So intrigue has moved to genuine interest, and you may even be ready to take the plunge... but where do you start first? Luckily for you, there’s an abundance of information at your fingertips to not only answer a lot of questions you may have, but to cut your learning curve significantly as well. One of the best resources for beginning and seasoned saddle hunters alike is saddlehunter.com, a repository of information dedicated to all things saddle hunting. There you’ll find forums about climbing methods and platforms, DIYmodifications, product reviews, and even a classified section. If you’re a podcast kind of person, there’s even a link there to last year’s complete lineup of SaddleHunter podcasts.
If you’re a visual learner and like to see things in action, there are quite a few channels on YouTube hosted by saddle hunters.
G2 Outdoors is Greg Godfrey’s channel, one of the owners and founders of Tethrd. BoudreauxBoswell is Bobby Boswell’s channel, one of the designers ofNew Tribe’s Aero Hunter line of saddles.DIY Sportsmanis a tremendous saddle resource,andHunt Appalachiais a good wealth of information too. If you’re a Facebook junkie, there are several groups dedicated to saddle hunting including Saddle Hunter and SaddleHunter Nation. Of course, both manufacturers of commercial saddles have a web presence, and you can find them at aerohunter.us and tethrdnation.com, as well as on social media. And, if you’re not ready to take the plunge into a full-fledged tree saddle yet, you may want to look into a “hybrid” offering at JX3outdoors.com which offers a sort of combination saddle/stand all built together.