Stuart Allan was born in Jackson Hole Wyoming and has lived there all his life. He knows the mountains where he hunts and fishes like the back of his hand. Since he was old enough to walk and remember to whisper all the time while he was hunting, his family has taken him hunting and fishing as often as they could “find an excuse to get away from work.”
“It started with the time I told my Dad I wanted to go hunting with him (An ambition started by the campfire stories and legends I grew up hearing about.) My first hunting trip with dad, he carried a rifle and when I looked left out, he let me carry his pocket knife. That day we didn’t make it halfway up the mountain but we built my first campfire. No deer, but a memory I will never forget. When the stress gets to you, some people meditate, some people take a walk, but I have always preferred to take my rifle for a hike.”
Stuart was a student at Jackson Hole Government High School and he enjoy playing football and riding rough stock at the Jackson Hole Rodeo. When he first started working for the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience, owner Shepard Humphries, “Showed me a gun article that he had written and said something to the effect of, “This is what I expect for all of the seventy something guns we have. This project needed to be done last month. No pressure.”
Years later, Stu became a Forward Spotter for the Nomad Rifleman, where we was fortunate enough to observe, from a closer distance than any human ever has, a bullet hitting a target when fired from over three miles away. This Wyoming State Record Extreme Long Range Rifle Shot happened August 28, 2020.