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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 an outdoor lifestyle company and big game hunt outfitting and guiding business, primarily focused on Arizona Black Bear, Coues Whitetail, Elk, and Mule Deer hunts. CTK also offers limited Pronghorn Antelope, Javelina, and Mountain Lion hunts. CTK is founded on respect, to the quarry we chase and to God. Together we share a life-long passions 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 focused on quality experiences, an ethic born of an innate love and passion for God’s creation. Accomplishment is directly proportional to the challenge. Success is in the journey that required the work, it is The Chase. We aim to provide all-around quality hunt experiences that share our expertise and passions with our hunters in a way that honors truth, adventure, honesty, education, and improvement. Our business model disregards the fundamental industry error of size, score, and bragging rights and emphasizes instead on hospitality, accommodation, relationship, communication, and service. Check out our blog post Behind the Name to discover more about our intentional design, purpose, and mission.

 

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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 our team members, CTK would not be what it is today. We are a united group and family inviting others to join us in the lifestyle and challenges we live for. What we do is not for fame, recognition, titles, or pride it is simply who we are and how we are best able to serve others. No gimmicks, no used-car-salesmen tactics, and no BS. Quality people, quality service, and focus on real hunt experiences.

Dillon Currie - Owner/Guide

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An Arizona native, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors have been integral throughout Dillon's life. His 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 19 years of big game hunting experience, Dillon has successfully guided and hunted across much of the state of Arizona and many other western states. A father of two, with his wife Kalea, together they travel, hunt, and operate the business year round. This lifestyle has lead to countless extra ordinary experiences as a family and embodies the idea of living an uncommon life. Dillon has a degree in Agribusiness Economics and Management from the University of Arizona. He is also an expert tradesmen with JBE Custom Cabinetry & Carpentry. You can contact Dillon directly regarding all hunt information at: hunts@chasentheking.com or (623) 606-3364.

Kalea Currie - Logistics/Co-Owner

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Kalea is the Co-Owner of CTK, homeschooling mother of two, and the wife of Dillon Currie. Kalea is passionate about her family living a unique life immersed in God's great outdoors. She is the backbone of logistics and planning for the company assisting in many rolls. Her home cooked meals have become the gold standard as our menu for fully-outfitted hunts. Kalea is the face of the Currie's other lifestyle brands including The Currie Casa (@thecurriecasa) and Good Life of a Hunting Wife (@goodlifehuntingwife). She has her Bachelor's in Agricultural Education from the University of Arizona and is a former high school ag-science, welding, ag-mechanics, and animal science teacher and FFA advisor. 

Alyssa McGuire - Executive Assistant

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Alyssa is a 3rd generation Arizona native who grew up hunting, fishing and in the outdoors. She has her Master’s in Secondary Education and Bachelor’s in Accountancy and has taught Mathematics at the college, high school and middle school levels. She married her high school sweetheart, Cole, and is now a homeschooling mom to three. She’s the older sister of CTK’s owner, Dillon, and helps behind the scenes at CTK. Alyssa is an accomplished hunter, having taken Black Bear, Pronghorn Antelope, Mule Deer, Coues Whitetail, and elk. She has hunted throughout the state in many conditions and seasons and has a deep level of understanding of the requirements, difficulties, preparation, and knowledge instrumental to success in the field. When booking a hunt with CTK, Alyssa will assist you with all of your paperwork and payment requirements. You can contact her directly regarding your booking information at: admin@chasentheking.com.

Cody Thomas - Guide

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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. He is a licensed hunting guide and a full time master fabricator/welder. With nearly two decades of highly involved hunting experience he is an asset to the CTK team. Cody is a dedicated husband and father of three with his wife Katie.

Nick Woods - Guide

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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.

Pat Gonzales - Guide

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Pat is an intensely driven hunter. An expert of many species he is a Coues Whitetail fanatic having mastered the species in an incredibly wide array of habitats, seasons, and weapons types. He is an Arizona native and highly experienced guide having hunted professionally for many years in Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora for Coues Whitetail, Mule Deer, Black Bear, and Elk. Pat has a Bachelor's of Science in Geography/GIS and is currently pursuing a Master's of Business Administration.  

Hank Towers - Guide

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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 has been continually expanding his knowledge of big game hunting in Arizona’s more premier hunting units located in the central and northern parts of the state over the last 12+ years. Now, with a son of his own, he gets to share that knowledge with the younger generation. At home in any part of Arizona’s diverse and brutal landscapes, Hank is always ready for a challenge. In his career, Hank is an industry leader in the safe storage of spent nuclear fuel at the nations largest commercial nuclear site.

Matt House - Guide

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Matt House is Camp Verde high school graduate, residing in Verde Valley from1995 to present. He served 3 years in the U.S. Army as an 11B Infantrymen. A father of four and husband to his beautiful wife, with a blood-born passion for hunting and family. Black Bears are his favorite animal to pursue and have been his focus since 2004. He is an experienced guide for multiple species and has local expert knowledge. Matt is a water well driller by trade and passionate about hard and purposeful work. His mission revolves around true enjoyment of every aspect of his life and service to others.

Cole McGuire - Brand Representative

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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 source of help for all things hunting and contributing to the development of foundational ideas of the company and culture. Cole is a father of three with his wife and CTK Executive Assistant, Alyssa McGuire.

Tanner Kemp - Brand Representative

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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 - Brand Representative

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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.