Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures


Jim Shockey Jim has been an award winning outdoor writer, wildlife photographer\videographer, wilderness guide and outfitter for the last two decades. He has exclusive guiding territories on world-renowned Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in the wilds of the Yukon Territory, in the Sonoran Desert of Old Mexico and also in the heart of big whitetail buck country in Saskatchewan. Jim’s personal hunting experiences include travel to the remotest, wildest and most beautiful reaches of North America. He has hunted in over 40 countries and on six continents, where he has taken over 300 species. He has won 88 World Records for SCI and 372 total record book entries, 13 Boone and Crockett (B&C) ALL TIME RECORD BOOK SPECIES taken with muzzleloader and ONE official world record (muskox) for B&C. He has won 11 Golden Moose Awards from 2009-2012. He is accomplished in archery, muzzleloader and rifle, has been an outfitter and wilderness guide for 25-years, owner of the famed Rogue River Outfitting territory in the Yukon and Pacific Rim Guide Territory on Vancouver Island, is a Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 4 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4CRPG) Canadian Armed Forces, Member International of the Explorer's Club, and works in production with his entire family. Louise, Eva and Branlin.

He has traveled for weeks by dogsled with the Inuit in the high arctic and climbed the Sierra Madres of Mexico looking for Coues deer. He’s spiritually “smudged” with the Beaver Cree and traveled the water roads of the Northwest Territories searching for caribou with the Dene first nations people. Jim has learned his tracking skills from the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, learned to live off the land from the Aboriginal People in the Australian Outback and has “faced his lion” with the proud Masai warriors in Tanzania.

During the course of his adventures, he has taken numerous muzzleloading world records, including, Stone’s sheep, bison, Roosevelt elk, Shirus moose, muskox, walrus, white-bearded wildebeest, Grant’s gazelle, steenbok and many more. He is the first and only hunter to date, to complete the "NORTH AMERICAN SUPER SLAM" AND "ULTIMATE SLAM" using only a muzzleloader. Jim has published more than 1,000 adventure articles for the largest outdoor magazines, including American Hunter, Outdoor Life and North American Hunter. He has produced over 50 DVDs and hosts Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures and Jim Shockey's The Professionals on the Outdoor Channel.

Jim was formerly an All-American swimmer in university (combined Biology Psychology major) and then played on the National waterpolo team for six years. Jim participated in both the 1978 and 1982 world championships but did not attend the 1980 Olympics because of the international boycott against Russia. Jim is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on the Ethnocentric Folk Art forms from Western Canada. Jim dealt in and still deals in art and antiques, and his collections have appeared several times in Country Living magazine and Century Home magazine.

Jim is head over heels in love with and married to his best friend Louise (a former actress), since the early 1980’s. They have two wonderful children.