Jim Shockey Wiki Biography
Jim Shockey was born on 20 December 1957, in Saskatchewan, Canada. He is known as a professional hunter and an outfitter, being one of the most respected authorities in this domain. He is also an outdoor writer and a television host and producer, but primarily known all over the world for his hunting skills.
So just how rich is Jim Shockey? Sources estimate Shockey’s net worth is over $1.5 million, with his aforementioned businesses being the main sources of income for Shockey and his family, which together with authorship he began more than 30 years ago.
Jim Shockey Net Worth $1.5 Million
Jim Shockey was a swimmer in university, where he has studied Biology and Psychology. He spent six years with the Canadian national water polo team and participated in the Aquatic World Championships twice, in 1978 and 1982.
Jim Shockey has hunted in 45 different countries, including the US, Canada, South Africa, Mexico, Scotland, Namibia, Zambia, Romania, Macedonia, China, Iran, Tanzania, and Cameroon. He also worked as an exclusive guide in Mexico and Canada, has hunted animals from more than 340 different species and has about 400 record book entries. He received the Professional Hunter Award in 2009, the International Hunting Award in 2012, and the World Conservation & Hunting Award in 2012. His net worth has been steadily accumulated from such activities.
Jim has declared that he uses television to promote his activities, and not as a main source of his wealth, and this seems to work as it has been written that Shockey gets $25,000 from each of his guests for a 10 days hunt. However, he also receives contributions to his net worth from endorsement deals, which include partnerships with Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. B, Thomson/Center, and Crosman Corporation, an international designer and manufacturer of products for the shooting sports. Although Jim lives in Vancouver, Canada. He is also the owner of several outfitting territories, which include the Pacific Rim Guide Territory on Vancouver Island and the 12,000-square-mile Rogue River Outfitting in the Yukon Territory.
Jim Shockey started writing about his hunting experiences about 30 years ago. Since then, he has published more than 1,000 articles about his adventures, most of them in the magazines “Outdoor Life”, “American Hunter”, and “North American Hunter”. The hunter has also written three books, “Ultimate Big Game Adventures”, “Big Game Adventures Part II”, and “Wifezilla! Humor Book”, and has released more than 50 DVDs portraying his hunting adventures. He is also a television producer, with his shows “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures” and “Jim Shockey’s Uncharted” being broadcast by Outdoor Channel. His shows have won 15 Golden Moose Awards between 2009-2015. Jim Shockey was also the big winner of the Sportsman Choice Awards in 2014. All these projects and achievements certainly help his net worth to grow.
In his personal life, Jim Shockey married Louise in 1980, and the couple has two children, Branlin and Eva Shockey, both sharing Jim’s passion for hunting. His children are now involved in the family business, which includes guided hunts and appearances in the television shows. Jim Shockey serves as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 4 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4CRPG) Canadian Armed Forces, and is also an international member of the Explorer’s Club in New York City. He is also an expert in Ethnocentric Folk Art forms from Western Canada.
|Full Name||Jim Shockey|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Date Of Birth||20 December 1957|
|Place Of Birth||Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Profession||Professional hunter and an outfitter, outdoor writer, a television host and producer|
|Spouse||Louise Shockey (m. 1980)|
|Parents||Hal Shockey, Lil Shockey|
|Awards||Golden Moose Awards, Sportsman Choice Awards|
|Jim Shockey’s Uncharted||2014||TV Series||Himself – Host|
|Jim Shockey’s the Professionals||2010||TV Series||Himself|