Tom Miranda -- Host of Territories Wild

Tom Miranda -- Host of Territories Wild.

Television producer, host, trapper and adventure bowhunter Tom Miranda is no stranger to outdoorsmen. In the mid 1980s Miranda gained notoriety as a professional trapper who offered trapping lessons on VHS video. Miranda was a pilot and used his small airplane to operate his trapline, a novelty that made his video instructions popular. Also a bowhunter, Miranda began making hunting videos and by 1992 had his own adventure TV series on ESPN. Self-taught in TV production, Miranda would hire a freelance cameraman to tape his adventures then write, produce and edit the programs himself.  Tom soon became know on ESPN as the crazy bowhunter who would do anything as his adventure show featured adrenaline stunts like sky diving, bull riding and bungie jumping.....along with his bowhunting.


In 2011 when Miranda completed his 13-year quest to capture the archery Super Slam on video, SCI Record Book officials contacted Tom about his hunting accomplishments. With over 20 years of producing TV bow hunts, Miranda had been scouring the globe bowhunting big game and SCI knew it. A list of species was generated and with some quick fact checking, Safari Club determined that Miranda was very close to accomplishing the World Hunting Award. After some discussion and planning, Miranda had his mounts scored, entered them to SCI and set out to fill the species gaps in his bowhunting collection. 

In the last five years, Miranda has gone to full draw on over 50 big game animals on five continents to complete and receive his World Hunting Award ring.

SCI’s World Hunting Award is a prestigious milestone, especially for bowhunters. To date, only four archers have qualified. Archie Nesbitt, Gary Bogner, Byron Saddler and Ricardo Longoria... Now a fifth archer is added with the induction of Tom Miranda.

Unique to Miranda is the fact that Tom has also captured all of his World Hunting Award species on video, complete with the arrow impacts. A feat that attests to Miranda’s dedication to his craft as a television producer, host and bowhunter.

More information on Tom is available on Wikipedia or his website

Known for his adventure hunts, Miranda poses in his Browning Hell's Canyon Max-1 for a photo in the mountains of New Mexico on the hunt for bull elk.

Tom Miranda is a proud partner with Browning and poses with his huge Yukon moose taken in Hell’s Canyon Max-1.

Tom Miranda Biography -- A Life of Adventure.

Tom Miranda Biography. From humble beginnings as a school boy trapper, Tom Miranda has taken his love of the outdoors and turned it into the career of a lifetime.

Running trap lines near his home town of suburban Columbus, Ohio… Tom Learned the ways of the wilds. Catching muskrats, mink, and raccoon…Tom learned to love nature in these early years, to respect and cherish it.

After high school, when many graduates went off to college, Tom was off to the wilds of Michigan’s Upper peninsula……. to build his own log cabin and launch his professional trapping career.

Several years later, Tom found himself in South Dakota, working as a government trapper and hunter. Mastering the art of trapping and honing his skills. These bold steps have since led to authoring 7 books, over 60 how to trapping and hunting videos and eventually the chance to host his own outdoor television show.

In 1992, Tom became the Adventurous Saturday morning bowhunter on ESPN. The “Outdoor Adventure Magazine” TV series took Tom around the globe on exciting expeditions, and his viewers followed. Hunting whitetails one week, ducks the next…Tom added his own twist of adrenaline excitement with bungie jumping, skydiving, top gun school. If it was exciting and dangerous… Tom Miranda was doing it.

An accomplished TV bowhunter, Miranda has taken sixty plus whitetails on video and the Super Slam® North American Big Game animals with archery tackle. If it’s big game bowhunting... Miranda likely has done it, including arrowing Africa’s Big Six, and SCI’s World Hunting Award with bow & arrow.  Miranda has worn Realtree as a TV bowhunter since 1990.

As an outdoor television producer, Miranda is known as one of the best.  His award-winning series have appeared on ESPN for 20 consecutive seasons as well as on Versus, NBC Sports, Sportsman Channel and appears now exclusively on Outdoor Channel . Using creative story telling supported by dramatic footage and creative editing, Tom Miranda’s series continue to sit atop the Nielsen Television ratings at each network his series appear.

Tom’s Adventure Bowhunter DVD and book series sits atop a short list of award winning bowhunting programs and remains the only archery Super Slam® of North American big game chronicled on DVD and Blu-Ray

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