Fegel, 67, with the help of his brothers — Dale and Bill — drew up plans for several models before they decided on the final design, called the Z360. It is marketed under the brothers’ newly founded company, Great Outdoor Products.
“You sit facing the tree instead of facing away from the tree,” Fegel said, adding that the design is safer than a traditional stand because your legs can wrap around the trunk. “You can get a shot all the way around the tree. It doubles the area where you can get a shot.”
The stand is scheduled to debut today at a trade show on the east side of the state.
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