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Jim Shockey Introduction
Jim Shockey is a Canadian personality who is famous for his participation in outdoor and wildlife activities, especially hunting shows.
He is one of the biggest sensations across the Internet of hunting game shows and Ethnocentric folk art.
Jim Shockey Net Worth & Salary
Jim Shockey’s current net worth is $2M. His main source of income is his involvement in reality shows that he hosts or produces.
He earns some side income from writing about the outdoor activities he experienced in reality shows. Being part of the showbiz industry for more than 30 years, he makes up to $100K every year to maintain his current lifestyle.
Jim Shockey Age, Early Life & Biography
Jim Shockey’s age is around 64 years old.
Hailing from Canada, Jim spent his earlier years in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, one of the largest provinces in Canada. His father who used to work as a road construction worker for a living sometimes hunted animals like deer and moose to put extra food on the table.
Little Jim used to observe his father and accompany him sometimes to hunt and started learning the basics from him. He started by catching earthworms in gardens to catch beetles, grasshoppers, and rabbits later.
His catch at age 14 was a deer which he was very proud of. It was where he felt euphoria like a newborn and he knew he was born to be a hunter.
Jim Shockey was a member of the National Water Polo team in his youth while attending Simon Fraser University for 2 years and later transferred to Carleton University to be together with his teammates.
|Age:||64 years old|
|Birth Date:||December 20, 1957|
|Birth Place:||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Louise Shockey|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Branlin and Eva Shockey|
|Profession:||Host, Producer, and Hunter|
|Net Worth in 2022||$2M|
|Content Last Updated:||Oct 2022|
Jim Shockey Personal Life
Jim Shockey had married Louise Shockey, whom he met while venturing into showbiz business, and had two children Branlin and Eva together.
His children joined him in the showbiz and hunting business and helped him out often with shooting and other work.
Jim Shockey Career
Jim Shockey started his career as a construction worker for Andre Molnar, with whom his path crossed while he was still in water polo. From childhood onwards, he was a business-minded guy who had grand plans for his future. He tried his luck at construction which didn’t work out and switched to antique and collectibles stores.
His store specializes in ethnocentric folk art spread over Western Canada and sometimes produced furniture whose woods are from the Prairies, and crafted by Ukrainian and Mennonite craftsmen, with some paintings and other kinds of stuff he offered. He is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the Ethnocentric Folk Art forms from Western Canada.
Around this time, he started writing for Bowbender magazine in his free time and shared his adventures most of the time. His antique store business was booming and it expanded to Vancouver with four outlets across the country.
With the success of his store and writing, he expanded his reach to the TV industry which involved outdoor activities and got featured on ESPN and TNN. Around this time, writing has become a daily part of his life. He wanted to explore more and quit sitting near the desk.
He switched to storytelling through the camera and shared his explorations differently. The market of storytelling through cameras was booming and he decided to join the bandwagon from there and earned attention from the media.
He traveled across 50 countries on the six continents of the world and filmed his adventures on Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures and Jim Shockey’s Uncharted on Outdoor Channel.
He is also a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces with the rank of Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the 4th Ranger Patrol Group. Currently, he is the brand ambassador for Leupold Optics, Stealth Cam, Nosler, Benjamin, Yeti Coolers, Christensen Arms, and a partner of Bowtech.
Shockey co-founded BookYourHunt.com, an online marketplace that sells needed goods and articles for hunting trips and provided the right equipment for the blooming hunters for the decades to come.
Jim Shockey Awards & Achievements
If we talk about Shokcey’s award list, the list knows no bounds. He had been awarded many awards and accolades over the years in hunting competitions.
Shockey has won 15 awards at Outdoor Channel’s Golden Moose Awards from 2009 to 2015. He was honored with two Fan Favorite awards for Uncharted: Best Big Game Hunting Series and Best Education/Entertainment Series in 2018.
Shockey has won the Weatherby Hunting and Conservation Award in 2018. This award was honored to those who have ethically captured the most varied, difficult, and the largest number of species in the world.
Jim Shockey Major Investments and Assets
Shockey’s investments are not publicized to public knowledge and he likes to have privacy maintained when it comes to his private assets.
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Jim Shockey talks about his lifelong project, The Hand of Man Museum