely limited, especially since all three are involved in after school sports. Alyssa is also involved in horse racing competitions which further afforded her even less time for hunting. Because of these limitations Greg and I would do the scouting for them, but that would be the extent of our involvement. All three were taught shot placement, the importance of wind direction, how to, and when to use deer calls and deer attractant scents, along with using range finders, even setting out yardage markers. They were given the opportunity to use their own skills once the hunt started, and they were given a choice if they wanted someone to hunt with them. Wisely, all three choose to have a parent or grand parent to hunt with them. Since Alyssa had seniority, she had the hottest blind location, and it didn’t disappoint her. Even before day light Greg and Alyssa could see the outlines of deer parading from the food plot toward the bedding area, all of them having to pass in front of the blind. As shooting light rapidly approached they could see a nice racked buck making his way from the food plot, he was using a trail that would put him on her 30 yard marker. Earlier Alyssa had sprayed “She-Duction” on each of the deer runs in hopes of stopping deer exactly where it would give her the best shot, and that’s exactly what happened. The moment the buck hit the scent line it was as though Alyssa was reeling him in. The buck ended up over the scent with his head down sniffing the powerful scent while standing perfectly broadside, totally oblivious of his surroundings. Greg whispered to Alyssa, asking her which cross-hairs are you using? She whispered, the second one, it was her 30 yard pin. Moments later I got the call that I was hoping for, Greg said Alyssa hit a nice buck, it won’t go far, come on over. Believe it or not, this blind is only 75 yards from our camp and I was there to congratulate her in mere minutes. I was thrilled to witness this success two more times before this amazing day was over. At lunch Kaitlyn drew the longer straw and despite seeing numerous deer at her blind, (but out of range) she chose to hunt Alyssa’s blind for the evening hunt, and she wasn’t particular what she shot for her first deer. Barely one hour into the evening hunt Freddy radioed that Michael had shot his first deer and it was a nice buck, and that they would stay in the blind until after the evening hunt. Just before dusk Kaitlyn spotted a big doe coming out of the bedding area traveling down the exact 30 yard trail that Alyssa’s buck had taken and astonishingly the doe stopped to sniff the scent that Alyssa had sprayed there in the morning. I soon got the call from my brother Allie, ( who was more excited than Kaitlyn) that Kaitlyn had shot her first deer, a doe. This worked out perfectly, now I could take the quad and pick up both deer at one time. After all the hugs and congratulations, the elation came to a screeching halt when the kids were each handed a knife. Truly a day that will live on in their memories forever, and ours as well.
Fred happens to be Michigan’s # 1 top ranking trophy hunter with 56 Michigan trophy bucks in the record books of Commemorative Bucks Of Michigan, Pope & Young, Buckmasters and Long Hunter Society. Fred also is the inventor of the famous “BowGrunter” and “Dual Grunter” deer calls, along with “Scent Web”the worlds most powerful deer attractant scents. Fred and Greg are joint owners of A-Way Hunting Products and A-way Outdoors Invention Consulting, and are long time contributors to Woods-N-Waters New
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One of the most humble and likable people you’ll ever meet, Fred is well know for developing his own unique and innovative deer hunting tactics that he readily shares in his stories and interviews. He has a large following through his informative family oriented outdoor articles and his seminars. He has the rare ability to invent his own tactics (some used only one time to fool and harvest a specific buck) and deer hunting aids to outsmart even the wisest of whitetails.
– Former Co-Host of TV’s A-Way Outdoors
– Ranks #1 all-time in the state of Michigan for Trophy Buck entries in the record books.
– Currently has 56 bucks registered in the trophy books of CBM, Pope & Young, Buckmasters and Longhunters Society. Most of them taken with bow.
– The only Michigan hunter to officially tag and register 4 trophy book bucks in one year (1990, the last year to have a 4 buck limit.) During this feat, Fred spent 88 straight days afield. (And still married)
– Current record holder of Hillsdale County’s non-typical bow kill, 183.5 gross.
– Inventor of the Bowgrunter Plus, Scent Web, and several other hunting aids.
– Outdoor Writer
– Took early retirement to devote full time to hunt Michigan trophy bucks.
– Invented 2 new and effective calling techniques for “social” and “rutting” situations
“There is no other buck sign in the woods that gives up so much information about local deer, bucks in particular, than scrapes and licking branches. Humans can equate this to the equivalent of what the internet and smart phones can do for them”. FRED ABBAS
MOCK SCRAPES- THE DEADLIEST TACTIC OF ALL
When I first started deer hunting a number of years back the old timers used to tell me, “A rub is where a buck was, a scrape is where a buck is going to be”. Back then I took that advice with a grain of salt because I was just a deer hunter who was quite willing to shoot any deer that presented itself. As time went by I became a much more serious and selective deer hunter. Now I was looking for any weakness in a buck that I could exploit. The eyes and ears of a deer were easy to fool, but the nose is their first line of defense. They virtually live and die by their sense of smell. With that knowledge in hand I came to believe that a buck’s nose was exploitable, if I could present a scent that would create curiosity in him. Not only did I invent and produce several patentable deer attractant scents but I discovered that certain synthetic chemicals could trigger, or heighten a deer’s sense of curiosity many times above normal. Something absolutely no natural scents or deer urine could do. I also learned that I could communicate with a buck right down to asking him questions and getting answers from him. Of course the questions and answers were never verbal but through scent related actions and the buck’s counter-actions. The secret was in mock scrapes and licking branches. All bucks have the ability to scrape year round, it’s just another form of communication for them but to me it was an open invitation to speak directly with them. Many of you readers of Woods-N-Water News have read my many articles or sat in on some of my seminars over the years and have picked up bits and pieces of information about some of my tactics. Initially we developed a technique of using mock scrapes as a quick and efficient scouting tool starting as early as April on some of our newer leases. Any hoof print larger than 3 1/2” would gain our attention. We found that we could get a pretty good grasp of buck status, and movement on all of our farms by starting our mock scrapes in August.
Topographical maps and aerial photographs
These are extremely important tools whenever we consider a new lease. Aerial photographs can almost pin- point probable bedding areas along with the water sources and oak ridges, but most importantly, it will show funnels.
Topo maps show elevation changes. Smart bucks will always use any elevation changes to cover their travels, and a smart hunter would be able to set his stands at key interception points. Stands, as in plural, to adjust for wind changes.
Mock scrapes / food plots / speaking to bucks
The ideal mock scrape location is usually map chosen and is always near heavy cover that connects trails leading to one or more of our food plots. We use Whitetail Institute products exclusively. Each of our farms has on average four food plots, with each having a different planting. Our favorites are Alfa-Rack, Chicory Plus, Imperial Whitetail Clover and Imperial Whitetail Extreme. Deer are just like people, in that they all have different personalities and they all have different food preferences, if given a choice. By giving the deer such a great variety it not only keeps the deer on your farm but creates a rotation where the deer travel the cycle of food plots every single day. When working mock scrapes we always wear rubber boots and latex gloves to simply minimize our presence, deer are more willing to tolerate your intrusion if your scent is weak and non-threatening. A mock scrape and even a real scrape without a licking branch is a waste of time. Each mock scrape must have an over-hanging licking branch, create one by gently breaking the branch with, a portion hanging down and pour a little scent on it. We start out by raking open as many as ten small (about 10” in circumference) mock scrapes which leads to our first question. We are virtually asking a buck, “Are you comfortable with this spot or area that we have chosen for you?” It may take a week for his response but if the scrape is expanded his actions have answered our question. If any mock scrape goes untouched for a week that area is abandoned and recorded, the deer have spoken by their inaction. Since there are no messages in deer urine yet, deer urine is ineffective. We actually had to invent an attractant that would work that early in the year geared toward arousing a deer’s sense of curiosity, and we were very cost conscious because of the large volume that we would use over the following months. Although this top secret powerful attractant will never be marketed by us the attendees at our seminars at this year’s Woods-N-Waters Weekend will be shown the formulation along with other long held secret tactics The best part is the ingredients needed for the formulation can be bought at your local Wal-Mart store for pennies.
Separating buck tracks from doe tracks
Eventually by late August trails will appear from different directions with all leading to the mock scrape. Now we are speaking specifically to a buck asking him another question, “Exactly which trail are you using to visit the scrape?” Picture a wagon wheel with the hub being the scrape and the converging trails being the spokes. Now is the time to separate the bucks from the does. Backtracking down the trails, away from the scrape, we rake a 4 foot section of the deer run clear to the bare earth on each and every run leading to the scrape, and re-freshen the scrape before leaving. Upon returning about a week later we measure each track for size, usually we can isolate a run that bucks use, his 3 ½-” plus tracks have answered our question and are duly recorded. Backtracking even further away from the scrape at a point where other runs converge we again rake the earth to make sure that we stay on the right track. We have no doubt that if we wanted to press the issue we could probably track a buck right back to his bedding area, but of course we never want to tip our hand that we pretty well know his secret hiding place, that would be counter- productive.
Setting out cameras and stands, and changing scents
Assuming we have found big tracks and know for certain the exact run a buck is using our game cameras are then set out to see what type of head gear the buck has to offer. Once it is determined that the buck is a shooter we set out several stands at key interception points but far enough away from the scrape to a point where the buck will never make the connection that there is danger involved with the scrape if something were to go awry. Even if there were a mis-step on our part the buck will continue visiting the scrape but will come in from a different angle, then we would simply adjust our stands accordingly. Once a buck’s antlers harden and the velvet is removed mother nature plays a cruel trick on all rut age bucks implying that they could mate right now by automatically raising their testosterone level and amazingly the buck is now actually capable of mating, but of course mother nature will never allow fawns to be born in the dead of winter, so a buck turns to aggression instead. Unfortunately for the bucks and fortunately for deer hunters A-Way Hunting Products had developed two of the world’s most powerful deer attractants that cater to a buck’s weaknesses at this critical time frame. “She Heat” implies that, yes indeed there is a doe willing to mate, filling the confused buck with false hope and forcing him to come back to the scrape time and time again searching for a mirage. “Testosterone Fever” answers the challenge of a territorial aggressive buck, but in a non-aggressive way. The mere presence, or scent of a strange buck in any given area will never go unnoticed by the local buck population, never. Many times while filming an episode for A-Way Outdoors all of our pro staff, Greg and I included, had at different times focused and started to aim at a big buck when the cameraman, sitting at a higher elevation would question which buck were we aiming at? Almost all bucks, especially big bucks will closely monitor the travels of other bucks in their territory and usually the buck doing the monitoring is the bigger of the two. Tunnel vision can cost you.
Mock scrapes transform into real scrapes
By the time mid October rolls around the scent in the air changes for bucks and does alike. Now both begin to seriously pay attention to the scrape with each leaving chemical messages in the form of urine and gland secretions in the scrape and on the licking branches. The messages are giving a hint as to who is who, and what is soon to take place at this location, a location chosen months back by us to set such a trap. Deer without their knowledge have been conditioned to do exactly what we have asked them to do. Our only role now is to add scent every now and then to remind the deer of a presence of another that they will never be able to identify or physically confront.
Should hunters hunt over a scrape
Bow hunters or crossbow hunters should always hunt near a scrape, but not exclusively, especially when food plots are involved. The best possible stand site would be an area where the hunter could cover the scrape, multiple deer runs leading to a food plot or over a food plot, all within bow range. Things are a little different when gun hunting. Our ideal stand site would cover ridge tops, multiple deer runs, food plots and two or more scrapes from a distance, even during the heat of the rut if it happens to fall during the gun season. Many deer hunters question the logic of hunting over a scrape when bucks are actively chasing does? We beg to differ. I always question hunters when they tell me about a big buck that they were lucky enough to harvest. My first question after congratulating them always inquires if the hunter knew of the buck? 99% of the deer hunters questioned never knew the buck even existed. Big bucks get big by not showing themselves. But it isn’t unusual that a big, nocturnal buck could have lived right under the hunter’s nose without the hunter knowing about him. Trail cameras have proven that. Another reason a hunter is unaware of a big buck’s presence is because in most cases a strange rut driven buck could travel several miles from elsewhere in a single night in search of estrus does and end up on his buck pole. In our experiences whenever any strange rutting bucks entered into one of our farms they inevitably ended up at one of our scrapes seeking information about the local herd. Two years ago my son Greg and I were filming a gun hunting segment for television in Southern Michigan, we were keeping an eye on a scrape that Greg had re-freshened the day before with “She Heat” when all of a sudden we spotted several deer running towards us. As I zoomed in with the camera I locked on to a big 10 point buck with four does in tow. The buck made a bee line directly to the scrape where Greg was offered a perfect shot. This was a prime example of the power of a scrape. We never knew of the buck, nor had any of our cameras ever captured him, and to this day we are baffled as to why a buck with four does would seek more?
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A lot of inventors do not act on their inventions because they think that patent services are cost prohibitive. They lack knowledge in this area and are not aware of the different types of patent protection that are out there. There are some shorter term protections that are affordable and allow you protection on the CONCEPT of your idea, even before you have a working model! It’s best not to show your idea to anyone prior to seeing a patent attorney unless they sign a non-disclosure agreement. Its also not a great idea to mortgage your house to fund your project based on the opinions of your idea from your friends and family. They often do not want to hurt your feelings and will give you a glowing report, whether they like your idea or not. A simple market survey will go a long way here BEFORE you bet the farm! Do not show your proto-type on any public forum. Doing so can cause your invention to be non-patentable.
If you decide to produce, package and market your idea yourself, two common issues that cause first timers to fail on the store shelf is lack of effective package design and lack of an effective name that describes what the product does. The color of the packaging should be a bright color that first grabs the consumer’s attention. AVOID camo packaging that does its job too well of blending in so nobody sees it! Design packaging that is quick and to the point with only 3-5 selling points listed on the front, along with supporting pictures of the features.
If you decide that you don’t have the time or the money to produce and market your idea and would rather do a royalty or private label deal, it is best that you know how to properly approach potential partner companies instead of just calling them up and “winging it”. This is where most inventors make the most critical error and either get show down quick, get no response, or even get their idea stolen. You will need to know how to approach these companies, when to call, how to quickly and effectively present your idea, what to expect, what your other forms of income are besides the royalty itself (most companies will not offer info on this when you negotiate). You will need to know what percentages are proper for the industry and what should and shouldn’t be in the agreement so that nobody can LEGALLY steal your idea. Yes it can happen if you don’t know what to look for. Its never your knowledge that will hurt you, its your lack of it if you’ve never done these deals. Your car and garage sale negotiating skills will not work here. This is a different kind of animal! Just like hunting, its best to know the terrain before going in. To find out more, visit the invention consulting page.
We were aware of this buck for about 3 weeks. He had been working one of our mock scrapes (She Heat). About a week and a half ago I had an 8 pointer come into the scrape and a few minutes later a bigger 9 pointer came in with ears laid back shuffling side ways in an effort to intimidate the smaller buck, I had no intentions of shooting either buck, and possibly blow my chances with the 12 pointer. The smaller buck yielded but didn’t want to leave, both deer stood in the bushes about 15 yards from the scrape. All of a sudden both bucks came to full attention, I followed their gaze, it was the big buck and he was coming right toward me with little caution. I felt so confidant that I would get a shot that I took a picture of him. The big buck winded the other two bucks and immediately gave chase. There went my buck, it was only 3:15 PM. Greg and his daughter Alyssa came down to the camp a few days later after getting my report for Alyssa’s hunt.. Greg and Alyssa would hunt the scrape stand, I decided to hunt a different stand on the edge of one of our food plots planted with Imperial Whitetail clover because there was a lot of doe activity here. As fate would have it I didn’t have long to wait, I spotted several does feeding toward me and a few minutes later I spotted the big buck following the does at a distance. The does angled perfectly in front of me at 30 yards, the big buck took the same angle. I ranged him at 37 yards then drew my bow, aimed, and let loose. I clearly saw the arrow slice through him and could see heavy bleeding as he ran. Ironically the buck had staged 80 yards in front of Greg and Alyssa’s stand for at least 25 minutes before he decided to follow the does into the clover field. Greg and Alyssa witnessed the whole scene. Once word got out via radio it turned into a family affair, Greg and Alyssa came over to help track, then my brother Allie and his granddaughter Caitlyn came over and we all went tracking. Had I not seen the hit I would have felt very uncomfortable with the sparse drops of blood that we were finding. Experience told me this this buck was running all out until he died some 200 yards from the point of impact, thus the reason for the small blood drops. As I followed the blood drops everyone else was scanning the woods ahead for a body, and that’s exactly what happened when Greg said there he is just before Caitlyn did. Everybody in our family who was there that day played some type of roll during this hunt and recovery of such a beautiful animal, making lasting memories for all of us.
By Fred Abbas
When we set about inventing hunting aides, especially for deer hunters, we looked at the weaknesses of the prey vs the weaknesses of the hunter. In the case of a bow hunter we wanted to eliminate the probable mistakes the hunter is most apt to make under certain conditions, and that included us as well, in which he or she had no control. Then we focused on a deer’s sense of curiosity along with his social structure and viewed these as weaknesses that needed to be exploited. Deer are much more vocal than most hunters would believe, but for the most part they are soft and subtle 95% of the time. Back in the 70’s every deer call on the market was designed strictly for gun hunters, and unfortunately they still are today. These calls were too loud, their reeds froze when moisture got on the them in cold weather and they took a lot of air to activate them, making it hard for the hunter to control the volume, but worse they were designed only for the rut time frame with their deep and loud grunts. Being bow hunters who spent quite a bit of time afield we were hearing something quite different coming from the deer themselves, than what we were buying at the local sporting goods store. The first thing we needed to do was to duplicate that soft social grunt that we were constantly hearing, it took months to accomplish because we were working on 4 different tones, fawn, doe, buck, and dominant buck. Next we looked at the bow hunter, we knew that he would become almost helpless at the most critical stage of the hunt once both hands were on his bow, especially at full draw, of course he could always make a noise with his mouth, or whistle to stop a deer. The problem we had with that was the hunter would invariably put himself in a do or die situation, along with giving his position away, with absolutely no hope of bringing a deer into a more favorable position. We felt that a hunter could have more control over the situation, any situation, if he could control the volume needed for the changing situations. For instance, the hunter could call very softly to a deer behind a bush or tree, he would be able to create curiosity in the buck and get him to step out, or louder if needed to stop a deer. Every hunter must turn their head into the direction of their draw and that’s exactly where we mounted the call on their shoulder area. The small tube slipped into their mouth and they simply inhaled to activate the call, the call body was designed to face backwards because we discovered that deer will almost always lose both their sense of depth and height at the same time. They will look in your direction, but always on ground level as long as you never call when they are facing you. This deer call became famously known as the “Bowgrunter”, and to this day is the only 100% hands free patented social deer call in the world.
A few years ago crossbows exploded on the scene when many states began to loosen and lift the restrictions that held crossbow use in check when they realized how much revenue they were losing on declining license sales. We also realized that a healthy crossbow user was most apt to be a gun hunter who simply wanted to extend his season and had little or no experience with bow hunting. Actually 60% of all deer hunters were gun hunters, which meant that if these hunters owned a deer call it would be a hand held tube type call, and of course they would not be familiar with the “Bowgrunter” simply because of it’s name. Most of these new crossbow hunters had a problem that they probably didn’t know existed, namely by being up close and personal they couldn’t move as much as they did while gun hunting and their tube type calls were obsolete and too loud for this type situation, thus hindering their own success ratio. We viewed this as a problem that definitely needed a solution. The thought occurred to us, could we create a cross between our 100% hands free deer call such as the “Bowgrunter” into a tube type hand held deer call to be used during the gun season ? Would that call be able to cater to the needs of a bow hunter then turn around and cater to the needs of a gun hunter, which are totally different needs, basically merging two calls into one ? Mind you, this had never been done before, but that’s exactly what happened when we developed a removable mouth piece and lanyard that fit on the “Bowgrunter”, a new deer call had been born called the “Dual Grunter”. Which by the way is fast becoming our top selling deer call, especially our camo covered version .
There is a solution to every problem and if we find it you will be able to buy it! GOOD LUCK ON YOUR NEXT HUNT!!
By Tracy Breen
If you are a hunter or angler, at some point in your life you have probably had an idea for a hunting or fishing-related product that you thought would sell well. Often your idea of a lifetime never becomes more than an idea. What if your product idea could make you money? What if your new game call, gun case or fishing lure could do well in the market place? You will never know unless you put your best foot forward and try to bring your idea or product to market.
Greg Abbas from A-Way Hunting Products knows a lot about bringing products to market. Greg spends his days developing and selling hunting products to box stores, pro shops and mom-and-pop retailers. He knows what it takes to bring a product from “just an idea” to the finished product and every stage along the way.
Over the past several years, Greg has helped many people bring their products to market. Greg knows how the bumps in the road discourage many people from designing and marketing their product. Greg can help you overcome the bumps in the road.
Greg offers a unique invention consulting service. He specializes in helping people who want to bring an outdoor product to market develop a game plan. He won’t likely buy your idea or make it for you, but he will help point you in the right direction and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Do you have an idea you think could make money in the outdoor market? Look at the testimonial below. If that inspires you, give Greg Abbas a call and schedule an appointment. Greg is an inventor who specializes in bringing outdoor products to market.
“I’ve been a successful business owner for more than twenty years yet struggled for three years getting my product from concept to store shelf. I was not learning the ropes; I was trying to just find the ropes.
One evening while enjoying the A-Way Hunting Television Show, I saw Greg’s invention consulting commercial and jotted down the telephone number. It sat on my desk for months while I continued to waste time and money.
Before finally deciding to contact Greg, I had the luxury of calling a few friends from the outdoor industry. I was pleased to learn of Greg’s outstanding reputation among his peers. I was amazed to learn his consult fee was among the smallest fees I had spent to date. Greg took his time and explained the entire process in very plain terms from concept through manufacturing to marketing at retail. I will soon have a product launch because of Greg’s help.
Save your money looking for the ropes. Instead, contact Greg. He is an industry insider, inventor, entrepreneur, and most importantly a good Christian family man. He will guide your dream of outdoor product invention to reality.”
~ Rod Debias – Self-Inflating gun and bow cases
by Tracy Breen tracybreen.com
If you are a hunter, you most likely enjoy looking at taxidermy. Every hunter I know has some type of taxidermy in their house. Some folks have one or two mounts; others have an entire room or man cave dedicated to animal mounts. Some people have mountain scenes that are covered in mounts. Taxidermy is fun to look at and enjoy, but taxidermy can be expensive and as time passes, so does the quality of the mount.
Over time, the sun shining through a living room window will cause the hair on a deer head to fade. Over time, the eyes will start to crack and in some cases, moths start to feed on mounts. In a few months, a room full of mounts can be destroyed by moths. I have seen it with my own eyes.
One economical alternative to getting a buck mounted is to purchase the CamoBuck. A CamoBuck is a plastic deer head that is decorated in camouflage that won’t fade quickly in the sun because it has UV protection. The CamoBuck is available in several different camouflage patterns. You simply attach your antlers to the top of the head of the CamoBuck and hang the buck on the wall like you would a traditional shoulder mount. Here is what Greg Abbas from A-Way Hunting Products has to say about the CamoBuck. “I like CamoBuck because it is a perfect go between from an expensive shoulder mount and a cheaper European mount. It goes well in a home décor setting, bar, garage, office or man cave. It won’t fall apart with time. It is ALWAYS a conversation piece with guests. I think they are neat looking!”
As Greg said, if there is one thing that the CamoBuck is, it’s a conversation piece. When someone walks into your game room to check out your mounts, the first one they will likely mention is the CamoBuck… if you have one.
Maybe you shot a big buck but he wasn’t big enough to spend hundreds of dollars on to have mounted. Maybe a shoulder mount isn’t in your budget right now. Maybe you want a CamoBuck just because it looks cool. Whatever the case may be, the CamoBuck will look great in any room of the house.