Mark is currently pursuing the completion of the Super Slam three times, 29 big game species with a bow, muzzleloader and rifle. Mark has successfully completed the Grand Slam of NA Sheep, Triple Slam, World Turkey Slam, Upland Slam, and North America Waterfowl Slam, and South America Waterfowl Slam.
His dedication to the outdoors allows him to also be an outfitter and TV host.
For a big game hunter, there is no greater achievement than completing the Super Slam of North American Big Game®—To do this the hunter must have registered the legal taking of all 29 of the traditionally recognized species of big game animals native to North America.
Mark’s goal is to become the first person to do the slam three times, once each with a Bow, Muzzleloader and Rifle.
This feat that has never before been accomplished.
Growing up near Lake Michigan, in the rolling hills of Oceana County, Mark developed a love and passion for hunting and the great outdoors at an early age, fostered by his father Earl, who is an avid wingshooter. Starting at age 4, Mark went wilderness camping with his father in 12” of snow during January. With only a candle for heat, he’d listen to hunting tales from around the world and dreamed that someday he would create stories of his own.
For the past two decades, Mark’s hunts have continued in Michigan but also expanded to other areas around the world. In 2013, Mark completed his Grand Slam of North American Sheep.
In early 2013, Mark decided to leave his family’s fruit farming and processing business to turn his passion into a full-time quest. He spends about two-thirds of the year out in the field. Mark is also the host of two Pursuit Channel series Mark Peterson’s Expedition Series and Mark Peterson’s Triple Threat.
Mark continues to hunt with his father, who has appeared on his television shows. And now, there are 3 generations of Petersons out there, hunting and enjoying the outdoors together.