David Merrill was born to be an outdoorsman. He recalls being a young boy in Oregon, some of his earliest memories were going hunting and fishing with his father. He continued a lifestyle that catered to outdoor adventure by relocating to Alaska, and eventually to Wyoming. “I looked at the map and found where I could hunt elk,” he said about his move to Riverton.
David’s bow hunting expeditions in Wyoming helped inspire him to invent a product, the Bow Spider. The Bow Spider allows hunters to mount-or-“unmount” their bows as quickly as possible. It comes with a belt and long bolts, allowing for multiple ways to secure the bow. Hunters can attach them to a backpack, blind, tree, their hip, or even vehicle headrest.
Bow Spider is steadily gaining attention from the outdoors community. Several publications have taken notice of this Wyoming-made product and David has attended several outdoors trade shows across the country to show off his invention.
Merrill pointed out there’s a significant amount of interest in the region, but he’s also getting international calls and messages about his product.
The County 10 Podcast recently caught up with Merrill about his outdoor adventures, his product, and life as an entrepreneur.
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Merrill and fellow outdoorsman Patrick Edwards, also of Riverton, co-host the 10Cast Network show called RADCast Outdoors. Recently, they caught up with TV personality and writer Jim Zumbo. Find their podcast here or subscribe to RADCast Outdoors.