Marc Montoya's Field Journal

Field Staff Profile: Marc Montoya

Marc Montoya is a dedicated Colorado bowhunter who cherishes the challenge and mental fatigue that bowhunting presents. Marc has a passion for backcountry pursuits with his bow and arrow and wants to share that passion with the world. It is not rare to find him stalking throughout North America in pursuit of trophy big game. Marc is committed to this bowhunting passion so much so, that he has made it his ultimate goal to complete the most elusive title in bowhunting...The Ultimate Slam. Marc's goal is to "Take all 28 North American big game species with my bow and have them each qualify for the Pope & Young minimum record book." How is he going to do this you might ask? To start, his commitment to off season workouts is unmatched. Marc is a Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor/fighter and also an endurance athlete who participates in marathon/ultra-marathon running.  Marc believes that pushing his body to uncomfortable limits prepares him for the backcountry every year.  Marc challenges, "When the chips are down and you're 10 days into a brutal backcountry hunt, is your mind and body ready for the challenge?" These are the types of questions Marc asks himself while training and shooting his bow everyday.

Marc has also developed a new casual hunting line of clothing dedicated to the backcountry hunter. With the help of his brother they intend on launching this clothing line in August, 2009. With the love and support from his family and friends, Marc treasures every moment he gets to stalk the backcountry with his bow in pursuit of his next trophy.  Marc leaves you with this... Dream Rugged!!
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Field Journals by Marc Montoya

  • Trinity…Trinity…Trinity…!  All day, the word Trinity has been floating around my head.  And then it came to me.  My life is a divine Trinity!  Well, not that divine, but a Trinity for sure.  Most people that know me realize that I live by a certain […]

    My Trinity: Family, Bulls, and MMA

    Trinity…Trinity…Trinity…!  All day, the word Trinity has been floating around my head.  And then it came to me.  My life is a divine Trinity!  Well, not that divine, but a Trinity for sure.  Most people that know me realize that I live by a certain […]

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  • I calculated that I walked almost 70 mountain miles getting into and out of the backcountry with a backpack weighing 60 plus pounds for 9 days. I ran into two rattlesnakes fully-coiled up, shaking their rattlers ready to strike in the pitch dark, only to […]

    Archery Elk Smackdown

    I calculated that I walked almost 70 mountain miles getting into and out of the backcountry with a backpack weighing 60 plus pounds for 9 days. I ran into two rattlesnakes fully-coiled up, shaking their rattlers ready to strike in the pitch dark, only to […]

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  • The temperature in my boots raised dramatically as I aggressively put one foot in front of the other on the dusty, rocky mountain trail at 12,000 feet. I could feel my heart beating faster than normal, and the sweat rolled down my cheek falling to […]

    Scouting Elk In Colorado

    The temperature in my boots raised dramatically as I aggressively put one foot in front of the other on the dusty, rocky mountain trail at 12,000 feet. I could feel my heart beating faster than normal, and the sweat rolled down my cheek falling to […]

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  • As I look through the plethora of multi-colored mini carcuses splattered all over my brother’s windshield, I get lost in my thoughts of chasing wild trout on the Bighorn river in Montana. I can hear background chatter in the truck during the long, 8-hour drive […]

    Fly Fishing The Bighorn River

    As I look through the plethora of multi-colored mini carcuses splattered all over my brother’s windshield, I get lost in my thoughts of chasing wild trout on the Bighorn river in Montana. I can hear background chatter in the truck during the long, 8-hour drive […]

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  • At this point, the “Train to Hunt,” monicker shouldn’t be a new term for any of us.  It seems that hunting has become like any other sport out there when it comes to preparation.  If you want to be the best bowhunter walking this planet […]

    Train to Hunt

    At this point, the “Train to Hunt,” monicker shouldn’t be a new term for any of us.  It seems that hunting has become like any other sport out there when it comes to preparation.  If you want to be the best bowhunter walking this planet […]

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  • Here’s the situation. You’re sneaking through shoulder-high amber willow bushes, placed sporadically on top of an undercut bank, fly rod held high in your hand, and brown trout effortlessly moving in and out like cars on the Interstate. The fish are only two feet below […]

    Fly Fishing The German Brown Run

    Here’s the situation. You’re sneaking through shoulder-high amber willow bushes, placed sporadically on top of an undercut bank, fly rod held high in your hand, and brown trout effortlessly moving in and out like cars on the Interstate. The fish are only two feet below […]

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  • Few places on the North American continent rival the vastness of the northern Canadian barrens.  As a hunter walking amongst the soggy, marsh-filled land in pursuit of Quebec Labrador Caribou, it’s hard not to feel like you are the first ever human to do so.  […]

    Quebec Labrador Caribou Hunt

    Few places on the North American continent rival the vastness of the northern Canadian barrens.  As a hunter walking amongst the soggy, marsh-filled land in pursuit of Quebec Labrador Caribou, it’s hard not to feel like you are the first ever human to do so.  […]

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  • Tired, bitterly cold, hungry and unable to see in the Colorado darkness, I rocked back and forth on top of my horse trusting his sure-footed steps would return me to humanity after this tough elk hunt.  As my brother, Kevin and I made our descent […]

    Bowhunting During The Rifle Season

    Tired, bitterly cold, hungry and unable to see in the Colorado darkness, I rocked back and forth on top of my horse trusting his sure-footed steps would return me to humanity after this tough elk hunt.  As my brother, Kevin and I made our descent […]

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