My name is Marius Monrad, now in 2020 I’m 32 years old, and I’m from Norway. I live in Tvedestrand, southern Norway with my wife and our daughter. Between family and work, I try to spend as much time as possible outdoor hunting and fishing, and I love sharing pictures from my trips on Facebook and Instagram.
Since I was in a stroller, I have spent most of my spare time outdoors. My father had me fishing by the time I was two years old and fly tying and fly fishing at the age of five. Nobody in my close family hunted, but a couple of them liked to shoot guns. Needless to say, I was introduced to guns at an early age. I also had a longbow that I shot as often as I could.
At age 16, I was allowed to hunt small game on my own, and I passed the Norwegian hunters’ education program. Since then, I have been hunting most huntable game species in Norway. My favorites are roe deer, red fox, and Eurasian beaver, but I also hunt many other species.
My love for the wild more or less took control of my life from an early age. I have a bachelor’s degree in ecology and natural resources from Telemark university college and currently work in a gun store selling hunting equipment. I have worked there for nine years now.
In 2014 I got the opportunity to combine my passion for hunting with my passion for archery. Bowhunting is illegal in Norway for some reason, but I got certified in Denmark and had my first bowhunting trip shortly after that. That trip changed hunting for me forever! The year after that I shot my first roe deer with a bow, and from then on, I was sold. No other type of hunting can measure up to bowhunting in my opinion!
I shoot PSE bows and have been doing so for about ten years. Nothing combines comfort and performance like a PSE, and that’s especially true since they introduced the ECS cams. If you haven’t tried a bow in the evolve-cam family, and still wonder what brand of bows to shoot, then you should try one!
As mentioned, I love fox hunting. Most of my foxes have been shot over bait at night, but in the last few years I’ve started to call them in. I recently started using Foxpro calls, both electronic and mouth calls, and absolutely love it.
July 15th and fox season opener can’t come soon enough!