FOR CANADA’S JIM SHOCKEY, HIS PASSION IS FOR ADVENTURE, FOR LIVING LIFE FEARLESSLY AND FOR PUSHING HIMSELF BEYOND HIS COMFORT ZONE.
Above: Eva Shockey and Jim Shockey, hunting together in the temperate rainforests and fiords of Vancouver Island. Left: The rugged Mackenzie Mountain Range, dividing the Yukon from the Northwest Territories, one of the remotest places on earth. Below: Two bull moose on the side of the Rogue River in the Yukon.
recently won awards for best overall production, best big game hunting, best sound design, and best videography/ camera work for 2014. Shockey has now earned 17 Outdoor Channel’s Golden Moose Awards. Through his TV shows and stories, Shockey has chronicled decades of personal hunting experiences to the remotest and wildest reaches of the world. He has travelled 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 travelled the water roads of the Northwest Territories searching for caribou with the Dene First Nations people. He 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.
Throughout every one of his adventures, Shockey has developed an unwavering passion for exploration. He credits two famous explorers for inspiring his passion not just for hunting but also for instilling in him an unwavering appreciation for living off the land. “Where does my passion for exploration come from? I’ve been deeply inspired by Ernest Shackleton, an English explorer who led three of four expeditions to the Antarctic in the early 1900s. Shackleton’s 1914