DECKED Real Customers: Nic De Castro


After a decade on the east coast working a desk job, helping startups acquire customers, Nic pulled the trigger and moved back out west to Bozeman with a startup vision of his own. A true jack of all trades [hunting, surfing, spearfishing, startups] Nic found a way to combine his passion for the outdoors with his business skills to launch LandTrust.  

LandTrust unlocks access to private land for hunting & fishing. Through their Airbnb-style marketplace, private landowners can list their land for sportsmen to book for hunting & fishing trips. This is solving the biggest pain point for sportsmen, which is access to places to pursue their sporting passions. They also partner with the leading hunting & fishing conservation organizations by donating a percentage of every booking made through our site to protect hunting & fishing access, game species and habitat.

De Castro wasn't ready to pull the trigger on a topper quite yet, but still needed to have organized, secure access to his gear and tools. That's why he chose DECKED:

“I'm able to keep signs, tools and expensive camera equipment safe, dry and secure in the DECKED drawers. I also always dedicate one of my DECKED drawers to hunting and/or fishing based on the season. In the summertime, it's got all my fly fishing gear…As September rolls around I'll have my archery pack, sleep system, boots, & shotgun for birds. You never know when you can sneak away for a quick morning/afternoon hunt. As the late season comes around, I'll start storing a rifle, shotgun & bird hunting jacket in the drawer. I also run a Gunner Kennel for my dog year-round strapped on top of the deck which works out really nicely.” 

Gunnar Kennels

DECKED for Hunting 

We've taken to the road and ventured to the corners of the country to meet our customers, tell their story and document their daily lives as their work and recreation are what shape the fabric of America. Join us on Instagram and Facebook as we share a slice of their world in the coming months. Hashtag #DECKEDUSA to reach us or nominate someone to be featured.