Shawn Perich grew up in a northern Minnesota hunting family and began helping out with home deer processing at a young age. He is an avid hunter who enjoys preparing and eating wild game. Perich is veteran outdoor writer and co-owner of Northern Wilds Media, Inc. in Grand Marias. His popular weekly column, Points North, has appeared in Minnesota Outdoor News for over 20 years. He resides in Hovland with his partner Vikki and their dog.