10 Mar 2019

Jim Shockey: People are the biggest threat to hunters

From Sunday Morning, 11:04 am on 10 March 2019
Jim Shockey

Jim Shockey Photo: supplied

Jim Shockey's profession as a hunter often sees him and his family receive death threats from people. As well as being regarded as one of the world's Top Big Game Hunters, but has has unique approach to killing animals, saying that hunting is call back to nature and being part of it. His approach to sustainably hunting wildlife has lead to him winning the prestigious Weatherby Award, which rewards hunters for their skill, ethics and involvement in education. He explains to Jim how hunting can be done sustainably, why people are drawn to being hunters, even if its only for small time each year and why the biggest threats he faces are generally from humans.