Matt Sturtevant (Illinois)

Matt Sturtevant, was born and raised in Readfield, Maine.  He grew up with one sister and they both were strongly encouraged to enjoy the outdoors. Matt joined the Air Force through the ROTC program during his last two years of college. He began his career as an Air Force officer in February of 2004.  He has had three assignments since joining and has been stationed in Rapid City South Dakota, Great Falls Montana and Dayton Ohio.  Since joining the military he has married his beautiful wife, Stephanie, and they had their son, Ayden, in the spring of 2011.

Figure 1 “Photo” Matt Sturtevant with a bull Elk that he harvested in the state of Montana in 2011.

Matt grew up in a home where fishing, hunting and general outdoor activities were standard fair.  Both he and his sister played sports year round while in grade school and during that time Matt developed an appreciation for both fishing and hunting from his father.  By the time he was 16 he had harvested his first whitetail deer and shot countless upland game birds.  Since his childhood he has maintained that love for the outdoors and continues to enjoy it with his family year round.

Since 2008, western style spot and stalk archery hunting has become Matt’s true passion .  His favorite game to hunt is elk, hands down. However, he has his eye set on many more big game species to include brown bear, dall/stone/bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer, mountain goat and more elk.  As his passion for hunting grows, so does his desire to document his adventures through developing a talent to video his hunts.

Presently, Matt is a Captain in the Air Force leading Airmen across the globe in construction and infrastructure maintenance. His career has enabled him to live in some amazing parts of the country for big game and he can now share those experiences with his wife and son.

Figure 2 “Photo” Matt Sturtevant fishing the Rocky Mountain Front (Bob Marshall Wilderness or “The Bob” for short).

 

Statistics

States hunted:

Montana, Maine, New York, Ohio and Illinois

Game harvested:

Elk, Whitetail Deer, Black Bear, Waterfowl Fowl and Upland Birds

Preferred Method:

Modern Archery