Though he grew up in British Columbia, hunting and fishing opportunities were not readily available for DeLuca as his dad was a logger who didn’t hunt and was not a skilled fisherman. Around the age of 17, DeLuca started hunting and fishing with friends, and began exploring Vancouver Island and the surrounding waters. Great adventures and many mishaps later, DeLuca was committed to a life that included being a part of nature. Continue reading PH Spotlight Darren DeLuca
Motivated by his passion for wildlife, wild areas and conservation, Brar aspired to a career as a professional hunter. He was born and raised in east Africa and, at age 16, shot his first Cape buffalo in Masailand. After obtaining his PH license in 1997, he worked for other outfitters and in 2000 opened his own company, Rungwa Game Safaris. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Harpreet Brar
There was no need for Burchell to explore career options because his path was set early in life. His father was a PH who operated one of the first game farms in South Africa. “Some of my favorite childhood memories were hunting with my dad. Once the bush and hunting were in my blood, I do not think it would have been possible to follow any other career that would have been so enjoyable and rewarding,” Burchell says. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Barry Burchell
(Editor’s note: Safari Club International has one person, who works fulltime with guides, outfitters and professional hunters and their associations throughout the world. That person is John Boretsky, and following is a list of some of the places he goes in a given year, who he meets when he gets there and what happens next. Literally, SCI works around the world, all year long on behalf of hunters and hunting.)
Hunters and anglers who travel rely on a small group of professionals for access to game, access to rivers, fields, streams and Continue reading Guides, Outfitters and Professional Hunters, Oh My!