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
- 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)
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