Sales and Marketing CUTCO CUTLEY, Owner of ERIC's SKULL and PANEL MOUNTS, and Owner of ANTER PICASSO (custom made antler chandeliers, lamps, tables, fireplace tool sets, glass top tables, wine racks, etc.)
What do you like to hunt?
Deer, Elk, Turkey, Waterfowl, Bear, Upland Game, All Game
Weapon of Choice
.50 Cal. Muzzleloader (either my Hawken, Black Diamond, or my T/C Omega) then I'd say Hoyt Striker II bow and Beretta Silver Pigeon .20 Guage over-under
Anything with Hunting on it (perfer big game hunting)
Favorite TV Show
Leupold Big Game Profiles. Other than that I like most outdoor shows that show ethical fair chase hunting.
Also Fringe, UFC, How it's Made, One Way Out, and I never miss 24.
This quote really embodies why I love the outdoors:
"Hunting is a participatory endeavor; the hunter is not a spectator, he is a player... The game judges the hunter's worth purely on his skill. There is no subjective evaluation of achievement - there is no guesswork; you read your worth in results."
Would love to make a living in the outdoors industry but until then I do everything I can to get out as much as possible. Grew up hunting in Nebraska, moved to Alaska for work and hunting and fishing for 8 years, now reside in Texas. Married 10 years with a 5 year old daughter. Have harvested 14 different species of North American Big game from Mexico to Canada and Alaska. I also enjoy hunting predators, small game, upland game, and waterfowl. I hunt almost exclusively with my Muzzleloader now although I did take a Whitetail in Texas with my bow this year and of course use shotguns for birds.
My ultimate goal is the Muzzleloader Ultimate Slam (at least 1 animal of every species in the muzzleloader record book) Right now I am on 8 species out of the 11 species I have harvested with a smokepole that make the record book including 6 top 25 animals (out of 13 total anmals that qualify for the record book)
Some may call it a "stunt" to try to harvest all of the big game species but I call it the supreme hunting challenge. Sure you can be good at hunting whitetails and turkeys BUT can you be good enough to outsmart all different types of big game in all different terrain and all different conditions?????
Boone and Crockett Club Lifetime Associate and Official Measurer
Longhunter Muzzleloader Record Book Official Measurer (contact me for Muzzleloader killed trophy scoring)
NASHC Official Measurer - THE SHED ANTLER HUNTER CLUB!!!! (contact me to get some of your large sheds measured)
Amatuer Hunting Videographer, freelance writer for outdoor magazines, and all around hunting addict.
What do you like to fish for?
Bass, Catfish, Trout, Salmon, All Species
Fred Bear, Theodore Roosevelt, Chuck Adams, Jim Shockey, and my Father of course
How did you hear about the Zone?
Craigslist in Texas
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All the pictures are taken in Blacktail country which is nearly all of N. California. There are many sub species in the deer distribution in CA. Columbian Blacktail, California Mule Deer and Rocky Mountain Mule Deer inhabit my hunting region which is N. East CA. Scoring requirements differ in the specific area where a deer has been taken. Coastal deer are Columbian Blacktail; further inland you more than likely will be hunting a Blacktail/Muley cross although beautiful typical Blacktails are also found. It's all good.
Great hunt. I missed the turkey season down south this year. Spun a rod bearing in my boat first day of the bear hunt. I set up two late bait stations this past Friday. Hopefully, I'll have something hitting them soon.