It doesn’t always go as planned Kia and Talon Philips
It doesn't always go as planned Kia and Talon Philips at the Arizona Hunt Expo
I caught up with Kia and Talon Phillips at the Arizona Hunt Expo, which is put on by Arizona Game and Fish. It was a pretty big turnout, and I’m pleasantly surprised. The last time I attended was during the pre-Covid days, and it definitely wasn’t as big as it was this year. Stieg Phillips, who owns Muley Maniacs, is Kia and Talon’s brother and I got the chance to interview him in a recent episode. Kia just started an outdoor gear business called AK Lloyd, and she’s working on some cool products. They’re getting ready to come out with a USB-heated sleeping bag/bed roll, so stay tuned.
Kia and Talon share with me some hunts that had some unfortunate events and show the not so pretty side of hunting and how at times the emotions and adrenaline make us make rash decisions.
Kia and Talon both had some pretty awesome hunts last year. Kia’s hunt was up first at the end of October. She had a muzzleloader elk tag in Nevada, and they saw a lot of really good bulls when scouting. Her husband convinced her to put in for the hunt because it went into the rut a bit. They watched one bull in particular and decided to go after him at the end of the hunt. With the help of a couple of friends and a little luck, they got the job done.
Next, we get into Talon’s hunt, which was a day or two after Kia’s. He scouted throughout Kia’s hunt but didn’t see anything decent. However, a friend of theirs spotted another bull across a valley, and they decided to check it out at night. Eventually, they spotted him again and he got set up. Talon hit him in the shoulder on the first shot with a 28 Nosler. All hell broke loose after that and Talon shares the story of how he wound up finally getting him down.
Info about Kia’s new company, AK Lloyd.
Stories from Kia’s elk hunt in Nevada.
Stories from Talon’s hunt and how he got his bull.
Short Description: I caught up with Kia and Talon Phillips at the Arizona Hunt Expo. Kia is about to launch a new company called AK Lloyd, and we get into the products she’s developing. Kia and Talon both had some pretty awesome hunts last year and here, the two share their stories.