Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Utah Elk; 13 Year Itch

 To start off, I'd like to welcome High Top Outfitters to Southern Utah Hunt and Fish as our newest sponsor!

High Top is a great source for a outfitter or guide for anyone hunting the southern Utah area.  These guys are the best in the area for elk, mule deer, bison, desert bighorn, pronghorn, and mountain goat!  Be sure to shoot me an email for more information

Well it's been a while!  I hope that the late summer and hunting season pause hasn't cost us our valued viewers.  I could go on for a while about why we haven't posted for a while here but it basically comes down to 2 things: time and family.  Fire season was crazy busy for me this year as I worked as much as I could to prepare to take time off for all the hunting that was planned for the fall.  I immediately transitioned from fire season to hunting season, going from hunting back to a busy work schedule as I took a 2 month opportunity that keeps me away from home 4 days a week.  I am by no means done here!  The fact is just the opposite, it has given me a lot of time to think and plan where I want to take this adventure and it's all coming together nicely now.  Hopefully as free time rolls around you can join me in seeing big changes here!

Enough of that, let's get down to business.  Back in August, my buddy Steve Barker sent me a link to the first of a 3 part series of his Utah limited entry elk hunt.  Steve is kicking off an exciting outdoor filming business called "Crossing 12 Creative".  He's invested a lot of time, money, and resources into getting started the right way.  Take a look at the first short video in his 3 part series, this one titled "Utah Elk, 13 Year Itch".  One look at this and it's obvious that this is beyond the amateur stage and Crossing 12 Creative has a bright future indeed!  Follow the link to view this awesome HD video!

Swing back by in a couple of days and we will feature part 2 of the video series.  Steve tells us that part 3 is still in the works, and when it is complete we will feature it here as well.  In the mean time, take a look at what else we have planned in the near future:

  • I will be sharing my Utah limited entry elk hunt in a 2 part post
  • Zach Owens has had some great success with a 170" buck and 360" bull.  What a year!
  • We will check out 2 more impressive bucks by Mike Marshall and Spenser Owens
  • We will take a look at Utah general season deer success
  • I have some awesome footage from our annual Henry Mountains mule deer rut trip
  • Ice fishing season is upon us!  Hopefully with a good freeze we will get some early season reports going.
We've also possibly got a few more big buck and bull stories in the works!  And you know it's coming, our annual "Bucks, Bulls, and Fins" photo contest is coming up very soon!  We are still finalizing some great prizes for that contest!

As we get back to business, I want to thank you all for your continued support.  I have been overwhelmed over the past couple of weeks by all the texts, Facebook messages, and run-ins with folks in the field asking me the status of the blog and hoping I would get back to it soon.  I can't tell you enough how much it means!  Honestly there have been times I have thought about giving it up as I balance a busy life, but I will keep at it as long as it is meaningful to you!