I'm Duane Harding, creator of TruStump. As a kid from the sticks of Oklahoma, my obsession for whitetails began at a very young age. From the time I was born, my dad would take us to the family farm where he grew up to meet up with Papa and all my uncles for "deer camp". Us kids could never get enough of sitting around Granny and Papa's old cast iron stove every November and listening to the men tell the same old hunting stories year after year.
During grade school, I would sketch schematics of deer stand designs and portable ladders that I could coerce someone into welding up for me. Even before I was old enough to rifle hunt on my own, I was concocting designs for hunting equipment, scrapping them together using my Dad's tools, and dragging them out to the woods to test.
Fast forward to college. All of this sketching and designing steered me towards Mechanical Engineering. With my technical background and lifelong obsession for the outdoors, along with my family of fellow deer-crazy outdoorsmen, together we have developed TruStump.
What began as a conversation with family on food plots, food supplements, an effective feeder that would blend into surroundings, would attract bucks at all times of the day, didn't require battery upkeep, and could be rugged enough that rodents couldn't destroy it in one season, evolved into the patented TruStump. We identified many opportunities for improvements in early designs, made refinements and upgrades along the way, and I think we have ended up with a great product.
Our hope is that TruStump products can help you see more deer, create more shot opportunities, maintain the health of your deer herd, and make your hunting routine a little bit easier.