Livin the Brand
When our son was born just over three years ago, we decided to start filming our adventures as a family. We needed to give our new endeavor a name. So we decided to call ourselves “Raised in the Rut”. Our intentions were just that, to raise our son in the outdoors, pursuing the wildlife we love during magical times like the elk rut in our home state of Colorado. We wanted to film it all so that we can show the world that it is never too soon to start kiddos in the outdoors. We find it very important to live up to our name and constantly be able to show our viewers how we live for the brand. Randy's 2022 archery elk hunt couldn't have been a better representation of who we are and what we do. We found ourselves in a rut fest that most people can only dream of experiencing. The fact that our three year old son got to be right there for it all is the most incredible thing that we could imagine. Bow has had the front row seat to several successful hunts already, but this one was by far the most exciting and unforgettable. As the time passes, Bow still has yet to let a day go by without talking about daddies bull. We cannot wait to hear the audience's reactions as they watch this unreal September memory unfold right there on the big screen. By the end of the film there should be no question that we Live the Brand of Raised in the Rut.
We are a family with a dream to create high quality hunting films that lead our example of experiencing every single adventure together as a family. When our son, Bow, was born, so was our dream to showcase that kids are never too young to go hunting with you. Bow went on his first archery elk hunt at only three weeks old. It was then that we knew we needed to be filming our hunts and all that we do. Our goal is to show all of the ups and the downs. Hunting with a toddler is not easy, and we aren't trying to make it look easy. It takes a lot of dedication and patience. The memories we make with Bow are priceless. Being able to see his reactions and emotions fuels our fire to do better and be better. As he grows up, not only will he be able to hear our hunting stories, but he will be able to watch them and remember the moments first hand. The reason we care so much about starting youth in the outdoors at an early age, is that we were those young kids. Now is our time to pass the passion on to our son, and by example, we hope to motivate our audience to do the same. It is never too early to start a child in the outdoors. Our son has never slowed us down a bit, he has actually done quite the opposite. The weight of him on our back is nothing compared to the fuel of creating memories together. We take great pride in knowing that our son will never look back and remember that time that he got stuck at the babysitter when mom and dad went hunting. He is going to look back at his earliest memories and see screaming bulls and late nights in a wall tent under September skies. We are just at the beginning of this journey, if you like who we are and what we stand for, please follow along as you will be seeing a lot more from this crazy and dedicated family.