About Tethrd

Tethrd is a team of saddle-hunting fanatics with a passionate addiction to whitetail hunting. Tethrd seeks to accomplish two missions: spread their love for saddle hunting to the sportsman community and design and engineer the world’s best saddle-hunting equipment. That’s it. If it doesn’t make the saddle hunting community better, we won’t do it. Period.

Tethrd evolved from a burning desire to provide quality gear and resources to the saddle hunting community. Because our community is a small niche component of the greater hunting industry, saddle-specific gear and innovation were severely lacking. To fill this void, Tethrd began designing, engineering, and producing the most mobile, stealthy, and safest elevated hunting gear on the planet.

If you’re interested in the lightest, least bulky, most versatile, and safest elevated hunting system in the world, you’ve come to the right place. Get connected.

Founding Fathers

Greg Godfrey

Ernie Power

Carl Kossuth

Taylor Chamberlin

Jared Shaffer

Josh "Huck" Steerman

Shawn Chadwick

Garrett Prahl



Greg spent a decade as an Officer in the Active Duty Army. Army life can be stressful to all aspects of family life – and hunting is not exempt. Through frequent moves, including Georgia (Columbus, Augusta, and Savannah), Oklahoma, Colorado, and New York, Greg realized the same old hunting techniques would no longer work. The transition to hunting 100% public land made the traditional tree stands he grew up with (like big ladder stands and heavy lock-on stands) very impractical. Lugging big heavy stands through public land and dealing with thieves was a no-go. He needed a mobile and light setup that could go in and out on every hunt. That’s when Greg discovered saddle hunting.

Fast forward the better part of a decade and Greg has been DIYing saddles and gear in pursuit of the most ultralight and mobile system ever created. He’s hunted all over the country learning every environment and topography. Tethrd was born from this pursuit. Creating the best system for run-n-gun mobile hunting has turned into an obsession.



Growing up in Idaho, Ernie’s love affair with whitetails didn’t blossom until he moved to the Midwest to attend college. Deer hunting in Minnesota was unlike anything Ernie had ever experienced and required a very different approach. No more hiking all day looking for deer and taking long rifle shots across canyons. He had to learn how to get up close and personal. The limited access to public land and the lack of terrain meant Ernie had to learn how to hunt from a tree.

Along the way, Ernie picked up a degree in mechanical engineering. It has always been his dream to develop products related to his passion. Saddle hunting has become both a passion and an obsession. As a 20-year veteran of the tree trimming industry, Ernie has always felt at home in a tree. But the beauty of saddle hunting is that anyone can do it. Ernie primarily hunts high-pressure public land with extended walks. For this, the saddle is a perfect fit. Not to mention, hunters just have more fun in a saddle than any other method.