Meet The Team

Mario Trafficante Jr., Founder, and Owner of Hunting Beast Gear partnered with Dan Infalt to start developing products that changed how we think about hunting and hunting equipment. Long-time moderator for The Hunting Beast Gear Podcast, and a Hunting Beast Pro-staff, Mario brings a wealth of technology, engineering, business operations, manufacturing and outdoor knowledge to Hunting Beast Gear.

"Designing, manufacturing, and bringing these products to market has been a great opportunity to share our ideas with the hunting community", "Starting out with the simple goal of making a better hunting system for ourselves, we developed a set of climbing sticks and eventually a stand that changed the way people think about developing and using hunting equipment", Mario Trafficante Jr.

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Dan Infalt is well known for his successful hunting tactics shared in several popular DVD series, including Marsh Bucks, Hill Country Bucks, Swamp Bedding, Marsh Bedding, Hill Bedding, and Farm Bedding. 

Dan Infalt shares his knowledge, tactics, stories and passion for the outdoors on  The Hunting Beast, an online hunting forum for passionate hunters looking for information on locating and harvesting the buck of their dreams. Dan is a frequent guest on many of today's hunting podcasts address topics such as buck bedding, use of wind and thermals, public land hunting, mobile hunting and more. Dan brings a wealth of knowledge not only in the outdoors but through his years of experience in R&D machining and manufacturing.

"Having spent my entire life chasing and hunting whitetails as well as being in and around the hunting industry, I always had the dream to develop and create the perfect hunting climbing stick, and treestand, Beast Gear gave me that opportunity to realize that dream. Its been great sharing this with the hunting community.", Dan Infalt

Our Story 

Beast Gear Climbing Stick Design Story

Beast Gear Hang-On Treestand Design Story