Video: Meet Sam Soholt, the Public Land Hunter Who Lives in a School Bus

Have you ever fantasized about going off the grid and doing nothing but hunting, fishing and traveling? One young man is living your dream.

Video: Meet Sam Soholt, the Public Land Hunter Who Lives in a School Bus

Meet Sam Soholt from Public Land, USA. As you’ll learn from the video at the bottom of this article, trying to pinpoint his location — especially during hunting season — is virtually impossible. 

On Instagram, his bio reads: “Just a guy with a camera. Pictures from my adventures around the world. Mountain Pirate - Nomad Division.”

On his YouTube page, he wrote: “This channel follows my adventures in the school bus as well as other topics concerning conservation, gear and hunting tactics. Mostly it's just me having a good time in the woods.”

Sam Soholt with his 2018 public land Montana bull.
Sam Soholt with his 2018 public land Montana bull.

Perhaps you’re thinking Sam must be a high school dropout who ditched society because he wasn’t smart enough or a hard enough worker to handle a so-called normal life. Wrong.

After graduating high school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sam attended North Dakota State University (NDSU) and 4 years later earned a business degree. Next, he completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from NDSU. Along the way, he also learned how to shoot amazing outdoor photographs and videos that captured the attention of hunting and fishing companies.

Anyone can shoot photographs, but few can tell a story with images like Sam Soholt.
Anyone can shoot photographs, but few can tell a story with images like Sam Soholt.

I met Sam several years ago at a media event in West Virginia hosted by Remington Arms. He was shooting photographs of writers and editors as we field tested new shotguns. That work trip wasn’t my first rodeo [media event] — but it was for Sam. In my opinion, Sam overdelivered on his in-the-field firearm pics (some of the best I’ve seen in 25 years in this business), and even more importantly for him, it opened doors to more photography work in the outdoor industry.

Today, Sam has a mission to bring attention to public lands.

“I bought a 1993 Bluebird school bus for $3,500 and converted it into the ultimate rolling hunting camp,” he said. “This is basically my tiny house on wheels. I am traveling the country in it to raise awareness and educate people about our public lands.” Click here to watch an interesting video on Sam’s school bus conversion.

Sam Soholt converted a 1993 Bluebird school bus into a traveling house/hunting camp.
Sam Soholt converted a 1993 Bluebird school bus into a traveling house/hunting camp.

To help raise money for organizations such as Delta Waterfowl, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and others, Sam is selling t-shirts and other gear with a public land theme. Example: Buy the Gobble T and $5 from ever shirt sold goes to the National Wild Turkey Federation. Simple. Effective. Soholt smart. Purchases also help Sam keep food on the table and fuel in his bus.

If you love to hunt and fish and want to support public lands, consider buying one of Sam Soholt’s public land tees; $5 from the sale of each shirt is donated to organizations that work on behalf of our public lands.
If you love to hunt and fish and want to support public lands, consider buying one of Sam Soholt’s public land tees; $5 from the sale of each shirt is donated to organizations that work on behalf of our public lands.

You can view Sam’s many other outdoor tee designs by visiting www.publiclandtees.com.

Check out the video below to learn more about Sam Soholt, the public land hunter/advocate who lives in a school bus.

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