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In 2006, we founded YETI Coolers with a simple mission: build the cooler we’d use every day if it existed. One that was built for the serious outdoor enthusiast rather than for the mass-discount retailers. One that could take the abuse we knew we’d put it through out in the field and on the water. One that simply wouldn’t break. We decided early on that product innovation would come from necessity and firsthand experience – not from market research and data analysis. Today, YETI products perform when it matters most – whether that be an excursion into the remote Alaskan wilderness, chasing redfish on the Gulf coast, or just getting together with friends in the backyard.
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SITKA Gear was born from the belief that the experience of hunting is as important — if not more important — than the harvest. Going places few people go and enduring weather that keeps most hunters home is the fabric of our Tribe. We live for the uncommon experiences and awe-inspiring moments found through the pursuit. Hunting offers a focus rarely afforded to us in the constant distraction we face in our day-to-day lives. It provides a meaningful connection to the wild around us, and it awakens the wild still within us. This connection grounds us, gives us much-needed perspective, and shapes our lives far beyond a day spent in the field.
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Like some of the best stories ours begins with a dog.
The idea for Gunner Kennels was conceived in a duck blind and inspired by my own best friend, Gunner. Like all dogs he has one mission in life, and that’s to please his owner. I’ve always felt uneasy traveling with him in traditional plastic crates – and was tired of replacing flimsy ones year after year. Watching Gunner work in the field made me realize I wanted to produce a heavy-duty kennel with as much drive as he gave when retrieving. I wanted to build the world’s best dog crate.
Since that morning I’m proud to say that Gunner Kennels has helped keep thousands of pets safe on the road – because every detail of this crate is designed and tested in real conditions, for the invested dog owner. Man’s Best Friend deserves MAN’S BEST KENNEL®.
-Addison Edmonds, Founder
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737 Duck Calls
It has been a passion since youth to pursue waterfowl for the two founding partners of 737 Duck Calls. This passion has evolved into more than just “pulling the trigger” or “taking a limit”. Habitat management has become a year-round addiction, always trying to entice as many ducks as possible into managed habitats. Along with this progression came the urge to hand craft a duck call with a unique sound all to its own. One that would help enable fellow hunters to persuade their quarry into close gunning range. After countless garage hours working on the lathe; the “perfect” insert and design were developed. The mission of 737 Duck Calls is to produce the highest quality product possible; to construct an invaluable tool for the waterfowl hunting enthusiast; and to provide constant exceptional customer service.
Visit 737 Duck Calls at www.737duckcalls.com