Richard McNutt was raised in Wisconsin, and at an early age his father taught that their small game and big game hunting provided an addition to family meals. Richard moved to Colorado's Front Range in 1978 and remained a Colorado resident for 21 years.
While living in Colorado, Richard worked for Martin Marietta Aerospace in Denver in ground transportation for space flight hardware. The company hosted several clubs including Red Rock Bowmen, a bow-hunting club with private access hunting lands. Richard was president of Red Rock Bowmen for eight consecutive years. As club president, Richard hosted and conducted four public hunting seminars each year, and occasionally spoke for local sport shows, hunter safety classes, and National Hunting and Fishing Day events. The hunting club hosted several hunting trips per year with Richard as the coordinator.
As an accomplished bow-hunter with several Pope and Young listings to his credit, Richard was an active participant in the Colorado Bow Hunters Association and Colorado State Archery Association. He was on the professional shooting staff for Hinze Archery and later Bear Creek Archery of Englewood, Colorado for over 10 years. He managed and later assisted for six years in the coaching for a local chapter of Junior Olympic Archery Development programs (a youth archery program) for Hinze Archery and Bear Creek Archery.
Richard has over twenty-five years of big game guiding experience starting with first time Rocky Mountain Wilderness backpackers. He guided deer and elk hunters for Back Country Outfitters for three consecutive years and has been speaking for Rocky Mountain Elk Federation Banquets, Local Sports Clubs, Sport Shows, and special events.
Like most professional sporstsmen, his income is not solely from hunting. As a masonry and concrete contractor and owner of a retirement income web portal Richard has the time to hunt and guide in several States each year.