I grew up hunting and fishing in the mountains of Montana. While I did my best to wear out my old Bear longbow as a kid, I only hunted with a rifle until I left home for military service. The Army years gave away to career building years that left me just enough time for weekend fishing trips, but not enough to be serious about hunting.

When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 35, I realized I had wasted too many of my prime years and I dedicated myself to mastering the arts of archery and bowhunting. I am now cancer-free and several years into this journey, it continues to be more and more rewarding with each year! Along the way I’ve had some grand adventures, and I’ve met the best people I’ve ever known.

Before I went on my first hunt with a longbow, I decided that I would chronicle every day that I went afield. Over the years I created a pile of notebooks, and wrote a great many pages of content for magazines and websites. I’ve decided if I don’t start publishing these stories and pictures somewhere there will soon be too much to go back over later.

Thom Jorgensen

Journal Dates

  • 2017 11 Michigan – Classy Pants and Hastings deer hunt, 7 days.
  • 2017 08 South Africa – Dare To Bowhunt, 8 days.
  • 2017 03 South Carolina – Camp h(A)mbush hog hunt, 6 days.
  • Running total for 2017, 21 days.
  • 2016 12 South Carolina – Some MLA folks at Wild Things, 6 days.
  • 2016 11 Michigan – Hastings rut deer hunt, 2 days.
  • 2016 11 Michigan – Camp Classy Pants deer hunt, 4 days.
  • 2016 10 Michigan – Hastings pre-rut deer hunt, 2 days.
  • 2016 10 South Carolina – Hurricane Matthew deer/hog hunt, 4 days.
  • 2016 08 Wyoming – Blue and Gray pronghorn hunt, 3 days.
  • 2016 07 South Carolina – Wild Things hog hunt, 2 days.
  • 2016 03 South Carolina – Fa Kow Ee hog hunt, 5 days.
  • 2016 02 South Carolina – Camp h(A)mbush hog hunt, 6 days.
  • 2016 01 South Carolina – Wild Things hog hunt, 7 days.
  • Total for 2016, 41 days.
  • 2015 12 South Carolina – Wild Things deer/hog hunt, 6 days.
  • 2015 11 Michigan – Hastings deer hunt, 1 day.
  • 2015 10 Michigan – Hastings deer hunt, 2 days.
  • 2015 10 Michigan – Hastings deer hunt, 3 days.
  • 2015 04 South Carolina – Camp h(A)mbush hog hunt, 6 days.
  • 2015 03 South Carolina – Fa Kow Ee hog hunt, 7 days.
  • Total for 2015, 25 days.
  • 2014 12 South Carolina – Trad Gang deer/hog hunt, 5 days.
  • 2014 11 Georgia – Blue and Gray deer/bear hunt, 6 days.
  • 2014 10 Michigan – Hastings deer hunt, 2 days.
  • 2014 10 Michigan – Hastings deer hunt, 2 days.
  • 2014 10 Michigan – Grayling Bowcamp deer hunt, 5 days.
  • 2014 09 South Carolina – Wild Things hog hunt, 3 days.
  • 2014 04 South Carolina – Camp h(A)mbush hog hunt, 6 days.
  • 2014 04 Michigan – turkey hunt, 3 days.
  • 2014 01 Georgia – Hill Gang hog hunt, 3 days.
  • Total for 2014, 35 days.
  • 2013 12 Michigan – Spring Lake deer hunt, 3 days.
  • 2013 12 South Carolina -Trad Gang hog hunt, 5 days.
  • 2013 10 Michigan – Hastings deer hunt, 3 days.
  • 2013 10 Michigan -Grayling Bowcamp deer hunt, 4 days.
  • 2013 10 Michigan -Hastings deer hunt, 2 days.
  • 2013 10 Georgia – Blue and Gray deer/bear hunt, 6 days.
  • 2013 08 Nebraska – pronghorn hunt, 4 days.
  • 2013 05 South Carolina – Camp hAmbush hog hunt, 3 days.
  • 2013 05 Michigan – turkey hunt, 4 days.
  • 2013 02 Georgia – Hill Gang hog hunt, 3 days.
  • 2013 01 Michigan – MTB rabbit hunt, 1 day.
  • Total for 2013, 38 days.
  • 2012 11 Michigan – Hastings deer hunt, 2 days.
  • 2012 10 Michigan – Grayling Bowcamp deer hunt, 3 days.
  • 2012 10 Michigan – Hastings deer hunt, 2 days.
  • 2012 08 Nebraska – pronghorn hunt, 4 days.
  • 2012 04 South Carolina – Camp hAmbush hog hunt, 4 days.
  • 2012 02 South Carolina – Hog Heaven hog hunt, 3 days.
  • Total for 2012, 18 days.
  • 2011 10 Michigan – Hastings deer hunt, 1 day.
  • 2011 10 Michigan – MLA deer hunt, 8 days.
  • 2011 06 South Carolina – Camp hAmbush hog hunt, 3 days.
  • 2011 01 Michigan – MTB rabbit hunt, 1 day.
  • Total for 2011, 13 days.