Matthew Palmquist is a lifelong resident of the great state of Kansas. He grew up in central Kansas near Lindsborg, and became an avid upland bird and waterfowl hunter from a young age. Matt started archery hunting in 1998 after being exposed to the sport by several close friends. Since that first season, he has exclusively archery hunted big game, with success on whitetail deer, mule deer, antelope and wild turkey.
Now residing in northwest Kansas with his wife Jerri, Matt works as a District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Jerri has also started bowhunting in the last two seasons and has successfully taken both turkey and whitetail deer. Needless to say, archery has become a year round obsession in their household.
Matt also serves as the Northwest Representative for the Kansas Bowhunters Association. He prides himself on being an ethical hunter and being an active member in conservation organizations, including the KBA and the Pope & Young Club.
Since 2006, Matt has eight Pope & Young entries from three different species, including two mule deer that rank top 5 all-time in the Kansas archery non-typical category. His success has led him to pursue and accomplish his goal of being featured in several outdoor publications, including Bow & Arrow Hunting and Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal.