The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Trophy of a trailer

Keene family's business expanding nationwide


August 13, 2020


Brent, Kris and Dave Keene stand next to three of Keene Outdoors' Omega Lift portable hunting stand platforms. The patented creation is growing in popularity among hunters nationwide.

A Hartley business is experiencing growing pains thanks to a widening national spotlight aided by prime TV coverage.

Keene Outdoors, which sells fully portable hunting stand platforms, has seen business nearly double in each of the six years it's existed. The operation is a family affair with Dave, Kris and son Brent Keene all playing a role.

"Today, there's nothing out on the market like it, really," said Kris.

The idea for the platforms was born out of practicality. Dave fostered the spark after years of moving hunting blinds each season, which was no easy task. If he could somehow manufa...

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