Hunting Like a Wolf: Exclusive Interview With Whitetail Properties' Dan Perez
Today we are writing and talking about a good friend and Pro Staffer for Lone Wolf Portable treestands the renowned Dan Perez. I have been very fortunate to know Dan for a number of years as I was fortunate to be a part of Dan's Pro Staff when he was a Regional Sales Representative many years ago. We have since maintained a solid, respectable friendship to this very day. I got to observe and admire his knowledge about archery, bowhunting and the Hunting Industry as a whole. Dan knows how to make a person feel very comfortable when talking with them and he is one of the most humble, generous down to earth people you will ever meet. Dan doesn't take for granted all the wonderful success he has had in the outdoor industry. He always takes time to talk with friends and strangers. Whether he is just catching up with a friend or sharing some seminar knowledge with another fellow outdoorsman, Dan always makes time to talk hunting with others. After a long successful career as one of, if not the most successful Regional Sales representative, Dan decided it was time for a change and became a Real Estate Broker, and Part Owner of the most talked about Recreational Land Sales Companies, "Whitetail Properties.” Having harvested over 50 Pope and Young Whitetails, I would have to say Dan definitely knows a lot about Whitetails, and how to hunt mature bucks, but he will be the first to tell you he is still learning.
Dan has enjoyed tremendous success in his life be it from a treestand or on stage giving a seminar. Dan's has a very rigorous seminar schedule, and if he is ever in a location near you and you want to witness a very exciting and informational seminar, check Dan out when he presents the Seminar "Holding, Growing and Hunting First Time In" and "Big Bucks on Small Tracts". You will leave with a wealth of information that will help you grow and harvest mature whitetails. As one of the top professionals in the hunting industry, Dan promotes several companies, and I guarantee that he truly believes in the products he endorses. You can see Dan’s face about every in every magazine, commercials, and you can see Dan host the award winning Whitetail Properties T.V. show on the Sportsman channel. There is one product I know Dan has used for a very long time and that is Lone Wolf Portable Tree Stands. Lone Wolf is proud to be the tree stand company of choice for Dan Perez and the crew from Whitetail Properties T.V. Despite a very demanding schedule we were able to catch up with Dan and ask him a few questions about why Dan Perez, A.K.A. "Big Swoll" uses and trusts Lone Wolf Portable tree stands.
LW: Of all the features packed into a Lone Wolf, which do you feel makes you a more successful Bowhunter and Why?
DP: With me, as with many bow hunters, the little things are the big things. It doesn’t matter if I’m climbing up a tree with a set of Lone Wolf climbing sticks or shifting my weight on any of the Lone Wolf stands, whether it's an Assault or an Alpha on a cold crisp morning- I won't hear a peep or a squeak out of them. I cannot tolerate a squeak, because the Bucks I'm hunting have less tolerance than I have.
LW: Which Lone Wolf product are you most excited about using for 2012 and why?
DP: I'm looking forward to using the new Ladder stick. I have some applications where this system will save me time in the field.
LW: There are a lot of fine treestand manufacturer's in the market, but what (technology, innovation, and leadership) you think separates Lone Wolf as the clear leader in the Industry.
DP: You know everyone now a day’s backs up what they are trying to peddle with technology data, that's not me, man. I'm a simple guy with a basic plan and that is to use what I know works. When you work as hard as I do to get within bow range of a record book you have to use what you know works. At one point or another I have literally tried every commercial treestand made and in my opinion which is based on my experience and not a technology graph, Lone Wolf is simply the best. Every time I climb into a Lone Wolf stand, not only is a record book buck's life at stake, but so is mine...... No way would I use anything else.
LW: So why does Dan Perez use Lone Wolf products?
DP: I use Lone Wolf because I can't afford anything else. I know how solid, how safe and quiet Lone Wolf products are - No way, I'd take a chance on another brand.
LW: What’s your Lone Wolf set up of choice and why?
DP: My favorite combination is a set of Lone Wolf Climbing Sticks, and the Alpha Hang on, and a Tree stand safety line.
LW: What’s your most passionate Hunt(Whitetail, Turkey, etc.) and why?
DP: My passion is hunting big old whitetails, because they are the most challenging and most accessible big game animal in North America.
LW: How many sets do you generally hang on your properties?
DP: I will hang about 60 sets.
LW: Lone Wolf produces all their stands right here in the USA, Can you tell us the level of pride you feel knowing, by supporting Lone Wolf you are supporting our country's economy.
DP: I stand proud every time I stand on a Lone Wolf, because I know it was built right here in America. A lot of people don't realize how the purchase of one item effects so many. When we purchase American built products, in essences we employ American workers, those employed workers are now able to purchase more products and services themselves right here in the U.S. So in essences they employ more Americans by purchasing homes, automobiles, insurance, food, etc., and the cycle snowballs. But when one manufacture decides they want to save a few pennies by having their products built oversees they enrich the economy in other countries and create unemployment in the U.S.. So we end up with high unemployment a very poor economy and inferior products. Go Figure...
Well there you have it right from Dan Perez himself. I would like to thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his thoughts on Lone Wolf Treestand Products. We hope you enjoyed this interview with one of the best in the industry. Lone Wolf is truly honored to be the treestand of choice for Dan Perez. Again, thanks for taking the time to check out our new website and continue to check out our new blog for more helpful tips and information on all Lone Wolf products. Till next time from your friends at Lone Wolf, Harness up stay safe and Hunt like a Wolf!