PSE’s Jared “J-Rod” Bloomgren – Do-It-Yourself bowhunter
At a very young age I was raised to appreciate the outdoors and everything that Mother Nature has to offer. When still in diapers I acquired an interest in archery and toted around my stick and string everywhere I went and to this day that hasn’t changed one bit! I strive to better myself in the hunting community and to also help those that are looking for the insight that they wish to acquire when it comes to hunting.
I plan all my own hunts and I am very proud of being a “Do It Yourself” bowhunter. I am a freelance writer/photographer and enjoy reliving my adventures through written expression in various outdoor magazines and online websites. I am very fortunate to have gained the support of a number of archery accessories companies as well as PSE. I support these companies to the fullest and believe in their products and services that they have to offer. I am also the Regional Pro Staff Manager for Montana Decoy for the Dakota’s Region and a Field Editor for the Rokslide website.
I have been hunting for over 25 years and have over 30 Pope and Young and 5 Boone and Crocket animals under my belt mostly using archery equipment. I also hold the top four (soon 5) world records for SCI Non-Typical Merriam turkeys in the archery category. I take extreme pride in the knowledge and experience that I have gained pitting my wits against that of my wild prey.
It is hard to pick a favorite animal to hunt but hunting animals that are very vocal and interact with your techniques are a lot of fun. That makes elk and turkey very fun for me but mule deer, whitetail, and antelope hunting are right there holding the “fun factor” as well. 80% of my hunting is done by spot and stalk. That type of hunting really puts your knowledge and experience against that of your prey on their terms. It levels the playing field more than any other type of hunting in my opinion.
I am married to my lovely wife, Camillia; she has supported me through the thick and thin and I am thankful for that! She is a very strong person! We have two beautiful children; Emmalynn and Jackson. I will teach them many of the same things that I was lucky enough to learn from my late father. Fatherhood is amazing and it is something that no man out there should miss in his lifetime! Words cannot describe the feeling of being a father. I now know what my father meant when he told me that so many years ago! Thank you DAD!
I work full time for the SD National Guard and will always do my part to keep each and every one of us free and able to do what we want, when we want. Freedom isn’t free but I will do my best to uphold the code of the military and our allies in force. I am proud for the service that I have given my country and the service that I continue to do. I also work at Scheels All Sports as a Hunting Expert. I enjoy helping other sportsmen/women achieve the knowledge they are looking for to set out on that hunt that they are wanting to do. I take pride in helping others reach success. In my free time, I have pursued a new venture of starting a small business that is selling archery, hunting, and outdoor gear.
I look forward to being a PSE Blogger and will post my hunting adventures as well as tips and tactics. I will post each time I am going out on a new adventure and the things that I have learned and experienced! Stay Tuned!!
Jared “J-Rod” Bloomgren is a hardcore Do-It-Yourself bowhunter who strives to better himself each year in the outdoor community. As a professional hunter, freelance writer and photographer, he likes to relive his outdoor adventures through written expression and photography making the reader feel as if they were along on the hunt. He attributes much of his success to the vital education he has learned from the various big game animals that he hunts. He is quoted as saying, “In each and every hunt, success or defeat, I learn something from every outing and that I can put in my arsenal of knowledge to use at a later date, a later date that will again put my wits against that of my prey.”