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
Danene van der Westhuyzen began hunting at any early age and was mentored by her father. Eventually her passion for hunting and a desire to bring about changes in the Continue reading Professional Hunter Spotlight – Danene van der Westhuyzen
His birthplace dictated his life’s course because Clements was born and raised in Tanzania on Lake Victoria, next to Serengeti National Park. He grew up hunting and his love for wildlife was instilled in him as early as he can remember. Clements commented, “I have been in the hunting world all of my life. From the beginning, I was immersed in a culture where hunting Continue reading Professional Hunter Spotlight–Adam Clements
Francois Rudman, born in Uitenhage, South Africa in 1974, is the son of Arthur and Trinette Rudman and the fourth generation on the family ranch, Blaauwkrantz. After graduating from Muir College, Francois became a qualified professional hunter in 1995 and has guided since 1996.
Blaauwkrantz Safaris was established in 1978 when Francois’ father, Arthur, guided their first international client. “The hunting industry in South Africa has evolved over the years to what it is today,” explains Rudman. “Hunting back in the 1950’s to ’70’s was all about the meat and size of the animal. Today, among international trophy hunters, the size of the horn is the main criteria.” Continue reading Professional Hunter Spotlight – Francois Rudman