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 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 in the world to complete the “NORTH AMERICAN SUPER SLAM” and “ULTIMATE SLAM” using only a muzzleloader. Jim has published more than 1,000 adventure articles for virtually all of the largest outdoor magazines, produces videos and hosts his own adventure television show on Outdoor Channel.
Jim was formerly an All-American swimmer at the university level (combined Biology-Psychology major) and then played on the national water polo 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 deals in art and antiques, and his collections have appeared several times in the Country Living and Century Home magazines.
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.