TETHRD TEN

The Tethrd Ten is a celebration of the ten best saddle bucks taken during the past hunting season.

The “BEST” is pretty hard to define. What makes it the best for one hunter could be wildly different than another. While a hunter in the Midwest might value the P&Y score more than anything, a DIY public land hunter in the deep South might value the amount of sweat equity expended more than the size of the rack. The self-filmer might value the creativity that went into the imagery or the documentation of the story. Maybe it was a hunter’s first buck, or a Veteran battling his demons who found an escape into the whitetail woods. None of those judgments are wrong. There is no definition of the “best” for the Tethrd Ten.

The Tethrd Ten serialized commemorative coin is only presented to those voted as the best.
You can’t buy it.
You can’t grow it.
You can’t build it.
You must earn it.

The Ten is voted on by saddle hunters and published at the beginning of each new hunting season.

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2021 TETHRD TEN

2021 #10 – Eric Loso

2021 #10 – Eric Loso

ERIC LOSO, 41 - MICHIGAN SADDLE GEAR: Tethrd Phantom, Predator, Shikar mini 1 stick Just wanted to share my MI public land buck I got Sunday night. Have been hunting a big block of public for 2 weeks, seen multiple shooters but no shot on any, had a group of guys move...

2021 #9 – Graham Helwig

2021 #9 – Graham Helwig

GRAHAM HELWIG, 40 - PENNSYLVANIA SADDLE GEAR: Phantom Saddle This was my first season saddle hunting, and it's my favorite way to hunt now. I first saw him in mid-October walking out of the woods. Hunting the Laurel Highlands mountains in SW PA. He was on the edge of...

2021 #8 – Derick Carlisle

2021 #8 – Derick Carlisle

DERICK CARLISLE, 21 - OHIO SADDLE GEAR: Menace Saddle, Predator Platform, Hawk Heliums As September hit I was ready to hit the woods just to be out there. Between trade school and work it was hard to find time to get out and scout. I had very little expectations for...

2021 #7 – Preston Bagley

2021 #7 – Preston Bagley

PRESTON BAGLEY, 22 - WISCONSIN SADDLE GEAR: Tethrd Phantom with Predator XL platform and muddy sticks So my buddy Dylan Hazen started his brand in season and had gotten his buck in mid-September, so I reached out and said “hey care if I come to hunt some public over...

2021 #6 – Daniel Vines

2021 #6 – Daniel Vines

DANIEL VINES, 33 - OHIO SADDLE GEAR: Phantom saddle, Predator platform, muddy pro sticks So, my brother-in-law Zack Davis makes the trip up to Ohio annually to hunt, and he graciously invited me to come along this year. I had never gone hunting anywhere other than...

2021 #5 – Nathan Hicks

2021 #5 – Nathan Hicks

NATHAN HICKS, 26 - MICHIGAN SADDLE GEAR: Phantom saddle, Predator Platform My grandpa was the person in my life who introduced me to hunting. I shot my first deer with him when I was 12 years old. He had forty acres in mid-Michigan, and I can so clearly remember...

2021 #4 – Rendell Erik Rhoderick

2021 #4 – Rendell Erik Rhoderick

RENDELL ERIK RHODERICK, 38 - IOWA SADDLE GEAR: Phantom, Predator Platform, XOP Mini Sticks, Predator Pack During the post season of 2021 I got a call from a buddy of mine asking me if I would take him shed hunting. Like any good friend would do, I agreed to it. I...

2021 #3 – Trevor Snyder

2021 #3 – Trevor Snyder

TREVOR SNYDER, 31 - WISCONSIN SADDLE GEAR: Menace saddle, Predator Platform This is the story of not one, but two bucks and the 19 year journey to fill my first WI gun tag.  I, like many other kids, grew up with my Dad as a hunter. He mainly hunted on a 40 acre lease...

2021 #2 – Mike Walters

2021 #2 – Mike Walters

MIKE WALTER, 48 - OKLAHOMA/ARKANSAS SADDLE GEAR: Phantom, Predator, lone wolf sticks, EWO double steps Everyone that knows me well, knows that fall is one of my favorite times to be in the woods. This fall has been bittersweet though. Yes, I have had amazing success...

2021 #1 – Kiley Harpster

2021 #1 – Kiley Harpster

KILEY HARPSTER, 38 - MISSOURI SADDLE GEAR: Phantom Saddle As the MO archery season soon crept up on me, beginning Sept 15th, I was confident that I would wrap my tag around a solid 160" 11 point within 2 weeks. I had been getting this deer pretty regularly on my cams,...

2020 TETHRD TEN

2020 #10 – Josh Morgan

2020 #10 – Josh Morgan

JOSH MORGAN, 40 - WYOMING SADDLE GEAR: Phantom Saddle I started the research on saddle hunting about the same time I picked up my first stickbow. The attributes of the tree saddle seemed to reflect the traditional form of archery. The recurve I was shooting made me...

2020 #9 – William Harvey

2020 #9 – William Harvey

WILLIAM HARVEY, 24 - OKLAHOMA SADDLE GEAR: Eberhart Signature Saddle, Hawk Helium sticks The 2020 deer season is one that will be tough to beat. I was fortunate enough to tag out for the first time ever with two bucks that were both bigger than anything I had ever...

2020 #8 – Jared McBride

2020 #8 – Jared McBride

JARED MCBRIDE, 25 - MISSOURI SADDLE GEAR: Phantom Saddle, Predator Platform, Lone Wolf Climbing Sticks It was a 90 degree day on October 10th. It was my first day back in Missouri from my honeymoon. So I thought it would be a great idea to take my new wife to the...

2020 #7 – Ross Lexvold

2020 #7 – Ross Lexvold

ROSS LEXVOLD, 42 - MINNESOTA SADDLE GEAR: Phantom Saddle, Predator Platform, Lone Wolf Climbing Sticks It was nearing 8am on Monday, Nov. 2nd in southeast MN and I was just about to get down and begin my normal workday. I had been sitting near the top of a ridge in my...

2020 #6 – Cullen Downing

2020 #6 – Cullen Downing

CULLEN DOWNING, 25 - NEW HAMPSHIRE SADDLE GEAR: Mantis Saddle, Bullman Ring of Steps, LoneWolf Sticks It was the late summer of 2020 when I purchased my mantis saddle, and with the season fast approaching I was ambitious to get in it and start shooting. I practiced...

2020 #5 – Justin Ramsdorfer

2020 #5 – Justin Ramsdorfer

JUSTIN RAMSDORFER, 28 - PENNSYLVANIA   SADDLE GEAR: Phantom Saddle, Squirrel Steps Ring of Steps This story begins from a mapping standpoint, I am a huge public access/public land archery hunting fanatic around the Johnstown Pennsylvania area (WMU’s 2C & 2E)...

2020 #4 – Chris Coon

2020 #4 – Chris Coon

CHRIS COON, 37 - MISSOURI SADDLE GEAR: Phantom Saddle, Predator Platform Man, where do I start? I am from Michigan. Shot my first buck at 14 with a compound bow and have been hooked ever since. Hunting in Michigan is very, very challenging. I have never really had...

2020 #3 – Dustin Moll

2020 #3 – Dustin Moll

DUSTIN MOLL, 33 - MONTANA SADDLE GEAR: Phantom, Predator platform, lwcg minis It was October 13th and I was driving west to Montana, head-on into a monster of a low-pressure system forecasted to last 4-5 days. This system was hauling snow and temperature drops of 40+...

2020 #2 – Ryan Cady

2020 #2 – Ryan Cady

RYAN CADY, 34 - OHIO SADDLE GEAR: Tethrd Mantis & Predator Platform As October came to a close in New York State, myself and my buddies made our annual trip west to Ohio in search of dream public land bucks. We towed our camper for 9 hours and set up camp in a...

2020 #1 – Rendell Erik Rhoderick

2020 #1 – Rendell Erik Rhoderick

RENDELL ERIK RHODERICK, 37 - IOWA SADDLE GEAR: Tethrd Phantom, Predator Platform, XOP Mini Sticks  My rookie saddle season in 2020 will forever live in my memory. It started back in 2019 when I was tired of carrying heavy mobile tree stands every year. I watch The...

Thanks to everyone who hunted and submitted your stories for 2020. What an incredible year.

The voting was incredibly close as well. There were some incredible bucks that unfortunately didn’t get selected.

2019 TETHRD TEN

2019 #10 – Jackson Ellis

2019 #10 – Jackson Ellis

JACKSON ELLIS SADDLE GEAR: OG Trophyline Saddle, Tethrd Predator Platform, Hawk Helium sticks   LOCATION: Nebraska I got hooked by the saddle bug in the summer of 2019, and quickly assembled the gear necessary. I went in for the first hunt of 2019 on October 3rd. On...

2019 #9 – Croft Griffin

2019 #9 – Croft Griffin

CROFT GRIFFIN SADDLE GEAR: H2 saddle, Tethrd Predator Platform, WE steps.   LOCATION: Kentucky 11/14/2019 is a day I will never forget. I left on 11/13/2019 for Kentucky, planning to hunt until Sunday. This was my 4th consecutive year hunting the rut in Kentucky, but...

2019 #8 – Derek Hadley

2019 #8 – Derek Hadley

DEREK HADLEY SADDLE GEAR: Mantis saddle, ring of steps (Cranford T screw-in steps) all covered with Stealth Strips LOCATION: Manitoba, Canada I’m from south east Manitoba. I have always been told that we don’t have big deer around here, and if ya want one, you gotta...

2019 #7 – Adrian Wilson

2019 #7 – Adrian Wilson

ADRIAN WILSON SADDLE GEAR: Tethrd Phantom, Predator Platform, Leverage sticks. LOCATION: Mississippi I tagged out in my home state of Tennessee early in December, so I was really looking forward to a late season Mississippi hunt. Aaron Warbritton, and the THP guys...

2019 #6 – Dustin Erlewine

2019 #6 – Dustin Erlewine

DUSTIN ERLEWINE SADDLE GEAR: Tethrd Mantis, Predator Platform, Muddy Pro sticks. LOCATION: Missouri What’s luck have to do with it? This story starts with bad luck, premonition, a cat, and a good buck. Seriously. Needless to say my 2019 hunting season was hindered by...

2019 #5 – Jonathan Boyer

2019 #5 – Jonathan Boyer

JONATHAN BOYER SADDLE GEAR: Tethrd Mantis, Predator Platform, Hawk Helium sticks. LOCATION: Pennsylvania I have to start by saying that I considered a saddle for a long time and just didn’t get one until I saw the Mantis saddle. I’ve used every type of tree stand that...

2019 #4 – Tyler Tutterow

2019 #4 – Tyler Tutterow

TYLER TUTTEROW SADDLE GEAR: Tethrd Mantis, LWCG Ambush, LWCG Compact Sticks LOCATION: Indiana Like many whitetail addicts in the Midwest, the first two weeks of November tends to be one of my favorite times of the year. The past several years I have been fortunate...

2019 #3 – Paul Coughlin

2019 #3 – Paul Coughlin

PAUL COUGHLIN SADDLE GEAR: Mantis saddle, Predator platform, 3 LW sticks with daisy chains, 3 ez-aiders LOCATION: Maryland One of my best bucks to date and 2 days before Jesus’s birthday!! It only takes minutes for your hunt to change I went out for an evening hunt...

2019 #2 – Ricky Kohler

2019 #2 – Ricky Kohler

RICKY KOHLER SADDLE GEAR: Mantis Saddle, Predator Platform, Hawk Helium Sticks w/amsteel daisychains LOCATION: Minnesota The story of my buck actually started almost 1 year ago to the date. I was hunting in the same area and passed him 15 minutes before I arrowed my...

2019 #1 – Bret Pearsall

2019 #1 – Bret Pearsall

BRET PEARSALL SADDLE GEAR: Tethrd Mantis, 4 lone wolf sticks with aider, WE Perch LOCATION: Ohio First I would like to thank you for making excellent products and excellent customer service. I purchased my Mantis in 2018 and had great success hunting in archery and...

2018 TETHRD TEN

2018 #10 – John Dolan

2018 #10 – John Dolan

JOHN DOLAN SADDLE: Tethrd Mantis LOCATION: Georgia On December 1, 2018 I left my house in North Georgia to go on a quota hunt in Rome, Georgia at Berry college! Weather man called for rain but after waiting all week to be off work I was going regardless. The previous...

2018 #8 – Zachary Rau

2018 #8 – Zachary Rau

ZACHARY RAU SADDLE: Tethrd Mantis LOCATION: Michigan It was a few days into the season and the high hunting pressure of northern Michigan's public land was besting most of the hunters in the woods. Deer sign started to disappear in the weeks leading up to the season....

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