“At Ease” is a military command to stand more relaxed. When this command is given, the service men or women are to stand in a relaxed manner with the feet apart and the hands behind the back. “At Ease” is also what a person feels when hunting or in the outdoors. The stressors of everyday life, drift away as the sights and smells hit you. That is what At Ease Hunting is going to showcase to each and every guest.
As a young kid growing up in Casper Wyoming, hunting was a substantial part of my life. Hunting was not just something our family did for fun, but it was our way of life. My father owned Scotts' Taxidermy in Casper. He was a popular taxidermist for many outfitters in Wyoming. During the many hours I spent at my father’s shop learning from the best in the business, I was inspired to become an outfitter myself. It was my dream to run my own outfitting business.
It’s funny how life can take a person in a different direction. I veered away from my dream of starting an outfitting business to join the Marine Corp at the age of 19. Although hunting still pumped through my veins, serving my country in its time of need was most important to me. I served 5 years with multiple deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a door gunner on UH-1N Huey helicopters. Providing combat air support to troops on the ground was as gratifying as it gets.
At the end of my active-duty enlistment, I decided it was time for the next chapter in my life. I did not re-enlist and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corp. I moved back home to Casper. It wasn’t long before I was fully emerged into the hunting and fishing world all over again.
For years I have worked as a professional guide. Sharpening my skills in customer service, running a fishing and hunting lodge for the North Platte Lodge and Pathfinder outfitters. This experience has given me the opportunity to see all of the positives and negatives in the industry. As time passed, I was ready to start my own business in the hunting world. Focusing on the positives that I have learned along the way.
At ease hunting provides an unmatched experience. Come and see for yourself!