- Interview starts (6:30)
- Traveling and Hunting (8:30)
- Misconceptions about international hunting (13:00)
- How to manage time with multiple big hunting trips (20:00)
- Biggest struggles with hunting (24:30)
- Staying in shape (26:10)
- Advise to DIY guys (28:45)
- Worldwide Trophy Adventures (31:00)
- Upcoming hunts with Cabelas Instinct Series (41:30)
- Starting a sheep slam (52:10)
- Showing a non-hunter a hunt (56:20)
- Favorite gear (58:00)
- Advise to the twenty five year old (1:01:20)
Todays episode is with a man who has traveled the globe two times over chasing adventure and the experience. Mark Peterson is a Hunter, Conservationist, Producer, Outfitter, Guide, Consultant, TV, but most of all a father and a Husband to his family. We had a great conversation on a host of topics around hunting. Overall I really enjoyed chatting with Mark and think he is a great spokesman for hunting. Mark has set a life goal of completing a triple slam, one with each weapon, which is a big goal to accomplish but I look forward to watching his journey.
“Growing up near Lake Michigan, in the rolling hills of Oceana County, I developed a love and passion for hunting and the great outdoors at an early age, fostered by my father, who was an avid wingshooter. Starting at age 4, I went wilderness camping with my father in 12” of snow during January. With only a candle for heat, I’d listen to hunting tales from around the world and dreamed that someday I would create stories of my own.
For the past two decades, my hunts have continued in Michigan but also expanded to other areas around the world. In 2013, I completed my Grand Slam of North American sheep.
In early 2013, I decided to leave my family’s fruit farming and processing business to turn my passion into my full-time job. I now spend about two-thirds of my year out in the field. When I’m not in the field, I’m building my businesses. I’m currently the Co-Owner & CEO at Worldwide Trophy Adventures, Co-Owner of Rusted Rooster Media & Hatch Marketing Group, Co-Owner of Whitaker Brothers Hunting Company, Co-Owner of Salt River Outfitters, Co-Owner of Goose Haven Canada, and part-owner of The Wildlife Gallery. I’m also the Host of Cabela’s Instinct: Expedition Series on The Sportsman Channel. In addition, I’m currently working on my Super Slam and I aim to complete it in a few more years. I continue to hunt with my father, who has appeared on my television shows. And soon, you’ll see 3 generations of Petersons out there, hunting and enjoying the outdoors together.” – Mark Peterson
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We have a special guest today and a special topic. This is not your average podcast, and it may not be for everyone. One of the most common questions I get asked is “How do I get into the hunting industry?” Which is a great question! How do I get paid to do what I love? As an entrepreneur I love this conversation almost as much as talking about elk hunting. Last year at SHOT show I ran into @mattbusbice and we started talking about business. As a very successful entrepreneur I have a lot of respect for what he has built. Naturally I thought it would be a great guest to talk about how to get into the industry and build a career doing something you love. This episode may not be for everyone but for some this episode may just change your life. I think there is some solid advice throughout the episode and I can’t thank Matt enough for taking the time to share his story with us. Matt Busbice along with his brother and dad have built the american dream by taking one idea for a product and turning it into a very successful business. On top of that now turning it into multiple successful companies. Be sure to check out Matt’s newest shows by subscribing to My Outdoor Tv, you can use the promo could WGN for a free trial.
- Who is Matt Busbice? (5:00)
- Running a family business (13:00)
- The worst part of working in the outdoor industry (20:35)
- When do you know if your company is working? (24:00)
- How to start (28:30)
- Struggle for the dream (40:45)
- Future plans for Plano Synergy (42:15)
- Most important gear (45:00)
- Advice to the twenty five year old (46:00)
- One last hunt (47:15)
Favorite Broadheads- BloodSport Chisel Tip Grave Digger (3 Pack), 100 Grain
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This episode is brought to by Sportsman’s Box. Sportsman’s box is a monthly gear discovery box for hunters and anglers. Each month they bring you cool new gear, apparel, and even jerky or BBQ rubs . The box is focused on things hunters and anglers actually use and name brand gear too. Each month they send you between $65 and $80 dollars in gear and it only cost you between $35 and $39. That a ton of extra value! The Sportsman’s box makes a great gift too, its like the gift that keeps on giving every month. Signup for at www.sportsmansbox.com and get 20% with The Rich Outdoors Podcast code TRO and get 20% off.