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PH Spotlight – Jim Fink

Professional Hunter Jim FinkJim Fink grew up on a farm in west-central Alberta where his passion for hunting began early. There, he hunted ducks, geese and grouse and, as he grew older, deer and moose. At age 16, Fink began guiding fishermen at his parent’s lodge on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories and, in the fall, enjoyed an annual sheep hunt with his dad. Fink took his first bighorn at age 18, which triggered the beginning of his life-long dream of becoming a professional big game guide and outfitter. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Jim Fink


Professional Hunter Spotlight–Adam Clements

PHSpotlightAdamClementsHis 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

PH Spotlight – Johnny du Plooy

Johnny du Plooy owner Muchinga Adventures
Johnny du Plooy owner Muchinga Adventures

Johnny du Plooy is a proud Zambian native whose family has been in country for more than 120 years, and who sees the wildlife industry as a way of life to which he is committed. His career as a PH began when his brother and experienced professional hunter, Abie, encouraged him to undertake an apprenticeship and gain experience working with a variety of safari companies. In 1987 at the age of 19, du Plooy was licensed as a PH and went on to form his own safari company, Muchinga Adventures, in 1993. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Johnny du Plooy

PH Spotlight Eduardo F. de Araoz

PHSpotlightEduardodeAraozIn 1976, 17-year-old de Araoz’s career was launched when he was asked to guide clients who were among the first foreign hunters to experience Spanish ibex quality trophy hunting. He proudly states that Cazatur “pioneered trophy hunting in Spain,” and “set the quality standards followed by Spanish outfitters.” For 37 years, de Araoz has personally guided hunters and confidently expects to continue his chosen career for many more decades. Continue reading PH Spotlight Eduardo F. de Araoz