Jim Shockeys BookYourHunt is looking for hunting leases

Hunting Lease Program

BookYourHunt.com, an online marketplace for hunts, extends its innovative model to include hunting leases. Whether you need to gain access to a property, or want to improve your land’s value by leasing it to a hunter, BookYourHunt.com offers a solution that connects landowners and hunters in an easy, free and reliable way.

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A mature trophy lion

The Lion’s Breath, by Aleksei Agafonov

Lion hunting over bait is included in the “dangerous game” category for a reason. When Aleksei Agafonov, the BookYourHunt.com founder and CEO, was offered a chance to hunt a lion in Mozambique, his first impulse was to refuse. He agreed, and discovered, as the lion was literally breathing down his neck, that the gut feeling that warned him against it was not completely groundless. But the real cause of his fear hid deep in his subconscious.

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The BookYourHunt.com Hunting Map

How To Find The Best Hunt: Tips for using the Hunting Map

Most great hunting destinations have one thing in common – a wide variety of landscapes and habitat. There’s a world of difference, for instance, between brown bear hunting in Kamchatka and near St. Petersburg in Russia. The Caprivi or Etosha areas in Namibia are not the same thing as the hilly areas around Windhoek or arid semi-deserts in the south of the country. They all offer a different mix of species and hunt types, but the same outfitter may have concessions in different areas. The map view will help you navigate between them easier, without the need to click on each hunt to see where it is.

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A flock of Canada geese

Waterfowl Locally

Early season goose and duck hunts are no easy deal, and a hunter who doesn’t have enough previous experience in waterfowl hunting may have a hard road of trial and error before returning home with a limit of birds. That’s where we come in. The best and quickest way to get the knack of the thing is a hunt with a good guide.

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The Weatherby Award: And the winner is… Jim Shockey!

Jim Shockey, BookYourHunt.com co-founder, has been announced as the winner of perhaps the most coveted and difficult award in the hunting world – The Weatherby Hunting and Conservation Award. He is now in the good company of hunting legends from Jack O’Connor to H.I.H. Prince Abdorreza Pahlavi, Herb W. Klein to Renee Snider. In the perfect world all we’d have to do was announce the occasion and send for the champagne. Unfortunately, today even some of the hunters need explaining what the award is, and why it matters.

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