Meet the Gartner's
Hoby - Tasha - Kadience & Stone
Born and raised in southern Idaho. I grew up hunting unit 54 located 30 minutes from my home town. I developed a strong passion for hunting at a very young age, tagging along with my grandpa and uncle on many hunting adventures before I was of legal age to hunt myself.
At age 12, I took my first mule deer and have been
hooked ever since. By the time I was 18, I took my passion for hunting to what my wife Tasha would call an extreme obsession. My love for hunting has continued
to open doors and pushes me to succeed in all that I do.
I started guiding in 2004 at the age of 20. Newly married Tasha stood by my side and began traveling and cooking in all of my camps. We have worked in many of the western states, including New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Kansas, Wyoming, and Idaho. I started guiding in Alaska under another outfitter in 2006, for coastal brown bears, dall sheep, Moose and interior grizzlies. Through my work, I have had the opportunity to be a part of so many great hunting adventures.
During our travels we have been fortunate enough to build many friendships with people form all parts of the world. You never know when someone enters your life what opportunities may arise. While in Alaska during our 2007 fall season, Jack Atchison Jr. was a guest in our camp. Now a friend of ours, Jack helped us book a trip to Africa for a plains game safari hunt, which was a trip of a lifetime that we will treasure forever.
In the spring of 2009 while guiding in Southeast Alaska for Costal brown bears,my friend Joe, who I was guiding at the time, gave me an unbelievable gift. He had booked a hunt in the Northwest Territories and was unable to go, so he graciously offered it to me. I went to Northwest Territories and hunted with Mckenzie Outfitters in July of 2009 and shot a ram of a lifetime.
From 2004 to 2009 Tasha and I traveled the western states and Alaska during hunting season each year, which we considered living our dream. In 2008 we pursued and purchased the guide rights to Unit 54 of Southern Idaho, the unit I grew up hunting next to my little home town. The purchase of our own outfitting business put a stop to our western state travels. Our focus became Idaho. We continued to work in Alaska as a piece of our hearts are always pulling us back.
At the time of purchase the unit rights didn't come with much, mule deer and Mtn. Lion was pretty much what we started with on our permit. Since 2009 our unit and business has grown steadily with each year, we put in our time on the mountain and with as many clients we could offer our service to in order to build and grow Deadline Outfitters LLC into what it is today.
In 2011 our family of 2 grew and we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our lives. Kadience Leora-Lynn (her first hunting trip was in utero, as Tasha had drawn an elk tag that fall and shot a trophy 6-point bull). Kadience has been raised in hunting camps, traveling with us to Alaska. At 5 months old she was on her way in a super cub headed out to bush camp for her first season in Alaska hunting camp. We welcomed our son in September of 2014 right in the heart of hunting season. We took 3 years off from our fall Alaska annual trips, as Stone proved to not be not as good of traveler as his sister, plus by 2013 Deadline Outfitters had grown and need our presence more. In 2017 we headed back to Alaska as a family for hunting season and have continued to make it back each year for a couple weeks to get our Alaska fix and re-unite with our extended Alaska family.... The Burwell's.
We have been extremely blessed! We continue to build and offer more to our future clients and friends.
We hope Idaho will call to you and that we can be apart of you're next hunting adventure!