We have started the process of finding Adaptive Hunting Equipment to our site. We feel it’s important to start now since we want to provide a variety of products that will help anyone with a handicap hunt. We are looking at manufacturers of tree stands and blinds right now but plan to add additional products as we find them. We’ve also built a prototype of a tripod gun or crossbow rig. We are also looking at adding this directly to a wheelchair as a secondary option. Our goal is to use as many off the shelf products from a number of great companies. This should eliminate a great deal of manufacturing time and cost. We’ll provide a update soon.
Archive for June, 2008
We have launched our site and now provided a internet press release and podcast ( a interview with my wife). Renee is discussing the how, what and why. Actually, Renee has done a great job at the Podcast and I hope you all get a chance to listen to it. The link to the press release and Podcast is at http://www.prweb.com/releases/AdaptiveOutdoorsman/adaptivegear/prweb995264.htm Please take a look.
Well it’s been about 2 months since my wife and I launched the site and we would like to let you know how this all started.
The inspiration for the company (http://adaptiveoutdoorsman.com/index.html) belongs to a 16-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy – the nephew of a friend mine.
“He would sit in his home at this huge picture window and watch the deer. And one of his wishes was to go deer hunting,”. So my friend and I decided to take the youth hunting.
After struggling to get the teenager and his wheelchair to a suitable hunting site, we discovered the youth had too little strength in his arms to hold a rifle. We tried several methods and none of them worked,”. This is what got us thinking about how to help him.
A search of the Internet revealed lots of small businesses, and some not so small, manufacturing adaptive gear – some of it better than others. But one thing missing altogether was a place to go “one-stop shopping”.
“After talking and thinking about this, we decided that this was a business perfect for us.” It fit well with my love of hunting and fishing, and the outdoors. And for my wife Renee, a stay-at-home Mom for many years, and an avid school and community volunteer, it was an ideal way of helping others.