Ben was born in Michigan and moved west to the mountains of Montana at the age of two. Growing up in the shadow of the Flint Creek Range along the banks of the Clark Fork River, he took advantage of every opportunity he had to step into the great outdoors. With over two decades of experience in the woods, he has learned the patterns of the wildlife, how to keep the freezer full, all while collecting countless memories.
When he went to school at Montana Tech in Butte, he practically lived in the local archery shop, zeroing in on targets while learning insider tips from other dedicated hunters. In 2003, Ben graduated with a degree in GIS/GPS Mapping from Tech and he has been working in the mapping industry ever since. With competition on public land, his mapping background has produced many successful DIY backcountry hunts harvesting deer, elk, and antelope all with a bow.
Upon graduation, Ben moved to Eastern Wyoming. For the next four years, he hunted the vast Wyoming landscape with great success. His desire to hunt in unknown territory expanded many horizons, spending weeks in the Wyoming backcountry. He has spent the last nine years in southwestern Montana where some of the best fishing and hunting surrounds him and is taken advantage of on a weekly basis. Montana offers the unique ability to truly be alone amidst the wilderness with your own private window into the world of the wild. His hope is that he can be a part of getting future generations hooked on hunting. Also use his knowledge in the mapping world to help fellow sportsman get into the field away from the crowded public.
When he is not hunting, you can find him horn hunting, skiing, fishing, hiking, four wheeling, snowmobiling, or ice fishing depending on the season. He has fished or hunted in Michigan, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Belize, United Arab Emarites, and spends 70 plus days outdoors yearly in western Montana.
He loves the challenge of the bow, the need for patience, precision, and the fact that it put him on the same playing field as the animals. He realized he could achieve a sense of adventure, adrenaline, extreme reward, and total devastation all within a day. You can find him casting for Grayling in mountain lakes or bugling bulls in the crisp fall air. The adrenaline of hunting rutting bulls in September with a bow is unrivaled.