- Bowhunters showing Excellence in the Field of Bowhunting
There just isn’t many brands in the hunting industry
that have reached the half-century mark, and fewer still
are under control of the original owner. Buck Stop qualifies
on both counts.
Don Garbow launched Buck Stop Lure Company
in the fall of 1953. His first products, a concentrated
apple scent for deer, was soon joined by other hunting,
trapping and dog training scents.
In 1971, Buck Stop started something of a revolution
in the hunting industry when it introduced the first
commercially available doe estrus scent. Mate-Triks®,
the Original Doe-In-Heat® Scent, was joined by other
“sex scents” from Stanton, Michigan.
Buck Stop’s quality control, customer care and their strong promotions
have allowed them to keep going strong. While Mate-Triks® is still the
company’s number one seller, Buck
Stop’s product line has grown to over 130 products over
the past half-century.
Don Garbow and his daughters
Phyllis, Dawn and Bonnie with his
Bowhunters Hall of Fame medallion and plaque