To provide, with the highest level of integrity, quality hunting, guiding and outfitting services for all clients, including elderly and physically challenged, and give each hunter the potential to successfully achieve their hunting goals while having a memorable and remarkable outdoor experience.
KNOW YOUR GUIDE
Registered Guide-Outfitter Rick Kinmon has over 36 years of hunting Alaska. ?He has taken hundreds of animals with a bow and knows how to get you close.? He is a published author, public speaker and hunting authority.? His book, ?Hunting the Hunters? takes you into his world of professional predator hunting.? Rick conducts free predator hunting seminars across the country in an effort to educate, inform and entertain the hunting community.? He gladly helps hunting organizations by presenting an amazing slide presentation at local events and is available during the non-hunting months.? Rick personally guided 39 clients in the last four years resulting in 41 big game trophies harvested.? Many exceptional animals were taken.
Rick?s guides are the ?best of the best?.? Most are lifelong Alaskans that grew up in the rugged outdoor environment and know what it takes to get the job done.? They will gladly step in front of a charging grizzly or track a wounded bear in the dense underbrush to insure your safety and success.? They put it all on the line to produce the results you expect.
Rick Kinmon was raised on a dairy farm in Illinois.? His dad took him hunting and fishing as a youngster.? Maybe it was his Navajo Indian ancestry that made hunting come so easily to him.? It quickly became a major part of his life.? When his county offered a generous bounty on fox, he studied and excelled at predator hunting.? Known for his success, he was called on by neighboring farmers when they had varmint problems.? Rick took his first archery deer at age 16 and has hunted big game exclusively with a bow since then.? He completed a military career after being drafted duringViet Nam and was highly decorated with numerous meritorious and distinguished service medals.
A lifelong dream was realized when the military transferred Rick toAlaskain 1975 where he has remained a permanent residence since.? As part of an elite mountain and arctic fighting force, Rick was trained in technical mountain climbing, glacier navigation and arctic survival techniques.? He was privileged to hunt with the Inupiat Eskimos of western arcticAlaskafor many years and was honored by the governor of the state ofAlaskawhen the Eskimos of the region made him an honorary Eskimo Scout.
Rick was formerly an all-state athlete in basketball, football and track and played varsity football and basketball in college before his call to active military service.? At age 50 he ran a 26 mile mountain marathon inAlaskathat involved a 4000 foot gain in elevation, crossing high altitude snowfields and fording glacial rivers.? Rick has hunted in 120 below zero wind chill in the high arctic and spent countless days in life-threatening weather conditions throughout three decades of hunting Alaska.
Rick has harvested many big game animals inAlaskawith a bow, including Alaskan Brown Bear, Dall Sheep, Alaska-Yukon Moose, Barren Ground Caribou, Sitka Blacktail Deer and Black Bear.? He has also arrowed dozens of whitetail deer, coues deer and mule deer.? Fur hunting became a serious profession during the winter months after retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer from the United States Army in 1990.? He has become well known as a predator hunter and conducts free seminars for hunters and trappers alike.? Rick enjoys hunting with his family and guides big game hunters, specializing in elderly and physically challenged hunters.
Rick?s honest and straightforward writing style in his book ?Hunting the Hunters? ??tells it like it is? and comes straight from the heart.? He has written articles that have been published in Bowhunter, Predator Extreme and The Alaskan Bowhunter magazines.? Outdoorsmen from all areas will instantly connect with Rick?s love for the outdoors and the animals he pursues.
Paris, Rick?s wife, is his best friend and the love of his life. They work together as entrepreneurs and business owners.? They love sharing the outdoors with others.
Rick and Paris are blessed with seven children and eight grandchildren, and live in Wasilla, Alaska.