My name is Dillon Hoyt and shoot a Hoyt AlphMax 32.
I am currently living in Logan Utah with my wife. Our first child will be born in May. I am one year from graduating with a bachelors degree in Wildlife Science from Utah State University. After graduation I plan on being a conservation officer or a wildlife biologist in my home state of Utah.
I have been hunting big game since I was 14. I have taken six deer in my life: three with a bow, two with a muzzleloader and one with a rifle. I have also taken one cow elk with a rifle.
For pictures of my hunts visit my website at http://www.dillonhoyt.com
All six deer were taken in southern Utah on the Zion and Panguitch Lake Units. Having lived in Orderville for the majority of my life I love the Pausaugunt, Zion, and Panguitch Lake hunting units.
I believe that in Utah I am more likely to kill a big buck with a general season tag, than a big bull with a general season tag. For that reason I have been applying for limited entry elk. I currently have nine elk bonus points, and seven mountain goat bonus points.
This year I threw $40 in the hat at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo. I did not win.
For 2011 I applied for a Cache South premium limited entry elk tag, a Willard Peak once in a lifetime mountain goat tag, and a statewide general season archery tag in Utah.
I only plan on getting the statewide general season archery tag in the draw. Even though the Willard Peak hunt is proposed to go from 16 to 35 permits this season, and I may get lucky. Then I will purchase an over-the-counter archery elk tag. I will only be hunting in Utah this year for big game.
I am looking forward to this season and the hunts that I will be able to share with you.