BUILDING KUIU

A message from our founder Jason Hairston


The Final 3 Golden Ticket – Second Chance Drawing Winners Revealed!

We have crowned our final three Golden Ticket winners! We want to extend a special congratulations to our Golden Ticket Grand Prize winner, Glen Ryan Stevens, and all of our other Golden Ticket winners! Also, thanks to everyone who participated in the Golden Ticket promotion and their overwhelming response that helped make this promotion a huge success!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRAND PRIZE WINNER! Glen Ryan Stevens grew up in Sussex County, Delaware, where he gained an appreciation for the outdoors while hunting local whitetails. Ryan currently works and lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where he’s a product engineer for a national HVAC company. He considers himself an avid outdoorsman, spending most of his time and energy hunting, fishing or hiking. He still can’t believe that he was so fortunate to win KUIU’s Golden Ticket Grand Prize and is excited to be able to test the limits of his new KUIU gear.

 

Patrick Obado Jr. has worked as a computer systems operator for a Hawaiian utility company for the past three years. He started hunting as a boy, spending summers on the island of Lana’I learning to hunt Axis Deer and Mouflon Sheep with his family and friends. Aside from hunting Patrick has a great love for the outdoors and enjoys spending his free time fishing and hiking.

 

Ryan Nuesmeyer is dedicated to hunting big game animals, with an extra love of the pursuit of local deer and elk. By profession he works as a civil engineer for a transportation firm in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah.  Ryan has been married to his wife, Kaitlyn, for ten years and they have a wonderful 2-year daughter, Nora, and a 4-year dog, Tonka.

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Golden Ticket Second Chance Winners Have Been Chosen!

10 more Golden Tickets were claimed in the Second Chance Drawing, Congratulations to the winners! Three Golden Ticket winners did not open their emails and claim their prizes.  The remaining prizes include the Full Kit Grand Prize, Yukon Prize Package and Chinook Prize Package.  KUIU will again randomly select winners on Wednesday, January 21st and send emails to ONLY the winners.  Don’t miss your opportunity, if you see a Golden Ticket email from KUIU on Wednesday, you will be a winner!  Again, thank you for overwhelming participation and support. See list of winners below.

 

Ryan is a mechanical contractor who runs his families business in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories. When Ryan isn’t hunting Dall Sheep, Bison, or Bear, he spends his free time with his wife and 18 month old daughter Brooklyn. When asked about his KUIU gear, Ryan responded with enthusiasm “Your gear is so freakin’ awesome, it works extremely well in Canada”. With his Golden Ticket, Ryan won an Icon Pro 7200.


Karl has been a resident of Boulder, CO since 1988, where he’s worked for the Dept. of Interior for 19 years. All of his hobbies take place outdoors, where he enjoys rock climbing, skiing, fly fishing, and hunting. Karl nearly deleted his winning email, thinking it was spam. Luckily he opened it! Karl redeemed the Ultra Merino package, which he looks forward to using on next years Muley hunt.

 

Steve is a dedicated hunter of all species, with an extra love for the pursuit of Big Horn Sheep and Grizzly. By profession, he works as a work compensation attorney for the State of Wyoming. 2014 was Steve’s first year using KUIU, which he claims to have been incredibly happy with. Luckily for him, he’s got even more on the way. Steve’s Golden Ticket draw landed him an Icon Pro 1850.

 

When Jimmy’s winning Golden Ticket email arrived to his inbox, he initially thought it was a joke. After browsing the KUIU forum though, his thoughts began to change. Upon redemption, all doubts were gone as he was awarded with $750 in KUIU Store Credit! Jimmy has owned a heating and air company for 10 years, and he enjoys diving his spare time between his family, hunting, and golf.

 

Dennis spent 28 years as a firefighter before retiring and contracting with the military as a paramedic 7 years ago. When Dennis received his winning Golden Ticket email, he immediately Facetimed his daughter, also a KUIU fan and user. By the sounds of the story, his daughter may have been more jealous of her dad than excited for him! While Dennis pursues everything he can in North America, his favorite game to chase is the wily Coues Deer of the Arizona Desert.

 

Jon is a veteran archery deer and elk hunter with 38 years in the field under his belt. As he turns 50 year, Jon is contemplating switching back to hunting with a recurve as an added challenge. Whatever he chooses to do, at least he’ll stay warm doing it having just won the Super Down Package with his Golden Ticket! When not in the field, Jon works as a startup business consultant through Salt Lake Community College.

 

Winning the Tiburon package was just a bonus to this Idaho bowhunter’s year. Keith, a radiologist for 20 years, hunted Moose in Colorado, Bear on Kodiak, Wolf in B.C., and Deer in Idaho… all in 2014! Congratulations Keith on all of your success, and best of luck with whatever 2015 has to throw your way.

 

Jody is one lucky KUIU customer. Back in August, he attended a showroom event where his name was drawn to win an Icon Pro 1850. Now, he’s claimed a Golden Ticket to be the proud recipient of the “Going Lite” package. When Jody isn’t claiming free gear, he enjoys time spent outdoors with his 3 kids. Aside from his own, Jody takes pride in doing everything he can to get young hunters out into the field to learn and enjoy the sport.

 

Brian is a 13 year oil field veteran, who’s spent his 39 years of life residing in Casper. Brian typically hunts Antelope, Deer, and Elk, although last year he was fortunate enough to go on an Alaskan Moose and Dall Sheep hunt (where he wore his KUIU of course). Brian is the lucky winner of prize package #17, the Ultra 1800. Thanks for participating Brian!

 

 

9 years ago Marc started his own painting company, so that he would have more time and resources to hunt each Fall. Since then, he’s been to Idaho each year to pursue elk, along with the periodic trip to Alaska (where he has a Brown Bear hunt booked for 2016). Not to take away from winning an Icon Pro 5200 with his Golden Ticket, but Marc is actually in the Bahamas getting married this week! Congratulations!

 

NUYARN – CHANGING THE VERY FABRIC OF YARN


My journey introducing Nuyarn® technology to KUIU began September 2013, when The Merino Company approached me with their newest technology.  After hearing of the benefits this yarn exhibits while still maintaining the inherent qualities of wool, I knew KUIU needed to introduce it to the hunting world.  I flew to New Zealand November of 2013 to visit the farms and factories where the yarn is created to gain a deeper understanding of its origins. During this trip I also met with scientists from the IANZ accredited Textile Testing Laboratory at AgResearch where they independently tested the performance of Nuyarn versus traditional ring spun yarn.  Traditional ring spun yarn twists fibers together for strength, which leaves ends poking out. Nuyarn takes the twist out, and instead lays fibers along the same orientation as the rest of the yarn, so the fabrics feel less prickly and more comfortable yet become stronger.


 

 

Introducing the SCARPA Grand Dru GTX!



This morning on KUIU Live, we introduced the SCARPA Grand Dru GTX boot. We want to thank everyone again for an incredible turnout.

The relentless pursuit for gear perfection never stops at KUIU. I met with Scarpa, the largest Italian boot maker, earlier this year and talked about my search for the perfect Mountain Hunting boot. In response they sent me a  recently developed new boot called the Grand Dru GTX, a very technical, semi crampon compatible Mountain boot. What I received was the finest Mountain boot I have ever put my foot into.

Scarpa’s Grand Dru GTX is the perfect blend of durability, stiffness, height, weight and traction for a  high performance Mountain hunting boot. The Grand Dru GTX is a very versatile design that allows you to hunt in a wide range of mountain terrain. From very steep technical sheep and goat hunts to high country Elk and mule deer habitat. This boot is truly a new level of quality and performance for mountain hunting.

One of the advantages of our unique business model is that it allows KUIU unlimited flexibility.  The addition of the SCARPA Grand Dru GTX into our product line is a perfect example of this. SCARPA has graciously allowed KUIU to import these fantastic boots into United States, KUIU has become the exclusive retailer allowed to carry these boots in North America.

 



Congratulations to the three lucky KUIU Live viewers who won free KUIU gear:1. Trent Lowe – Utah (Ultra Merino Crew Socks)
2. Charlton Moore – Mill Valley, CA (Kenai Jacket)
3. Brian Panylyk – Edmonton, AB (SCARPA Grand Dru GTX Boots)

KUIU Live Event – Kicking-off the New Year!

You are all invited to our fifth KUIU Live Event. Join Jason Hairston as he reveals KUIU’s latest product and gives a rundown on the technology behind our recent releases.

The KUIU Live Event will begin at 10:00 AM PST on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015.

Registration is required for those who wish to participate and ask questions during the live event. Registration begins today, Tuesday, December 29, and will continue through the live stream. During the live demonstration we will take questions from the audience about our new product and technologies. Three lucky viewers who watch the complete event will be chosen at random to win KUIU gear.

REGISTER BELOW!





Enter KUIU’s Second Chance Drawing!




Happy Holidays




My son Cash received his first rifle today, a Boswell Custom Titanium .243.

He was so excited and his mom captured it on her camera. The photos tell such a great story I had to share.

Nothing Better than this!

I hope you all had a fantastic Holiday season.

Jason

 

The Perfect Last Minute Gift!