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Professional Hunter Spotlight – Chris Bilkey

Chris was born, an only son, to a young single mother in a small rural town in New Zealand. There were no family members who hunted and school did not interest him, but he grew up an avid reader. One day Chris picked up a book written for children, Pack & Rifle, by Philip Holden. It was about a professional hunter and Chris said it resonated with him sparking his interest. Then he read many books about hunting. Continue reading Professional Hunter Spotlight – Chris Bilkey

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PH Spotlight – Graham Williams

Graham Williams tagged along when his friend, Colin, booked a dangerous game hunt for banteng and buffalo and a chain of events producing unintended consequences began. His first shots stopped a wounded banteng at eight yards that was charging Colin. “The bull almost cartwheeled over and the dust, the nerves, excitement and adrenaline I still recall today,” said Williams.  “I was now hooked on big game hunting and big rifles.” Continue reading PH Spotlight – Graham Williams

PH Spotlight – John Sharp

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

Professional Hunter Spotlight – Don Patterson, Manuka Point Lodge

“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