Mack Prioleau hails from Fort Worth, Texas and enjoys spending his time outdoors and taking advantage of the land the world has to offer. His favorite outdoor hobbies are fishing and hunting, both of which provide a great escape from society and the city. Mack enjoys spending his time fishing and hunting on various ranches — Haywire, Indian Creek Ranch and Indian Springs Ranch — through Fort Worth, Fair Field, and San Field. Out on the ranch, you can find Mack Prioleau and his family fishing for large-mouth bass and hunting for whitetail deer, duck, dove, wild pigs, and coyotes mainly.
One issue that Mack Prioleau has come to face is people not understanding what it really means to be a hunter. Many not familiar with the sport simply think that Mack and other hunters alike just kill animals. However, this judgement could not be more untrue in Mack Prioleau’s case as well as many others who hunt. In actuality, hunting provides great opportunities to reflect on things in some of the most beautiful places on earth. More times than not, Mack comes home empty handed but it is still just as fun as if he had had a successful hunt.
Along with hunting and fishing, Mack Prioleau has begun to enjoy hiking as there are so many opportunities around Cape Town (Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak, etc.). Another place Mack really like to hike is at Radnor Lake in Nashville. He loves hiking for all the same reasons I do hunting and fishing, as it is amazing to be out in the middle of nowhere and soak in the nature.
When he is not out in nature, Mack Prioleau enjoys spending his time on the golf course. Although he would not consider himself a really good golfer, he enjoys playing River Crest Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas. While in Cape Town, Mack has found a few great places to play as well, including Rondebosch Golf Club, Mowbray Golf Club, and Royal Cape Golf Club (oldest in Africa).
Mack Prioleau is currently a student at Vanderbilt University where he is earning his degree in Economics with minors in Corporate Strategy and Financial Economics. Mack chose Vanderbilt for its combination of great academics, “southern” feel, and the opportunity to be a walk-on football player in the SEC. Mack Prioleau played football his freshman year, contributing as a scout team defensive end, earning a spot on the traveling team to play Texas A&M, and also making the Vanderbilt Football 3.0 Club which is for athletes who earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher while playing football.