2022 Special Guest - Jim Shockey
JIM SHOCKEY IS AN AWARD-WINNING OUTDOOR WRITER, WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER, NATURALIST, WILDERNESS GUIDE, AND OUTFITTER.
He owns several exclusive outfitting territories in Canada's wildlands, including the renowned Pacific Rim Guide Territory on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and the famed 12,000 square mile Rogue River Outfitting in the Yukon Territory. His television productions have won 15 Golden Moose Awards from 2009-2017, and he is accomplished in archery, muzzleloader, and rifle. He is a retired Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 4 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4CRPG) Canadian Armed Forces and is a Member International of the Explorer's Club in New York City, and works in production with his entire family—Louise, Eva, and Branlin.
Jim attended Simon Fraser University and Carleton University and was an all-American swimmer and member of the Canadian National Water polo team, attending two World Championships. He is considered to be an expert on the ethnocentric arts of Western Canada, and in 2019 opened the Hand of Man Museum of Cultural Arts and Conservation on Vancouver Island, Canada. Tens of thousands have been through this amazing museum, which is funded entirely by voluntary donations.