Bret Amundson is a content creator based in western Minnesota. He grew up spending time in the outdoors and began a career in radio before adding television, podcasts, print and more to his resume. He splits time between chasing wildlife on the prairie with his two yellow labs and heading out on the road in search interesting destinations and documenting the journey.

Bret Amundson is an Emmy-winning tv and radio host, waterfowl guide and freelance content creator based in western Minnesota.  Visit the BIO  page to learn more about Bret. Or click the links below to see samples of his work.

Bret recently won 11 awards at the annual Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Conference in Gaylord, Michigan on September 14th. Read more about that here.

bret project pic for website2TV: Bret is nominated once again for an Upper Midwest Emmy in 2021, after being awarded one in 2020 and also being nominated in 2018 and 2019 for hosting the popular outdoor show Prairie Sportsman that airs on PBS in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. Watch episodes here. Prairie Sportsman is nominated for a record 9 Upper Midwest Emmys this year.

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Radio: Bret is the host of Sporting Journal Radio, heard on 30 stations across the midwest, on demand here, by subscribing on the “podcasts” app on your iPhone. You can also watch the show on YouTube and Facebook. He started two new podcasts in 2020, the Finding Fins Fishing Podcast and the Finding Fur and Feathers Hunting Podcast.


Videography and PhotographyBret spends as much time behind the camera as he does in front of it, creating high-quality content for tv, print, digital and social media.

Waterfowl Guide: Bret guides for Mid Migration Outfitters in western Minnesota for ducks and geese in the fall and in the spring for snow geese.


Voice Overs: Bret has had a long career in the voice over and radio industry, working at radio stations in Minneapolis, Fargo and more. He’s also voiced tv shows, radio stations, audiobooks, video games, and more all over the world. Bret voiced “The Fixer” in the video above for Polaris that features nearly a million views on YouTube. In 2021, he became the new voice of “The Next Bite” airing on the Discovery Channel.

Tazin Lake Lodge: Bret works with the high-end lodge in northwest Saskatchewan to create stunning visuals and compelling videos for their marketing campaigns, including the popular “Tazin TV“. He also gets to catch giant fish there! Check out the video below:

Here is the giant lake trout video!

Here is a video you’ve probably never seen before:

CLICK HERE TO WATCH: Burping a lake trout!