Spotlight Chistensen Outdoors with Host John Mogle

Sportsman Channel Program Spotlight Chistensen Outdoors with Host John Mogle

Chistensen Outdoors
Chistensen Outdoors

Fayette, UT –-( The Christensen Outdoors team leads viewers into the world’s most serene wilderness areas with action packed adventures that we’ve all come to love as hunting enthusiasts.

Specializing in, but not limited to western big game, Christensen Outdoors is a showcase for the most cutting edge rifle made today. With the Christensen Arms Carbon phenomenon continuing to grow at a record pace, so too are the adventures packed with exciting hunting action, tips, and product information from the Christensen Outdoors Team.

Q: Who was your Hunting/Fishing Mentor?
A: I grew up in a very small town and fortunately for me, most people participated in hunting. When I was very young my father went into the woods often and I have memories in the field with him. My first years on the mountain hunting were with my older brother and our close friends. Every year, you could count about a half dozen of us setting up camp and chasing after both deer and elk with our archery equipment. Success did not come that often as we learned how to hunt through trial and error, but we had a lot of fun and enjoyed the mountains. Every weekend in the summer and through hunting season my mother knew where I was going, on the mountain.

Q: How did you get started in the hunting/fishing industry?
A: I was just finishing my bachelor’s degree at Utah State University in accounting. I had been accepted into the MBA program at USU when Roland Christensen called me and asked me if I would come and work for him. Luckily for me I had just finished an intern with Ernst & Young accounting firm doing auditing. I quickly realized that career path was not for me. So Roland caught me at a crossroads in my career choice and I am glad he did. I started in sales and moved up to GM and then on to President, of Christensen Arms. How great it is to work in the industry you love.

Q: What’s the biggest mishap that has happened while filming an episode?
A: We have been really lucky in that regard. Of course we have had our share of minor things with the cameras, like no audio, no video, and filming with dirty heads. I remember one hunt with Steve Sims of Sims Vibration Labs. My camera man was driving Steve in my Yamaha Rhino. They were on a trail with a sharp turn and then a bridge that went across a pond. The camera man did not turn quick enough at the bridge and dumped them in the pond. Steve Sims was in waist high water helping push out the Rhino. Not quite the opening morning he was expecting on his moose hunt. Luckily for us they are still a sponsor of the show!

Q: What were the worst conditions you ever fished/ hunted under? How did it effect the outcome of the trip?
A: This one is easy. Brown Bear hunt to Alaska in October. We were staying in a tent for 10 days and it rained and snowed for all of them. I was wet and cold every day and everything in our tent was wet and cold as well. There is nothing like taking off wet clothes at night and then getting up again in the morning to put them back on to start hunting. Miserable!!!

Q: What are people always surprised to find out about you?
That is a good question. I would have to say that I am just a good guy. I try and treat people how I like to be treated. That is with honesty and integrity.

Q: What’s your biggest accomplishment/ what are you most proud of?
I would say my biggest accomplishment and the things I am most proud of are those things that can’t be taken away from me. My college degrees and my family are my biggest accomplishments.