"I'm very fortunate to live in heart of Midwest where, in my opinion, the best Osage grows," Scrifes said. "I began selling it. I love to cut the wood, season it, and I like having it around. So it became a side business of mine to sell the wood. Then I moved to selling what I call bow blanks. I would form the wood so people who needed a little help getting started had a base to work off. Heck, that's how I paid for my elk trips out west."