Bourgeois Shalayne Hunziker

Hello All,

It is that time of year again when we all gather together and do what we love……Rendezvous.  It surprises me just how fast the year goes and how fast Fort Bridger gets here!

Let me introduce myself.  My name is Shalayne Hunziker and I am very excited to serve as your 2015 booshway.  Let me just tell you how amazing it is to have this honor.  I have been rendezvousing my whole life and I LOVE it!   I have a pretty cool son, Dylan that loves the rendezvous as much I as do.  He is 17 and told me one day he wants to be booshway at Fort Bridger too. He has been attending Ft. Bridger ever since he was born and has not missed a year.   I have an amazing husband Paul that always supports me in everything I do.  I got him roped into the rendezvous and he loves it as much I as do. Another thing about me is I LOVE to hunt!  I must say Bear hunting is my favorite!

I have been helping with the kids games the last 3 years and I love how many kids we have that participate and seem to love the rendezvous.   I also love watching them out at the Knife and Hawke range.  They get so excited when they stick their hawk for the first time.  I hope that they will continue to follow in their parent’s footsteps and keep the traditions of Fort Bridger going.  We have so many great events for all ages.   I hope you can get out and see them all and participate in as many as possible.

I am super excited to work with this year’s Segundo Eugene Fowles.  As I am sure most of you might know him from his 2 years, yes I said 2 years serving as booshway in 2006 and 2012, but what some of you might not know he is also my dad.  Isn’t this a great way to spend extra time with my and dad?  Fort Bridger as most of you might know is the 2nd biggest event in Wyoming, and as a board we are working very hard to prepare for the rendezvous.  It always surprises me how much time it takes to get this up and going.  There are so many little things that must get done and can’t be over looked.   We have an incredible board that I get the pleasure to work with.  They all work so hard making sure that every little detail is taken care of, every event is ready and everything is in place for the rendezvous.    I know that with all of us working together this will be an amazing rendezvous and one to remember.

As the big day gets closer you might have questions, so please don’t hesitate to call or email myself or any board member and we will do our best to answer them.

I look forward to seeing you all at the 43rd annual Fort Bridger Rendezvous!

Shalayne Hunziker

2015 Booshway

Segundo Eugene Fowles

My name is Eugene Fowles, and I am writing this letter because I was dumb enough to become your Segundo again for the third time.

I know some of you know me, but for those who don’t, here is a little about me.   I am a Masonry Contractor, Taxidermist, and own and operate a Saw Mill.

I was raised mostly in the mountains, cutting timber for the mill, I guess that is why I love the Mountain Man Image so much.    I grew up logging, fishing, trapping, hunting and camping.  Like a lot of others, I was born in the wrong time period.

I have been Rendezvousing for over 40 years.

I have been involved in the shooting programs for the Western Nationals.  As a member of Utahah Frontiersmen I have helped put on the shooting at Dog Valley for many years.  I have been on the Ft Bridger Rendezvous Association Board for 12 years and Booshway at Ft Bridger twice and now I will do it again for the third time.  I enjoy working on the board, and am proud to serve again as Booshway.

I will be serving as Segundo for my daughter, Shalayne who will be Booshway in 2015.  I am really proud of her and excited to be her Segundo.   We both have the support of our Family, My wife Maria, my son-in-law Paul and my grandsons, Dylan, and Mataeo.  As every member of the board knows, we cannot fulfill these positions without the support of families and each other and we appreciate that support.

As for me I want to thank my wife for all she does for me and the support she gives me, I could not do this without her.

For my daughter Shalayne, I am ready to help and support her in any way I can as Booshway, which is why I choose to be her Segundo.

That is probably enough babbling on for now.  I will say Good Rendezvous and will see ya around.

You’re Segundo

Eugene Fowles

P.S.  I you want to know more, give me a call and we can talk!