I was born and raised in Kanab, Utah; a small town that is familiar to many hunters due to its close proximity to the legendary Paunsaugunt. I am blessed with two older brothers who love the outdoors as much as I do. We spent many days spotting and taking pictures of giant muleys on the coveted unit, shed hunting, and stream fishing. Some of my most cherished memories are of hunting with my dad, brothers, uncles, and cousins while spending time at Grandpa's cabin in southern Utah. Mule deer hunting has always been my (our) number one passion and elk are a close second. However, up until these past few years, the pursuit of our respective careers had forced us to put many of our passions on the backburner for far too long.
The good news is that the sacrifices are paying their dividends. Since 2010, we've worn out several pairs of boots in pursuit of Western big game. I love backcountry hunting and hiking on foot where most people wouldn't even dream of going. I also really enjoy filming and taking pictures while hunting. I've seen some incredible animals and I've been fortunate to assist my brother on some great elk, bear, and mule deer hunts in Wyoming. I recently moved my young family to Washington for work and had an unforgettable year of hunting and getting to know my new surroundings.
My hunting bucket list includes: Red Stag, white-tailed deer, black-tailed deer, Shiras moose, Alaska moose, Coues deer, and desert bighorn sheep. With a Washington deer tag, one can harvest mule deer, white-tailed, or black-tailed deer, so I plan on marking off a couple of bucket listers in the near future! I'm also looking forward to drawing a region G Wyoming mule deer tag next year as I continue to build points for Utah mule deer.