Jason and Alyssa Younker

We love mountains, mules, and hunting! We’re blessed to live in a small mountain town in Idaho where we do taxidermy and make YouTube videos for a living.

What’s going through your head as you lay in bed the night before … a hunt, a fishing trip, a ride?:

Hunting with our mules.

What motivates you to do what you do?:

A love for the outdoors.

How do you step your game up year after year?:

We train daily in our local gym and we’re always working to improve our horsemanship (or mule-manship). We also love shooting our bows in our backyard and going to our local rifle range.

What would you identify as a quality you possess that makes you stand out amongst your peers?:

Our consistency and willingness to make sacrifices to achieve our goals.

If you could improve one aspect of what you do, what would it be and why?:

We wish we were a little more social.

If you could only listen to one music album the rest of your life, what would it be?:

Dave Stamey, “If I Had a Horse”

Past, present, or future: who is one person you would sit down with for a full course meal and why?:

My (Jason’s) grandpa. He had so much wisdom and a ton of great hunting stories from the glory days of mule deer hunting.

Is a hotdog a sandwich?:

Definitely not.

Who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?:

My dad. He sacrificed so much to set up my brother and me for success. We definitely owe everything to him and my mom.

What is your most favorite smell?:

Elk pee or a sweaty horse

What is the best book you have read?:

The Faraway Horses by Buck Brannaman or Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Would you rather be the smartest person or the funniest person?:

Hybrid like Rogan.

Your go to favorite meal?:

Bacon

How would you explain what Canvas Cutter represents?:

Western lifestyle. Hunting, camping, riding, and adventure.

What is your favorite Canvas Cutter product and why?:

Our Brumby cantle bags. They fit a full lunch and a water bottle easily and you can strap sheds on without any hassle.

What is something people would never guess just by looking at you?:

That I’m a taxidermist (Alyssa)