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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.
Justin Lee is a family man with a love for conservation. He is a father to two beautiful children and there isn’t anything he wants more than to have his two kids love and enjoy being outdoors, enjoying everything from the bottom of the ocean to the top of the mountain.
As an avid spear fisherman and archery hunter Justin gets a firsthand look at the importance of being stewards to both land and sea (or lake or ocean or river) to ensure his kids and their kid’s kids will be able to enjoy the outdoors as much as he does.
Being a member of the USA spearfishing team Justin is able to travel to numerous countries to compete in and collect a few dinners at. While competing in Syros, Greece at the CMAS World Spearfishing Championships Justin was sent to depths deeper than he ever thought he’d chase fish at.
His deepest fish being speared at 193 ft on a single breath of air with no tank assistance. In Greece he finished 9th, which is the highest an American has finished for the World Championships in the last 30 years.
While traveling and competing he’s collected a few world record fish along the way. Most noteworthy, “in my opinion” he says, is a 30.6 lb rainbow runner which eclipsed the old record by more than 4 pounds and was absolutely delicious.
As a passionate archery hunter he’s been able to chase some of the most epic animals in some of the most beautiful and unspoiled natural settings. As the son of an amazing family man that always puts his family first it was the greatest hunt of his life to experience and be a part of his dad shooting his first bull elk.
“My dad is a constant supporter of my life style and gave and continues to give so that I can see and experience so much. So to be able to be on the hunt that was all about him was the greatest hunting experience of my life.
Executing the perfect shot and harvest a beautiful 6×6 bull on the epic Skyrider Ranch was just surreal for me. Two days later I got to arrow my biggest bull elk and to have my dad smiling and hugging in celebration was simply amazing.”
As a spear fisherman and hunter being outside and close to nature has really been the foundation to who Justin is.
“Maybe it’s selfish of me to want my kids to experience the same childhood that I had chasing grasshoppers and guppies, which grew into diving to the bottom of the ocean for fresh sashimi or climbing the highest peaks for a steak dinner.
Being one with outside is and always will be a constant for me. The only want I have is to make sure it’s a constant not just in my life but my kid’s as well.
Which is why I find my work with our family run reforestation project Haloa Aina to be so rewarding and important. Since 2010 on our property we have over a MILLION new native Hawaiian trees and is just a step into the right direction and hopefully my kids will continue to follow and lead with their own footsteps after I’m gone.”