Eye of the Hunter - NBC Sports

Eye of the Hunter
About Eye of the Hunter
October 25, 2011, 11:10 am

Eye of the Hunter
In the tradition of The American Sportsman; mixed with the real life adventure of programs like Man vs. Wild; Eye Of The HunterT entertains viewers with hard-hitting, in-your-face-action and plenty of the real stories behind the hunt. Featuring Extreme Huntress Rebecca Francis, X-Games and Monster Energy athlete Chris Burandt, and adventurer/filmmaker/professional hunter Tom Opre, Eye Of The HunterT travels the world in pursuit of real hunting and outdoor adventure.

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Tom Opre has come a long way since those days following his outdoor writing father, columnist Tom E. Opre (Detroit Free Press, Field & Stream and Outdoor Life), chasing English Setters in the grouse woods or casting a dry fly on the famed ''Wholly" waters of the Au Sable river in Michigan.

Hunting is in Tom's blood. Opre has traveled the world from Africa to Alaska to Argentina in the pursuit of big game, incredible wing shooting and trophy fishing.

After getting a BA communications Grand Valley State University, where he also played collegiate football, he worked on the popular PBS program Michigan Outdoors. From there he went on to work for legendary outdoor filmmaker Glen Lau (producer of Sports Afield TV, Coors Western Outdoorsman and many award winning, outdoor TV commercials); to producing documentary films for Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and Alligators for PBS; to directing/producing national TV commercial projects (Federal Cartridge (Addy Award for Best Sporting Goods Commercial in U.S.), Mathews Archery (Swithcback Bow, Z7 Extreme Bow), Knight Muzzleloaders, Berkley, Sea Doo, Polaris ATV, Prois Hunting Apparel, Aimpoint, Otis Technology, and Chevrolet); to directing and producing extreme sports films; including the Xtremey Award nominated snowmobile and ATV series: Extreme Velocity: Sled Heads and Extreme Velocity: Mountains & Mud .

Since 1990, Opre has been the owner of Tahoe Films, Ltd., (www.tahoefilms.com), a full service film and video production company. His expertise includes extreme sports cinematography and still photography. His still photography has been published in a variety of publications including: Snowest Magazine, Snow Tech Magazine, SledNecks Magazine, Sled Heads Magazine, Red Sherpa Magazine, American Snowmobiler, ESPN The Magazine, EXPN.com and Snowmobile BC Magazine. His advertising work includes Bombardier - Ski Doo, Mathews Archery, Otis Technology, Aimpoint and SledNecks Clothing.

He also serves on two boards: Montana Shooting Sports Association and the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA).

Opre reside in the Flathead Valley in Montana with his three children.