Mike was born in Hugo, Oklahoma he grew up in Spencerville, Oklahoma. He went to school in Rattan, Oklahoma. As a kid, he enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing with family and friends. In the summer he would spend his time up and down the creek banks catching perch, and crawfish or on pond banks. As a teenager, his love for the outdoors only grew, and he started spending more time sitting in a deer stand or on a riverbank. He married his wife, Shannon, at the age of 20 and started building the life he dreamed of growing up. Being a truck driver and owning his own truck was what he wanted. At the age of 22, he got his CDL and became a truck driver, but it took 9 years to buy his own truck. As years went on the love for the outdoors never changed. At 37 he started his own hunting show to share his hunting experiences and to teach people how to be successful in the outdoors.