Our Story

Our Story 1

KillerGear™ – A group of guys supporting a lifestyle by turning innovative outdoor thoughts and ideas into real marketable products for guys with the same life style.

KillerGear is an outdoor product manufacturing and marketing company. We are a group of guys with ridiculously expensive habits and addictions to adventure hunting. Being entrepreneurs what better way to fund our expeditions to far off places and piles of overpriced hunting and filming gear, then to bring our garage built hunting based ideas and inventions to the market place. The flagship product of KillerGear is the Turkey Fan™. After several years of product development and product design, we felt comfortable to launch this product into the marketplace. We have several other outdoor products in the pipeline and plan to pursue many ideas in the near future. Please contact one of our founders if you have an idea you’ve been sitting on because you’re not sure what to do next.

The Founders and Staff of the Killer Gear Company…

Our Story 2

Will Downard // FOUNDER

Growing up being raised, taught, and groomed to hunt and kill giant whitetails left little room for life to take Will anywhere but the great outdoors. Being an entrepreneur it was only natural for Will to find his niche in the hunting industry. Between coming up with new ideas and taking them to market, creating brands, running businesses, and raising a family, Wills passion lies in adventure and bow hunting. Whether traveling to far off unknown places or chasing whitetails and turkeys behind the house like he did growing up, Will finds himself filming and writing these days, turning his hunting exploits into an art form to be seen and shared in short films.

Our Story 3

Rick Franco // CO-FOUNDER

Born in the bayous of South Louisiana, but now proudly calling Iowa home, Rick is one of the founding members of KillerGear.  Rick’s military background, ethics, and experience were a perfect match for the company.  His drive for quality, service and loyalty are part of what makes up KillerGear. Rick is a passionate bowhunter, that has affinity for large Midwest whitetails and African game.


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Brent Yoh // Sales Account Manager

Former U.S. Marine and Sales Account Manager for Killer Gear. Brent, Like many of you reading this, had a passion for the great outdoors since he could walk.  He grew up hunting & fishing in Georgia and now currently reside in Utah. The trail he blazed through the outdoors lifestyle, and conservation efforts eventually brought his passion to a way of making a living.

“As a Bowhunter, Western Hunting is my favorite, as it challenges you both physically & mentally. You learn to appreciate and respect the hunt!  See you out there!”


4 Responses to " Our Story "

  1. Bob Faiers says:

    Good day i am interested in becoming a dealer of your product can you please advise me on this thank you Bob.

  2. Ron Minard says:

    Had the idea of the umbrella decoy 7 years ago, even contacted umbrella company in China, but couldn’t get anything done, primarily because of the language barrier via email. Told my brother in-law about my idea two weeks ago during archery elk hunt in the Missouri Breaks of MT. Glad to see someone “get ‘er done” 🙂 Any possibility of changing to the much more lifelike elk image used by MT Decoy? The Mt decoy looks much more realistic due to sharper colors. My friends and I have often been surprised just by looking back at the MT decoy and thinking for an instant that a real cow has moved in on us. the elk fan is a little to muted and I’ll pass on this great product idea until the image is more lifelike. In addition, my idea included the umbrella rods having a 3 inch extension at the bottom in order to pin the decoy down to assist securing into the ground for windy days.

  3. Ron Minard says:

    “Prairie Rockets”? Out west we call ’em “speed goats.” 🙂

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