Sawtooth Outdoor Products is the brainchild of Dan Ady, inventor of unique products for hunters including K’meer Deer, Power Bugle, Royal Bugle, and Lil’ Big Horn. Based in scenic Idaho, Sawtooth Outdoor Products is now revolutionizing Bow Hunting with new technology.
The “Outdoor Edison”
Ever since 7th grade I had inventing tendencies. At age 13 I put a red dot on my 4 x scope for my pellet gun and used it to hunt sparrows and black birds. In 1987 I heard a deer run by us in the mountains, we hunkered down and I was able to mimic the deer’s voice. I had 4 does charge us and almost run us over. I made many types of deer calls until the K’meer Deer was released in 1988. Patent # USD312056.
In 1992 I invented a sonic arrow locator named the “Cricket.” It was the first of its kind that made an audible sound. I received 2 patents on this invention as well. Patent # US5251907 A and another.
1994 I invented the Power Bugle. I developed the first dome with the notch under the band and received 2 utility patents from this invention. Patent # US5445551 and US5582530.
I had a slow era of inventing but I didn’t stop. In 2000 I invented the Firefly bow sight. I used phosphorescent material to increase the illumination of the fiber optics for purposes of low light situations. I was also invented the first bow sight that had elongated fibers to take in more ultra violet rays; hence, brighter pins in low ambient light.
In 2005 I invented the Royal Bugle. It was the first mouthpiece with a contour and a groove system used in conjunction with the top and bottom portion of the lip. This made the bugle sound very realistic. I received 2 patents with this design. Patent #s US7011564 and US7011563.
In 2011, I began the endeavor of coming up with a way to keep the peep in a bowstring straight in order to keep it perpendicular to the line of sight. I developed a mechanism that fits on the bowstring or cable that twists the string and aligns the peep without having to take off the bowstring and physically twist the string a rotation or more to make the peep align with the eye. Since I relinquished my rights to this invention, as far as I know it is still in the patent pending stage. If you want to check it out, look up application number US20130306046
After that project, I decided to solve the issue of torquing the bow handle while shooting a bow. So I developed a bow that can register when an archer is torquing the bow handle. An alert system is put in place which aides the archer’s awareness when torque is being applied to the bow handle. I received a patent on this invention. Patent # US9140514
In 2015 I came up with another concept of eliminating the need for a serving to hold an apparatus such as a peep, weight, or drop away rest cord onto the string or cable. I am patent pending awaiting a patent number to be granted.
In 2016 I designed a dynamic weight system located between the strands of a bowstring. I am also patent pending and awaiting a patent number to be granted. I have not listed some of my other concepts or ideas that I have shared with other people and companies that are now out on bows, or game calls used in the mountains today.
I am playing some of it close to the vest, because you can’t share all your good ideas at once. But my family and I have formed Sawtooth Outdoor Products LLC and we are are happy to share what we call the “Serveless Peep It” with you, and hope it makes all your shots count!