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, respect and cherish nature in these early years.
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. Questioning parents and confused friends didn’t understand, but Tom knew that his life pursuit was found along the streams and in the wild places.
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 led him to authoring five books, more than 60 how-to trapping and hunting videos, and eventually giving him the chance to host his own adventure 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 adventure to each show by adding some adrenaline excitement. Bungee jumping, skydiving, top gun school – if it was exciting and dangerous, Tom was doing it.
An accomplished bowhunter, he has taken 60-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.