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Lyle Blackburn is an author, outdoorsman, and cryptid researcher from Texas. His writing on the subject of legendary creatures has been widely recognized as some of the best in the field of cryptozoology. His acclaimed books, including Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch, offer a balanced view of the subject while delivering gripping accounts of real-life mysteries. Lyle is a frequent guest on radio programs such as Coast-To-Coast AM, and has appeared on television shows such as Monsters and Mysteries in America, Finding Bigfoot, and Strange Evidence. Lyle has also been featured in the award-winning documentary film, Boggy Creek Monster. Please be sure to follow Lyle!

Interested in a truly Epic fishing/resort experience on Beautiful Vancouver Island? Located in the back of Barkley Sound, Eagle Nook Resort is an incomparable fishing experience hidden in an beautifully natural location. With a private marina, full service world-class bar/restaurant, and ocean views from every single room, this is the place to be. There are fully guided fishing charters with an opportunity to catch salmon, halibut and a variety of other species, 17 km of hiking trails, a hot tub, kayaks and paddle boards ready for you to explore, enjoy and relax. If you’ve been looking for a one-of-a kind fishing or adventure trip in the most stunning setting, and with the highest standard of service, look no further than Eagle Nook Resort. Make no mistake about it, these guys are the best in the business and their facilities are world-class! Be sure to tell Dan that Bill at Mount Epic sent ya!

Marc Smith serves on the factory pro-staff of many industry leading companies including, Badlands, Hoyt, Goldtip, Vortex Optics, and many more. Marc is also a published outdoor writer and public speaker. Marc is an expert back-country hunter and hosts seminars and lectures on the topics of bow-hunting mule deer, backpacking and archery tactics at some of the countries biggest sporting and outdoor venues, including the International Sportsman’s Expositions and The Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. Marc is a proud member of the Mule Deer Foundation, he has bow-hunted over four decades, been married to his high school sweet heart for 26 years and has two married children and three grandkids. Marc’s seminars are a “must-see” – be sure to give him a follow!

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Casey ‘Hutch’ Hutchison is a Colorado native, father of three kids, and a very thankful husband to Hope. He started hunting back in 2002 after figuring out that he needed something to keep him healthy, humble, and grounded. Hutch will tell you how exciting his hunting adventures have been, having experienced the highs – competing in the World Champion Coyote Competition, all the way down to the lows -the frustration associated with failed hunts. Through it all, Hutch and Hope have learned priceless lessons along their journey and look forward to many more. Hutch also serves as field staff numerous other brands. These two know their business and are some of the finest folks in the industry – so be sure to give them a follow.

Born in TN, but now residing in New Mexico, Liz King is an experienced huntress and rancher, who also reps for Coyote Fever. She has been ranching for more than 16 years and hunting for 25. Liz is the only woman I know who does her own euro mounts…there really isn’t much she can’t do! Please be sure to give her a follow.

Kati,also known as The Native Huntress, has pursued big and small game, and predator control hunts throughout the Pacific NW and New Mexico! Although Kati loves to fish, hunt and shoot (both rifle and bow), one of her biggest passions in life is embracing her heritage and love for the wildlife. Kati’s ancestors are direct descendants of the Clatsop Indian Tribe. Her great (x3) grandfather was Chief Washington, a signer of  the 1851 Tansey Point Treaty with Lewis and Clark. She is also a descendant of Jennie Williams (Telzan), a famous basket weaver. Jennie’s work can be found on display in many museums. Native Americans believed that the animals were created to feed the people, to give us strength, and we should be thankful for that gift. It was very important for the hunter to pray and give thanks when taking the life of an animal, as taking that life meant that he could feed his own family. It was also said that if we stopped hunting and fishing, that we were no longer grateful for the gifts that the creator had given us – therefore it is an act of cultural tradition to not only hunt and fish, but to give thanks by placing sacred medicines when an animal life has been taken for the survival of the tribe. Kati is humbled and honored to carry this tradition on today. She believes as her ancestors did…everything is created for a purpose, and each living thing on the earth has its place in the circle of life. Life is an adventure, get outside and enjoy it! Please be sure to give this amazing huntress a follow.

Stephanie Ray

Stephanie has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has been living in the beautiful state of Michigan for the past 10 years. She loves spending time outdoors and you can usually find her in the woods or out on the lake. Stephanie has been hunting for nearly 10 years and fishing since she could hold a fishing pole. She also loves to hunt both archery and rifle, bowfish, and enjoys fishing year round. She stays active working out, playing softball, kayaking, paddle-boarding, jet skiing, snowmobiling, and exploring the great outdoors. Stephanie says, “I’m living the dream, and loving every minute of it”! Make sure you give her a follow.

Keith Naylor

Keith Naylor has been living Mount Epic since an early age. Sharing fly fishing tips and tricks along the Arkansas River and pursuing big game in the Colorado Rockies. While other kids were flipping burgers in high school, Keith was trapping fur and trading at Rendezvous while being a four sport athlete. Nowadays, Keith still enjoys sharing what tips and tricks he has amassed with others, in furtherance of sharing his love of the outdoors. To Keith, living Mount Epic means always having an eye towards the next outdoor adventure and being relentless in pursuit of your passion and having fun along the way! Be sure to give the Outlaw a follow.

Bronko Phillips

Bronko Phillips was born and raised in Northern Utah.  He is a Navy Veteran who served overseas for four years.  He started fishing at the age of four and was allowed to go on his first deer hunt at the age of six with his father.  He fell in love with the outdoors and the Rocky Mountains.  If you can’t find him wetting a line, you’ll find him bugling for elk.  He started going to elk calling competitions four years ago and now he is hooked.  He won the Hardware Ranch 2018 Elk Calling Competition and continues to compete every chance he gets.  He loves to pass his love and knowledge of fishing, hunting, and everything outdoors to everyone.  He currently resides in Harrisville, Utah, with his wife and two children (who also happen to call). Bronko is one of the most genuine, humble, and sincere guys you could ever know. Please be sure to follow Bronko.

Dan Curtis

Dan Curtis grew up in northern Utah spending countless days with his father scouting and hunting in the back-country. Eventually it grew into an addicting passion where he now shed hunts in the spring, scouts all summer, then pursues big game the rest of the year. Dan has hunted many places from Africa to Alaska, although he spends the majority of his time hunting the Rocky Mountains in the western US, chasing elk and mule deer. He says, “About 12 years ago I developed a strong love for the fitness industry. Between the gym and the mountains I can usually get enough exercise in to count for three people. When you’re scouring from ridge to ridge in the mountains you understand how important it is to be in good physical condition.” This drove his passion for fitness to the next level where he later became a certified personal trainer. Since then Dan helps develop workout programs from those wanting to get into better physical shape to prepare for their upcoming hunts. “Keeping one’s mind educated and body responsive is the best way I have found to Live Mount Epic!”. Please be sure to give Dan a follow!