Luke Strommen's  Field Journal
Bio:

Luke was born and raised on the Milk River in Montana. His family has farmed and ranched there going on four generations. He was introduced to the outdoors and traditional hunting by his father and uncles at an extremely young age, receiving his first bow at the age of about 5. He took his first whitetail buck with a recurve bow almost as soon as he was able to legally hunt and his passion for hunting snowballed from that moment.

Luke is also a professional guide, outfitter and wildlife photographer with his work appearing in magazines and periodicals such as American Hunter magazine, Outdoor Life magazine, Whitetail Hunter's Digest, Whitetail Hunting Strategies and Turkey Hunting Strategies to name a few. He has contributed to a book on the subject of whitetail hunting as well as a few outdoor hunting shows for The Outdoor Channel and the Outdoor Life Network.

Luke believes that the overall bowhunting experience should be a memory of camaraderie, woodsmanship and an appreciation of the animals hunted, with a filled tag being just one last layer of icing on the cake. Luke hunts both public and private ground in pursuit of Whitetail, Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Turkey, Bear and Pheasant. He enjoys calling coyotes as well as taking in a few hot days fishing for walleye or a catfish or two. He wasn't bitten but rather gored by the shed hunting bug since he can remember, and a few minutes of free time will find him searching for those lost bones.

Luke has been married to his wife Tara for a little over seven years. She has a few successful hunting seasons under her as well and has just recently delved into the world of bowhunting. They are blessed with two incredible daughters, ages 3 ½ and 1 years old.  Luke says they are his greatest accomplishment. Each one already has a "Little Bear" recurve bow and a set of rattling sheds...they are never too young to start, right!

Follow Luke through the year as he pursues the elusive whitetail and other game and witness the successes as well as the follies that any hunter can relate to...after all, it is hunting right!



Montana Shed'n Update 2008! -01/30/2008
Hello to all you shed hounds from the North country here in cold Montana! It looks like the sheds are falling across the country. Man, some of these journal entries have some whoppers in them do ...
Longbow Buck in Montana -12/21/2007
My Dad and I were going about our morning chores and checking out our cow herd in the Ford when I spotted this high-racked buck on a riverbank from a 1/2 mile or better away. I didn’t have my binocs ...
Hanback Gets His Montana Buck! -12/21/2007
HuntingNet.Com's very own Mike Hanback completed his annual hunting trip to Montana early this past November, and what a blast we had. Mike opted to leave the video cameras home this year (sorry ...
From Velvet to Venison...6x6 Falls! -12/21/2007
Scout Your Buck in June, Kill Him in...November or December?? I Spotted this gnarly 6x6 buck while still sporting his bulging velvet covered knobs during my summer scouting routine. Remember my " ...
The Price is Right...for a Big Buck! -11/30/2007
Jeff Price came to camp from the the great state of Georgia in early October with the right attitude and it paid off. His goal was to tag out on a great Montana Whitetail Buck with his bow, and if it ...
Idaho Trio and River Bottom Whitetail -11/30/2007
Hunting as a professions is dangerous. I don’t mean dangerous in relation to my safety or physical well-being, but rather that one has to be careful not to get burnt out making a living out of his fa ...
3 for 3 on the Milk River! Floridian Invasion of MT! -10/18/2007
Wow, what a busy season it has been up here on the Milk River in NE Montana. Hunting season always seems to come and go so fast, and as a guide during the fall the time seems to be made even that ...
2 BIG 4'S arrowed at last hours on the Milk! -09/06/2007
Man, it is hard to believe hunting season is already over...every year it seems like it keeps getting shorter and shorter. I apologize to all of you for it being so long since my last entry...seems l ...
I Choked! But An Old Bear Got The Meat! -09/06/2007
Well, it seems when I spend most of my time in the woods guiding other hunters I don’t get to hunt much for myself. Cry me a river, right?  Yea, I hear you.  Anyway, this year was no excep ...
His First Buck By Bow! And with a Recurve! -09/06/2007
What can I say...I married into a great family. Tara’s Dad and Brother (let’s not forget her Mom) are hunting a fishing freaks. If Nick isn’t out calling in another fat coyote and shooting it with on ...
Two 50 Year Old Bears Feast On Late Winter Deer! -09/06/2007
The Montana Department of Fish and Game elected to have a late season doe hunt after the regular season ended in November here in Northeast Montana. For traditional bowhunters, a late season doe hunt ...
Montana Bucks in Velvet 3: 6x6 and droptine! -08/29/2007
I photo'd this nice 6x6 from a treestand I was setting up midday a few weeks back. He was a couple of hundred yards out and it is tough to get a steady rest with the telephoto lens out o ...
Western Antelope the Hardest Way! -08/29/2007
My friend and fellow traditional bowhunter Adam Morehouse of Glasgow, Montana is no stranger to hunting Montana’s variety of big game. After shooting a recurve for the last several years, he decide ...
Montana Bucks in Velvet 2 -08/26/2007
Here are some more picture for you guys and gals who just can't seem to get enough.  I hope this gets you through your office or stuck at home fix and tides you over untill the weekend!  Th ...
Montana Bucks in Velvet 1 -08/26/2007
I have been swamped getting ready for Montana's Archery Season to open up September 1st...wow.  We are constantly adjusting to both minor and major changes in the deer patterns here on the river ...
Montana Buck Found Dead...bitter sweet. -07/23/2007
Sometimes, putting your hands on a Whitetail buck that you have been watching for two years can be bitter-sweet. It was the 11 th of December 2005 when my Uncle Roy had found the Mutt Buck’s ...
Dead, Gnarly Buck and Loot of Sheds -07/17/2007
I wasn’t able to do as much shedding as I had wanted to this last spring, but what I was able to get in was pretty productive for the most part. I hate to find dead bucks that show some gnarly p ...
Longbow Kills, Heads, Calling Coyotes...Catching Up With Ya! -06/18/2007
Catching up with Ya! Sheds, heads, longbow kills, calling coyotes and More! Wow, what a crazy late winter, spring, and early summer for me and my family. Let me apologize for being M.I.A .for a fe ...
Tons of Old Sheds! Cattle Help In Shed Hunting! -03/30/2007
If you’ve read Mike Hanback’s latest book titled "Bowhunting Mega Bucks" you’ll know that I love to get out early in the Spring after the last snow has melted off and search for sheds in pastures an ...
Sheds From the One That Got Away! -03/30/2007
Well, until recently, the Field Goal Buck was the one that got away. If you read my recent journal titled "I Choked, but an Old Bear Got the Meat", you’ll know that I choked on a nice buck I ...

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