Michael R. Thompson spent his childhood traversing the soggy forests of the Pacific Northwest. Left mostly to his own devices, Michael taught himself the ins and outs of fly fishing, bow hunting, and his true love, upland bird hunting.

A gifted writer and artist, Michael's work has been featured in Upland AlmanacHooks and HornsSpaniel Journal, and by Orvis and Filson. He is the Gear Review Editor for Upland Journal

Michael currently lives in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana with his English setter, Gordon setter, and two labs. During the off season he enjoys cooking, mushrooming, and mapping out the next best adventure. 

You can follow his adventures and get first looks at new knives and art pieces on Instagram.