Lonny Vanatta

Lonny Vanatta

For 30+ years Lonny has been in the outfitting business in NW Colorado. Achievements include being one of the most accomplished Alpine racers on the US Ski Team and on the Pro tour, taking over 100 animals with a bow including 17 that have qualified for Pope & Young record books. In 1989 he took a world record Stone Sheep. Lonny completed his “grand slam” of sheep in 2013. His passion for the outdoors and hunting shows in every facet of the business from the property that we hunt to the staff in which employs. It would be hard to find an outfitter that put’s the effort into hunter satisfaction as Lonny. As he mentioned to me, “we don’t do this for the money, we do it for the lifestyle”.
 
 

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Brad Cusenbary

Growing up ranching in Texas means growing up hunting. After migrating to Steamboat in 1998, his hunting migrated as well to big game. Swinging on board with VO in 1999, he’s packed a lifetime of big game hunting into the last 18 years since then. Being a part of the RFW program definetly offers the opportunity by hunting for 3-4 months out of the year.
 
 

Dan Bristol

Dan Bristol

Danny Bristol has been a Vanatta family friend since he was born. Growing up in Steamboat, he has been hunting with the Vanatta’s and in the NW Colorado for many years. After a stint in the real world as a golf course engineer/superintendent, Dan has come back to Steamboat and rejoined the VO team for the past few years. The enthusiasm for hunting never left and we’re excited to have him on our team.
 

Chad Bedell

Chad Bedell

Chad Bedell, where do you start with this character? For those of you whom have hunted with him you probably understand. Growing up a redneckin NW Colorado and NE Utah, Chad’s just about seen it all. After a successful run of it a Steer Wrestler and achieving the status as World Champ at the 1996 NFR, Chad retired while on top. This really worked out for VO for with his retirement he decided to join up with us as a part time guide while still ranching on the side. Good luck if you draw this straw!