Category Archives: Guides & Outfitters

What’s happening in the world of professional guides and outfitters.

PH Spotlight – Jamy Traut Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris


Jamy Traut’s career as a professional hunter seemed predestined. He was raised in Namibia in a family of hunters and channeled his interest into a biology degree to stay close to the animals and the land. During his higher education in both Namibia and Norway, Traut’s colleagues, fellow students and professors wanted to hunt, and taking them afield was the spark that ignited his PH career. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Jamy Traut Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris

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PH Spotlight – Karl Goodhand Goodhand Outback Experience


Karl Goodhand is a passionate hunter who lives and breathes hunting. He was born in Australia and has lived his entire life in the areas he hunts.  He began hunting at an early age, then began guiding friends and family. His love of the hunt combined with his skills progressed into a career as a professional hunter. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Karl Goodhand Goodhand Outback Experience

PH Spotlight – Alex McDonald


Alex McDonald grew up fascinated by nature, sustainable utilization, conservation and exploring untouched wilderness. That led him to follow in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, becoming a professional hunter. McDonald points out that hunting plays an integral role in conservation and speculates an inherited DNA strand led him to his chosen career. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Alex McDonald

PH Spotlight – Shane Quinn


Quinn began hunting with his uncle Stuart as a young boy. After leaving school, his first job was possum trapping in the Rangitikei ranges in the North Island where he honed his outdoor skills while trapping up to 200 possums a week. In 1992, the opportunity arose to purchase a beef farm in the rugged central North Island. Quinn Continue reading PH Spotlight – Shane Quinn