SOURCE: Hooked on Utah

Hooked on Utah

November 06, 2009 16:11 ET

This Week's Special Episode of 'Hooked on Utah' Details the Powerful Story of Utahan Matt King's Struggle With Terminal Pancreatic Cancer and a Hunt His Son Will Remember for a Lifetime

LINDON, UT--(Marketwire - November 6, 2009) - Lindon resident Matt King has lived longer than his doctors expected when they diagnosed him with terminal pancreatic cancer six months ago. Matt, 44, his wife Jodi and their three children, Courtney, Cooper, and Reiney are residents of Lindon, Utah, and since the diagnosis, Matt and Jodi have focused on creating memories with their children that will strengthen them as they go through life without their dad.

Hooked on Utah's host and Adventure Guide, Gary Winterton, was honored to have been part of this endeavor. Together with the Utah CWMU Association, Round Valley Outfitters, and SilverEagle Feed & Fuel, 'Hooked on Utah' put together a fully guided deer hunt for Matt and Cooper, and the episode featuring their hunt will air this Saturday at 6:30 pm on KSL Channel 5.

"This was an amazing experience for everyone involved, and I'm so grateful for the people that joined together and donated the tag, food, and guide services to make it happen. Matt and Cooper had a great hunt and a profound father and son experience that I think our viewers will find powerful."

About Hooked on Utah

More than just a show that documents a long day of hunting or fishing, 'Hooked on Utah' is about adventure, showing viewers how to plan and enjoy various outdoor escapes that await them in the Intermountain West. From providing an "Adventure Checklist" for each outing to showing viewers how to "Cook Whatcha Catch" or "Grill Whatcha Kill" in aptly named segments, 'Hooked on Utah' is a guide that helps outdoor enthusiasts get the most out of new excursions and out of outdoor life in Utah.

'Hooked on Utah' gets its unique personality from the show's host and Adventure Guide, Gary Winterton, whose passion for the outdoors draws viewers into the experience. Not just a personal outfitter of untamed fun, Gary lives and breathes the outdoors, and has a profound respect for our natural resources and wildlife and an understanding that safety and conservation should be at the forefront so that Utah's beauty is protected for generations to come.

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