Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Fresh Start, Southern Utah Guiding

Hey friends it has been a long time!

Our life was turned upside down for a bit, when a move with a new job position took our family to Duchesne, Utah. Building a new home and life, coupled with constant sports for 3 boys have kept our lives very full for the last several months. The time away was much needed for our family, but I have missed this side project, and my interaction with you all.

The good news is we have still been documenting our adventures pretty well. I have a lot of content I want to share, and look forward to getting back in the saddle! We are still looking at changing the name of things here as our outdoor focus has taken us outside of Utah a lot lately, and down a lot more roads than just hunting and fishing.

I plan on keeping quite a focus on southern Utah, but want to start dabbing in overall recreation a bit more. We will still focus on family and our values for sure. We also hope to do a lot more with video, so keep an eye on our YouTube channel!

For now, I have updated a new "Southern Utah Hunting Guide" page on the blog. I have filled it with information that I hope will help people out that are searching for Utah hunting guides now that the drawing has been completed. You can check that out at the following link, or click the tab at the top of the page:

I am also starting a cool project with my 12 year old, Braden. We just picked up a 6.5 Creedmoor, and we would like you to follow us as we set this gun up for him, dab in long range shooting, and prepare him for his first mule deer hunting (and possible bull elk hunting) opportunity.

Please share our site with your friends, and feel free to start sending your pics, stories, and experiences to We would love to share your experiences and information with the viewers here.

That is all for now. Our family is going to go out and enjoy some southern Utah fun over the holiday weekend, and hopefully return with a good post and possibly video for you next week!

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Panguitch Lake WFF Benefit Ice Fishing Derby

2015 5th Annual Panguitch Lake
Ice Fishing Derby
Wildland Firefighter Foundation Benefit

Saturday January 31, 2015    0800-1400
Panguitch Lake, Utah

$20 entry fee– 100% of all entry fees will go to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Abe Lopez, son of USFS employee Bob Lopez

Check-In will start at 0730 at the North Boat Ramp at Panguitch Lake and the Derby will start at 0800.  First and second place finishers will be determined by length of longest legal trout landed between the times of 0800 and 1400.  All entrants need to be registered before 0800, January 31st.   All entrants must adhere to all Utah Division of Wildlife Resources rules and regulations.  We are limited to 50 contestants so be sure to preregister to ensure a spot.  Come support an outstanding cause and enjoy a great day of ice fishing with friends and co-workers on the Dixie National Forest.  Please let us know if you plan on competing.  If you can’t make it to the derby, donations are sure welcome and encouraged to help support the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. 

Registration Contacts/Info
Registration deadline for the derby is at 0800 Jan. 31, 2015.  You are encouraged to pre-register to avoid delays the morning of the event.  You can pre-register with any of the following contacts:

Cedar City, Utah
Brian Burbridge -435-691-7702
Steve Barker- 435-590-1061
Bill Roach- 435-865-1429

Escalante, Utah
Jason Porter- 435-616-2165

Panguitch, Utah
Chet Hatch-435-691-9371

Every entrant will also receive a raffle ticket for an opportunity to win several raffle prizes.  All prizes are donated, so one hundred percent of all entry fees and raffle ticket sales will go directly to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.  Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the day. Food will also be provided, thanks again to Bill Roach.  There will also be a kids contest at the end of the day where kids fourteen years of age and younger have an opportunity to win a grand prize.

For info call Brian Burbridge 435-691-7702, Steve Barker 435-590-1061, or Jason Porter in Escalante, Utah at 435-616-2165.