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Mike Strandlund

Mike Strandlund

Category C - Bowhunters who have shown Literary Excellence that have  Advanced the Sport of Bowhunting

Mike Standlund began bowhunting and writing for outdoor magazines in his mid-teens. Growing up in Minnesota and Wisconsin, he obtained a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1980, financing his education by freelance writing and trapping. Strandlund spent five years as a newspaper editor in Wisconsin and five years as a writer and editor for the National Rifle Association before joining Bowhunting World and Archery Business magazines in 1990. He was named editor of the titles in 1993 and promoted to editorial director in 2002. 

Mike's writing reflect the true spirit of bowhunting and it shines through to not only new bowhunters and old bowhunters alike, it has also reached out to all sportsmen as well. 

Strandlund practices both modern and traditional archery and has bowhunted across North America and Africa. He counts whitetails, elk, wooden recurves, tight groups, September sunsets and November daybreaks among his favorite things. 

"All the most important things in life - patience and acceptance, beauty and honor, strength and love, physical and mental acuity, challenge and compassion - are all distilled in bowhunting. That's what makes it so fascinating to do, and to write about," he said. 


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