Natural Resource Management Students View Forests and Forest Management Through the Lens of a Guide Outfitter


The following is an article that appeared in the Winter 2019 Issue of Mountain Hunter. It follows the account of a proposal submitted to the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) to ask if the association would cover the cost of an overnight trip so that students could get a first-hand view of “where the rubber hits the road in the guiding business.”


By Roy V. Rea, UNBC

Professional Hunter Spotlight - Carla Lucas of New Zealand Trophy Hunting


Carla Lucas with clientCarla’s camaraderie with her coworkers sparked her desire to be a Professional Hunter. Her position as outfitter manager coupled with her love of the outdoors made it a natural transition. During her 12 years with New Zealand Trophy Hunting, she learned to hunt and developed a strong passion for the mountains and the animals.

Professional Hunter Spotlight - Chris McKinnon - Bonnet Plume Outfitters


Chris loved the outdoors and hunting from his earliest memories. Mentored by his family, he began hunting and by age 16 was working at outfitting camps and at age18 began guiding.   He considered other careers but had an epiphany when he realized he could make a living doing what he loved, so he decided to pursue a career as a professional hunter.  He has been in the guiding business for 27 years and outfitting for 24 years.

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.”

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.

When A Mountain Lion Hunting Guide Saw Spots


The saga of a Jaguar surprise – and then some...

Hunters hunt because that’s what we do and who we are. When we hunt, we are part of nature rather than simply observers of it.

Warner Glenn is a hunter, a guide. And he is a whole lot more. He has a vision of open lands where ranching and wildlife can abound forever. He also is the first person to find and then photograph a live, wild jaguar in the U.S. – an honor he has since repeated.