John lives up to the all the legends of the African big game hunter. In 1978, soon after John got his Lerner Professional Hunter’s License, independence came to Zimbabwe. He decided to return to Cape Town and while awaiting the actions of the new government, he bought the Hard Rock Café which he operated for three years. In 1982, John sold the Café and returned to Zimbabwe. He passed the test, received his PH license and began his hunting career. Continue reading PH Spotlight – John Sharp
“I was born to hunt and knew that fact right from my infant years,” says Don Patterson. That conviction led him to become a professional hunter. In his youth, Patterson hunted ducks and big game with his father in the valley of his dreams, Rakaia Valley. In his thirties, Patterson met Gary Joll who became his mentor and is to this day. Continue reading Professional Hunter Spotlight – Don Patterson, Manuka Point Lodge
Ray Collingwood was born in Ft. McLeod, Alberta, and raised in the Vancouver area where he attended the University of British Columbia. His father was an avid hunter and fisherman who took him and his brothers up the caribou country of British Columbia on deer, elk and moose hunts. During the summer, Collingwood learned to fly fish and, after completing his education, took a government job and moved to Smithers, BC, population then 2,500. Continue reading PH Profile Ray Collingwood Collingwood Bros.
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