CHASE'N THE KING
It is more than just a hunt. CHASE'N THE KING is based on the idea that hunting is not just about the kill. It is the chase and take of monarchs that reside far from where the average hunter would pursue them. We live, breathe, and bleed hunting. Year round, full time. The saguaro and ocotillo filled desert to the towering ponderosa pine forests. We hunt every bit of Arizona's diverse and brutal landscape. We are a big game hunt outfitting and guiding business, specializing in Arizona Black Bear, Coues Whitetail, Elk, and Mule Deer hunts. We are based on respect, to the quarry we chase and to God. Together we share a life long passion for the outdoors, hunting, scouting, and exploring new country. Success in the outdoors during a hunt is not simply about the kill or filling a tag. These things are merely the result of continued and driven work, an ethic born not of need but of an innate love and passion for God’s creation. Success is rather the journey that required the work, it is the chase. Check out our blog post Behind the Name.
Meet the CTK Team
Our team is essential to what CHASE'N THE KING has become over the years. Together we have done hundreds of hunts throughout Arizona and many other states. We have shared camps and hunting experiences together on countless adventures for nearly every possible species in the state. Without the help and knowledge of each of the team members CTK would not be what it is today.
An Arizona native and successful western big game hunter, Dillon is a licensed hunting guide in the state of Arizona. Hunting, fishing, and the outdoors have been integral throughout life, inspired by his family. Dillon's passion for the hunt has turned his personal success as a hunter into the opportunity to help others achieve their goals. Dillon is the Owner of Chase'n The King LLC; with 18 years of big game hunting experience, Dillon has successfully guided and hunted across much of the state of Arizona. He has also hunted or guided in Sonora Mexico, New Mexico, Colorado, and Alaska. Dillon specializes in Black Bear, Coues Whitetail Deer, Elk, and Mule Deer, having both personally harvested and successfully guided each of these big game species in Arizona. Dillon has a degree in Agribusiness Economics and Management from the University of Arizona. Currently Dillon is a Big Game Hunting Guide and Outfitter in Arizona as well as a Cabinetry Installer with JBE Custom Cabinetry/ Carpentry.
Daniel's unique style and positive attitude work in unison to ensure hunters both have a great time in camp as well as great opportunities for taking game while hunting. He enjoys chasing every game animal Arizona has to offer, but his passion is bull elk and black bears. Daniel is an Arizona native and has spent a lifetime hunting all over the state. Growing up in a hunting family provided him with opportunities to be out in God’s country early and often. This has driven his passion to help others see everything Arizona has to offer and harvest the animal of their dreams. With a wife and 3 young children at home he is dedicated to helping the next generation grow up and experience the outdoors as he was able to. He has 22 years of hunting experience, in five states, and a decade's worth of guiding and outfitting experience. Daniel works full-time as an outfitter and guide in Arizona and for Platinum Exteriors as an estimator.
Dale Robertson, a 51-year resident of Arizona, has hunted big game in the Southwest for 40 years. His life-long passions of the outdoors, hunting, and training working dogs were perfectly united when he made an investment into creating a pack of lion/bobcat hounds nearly a decade ago. Dale and his dogs are in the woods almost year-round, trailing and getting up-close and personal with Arizona's feline predators. They are one of few true dry ground teams, despising wet and snowy weather. They consistently catch lions and bobcats in the most rugged and beautiful country the state has to offer, because of a unique partnership between man and beast. One with the expertise to take you on the adventure of a lifetime, putting you underneath one of the most majestic and elusive big game species in North America. Dale and his wife Heather are award winning master taxidermists and owners Wild Heritage Taxidermy and Wild Heritage Hounds.
Cody has been a lifelong friend of CTK owner Dillon Currie. Together they spent nearly all of their free time in their formative years chasing big and small game all over the state of Arizona. Cody has become a versatile hunter, mastering many different species and units, from the Desert Mule Deer of Southwestern AZ to the Elk and Bears of the Central part of the state. Cody is a licensed AZ big game hunting guide and a full time master fabricator/welder. With nearly two decades of highly involved hunting experience Cody is an asset to the CTK team.
Nick Woods has grown up and lived in Arizona his entire life. Coues Whitetail and Mule deer were the main targets of Nick's hunting experiences for some time. He has expanded his knowledge to cover other animals including bears over the past 6 years. Nick always wants to learn more about the animals and the habitat they live in to be as successful as possible. Always enjoying the chase, he likes to push his limits and go “one hill farther,” to cover as much area as possible and find the animals no one else pursues. Nick is a licensed Arizona hunting guide, and is a new member of the Chase'n the King team. His effectiveness and expertise in the field speaks for itself. Nick has hunted in Arizona, Alaska, Sonora, New Mexico, and Wyoming for species including Mule deer, Coues deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Javelina, Black Bear, Yukon Moose, Mountain Lion, Turkey, and Bighorn Sheep. Nick is also serves as a member of the Scottsdale Police Department.
Hank Towers is also an Arizona native, avid outdoorsman, and licensed hunting guide. As a former international athlete and coach, Hank believes that dedication and perseverance in all conditions will always be the key to success. Growing up, he hunted the arid and unforgiving landscape of the Arizona desert with his father, and over the last 7 years he has been expanding his knowledge of big game hunting in Arizona’s more premier hunting units located in the central and northern parts of the state. Hank is at home in any part of Arizona’s diverse and brutal landscapes.
Tanner Kemp has called Arizona home for most of his life, coming from five generations of sportsman who have hunted this beautiful state. He is a former Arizona FFA State Officer, an avid Bass fishermen, photographer, and hunter. Tanner is the lead camera man and creative editor for the CTK crew. Tanner has hunted throughout the state of Arizona for nearly every species as well as hunting several other states, including Montana, Idaho, and Hawaii. His expertise has shined with his abilities to develop creative content. Over the years he has had the opportunity to film and edit for many outdoor brands throughout the Southwest. Tanner has been a part of the CTK brand since its early beginnings.
Aaron largo has lived in Arizona his entire life and has learned his passion of hunting big game from family and acquaintances who have hunted big game in Arizona since the 1970’s. Aaron has his degree in Plant Science and is an expert in recognizing wild food sources. Aaron has established a local group “Arizona Bear Hunting” in efforts to provide knowledge, information, and ethics for those who are learning to hunt Arizona’s apex predator, the Black Bear. Currently, Aaron is constantly trying to obtain the most up to date information and methods of black bear hunting to provide to the public spending the majority of his time in two of Arizona’s premiere hunting units, 22 and 23.
Cole McGuire is an Arizona native with a passion for the outdoors. He is a Registered Nurse working in the Phoenix Children's Pediatric ICU. Cole is also a former math education teacher, and workout fanatic. He has assisted on hunts since the earliest days of CHASE'N THE KING being a reliable help for all things hunting.