Archive for disabled hunting

Fall Hunting products

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve updated the blog. Our focus has been on adding products for the fall hunting season:

Gun Mounts for wheelchairs
Bow Mount for wheelchairs
Associated pistol mounts and other equipment
New camo setup for wheelchairs.

I hope that this adaptive equipment helps everyone for the fall season.

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First Year Anniversary Press Release and new products

We’ve reached a milestone at Adaptiveoutdoorsman.com and that’s our one year anniversary of being online. We have to say the most satisfying part of the last year is hearing stories on how our products have helped you to start fishing or hunting again. We’ve even had a press release celebrating our anniversary and some of the new products we’ve added. If you like to read it you can access it here:

First Year Anniversary Press Release

We would like to thank everyone who has purchased a product and we sincerely hope that we’ve been able help you enjoy the outdoors.

Mike & Renee

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Summer and Fall products the search continues

Well summer is almost here and we continue to look for products to add to our site. We’ve added a interesting product called “Magic Knot” that connects to a fishing rod that helps someone thread fishing line on a hook plus tie a knot. We have a couple of more products in the works for summer.

We visited the Ohio Deer and Turkey expo a couple of weeks ago and have found several items we are working on to add for the fall season also. Overall we think that we’ll be able to really improve the hunting section this year with a great mix of products.

We at Adaptiveoutdoorsman.com hope you’ll have a great summer.

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Wheelin’ Sportsman Event

We were able to provide ground blinds and shooting sticks to a recent Wheelin’ Sportsman event here in Ohio. Before I provide the most important comment about the event I would like to provide a quick description about Wheelin’ Sportsman from their website:

Wheelin’ Sportsmen NWTF provides people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities. Its magazine, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, and its Web site, www.wheelinsportsmen.org, are dedicated to the education and entertainment of these enthusiasts and their able-bodied outdoor partners.

The most important comment from the email:

It was “fabulous” if I quote one of the participants. They were THRILLED with the doghouse blinds and shooting sticks. Thank you!

This is what it’s all about!

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Two hunting products we want to provide.

Over the past 6 months we’ve had two goals for the fall hunting season.

The first has been to solve the issue with a gun mount for a wheelchair. What appeared to be a easy challenge has turned out to be quite difficult. We’ve looked at a great deal of existing products but most don’t seem to fit what we are trying to accomplish. The challenge is with all of the variations of wheelchairs there isn’t a simple and low cost way to attach a mount. We’ve been looking at a few other products that we can modify and hope to have something soon but I’m worried since I don’t have the time to do this the right way. One solution is to just create a mount for a low cost wheelchair and let the customer decide if they need a second chair. We really don’t want to do this but it may be are only choice to get a initial product out on the market.

The second is to have tree stands that we would provide. So far we’ve seen about 5 products with some of them being very good designs. The issue is with a limited production run and then adding in all the design and engineering time drive the cost up. We haven’t found a good solution to this one yet so we may just look at providing links or referrals to these companies.

We would very much appreciate any comments on these two items.

Mike

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Idea from one of our site visitors

Here is a email from one visitor to our product website with a interesting idea:

“Hi,
As an avid hunter and fisherman I am glad to see that someone is watching out for the challenged.

I lost my left eye fishing in the Amazon jungle, then had a few heart operations leaving me not too strong in the arms. As I shoot left handed and my left eye has a prosthesis, I needed to switch shooting to the right side. I couldn’t do this so my solution for what it was worth is as follows: I took a door stopper and clamped it on the end of the barrel of the shotgun. Now I could shoot right handed. Also painted the rubber end of the stop white. Now when geese get within 20 yrs I am able to make fair shots. I called all the major scope companies and they didn’t give me any help. This worked for me- maybe you can improve on my 90 cent invention. Good luck.”

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Hunters 4 Hunters

We received a email about our site from Mike Bell (he writes a blog called Hunters 4 Hunters). His blog is focusing on giving you all the information he can find on some of the greatest groups of people in the hunting community. Groups like Hunters Helping Hunters, Hunt of a Lifetime, NWTF’s Wheeling Sportsman, Hunt for a Cure, Hunters for the Hungry, United Special Sportsman Alliance, and Buckmaster’s American Deer Foundation are just a few. He also shares with you, the people that make these groups happen. Almost all of these groups need help with funding and volunteers. He also introduces you to some of the most amazing people who benefit from these groups. He is also associated with a group called Hunters Helping Hunters so you should also check out this site also.

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Disabled Hunting Equipment

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.

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