WAC'EM ARCHERY 2003 to 2009
Scott Davis, Founder of Wac'em
As long as I can remember my family has always taken hunting to the extreme. From packing the horses in just a little farther, or staying on the mountain through two days of white out, to catch that break in the weather when the game would come out and feed and everyone else was home keeping warm and dry.
A quote that my dad would use on every hunt on the hike back to a ridge or camp or trying to start a fire in a snow storm is “It hurts like hell right now, but it won’t tomorrow and these will be some of your fondest memories.” He was right. Things just had to work on the mountain, there was no room for error or equipment failure. We had worked too hard to get to where we were.
I was introduced to the art of archery and got caught hook, line, and sinker when I went to work at Payson Sports . My whole life started to revolve around archery. And just like with my rifle hunting, I expected things to work.
I was surprised when I put on my first broadhead. I was at my boss's when I setup a target at 40 yards, shot a few field points to get warmed up, then with anticipation I shot. I looked at my buddy, Scott and he was laughing. My broadhead hit the ground 10 yards in front of the target and about 5 feet to the left.
Welcome to the world of the broadheads. For the next four years I struggled with the demon broadhead. Then came mechanical broadheads which shot well. But I was spending a lot of money every year shooting mechanicals because the broadhead would wear out after a few shots into the target. The care and maintainance of mechanicals quickly became more effort than it was worth.
I would switch back to fixed blade broadheads several months prior to the start of hunting season in an effort to gain confidence in the fixed blade broadheads which were available at the time. Even with my effort, I could never gain confidence in either type blade before the season would start.
I started doing a lot of research on broadheads; why one would fly and another would not, where mechanicals had their faults, and why some broadheads would penetrate deeply, and why some were just, well, less than adequate.
There are three very important factors in choosing a broadhead: One, it must hit the spot and it must be forgiving. Two, it must penetrate and not deflect. Three, it must hold up and be reusable. Okay, there might be Four, it has to have the “look.”
The Wac’em Triton Broadhead has definitely defeated the broadhead demon. The flight of the Triton is like no other fixed blade broadhead; it truly is unbelievable. With its cut on impact head, just the right cutting diameter, and no mechanical blades to deflect, the Triton is at the head of its class in every penetration test available.
The Triton, with its resharpenable head and replaceable blades, is in a class by itself. And it definitely has the “look.”
WAC'EM ARCHERY 2009 to 2012
I began running Wac'em in June of 2009. Scott's chronic health problems had become too debilitating for him to manage the business in the manner he felt it should be run.
I've learned a lot and had a great time doing so. The business has continued to grow. We have even added a new broadhead--the XL2--a two bladed head. It is an all around head that works well for all traditional, compound, and crossbow hunters alike.
As much as I loved running the business alone, I found that with the growth of the company, I needed some help, so, in April 2012, I welcomed 3 partners who also know that Wac'em broadheads are still the "Best Broadhead Period!"
WAC'EM ARCHERY 2012
Brad Johnson, Russ Vance, Sharon Mathews, Seth Davis
In April of this year Wac'em welcomed Brad Johnson, Russ Vance, and Seth Davis as partners. Each of these young men bring their own special area of expertise to the company. While I still run the day-to-day part of the business, the support and input each of them gives, allows the business to run smoothly and efficiently.
We are dedicated to the growth of Wac'em Archery Products. In the coming years we plan to continue to bring our customers the same great quality products they have come to expect.
As always Wac'em is still the "Best Broadhead Period!"