Category Archives: Guides & Outfitters

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

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

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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

PH Spotlight – Bjørn Georg Jensen


Hunting has been a part of Jensen’s life since boyhood. Both his parents are hunters with Africa in their hearts. He shot his first African trophy, a southern impala, at the age of ten. “From then on, there was no way back for me. Africa is in my blood, too,” Jensen says.  Surrounded by wildlife in the taxidermy studio his parents own, Jensen grew up with an enhanced perspective of hunting. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Bjørn Georg Jensen

PH Spotlight – Jaco Oosthuizen


Oosthuizen was destined to carry on the family tradition a of big game hunters dating back to his great grandfather. He grew up on a cattle ranch in northern Namibia where his father mentored him as he learned and mastered his hunting skills.  Oosthuizen began studying law, but his love for wildlife and adventure motivated him to become a professional hunter.  He became a PH in 1994 and got this first outfitter’s license in 1997. Game Trackers Africa, based in Continue reading PH Spotlight – Jaco Oosthuizen