Mark Seacat

Hunting ambassador

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Bozeman, Montana

Current residence

HUNTING

Mark Seacat lives out the old ideals of the West. That says as much about him as anything that could be written. Born and raised in Montana, Seacat began hunting, fishing, and roaming the mountains with his parents from the time he could walk. Nowadays, Seacat is described as one of hunting’s foremost creative minds, producing films and photography that fit his lifestyle. Want to find Mark? Check one of Montana’s trout streams or look for a valley full of elk. He’ll be close by.

Mark Seacat

Mark

Seacat

CONVERSATION WITH OUR HERO INTERVIEW

QUESTION:
What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you go hunting?
ANSWER:
If I have something planned outside and I actually jump out of my bed to my first alarm or wake up on a mountain in a sleeping bag somewhere during a trip, I tend to think about what lies ahead for the day. I’m a planner. Probably the first thing that goes through my head is...coffee.
QUESTION:
Where is your favorite place to go hunting or fishing?
ANSWER:
For hunting, anywhere on a backpack hunt in the mountains. For fly fishing, I like days spent with great friends any way I can get it. I love New Zealand. I love Montana. I love anywhere on the bow of a skiff. And for climbing, I love being in the mountains. Days spent with my longtime climbing partners going hard are becoming rarer and rarer. Anymore of those days would be my favorite. I’ve spent a bit of time in the Alaska Range. I’d like to go back there and climb some fun alpine routes.
QUESTION:
How do you up your game year after year?
ANSWER:
Continuing to plan adventures, it definitely keeps you both physically and mentally strong year after year, forcing you to up your game! Anymore it’s always less and less about the outcome and more and more about how we can have an amazing experience. As we continue to push ourselves on trips, the trips become better and better. This means we have to be constantly committed to learning and perfecting our planning. One thing is for certain, our days here are numbered. I love knowing that I’m constantly expanding my life experiences on these adventures, not wasting my days.
QUESTION:
Who are your heroes?
ANSWER:
Definitely my wife, my dad, my mom, my grandparents on both sides. My sisters. My kids!!! I have a strong family; I know I’m blessed.
QUESTION:
What sound or noise do you love?
ANSWER:
The sound made by a rod/reel as a tarpon rips into your backing.
QUESTION:
What would be your day job if you weren’t doing what you are currently doing?
ANSWER:
I studied economics and finance. I had interviews scheduled with suits. I chose a roofing gig on my buddy's neighbor's house, 3 months of sleeping on couches, and a summer spent climbing mountains. If I wasn’t doing this...I’d probably be a lawyer.
QUESTION:
If you could bring anybody in the world with you to do what you love (dead or alive), who would it be?
ANSWER:
Definitely my kids on all of the adventure-type trips. Backpack sheep hunting, tarpon fishing, mountaineering, rock/ice climbing - anything! I really want to play outside with my kids as much as I can.

Mark

Seacat

YETI 110s are with me more than any other cooler.
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