October 23, 2021
Back with another weekly report from Bowtreader!
This week we finished rearranging the camo on our shop floor and added a few new additions to the main shop and indoor shooting range. If you haven't checked it out yet, you're missing out.
The cold snap finally came in, and we can’t honestly be sure of how long that is going to last.
But by now at least one thing is for sure: everyone with a bow, gun, crossbow, rifle, knife, slingshot or sharp rock is out there in the woods. Deer season for all of those weapons has come in here in Georgia (and for some of those, squirrel season is in too) which means at least one thing — the stands are starting to show their flaws.
We know, we know.
Shooting sports, in general, are getting more active, especially with this cold snap (finally).
But here at the shop, a sudden influx of hunting stories suggests that technical difficulties don’t just happen on the shooting range.
The eager hunter decides to pull on his camo, hike up his brand new gear, and shimmy his way up that decrepit skeleton of pipes to drop an arrow on “a big brown one.”
After he gives himself a wedgie a few times with his harness, puts out a bag of corn, and squeaks his way on up the old buckling structure of nuts and bolts, he is ready to go.
Only to find that $37.00 plastic camo seat promised to stand all weather and align a hunter’s back for the shot (whatever that means) has a squirrel nest built in it. After he has already sat down.
Ouch. Here’s another one.
You get up in the treestand with your Sitka gear on, no-scent, neck guard, snake boots, and even binoculars, ready to shoot a good one.
Within around fifteen minutes your treestand has stopped wobbling from when you made your way up — and lo and behold, a pair of antlers starts moving your way.
You put the binoculars down and try to get your snow-shoe-sized feet positioned just right on the platform.
He gets closer and you clip in your release, your hand is ready on the bow. When, whoops! Something falls to the ground and sticks there, just when you start fumbling with the string.
And did you bring extra?
Heck yes. On the redneckmobile... Which you parked five hundred yards, two piles of corn, and a rickety ladder away.
Those aren’t the worst of it. Ever heard of putting in your broadhead-bearing arrow for a shot, with an accidental tap against that custom-color, tight new string? That’s all it takes, you know (if you have broadheads worth talking about).
How about spraying yourself down with no-scent only to realize it definitely was not what you thought it was. (That, by the way, is what you would call “no sense.”)
How about dropping your whole bow from the stand? Or your phone? (Who needs that anyway, though?)
Or that snake that likes to sun out there on the branch slithers back up to your seat — wow would that be a sight.
And don’t even mention if your seat is squirrel-infested — now that is just something you don’t do to a person.
But, then again, worst case scenario, at least you always have that wedgie-belt around your waist that will catch you if you fall by any chance.
That’s ideal, right?
The stand-struggle is a real one.
Here at Bowtreader, we are ready to stop it. Introducing our tree stand delivery service!
Drop your arrow after getting all the way up there? Call Bowtreader and we'll send our guys over to get it back in your bow safely.
Drop something else — how about your water bottle, bow, gun, ammo, quiver, sight, deer call, or authentic moose fur hat? Give us a ring and we’ll swing in like a parent sweeping up their child’s sippy cup back to the high-chair for the ten thousandth time.
Maybe you cut your string? Call us and we’ll bring you a new one right to your stand! (After a mere shipping time of two weeks, with a minimal fee).
Even if you drop your phone and can’t call, all you need to do is purchase the Bowtreader beeper button that connects you directly to an associate.
Maybe you just need help because that ladder of yours just looks too risky and you want a better option than the wedgie belt?
Call us and we will promptly come with a helicopter line to make sure all of the deer are scared away anyway so there is no point to hunt anyway! (😉)
All you need to do to purchase this service is call 912-123-THIS. IS. A. JOKE.
If you are having any trouble with your stands, come in and see us so we can help you get fixed up just right before heading out to the woods.
Need a better stand? Our brand new Tethrd saddle hunting kits are our top recommendation. They are as safe as they get, totally portable, and applicable to any tree you decide to shoot from.
Not only that, come in and try one on and you’ll soon see that the strong rope system allows you to turn any way you want around the tree to get the best shot. You can lean back and fall asleep without worrying in the slightest — trust us, you are basically married to the tree when you have that sucker on.
Our guys tested it out by hanging upside down on the sign pole — let's just say worst case scenario if you find yourself facing the wrong way on this thing, your face may turn a little red.
The Tethrd saddle hunting kits we have in stock can ensure that your bow and arrows make it up safely, and if you are still worried about getting everything in place without a severed string, come talk to one of our guys and he’ll teach you the right way from proven experience.
After all, we do want you to be safe out there. May not have a beeper, but we do know it is no fun to be subject to any of these scenarios — our ultimate solution is to prepare.
Make sure that your stands are safe before climbing. Put your arrow in first thing - immediately after you have gotten in the stand and checked your harness. Make sure it is secured and that you are completely ready.
Because we want to help you, but we can only go so far.
The honest truth is this: when you get in the woods, you are on your own. But here at Bowtreader, we are committed to making sure you are as equipped as possible.
Even if it does mean reminding you to put your arrow in right and turn off your ringer.
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