EP 74: Spring Bears, Application Deadlines, and Bucket List Hunts. This week Adam, John, and Jeff, sit down and talk about spring hunting, application deadlines and updates and some exciting hunt giveaways for this spring. We are giving away a Stone Sheep hunt for this summer a well as a Dall Sheep combo hunt for members who join, renew, or refer a new member. We share some bear hunting stories and update everyone on whats going on here at Epic Outdoors.

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Jason, right now he’s on the Alaska Peninsula. We’ve heard he now knows the meaning of horizontal rain.

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This is not a light Bannon hunt. This is a legit stone hunt. This is the one you book three years out and you make happen anything

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To do with Western big Games.

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Welcome to the Epic Outdoors Podcast, powered by Under Armour. Hey everybody here. Another episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast. Today we got myself, Adam Bronson here with John Peterson and Jeff John here in the Epic Outdoors Office here. A couple of the other guys are out playing. We’ll get to that here in a minute. But Jason and Chris are out chasing bears. But first off, we wanted to thank our title sponsor Under Armour and UA Hunt. Been great partners of us here at Epic Outdoors. We appreciate that. And being the title sponsor, they’ve always got some great gear. Jeff, you wanna just give a maybe a heads up about something coming up here? Piece of clothing We actually highlighted you. Yeah. And the car wash on here in about a month ago.

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So yeah, me and Chris went off goofing around, did a little YouTube video there, stole a couple pieces of Jason’s equipment that, you know, Jason gets it early. He gets, he gets it a little earlier than everybody else. The, and tried out that wind stopper jacket that they have. It, it’s gonna be available at the end of July, right now is kind of the tentative schedule. But anyway, Jason had, Jason had that jacket we went over and now it is not the rain gear. Yeah. Not the ring gear. This is just the wind stopper jacket. It’s the one you have in your bag. You throw it on when there’s a little bit of breeze or whatever. You know, we, we put it through the car wash because it, it says that there’s a certain amount of weatherproofing to it, you know what I mean? It’s water

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Water. It says Sistant. Yeah. Yes. We, dude, we, it was more than

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Resistant on blasted each other with it. I used the old version. He, Chris used the new version. I cannot believe how well it did for just being the rain jacket. It’s light. I mean, it’s You

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Mean wind stopper? Not the rain jacket. Yeah,

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It’s wind stopper. Yeah, as the wind stopper. I can’t believe how well it, I mean, it, we full on blasted him. Like, and I, I wasn’t, I didn’t take it easy on him. I pressure washed Chris. Like literally we would’ve been taking grease off and it did pretty good. It did really well. And you can watch it on the YouTube video and, and check it out, you know, for a wind stopper jacket. I don’t think you can be it. I mean, when’s

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It gonna be available? So you can get [email protected] right? Ua

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Yep. Should be the end of July. We should be seeing it. Hit the hit ua hunt.com. We’ll be seeing it there. Hopefully. I, I don’t know how that goes out in stores necessarily, but, but the best place to get is just, just directly, directly from there. Ua hunt.com.

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And I also wanted to mention, vortex has upgraded the cover prize for all of our 2018 covers. Instead of the 15 by 56 Chiba HD Binos. They, they sent us 18 by 56 HD binos. We’ve got ’em right here. There’s

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A little bonus for all those cover guys on the cover

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That back to January. They were a little bit late getting ’em to us ’cause they wanted the new models to us, but we’ve got ’em in and sent ’em back to everybody from, from January to June that’s already been on one of our covers. Yep. So

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If you wanna check those out, vortex optics.com and you know, go check out and see what other models they’ve got. Support us. The guys who support us,

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If we happen to crack open a box and, you know, if the box doesn’t look completely sealed, that might mean they went through a test run check. Be sure they got help. Check for my fingerprint.

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Fingerprints are probably just, yeah.

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All right. Well you may have heard, you may have gotten an email or something from us here at Epic Outdoors, but we just announced a big announcement last week with an epic Stone Sheep Hunt giveaway. Very short timeline on this. We we’re selling tickets for this. It’s live on our [email protected] right now. But we bought a full priced stone sheet hunt. This is not some crappy area, something like that. This is something we’ve had members go on. This outfitter only takes three hundreds in this concession a year. We’ve had personal friends and clients kill rams on this hunt. It’s a $40,000 stone sheet hunt. If you’re going out to book it yourself, it’s a 14 day hunt. The dates are set. I do want to highlight those. It is August 16th to the 29th, 2018. There’s no exceptions to that. It’s a, it’s the second hunt this August.

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So there’s a hunt from the first to the 14th and then a day in between. And then this is the second hunter. So cannot be transferred anything like that. 14 day stone sheep hunt in northern British Columbia with our epic out outdoors approved outfitter. Luke Vince, like I said, we’ve had many clients sent with him on this specific hunt. It’s a great opportunity to kill a dark ram. It’s right in northern bc, not, not right hugging the Yukon border. But you do fly into Whitehorse, drive to Watson Lake and charter back into northern bc. There you can also, the winner of this hunt can take a Canadian moose or mountain goat on a harvest fee for an additional $5,000 each, which is very reasonable. So the only thing if you win this hunt, the only thing you have to pay is the standard licenses and tags, which are, you know, around a thousand dollars depending on how many tags you actually wanna buy if you’re only there for sheep versus you do wanna buy your goat and moose and all that. So licenses and tags your charter, which is $1,500 from Watson Lake back into base camp, as well as the tax and your, your tip for your guide. So, but the base hunt cost for the stone sheep has been fully paid for by us. It’s not transferrable. So the winner is, is simply gonna have to go on this hunt. Poor you. So,

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And I think, think one thing of note here, Adam, the, this is a legit stone sheep hunt.

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It is. This is not one of those that they can’t sell that nobody can get rid of. You know, it’s an add-on late in the year a can, a quote cancellation. This is nothing

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Like that. This is a legit stone hunt. Like not they, these guys do not send people home unhappy. I mean, it just, they, they kill beautiful rams. This is not a light fanning hunt. This is nothing. This is a legit stone hunt. This is the one you book three years out and you make happen. Yeah. You got three months this time.

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That’s right. So it, it is a little bit of a short turnaround, but we decided, we’ve had a lot of feedback. We did a survey with some of you members. You might’ve got that, or hunters in general about the type of hunts that they like to apply for. Try to win things like that. And overwhelmingly we heard back that a stone sheep hunt or hunts like that of a bucket list nature were, were of big interest. And so we bought this hunt and are gonna give it away in less than 45 days from the time we announced it. Which is almost unheard of. Don’t know what the odds are gonna be like, but they’re gonna probably as good as any stone sheep raffle you’ll ever have in your life, simply because of a 40 something day turnaround from the time it was announced until June 19th at midnight when ticket sales end.

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So I want to emphasize that this is a hunt that is the second hunt. It only takes three in this area. It’s a phenomenal hunt. Dark sheep, moderate physical type hunt. This is not brutal. There are horses. You jetboat up the river then, then you horseback up into the area and then obviously, you know, you gotta be able to hike and, you know, close the distance when you, and you gotta ram you gotta tie the horse up and whatnot. But it’s not one of those, that’s a brutal physical hunt. $25 gets you into the game. If you buy five tickets, that’s a hundred dollars. Or we’ll give you 10 tickets for $200, which includes one of our outdoor edge, epic Outdoor series knives, which is a $40 value. So a $200 package gets you 10 tickets and a knife if you do want to even keep going higher than that 25 tickets for 500 plus three knives.

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But anyway, as low as $25 get you in for the stone sheet hunt. You can give us a call at (435) 263-0777. We can take your tickets over the phone. You will receive an email of your ticket ticket stubs sent to you with your name on it so you know they’re in the draw. Or if you just want to go to the epic outdoors.com and buy tickets online, anytime you hear this, you can do that as well. So, great opportunity. Somebody’s gonna be very happy the end of June. It’ll give you about two months to prepare. So we, we couldn’t extend this too much longer. And before people didn’t have maybe enough time to put everything together to put flights in. Yeah. Get all the gear they need. Yep. Put on the final touches or run on the treadmill for two straight months. Yeah.

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And we’ve really tried to make the tickets affordable on this. I mean, entry level of $25. You know, this may be the only chance you’ve ever got to go on, you know, a stone sheep hunt. Yeah.

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You realize stone sheep or things of this nature of $40,000 type hunt are for a lot of people. Maybe just on a wishlist or a dream list for now. And this is a way that everybody gets a chance to, to maybe win a hunt like that, that they might only otherwise save up to once.

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Not everybody. Not everybody,

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Okay. Yeah.

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I’m excluded from this opportunity, which I, you know, is causing some emotional scarring for me. Well,

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There’s obvious exceptions to who can apply, you know, epic outdoors, family members, staff or relatives of family members, staff and some other, other exclusions. Yes, Jeff. So we’re sorry to pop your balloon on that, but you cannot

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Can win if you just

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Wanna pay me 25 bucks, pay me 25 bucks and we’ll

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Go to lunch. I want, I wanna win it, man. I’m dying. Yeah,

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Well, you know, we, we play a lot of these other, other raffles. You know, we talked about the, you know, the raffles with some of the other organizations earlier in the year and we, we supported them and we, we play some of those. And this is one that we just wanna, hey, give a great opportunity for somebody, you don’t have to be a member of Epic Outdoors to buy tickets. So anybody can go online to epic outdoors.com and read more about it. And somebody’s gonna get lucky the end of June and be going in August and kill stone sheet. So, well, let’s jump into why I guess the other guys aren’t here. It’s kind of Turkey and bear season right now, boy. It is. And I’ve been out hunting turkeys a little bit with my kids and getting ready to take off tonight. Actually go hunting bears with a, with a friend over on the San Juan unit, which has kind of gotten to be a tradition the last four or five years. Love doing that. Jeff, you’ve got a bear tag yourself here in Utah. Yep.

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You’ve got a bear tag

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Kick off here

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For me a couple

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Of weeks, I think the 26th Your hunt opens

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Up, man. And I, Mitch, I’m ready to go.

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Yeah, you’ve got a summer bait bait season I believe is the one you got. So that’s awesome. And then Jason, right now he’s, he’s on the Alaska Peninsula, so he’s, we’ve heard he’s, he now knows the meaning of horizontal rain.

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It does not sound fun.

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I heard he’s, he’s found out what that means. Yeah, but he’s seen plenty of bears. He’s just had some, you know, light can be, you’re right on the coast right there on the catching

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Southward the Pacific, blowing the whole way right up and, and you’re the first piece of land. It’s seen for a long time, but seeing a couple of big bears. He is got one he hopefully can close the deal on. And then Chris, Chris is up in Montana as we speak, hunting bears over the counter. Yeah,

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We heard a, heard a report from Chris. It’s, you know, one mishap after another. But

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Tell us about it. I didn’t get all the, yeah, what

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You just talked

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To him this morning.

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Those, did he, he located a couple bears, almost ran one over on his, with his truck I think, and didn’t see it all of a sudden, you know, it’s right in front of him. Oh my gosh. And anyway, but he got into the bears and I guess, you know, he, he’s got set

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Up, tell me about this one. Some kind of remote spot. So he had some tiny little two track logging roads or something in clear cut area and

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Got in there spotted bear found the bear gets set up and he’s trying to film himself, you know, so we can release it on YouTube and all that. So it’s a little bit, usually Chris is filming everybody else. It’s a degree of difficulty. It is a degree of difficulty. So he sets up the camera, gets the camera on the bear, sets up his gun, gets the gun on the bear. Right. Then dude pulls up in between him and the bear. No, he’s

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About some little two track logging road he didn’t even know was there. He is like, there’s just a truck a hundred yards from the bear.

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The guy didn’t know Chris was there. The guy didn’t see the bear. He

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Didn’t see the bear

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Either. He’s a hundred yards from the bear. Oh my gosh. So Chris is like, I can’t shoot over the guy, you know. Anyway,

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Peterson’s and people getting in the way of humps. I don’t know what the,

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What’s So he waits, the bear turns kind of, he loses the bear and the guy, you know, guy drives off. So he spends a, spends a bunch of time relocates the bear, gets the camera set up again, gets his gun set up. He says immediately hailstorm like the worst hailstorm he’s ever been in. Oh. Oh my gosh. Just hound the heck out

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Of him. Wow. Spring hunting man, that’s,

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Yeah. So you know, one thing after another, but he was, he was thinking about coming home and I’m like, dude, you’re on the bears, you’re not gonna get back up there. Stay, stay and kill that bear.

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Well, and he’s up. I think he’s gonna maybe stop by and visit the folks at Trek too while

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He’s up there. Yes. He’s gonna trying to get, gonna go talk, talk to Jim Windham and check out some of their boots. Do a little filming. We might see that on, on our YouTube channel as well a little later. Yeah. So I’m

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Jealous. I’d like to go up there and visit that.

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I think he’s breaking a new pair of boots up there too. So Yeah, if you want to check them out, Kenna trek.com and they’ve got a lot of great stuff. I know people are drawing tags and getting geared up. So if you know, if you’re in the market for a new set of boots, check them out and watch for that video coming out from Chris.

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Yeah. In the meantime, hopefully we can have some more to report in a week or two. Some dead bears. Yeah. For y’all. It’s kind of the thing, you know, turkeys and bears, that’s what you can hunt in the spring. It’s like they may not be your most favorite thing in the world, but they’re your ma most favorite thing in May.

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Well, unless you’re a shed hunter, you know. No, but well

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You shed hunt,

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Pull the trigger to kill something. Well

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You’re bear and Turkey hunting, you end up shed hunting too. You always tend to stumble on some of that. So looking forward to that. So

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You’re going to San Juan with friend

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Go there tonight. It’s been three, four days. If we can turn up a big, is

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Aaron coming down?

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He’s not this weekend. So my dad, he’s already

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Done his share of bear out.

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Yeah. He actually ran to Idaho, him and his brother-in-law and a couple of buddies went up there. Some country we’ve hunted wolves up there and you know, obviously when you’re in the middle of winter, there’s no way to know whether, hey, how many bears are in this country ’cause it’s snowed over and all that. They’re all ded up. But he went back to some of that country, they, one of ’em killed the bear the first night and then Aaron, his first night there glassed a big bear up just before dark. And so the next day they dinked around in the day, went and looked at some new country and that afternoon hiked way up there a couple miles up to get up above to where they looked down into that little canyon where that bear came out. And lo and behold that bear came out like 400 yards. Oh cant that away from where it came out the night before. You know, he was just in feeding mode. He wasn’t in Roman looking for sound mode yet. Just a big, big brown boar. And and his brother-in-law pounded it. It was, it was awesome. It was a great looking bear. No ground shrinkage on that bear. That was a big bear. Sometimes on Instagram you see they get up there and there’s a little bit of ground shrinkage on those. Yeah. On those bears. But that, that’s a big bear. Yeah. Nice bears

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Especially do it on bear.

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Just buys awesome tag one up there blind, so to speak. So probably start working, I’ll probably go up there in a year. I don’t have anybody down here in Utah to fall. So yeah, that time of year and stretching a leg, starting to, you know, you know, doing something, getting active. A lot of the application stuff’s kind of wounding up, winding up here, but time like John said to, to start buying gear boots, optics optics, things like that. Yeah. You know, it’s that time of year to do that. Jeff, Jeff here’s, he’s been good friends with some of the, he’s lived up next to some of the guys at Kent Optics for years. Yeah. Been neighbors with him. I guess you’d probably put it it that way.

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Well, yeah, yeah. Not too, not too far off. Only a few miles away. Kids run around a little bit together. But yeah, it’s a great time to get ahold of, you know, pick up some glass, pick up whatever you’re needing. Man, that new, that new rangefinder would be nice that they got up there. There’s a, there you got that new Vortex Fury HD built into the Binos. Now this is new for Vortex. I believe they’ve, this is one of their newer, brand new model I believe where you can range glass all at the same time. I have, you know, I started, I picked up my first pair of range finding vine. I was what, last two years ago. And I cannot believe how handy it is, especially when you’re hunting with somebody. You don’t have to take your eyes off the animal. You don’t have, you’re not pulling different equipment out. You know, you are, you know, either set up on your tripod, set up on your, you know, set up. You don’t pull it off hunting with my kids. It is comes in handy. Oh well, you know, I mean you’re, you, we’ve proved that. You never know when your kid’s gonna pull the trigger

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But, but yeah, you, it’s nice to be able to see it, range it all in one step. Jump to the gun or be with somebody, you know. And that’s, that’s my biggest thing is being with somebody and and being able to just keep track of an animal when he is moving. You know, keep the range going. Well those, the new Ford techs hds are, are awesome. They’re awesome. Kents has ’em, I know they’re having a little bit of a special on that right now. So if anybody’s interested, get ahold of them. Their number’s 4 3 5 2 5 7 7 0 1 4. They can give, they can feed you a bunch more details on those. But you know, they are like, you can’t beat their prices. I mean you just can’t. And I’ve picked up all my optics from Kent’s everything. I get my ammo from kids, I get most, most things from kids. But Dave and Jeff up, there’re awesome. Give ’em a call. They’ll set you up with those buy noses, whatever you’re looking for.

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And most of the time they’ve got ’em in stock. It’s not like, hey I know it’s crazy. You’ve got, those are on back order. You gotta wait. Yeah. You know, you draw a tag, you wanna upgrade you, your optics, give ’em a call. Yeah,

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It’s awesome.

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Well it’s, we’re getting towards the end of our application season but there are quite a few deadlines here coming up that I just wanted to run through really fast. Maybe just go in order. Washington is due on May 23rd that’s coming up here soon. Wyoming deer and antelope for non-residents as well as deer and antelope and elk for residence is coming up. May 31st. California due June 2nd, Iowa Whitetail due June 3rd, Idaho, deer, elk, and antelope is due June 5th. As a reminder, if you did not apply for sheep, moose, or goat already, you can apply for deer, elk and antelope. If you did apply for sheep, moose or goat, you’re gonna have to sit this initial draw for deer, elk, and antelope out. And then we’ve got, last but not least as far as the spring application period goes Arizona for sheep, deer and their bison is due June 12th. So that’s kind of a quick rundown of what’s coming up here in the next couple of weeks. Also got some new things. Want to keep making you aware of what we’re doing on our website. John, you wanna talk about that a little bit? Yeah, in terms of just drawing odds for members, just

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The other day we’ve loaded Arizona draws for sheep and deer and so those are available for members. Log into your account if you have any problems logging in, just give us a call. But it’s pretty easy. All you need is your, your email address and your password. So, and if you forgot your password, hit the forgot password link and, and you’re, you know, reset it, you’re in. So really awesome. We’re gonna have a lot of new announcements coming this year on our website, but those have just been released. So

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What do we got for draws? What, so Utah is kind of hitting cards,

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Quasi results,

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Kind of sending emails, but they don’t have anything posted on their website, which is killing me. Yeah,

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I, I guess we will applaud them for charging cards and sending emails to most people faster than ever than they normally have. They’re published release dates are by May 31st, which you know that that’s ridiculously long. But you know, we

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Used used to be able to sneak in backdoor check your, check your points and they would deduct your points or there used to. There’s always ways, well there’s nothing now you get an email or maybe you don’t get an email, who knows what’s gonna happen.

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Yeah. So if you got a charge on your card, that’s an indicator for some non-residents where some of the permit fees for the once in lifetimes, they’re all the same price. You don’t know what you’ve got until you get an email, which most of ’em have been sent out. But there we keep hearing every day from people chomping at the bit, you know, they’ve got this that emails blah blah blah and they’ve got maybe a charge on their card for a once in a lifetime species as a non-resident since they can put ’em for all five. But they still haven’t got an email, they don’t know what they got and you can’t go to your account online, which seems like the most logical first place you’d go to check. But it, it’s not. So

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Utah’s being difficult to see, hopefully

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Be patient there. They should hopefully trickle out to the remainder of people the emails or have the accounts loaded. I’m hopeful. Hopeful by the end of the week or something like that so that you know, definitively make your plans, book an outfitter or plan your time off work or whatever. So that’s, that’s first and foremost. So what do you got

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That you know of?

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Not much. Thanks. Thanks for reminding me Jeff. I’ve got a general deer tag lifetime licensed holder in Utah, so I’ve got that. But my boy did draw a tag. I guess we’re announcing that right now Jeff since you teed that one up. Yeah,

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I’ll send that one to you.

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We’ll be on the Henry Mountains with my boy on the muzz loader hunt before. That’s that’s awesome. He had one point before all of you get too wound up. He did draw the management butt hunt. But I just figured, you know, with a 13 year old kid, that’d be a pretty awesome hunt. He did well last year and killed a couple of really nice bucks. But anyway, one point he drew that so I can’t believe it. That is a fantastic time. So it’ll be a fun time. But that pretty much derailed some of my plans. I wasn’t planning on that happening. But you’ll take it and we’ll make it work. And got, I don’t know who else in the office, who are some of, what are some of the regulations on the that just gotta have Yeah, for you listeners. It’s the ponant and the Henry’s have a management and buck hunt. These are units with very, very high buck to dough ratios and there’s buck simply that 95% of people that are old and mature that 95% of the people won’t shoot or don’t wanna shoot with their their you’re type of attack. Yeah. So it has to have at least three points or less on one side, excluding the brow tins and many basal points. So drop tin between the eye guard and the first fork. Oh that’s, they don’t count. Yeah,

00:23:08:16 –> 00:23:09:25
I didn’t even think about that. You can have

00:23:10:01 –> 00:23:20:12
Inch, if it’s below the G two and main beam fork, anything below the G two and main beam fork back to the, to the base. Anything down there is does like it didn’t exist. So droppers

00:23:20:13 –> 00:23:26:02
It goes down there and kills a, a big old drop tide four by three. Oh my goodness, imagine

00:23:26:02 –> 00:23:37:24
So. There’s some pretty solid deer. Mainly because there’s an old age class and we’ll see. It’ll be fun. They get a hunt, you know, more or less ride along with the trophy hunters a few days after they start. So that’ll be fun. Looking forward to to that.

00:23:37:27 –> 00:23:38:22
Our kids are spoiled.

00:23:39:08 –> 00:24:13:26
They are. That kid’s been spoiled the last couple years. He’s drawn a great Idaho tag and now this and so he just thinks now he’s like, dad, I just want an elk now. And I’m like, yeah, well just don’t pick stuff off the shelf usually. So when it comes to hunting. So it’ll be fun. I think most of the rest office so far we’ve just got generals, right? Yeah, general talk about tags and talk. Haven’t heard from Jason on that. We, we talked to him every few days on a SAT phone. So we haven’t talked about pending charges and checked your emails ’cause he doesn’t have access to some of that. So yeah, my daughter drew a general tag so that’ll be first hunt. So that’s always fun. Oh that’s awesome. Love that. You know, first deer hunt with him so. Yep, yep. Sounds great.

00:24:14:02 –> 00:25:12:05
Well that, so that’s, that’s Utah. We should, Idaho went to a new new company this year for their draw and their Turkey and their spring bear draw was really delayed. And so normally their sheep, moose and goat draw results are about right now around the 17th to 25th of May. That’s a quick, quick turnaround. Usually even though the deadline was to apply for those was April 30th. They usually get them out here within the next week. I guess. Just stay tuned. We’re letting you know that that’s historically what’s been the case. I don’t know if they’ll stay on track. Similarly, Nevada, that’s a state that for the last five or six years has always had their results out the Friday going into memorial weekend. I know that ’cause I’m usually bear hunting and I have one spot that, that Friday that I always glass from on the got service I know I have service and not this year we don’t know, we dunno what’s gonna happen.

00:25:12:17 –> 00:25:57:04
This new company that they have, whether they keep on on that, I’ve tried many times to call and get a straight answer outta them and they are not sure yet. So we’re hopeful that that’s next Friday. But not sure. Those are probably the most imminent ones I guess with Colorado Sheep and goat already being out. But they’re deer, elk, antelope bear loose. Should be on the hills right there somewhere. Should be right. They’re, they’re published to be out the first week of June. So a lot coming out here real soon. So if you do draw something, let us know about it. We can either help you with an Epic member experience database, which we’ll talk about here in a minute. Or set you up in an outfitter if you’re looking for some additional help like that to make the most of the tag you’ve drawn.

00:25:57:08 –> 00:26:41:24
So anyway, that’s kind of a quick rundown of application deadlines and some of the draws getting ready to come out here right away. So also by way of gear I wanna talk about Q’S new attack pro pant. This is a new 2018 version of their attack pant, which has been around and you know, very popular. I’ve had, you know, many different versions of that. But this new version has got a little bit different fabric. It’s more abrasion and pick resistance so you don’t get, you know, don’t, didn’t get caught up and get those little tug, you know, stringers or whatever you call ’em. I guess they’re called picks, I dunno that’s what it says on their thing here. Pick resistant. But I, you get ’em particularly from down in really, you know, nasty old brush country or something. So you get down in Arizona or Old Mexico on that, everything grabs your stuff.

00:26:41:26 –> 00:27:26:00
So it’ll help a little bit on that. That also has foam, ultra suede foam line knee pads. But I can’t wait to try some of those out this year. Everything that they make’s been pretty much top of the line and don’t expect any different of those. So you might give those a try the attack pro pant new from q u this year. Appreciate them. You can only order and check that out on ku.com. Buy direct from them. That’s it. So also want to thank all you members. We just barely had a deadline come up May 15th for a just kind of an incentive prize if you will. Some S L C 15 bin power 15 by 56 binoculars to give away to somebody that submitted their Epic member experience into our database.

00:27:26:13 –> 00:27:56:18
And we’ve had, we had just a ton of response on that. So if you’re not familiar with our member experience program, you know, it’s members who have, who have hunted or have experience in a specific unit. So if you draw a tag, you’ve never been there, wanna know something about or talk to somebody who’s, you know, has recent experience there, you call in, give us your name, the unit that you drew and we’ll send you a list of past members who have been there. And that that database has just grown like crazy. It’s

00:27:56:18 –> 00:28:34:00
Awesome. You have to be careful. You can get lost in there sometimes. You know, a guy will call me up and say, Hey, yeah, I drew this tag. And I’m like, well let’s see if, if we got some, I’ll go through there. There’ll be 13 guys that drew, you know, this tag or that tag unit. Yeah. And, and you know, they got comments in there or you know, and they’re willing to talk to other members too, which is great. ’cause I mean I, half the time I’m like, I just want to call this guy and see how this hunt went. He killed a 362 inch bull or something like that. I wanna know about it. You know what I mean? Yeah. You could get lost in there. I mean thousands of entries. Thousands. So it’s just like, you know, you cannot beat the information that’s in that one little database right there. I mean it it’s unbeatable.

00:28:34:01 –> 00:28:48:17
Yeah. And last year I sent out the letters. It was our first year of doing this program and we have great members. We averaged five to 10, five to 10 people per unit that when I sent out the letters. And we’ve tripled that now. So it’s been very good. Our

00:28:48:17 –> 00:28:49:13
Members are awesome. Yeah.

00:28:49:13 –> 00:29:36:28
We realize our members of have a lot of experience and we wanted to tap into that and allow that be a good resource for other members that draw tags in the future. Many of them, many times being hunts, you know, the members that have been there done that may never be on again. So, and these, I wanna just maybe emphasize that these, even though we haven’t said hey, they can only be within the last five years, the majority of them are. Yeah. And they’re recent stuff. This isn’t stuff that I hundred this 20, 25 years ago that might be obsolete. Obsolete. We’ve had to eliminate a couple of those that we saw come in. ’cause like that unit doesn’t exist anymore. Doesn’t even exist anymore or whatever. But this is recent stuff. Yeah. By and large. And so it’s stuff that’s more reflective of what you’re gonna experience yourself when you’re on the unit right now that you draw yourself. So it’s not just 20 year old information. Yeah.

00:29:36:29 –> 00:29:43:11
If you’re on the fence about joining then you know, and you, you draw a great tag that’s well worth your a hundred bucks. Right.

00:29:43:11 –> 00:30:35:18
Especially this time of year withdrawal results are coming out. A couple piece of information that talking to a few guys that have been there, done that on your unit that you know, what’s that worth? And there’s, you know, you may, you know, may get lucky and bump into somebody that’s been there done that, but this is a targeted program. The Epic member experience database that you can tap into people that have said, I’m willing to talk to people that I’ve been there, done that on. And and you’ll be on that list for people in the future. So appreciate everybody that submitted that like John said. Yeah, thank you. The May 15th deadline. We were swo inundated that last two, three days. So as soon as we get caught up and processed all those in there, which everybody that submitted an entry there got a a name in the hat so to speak. So we wanna make sure we accurately get everybody’s name in the hat as many times as they entered units. Then we’ll do the draw for those sirki 15 by 56. Call someone f the hunter.

00:30:35:25 –> 00:30:44:23
I did wanna mention if you missed the deadline and you’ve got units that you did not submit, send them in anyway. We’re gonna do something next year. So you’ll be in for whatever we

00:30:44:23 –> 00:31:02:18
Do next year. Yeah. Starting today or whatever. You’ll be in there for next year’s giveaway that we do. So we just have to draw in the line in the sand somewhere. We usually do it in the spring like this ’cause it’s the time that people are calling in and wanting to get that list. So appreciate everybody doing that. So what else? Let’s talk

00:31:02:18 –> 00:31:05:14
About another, another shameless plug for joining our service here. Oh

00:31:06:00 –> 00:32:24:02
Yeah. Well we’re giving crap away left and right. I hope we can, I hope we can pay for all these bills, John. ’cause we’re, we’re sending stuff out by the gross it seems like. But we have another 14 day doll sheep combo hunt giveaway that we’re gonna be giving away the first week in June. You may remember that we gave away a doll sheep hunt only with Lititz Mike Litson Michaelson’s Guide service back in 1st of March. We had a membership drive. Everybody that renewed or joined our service or referred somebody that joined, got names in the hat for that, that deadline initially on the first one was February 28th. The line in the sand was drawn after that. So from March 1st till June 1st, everybody that joins or renews because some people didn’t have a chance to renew, you know, by February 28th ’cause it hadn’t expired yet. So anybody that joins renews or refers somebody to our service between March 1st and June 1st gets another name or two in the hat. You couldn’t buy your membership for a buddy. You could, you could get a name in the hat for buying it and one for refer him if you wanna do that. It’s the only way to get tickets or names in the hat for this is to join or renew or have somebody that, that renews our service. And,

00:32:24:02 –> 00:32:27:12
And the odds on this hunt are phenomenal.

00:32:28:00 –> 00:32:34:01
Yeah, it is. It’s, it’s, it’s, it’s the best drastically different than the, than the first one I guess probably because it’s

00:32:34:01 –> 00:32:34:22
So hard to get in

00:32:34:25 –> 00:33:29:05
Most people. Yeah, it’s hard to get in. And the first one, most people probably renewed before February 28th. Yes. Oh yeah. Most of our membership re renews before then. And this one is a little bit different timeframe. It’s a shorter three month window and it’s great. It’s a 14 day guided doll sheep combo that includes two additional species. Either a grizzly, a caribou, or a black bear. So that’s all included. There’s no trophy fees on there. You, you three species included a 14 day hunt. This is August 28th to September 10th. But the hunt’s in 2019. So you’ve got a year plus to prepare for this one. But somebody’s gonna win an incredible hunt here. You can take a wolf or wolverine, no charge, but you get three species, obviously the primary species there would be a doll sheep. But then, then as soon as you’re done, it’s caribou, black bear, grizzly bear with lits and guide service. So you could

00:33:29:05 –> 00:33:33:00
Potentially go home with five species with Yeah you could with the wolverine and the wolf bear.

00:33:33:00 –> 00:33:36:26
Maybe catch some fish and shoot a again and add, add to that species list. So yeah.

00:33:37:04 –> 00:33:52:00
Be hard not to, once again, I’m excluded from these drawings, which is somewhat bothersome, but man, I’d love to buy five friends a freaking membership. Get ’em in. I mean you got pretty good odds on this one like this.

00:33:52:01 –> 00:33:53:04
This is some great dogs. You

00:33:53:07 –> 00:33:54:28
Could do that and have 10 entries for yourself.

00:33:55:09 –> 00:33:56:07
Yes. Don’t

00:33:56:07 –> 00:33:57:23
Give them to your friends. Keep ’em for yourself.

00:33:59:00 –> 00:34:20:11
It’s true, it’s true. You can do that. You can get in, you can actually do that. You could, if you want to buy your friend’s membership, not just refer a friend, but buy your friend’s membership. You could get his member, his entry and your entry. ’cause you’re the one that forked over the a hundred dollars. That’s two entries in, that’s 10 entries in. Yep. That’s pretty, that’s a bonus right there. That’s

00:34:20:11 –> 00:35:33:22
Yep. Entry period ends June 1st. Go to epic outdoors.com. That’s the only way you can get into this, is to join a renew or refer somebody that does that cannot purchase tickets. So yeah, running outta time. Less than two weeks for that one. And we’re gonna make somebody’s day. It’s gonna be fun. We get to, I like, I love drawing those things. I do too. You know, I love calling people and getting their reaction. Oh it’s, it’s, it’s pretty dang fun. So somebody’s gonna get an awesome hunt there. We appreciate everybody that’s taking advantage of that and become members of Epic Outdoors. This is just a way to give, you know, give you something, give you an incentive. Obviously if it needs to push you over the edge, hopefully it does that. So like we talked about, just wanna make sure, you know, if you do go to our website, you’ll see this Doll Sheep hunt and our Stone Sheep hunt giveaway both on there. Just to clarify again, the Doll Sheep Hunt is only for joining or renewing or referring somebody that joins or renews The Stone Sheep Ticket purchase is, we’re selling tickets for that. There’s no tickets for joining for renewing anything like that. Two separate sheep hunts. The first one, the Doll Sheep June 1st deadline. The second one. The tickets for Stone Sheep is June [email protected]. So, hey,

00:35:33:24 –> 00:35:45:17
I just wanted to mention one thing that I think it’s, it’s a first for us for having in our June issue so many women in stories. That is true. It was packed. The women really represented well there

00:35:45:23 –> 00:35:46:18
And they killed some stuff

00:35:46:26 –> 00:35:48:18
And they killed some giant

00:35:48:23 –> 00:35:54:26
Couple deer, Nicole Re’s cover buck and had a couple other from Arizona. Some ladies killed California.

00:35:54:26 –> 00:35:55:25
California Blacktown.

00:35:56:14 –> 00:36:11:19
I mean, just some incredible, some studs. Yeah. Shout out to that. Obviously they’ve got husbands or boyfriends or whatever’s in their lives that’s probably introduced them to hunting dads, whatever. In only the case of Brian Ingram and his and his daughter, that’s the case. But yeah, very good. Some

00:36:11:19 –> 00:36:12:12
Incredible bladder

00:36:12:14 –> 00:36:12:20

00:36:12:26 –> 00:36:20:06
That one was really cool ’cause he, he wrote this story and he surprised her with it. So she didn’t know that it was going in. So it, it was pretty fun.

00:36:20:10 –> 00:36:21:04
No way. Yeah.

00:36:21:04 –> 00:37:16:11
That’s cool. I actually heard from Brian A. Day or two ago. He got his magazine, he’s pretty fired up and he says, I’m gonna, I’m just gonna throw it on the counter tonight and, and throw, tell my daughter, Hey look, check out that magazine. There’s some pretty good blacktails in there. You might get excited and just let her thumb through and find it on her own. I don’t know how it went, but it’s pretty fun. Yeah. So we do appreciate, you know, all of you that submit soars to us. But it was a, you know, we hopefully, you know, we’re, that’s pretty, I guess by design here at Epic Outdoors. We want great content. We, we try to limit ourselves to the amount of ads that are meaningful that, that don’t bombard you. So that you feel that every page in our magazine is hopefully worthwhile. And consequently, we have a lot of stories in our, a lot our issues. Lot stories. Yeah. And we appreciate it. We want to give back to your members and let you, you know, see your name and print and you know, appreciate the time it takes to put those together for us. ’cause it makes our magazine thick and nice. Yeah.

00:37:16:17 –> 00:37:27:26
So, and if you’ve, if you have submitted a story and you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve got a bunch of issues coming up that you’re gonna see more and more stories. So keep your eye out for that. Yeah.

00:37:28:01 –> 00:37:48:07
The success, you know, in our member, epic member success, those photos, I cannot believe the amount of photos that members have sent in, of just fantastic critters. I mean, a lot of coups, big coups, COOs, deer. I mean, there’s, there’s, we got some members that are just, they’re killers man. They’re awesome.

00:37:49:14 –> 00:38:19:10
Yep. Yeah, so we appreciate that. We do, I echo that Jeff, and appreciate your response. I mean, our bo our whiteboard in there is packed full of stuff throughout the remain of the year. And just by way of reminder, the June, may and June magazines, you probably got within a week or 10 days of each other. This is the time of the year that we go every other month. Just, just wanted to give you a heads up on that. We’ll have a, you know, a July August issue or is that August, September? What do we call that? John? July, August? Yeah.

00:38:19:10 –> 00:38:20:06
No, it’s

00:38:20:23 –> 00:38:30:24
September, August, September. But you’ll get that by the 1st of August, then in October, November, and then starting in December again, you’ll get a monthly magazine from then till June. So, well,

00:38:30:24 –> 00:38:36:28
Let’s, let’s, we’re wrapping things up Jeff. Let’s do one more shout out and talk about a special that Red Rock’s going on.

00:38:37:13 –> 00:39:26:01
Oh yeah. Red Rock, who, I just got off the phone with one of our members. He, he actually bought a Red Rock. He’s looking for a, he’s looking for an over-the-counter outcome because he’s ready to let some bullets fly. I’m like, you know, I don’t blame you. He’s had the gun for a couple years and he’s like, it’s time to shoot something. So anyway, but they, right now, they’re running a special where you buy a gun, you’re gonna, you’re gonna get 40 rounds of match grade ammo free with, with the purchase of the gun. So, and, and when they’re saying match this, this is ammo that’s built for, specifically for your gun. You know what I mean? It’s, you know, powders weighed, bullet smashed everything. It, it’s built to shoot out of your gun. That’s the, that’s one of the greatest things about that. You’re not playing, you’re not running through 10 boxes of ammo just trying to find a bullet that, that your gun likes.

00:39:26:17 –> 00:40:08:17
It’s pre-built. They do the work for you. They No, they do it. They shoot it, they your gun. Yes. It’s dialed in so that when you go home, when that, when that gun hits your house or hits the mountain with you, you have ammo that’s built for it. You know what, it’s the confidence of being able to pull down on an animal and know that, you know, you’ve got a custom built gun by Red Rock. You’ve got ammo that’s matched for that gun. It’s on you now. Like it’s, it’s your job Now. The, the confidence is un unparalleled. You, you have to have that confidence in your gun, whatever, whatever you’re shooting. But it is, they are running that special from now till June 1st. You can get that

00:40:08:27 –> 00:40:09:08
Just by

00:40:09:08 –> 00:40:13:05
June 1st. Yep. Order by June 1st. Yep. And you’ll get that, you’ll get the free aml, you

00:40:13:05 –> 00:40:18:11
Need the code Epic. Yep. So you call up and give them the code. Epic. Then you’ll get that deal.

00:40:18:26 –> 00:40:19:13
That’s awesome.

00:40:20:15 –> 00:41:17:29
All right guys. Well, or if you wanna call ’em, you can call ’em at (801) 391-7840. Call Kurt or Todd and yeah, they got a special going on right now you order before June 1st, we get 40 rounds of match grade ammo for free. So reiterate that. So Well guys, we’re, I know I’m eagerly awaiting some good news in the draws. It’s last year I had some forcible draws I guess stuff. I knew I was, was gonna get my Arizona, I I had a pretty good chance in Wyoming deer even though that kind of got lucky. Still I got lucky in Utah, obviously on the deer, but, but it’s nice when you had a tag like Arizona Elk to build everything around early on. And I didn’t have that this year that I wanted do. Looks like I struck out on my desert. Sheep in Utah have to be another year. So I am chomping for something good to hit. I mean, otherwise we’re gonna have to be left with, you know, landowner tags. Over the counter tags. I don’t you’re gonna be lucky

00:41:18:00 –> 00:41:19:07
With helping everybody else get stuff

00:41:19:07 –> 00:41:25:08
This year. Got plenty. That’s what you, I do that. I get to do that luckily anyway over, you know, a couple of months through the guiding

00:41:25:08 –> 00:41:25:23

00:41:25:23 –> 00:41:25:29

00:41:26:29 –> 00:41:29:14
It’s gonna be a good year. It’s shaping up to be super fun for

00:41:29:14 –> 00:42:24:02
Sure. Yeah. And if you’re, if you’re one of those guys as, as the draws come out here right away and you’re left without something that you thought you’d want, give us a call here. Whether it’s a landowner tag, whether it’s a, a guided hunt, semi guided hunt, or an opportunity that, that Jeff or Jason or I one of us could help you with. Give us a call. Yeah. If you, if you don’t have enough in your hunt schedule, we’d love to set that up. It’s the time of year also that, that cancellations from June, July, August on cancellation hunts. Usually the, the north country stuff, sheep and moose and goat hunts usually start coming up first since they start happening earlier in July and August. But call, get on a, get on a hot file list if you will. Jeff’s keeps that if, you know, we like to have people call us current, current with current requests on that. So we know they are ready. They drew nothing. They’re ready to pounce on something if I call ’em versus the guys that call you in January, Hey, call me with any good deal if a good deal comes up. Yeah. You know,

00:42:24:03 –> 00:43:01:06
You know, and I’m shocked right now. I have some incredible hunts available. You know, whether they’re, you know, you hate, you hate to hear about it, but you know, guys getting hurt or something like that and they’re having to back outta hunts, cancel hunts, whatever, you know, we have some fantastic hunts that are available right now. If you’re looking for anything great, you know, quality hunts like hunts that man I wish I could be on, you know what I mean? Three 30 plus bulls are not an easy thing to, to book and to kill. I’ve got hunts right now that you can kill three 30 plus type elk on that are available a

00:43:01:06 –> 00:43:02:29
Rifle in the rutt with any weapon in

00:43:02:29 –> 00:43:10:16
The, in September and Utah. Like incredible. So anyway, get ahold of us. We got, we got some good options if you’re looking. So yeah,

00:43:10:16 –> 00:43:22:26
Let’s give out our number to the office. We often forget to do that. 4 3, 5 2 6 3 0 7, 7 7 whether you’re a member or not. If you are looking for a guided hunt, we can help you out on that. Yeah.

00:43:22:29 –> 00:43:34:18
And you don’t have to just be a member for the guided part of things. You know, we will help members, non-members, whatever. If you are looking for a hunt, just get ahold of us. We can, we can help you out there. But for sure.

00:43:35:19 –> 00:43:41:26
Okay guys, I think that’s a wrap. Good luck in this next two weeks and let’s go kill some bears.