Welcome to The Rich Outdoors and our 270th episode. Pretty special guest on the show today and one that I have grown up looking up to for most of my life. I think there are a lot of people in my era that has grown up watching Shockey and following along on his adventures. Jim Shockey probably as much as anyone opened my eyes to a world far bigger than I ever knew. He introduced me to what was possible, and for a lot of reasons inspired me to think bigger. I am really honored to have Jim on the show, and just hope I did this interview justice. On a lot of levels, there was just so many questions that I want to ask for my own personal interests and my own journey. Hope you guys enjoy this episode with Mr. Jim Shockey and glean something useful in here, I really think this is one of those episodes that I will personally listen to more than once.
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Introducing the Great Jim Shockey – Start
Jim’s Museum: The Hand of Man – 6:19
Jim’s Mentors – 18:20
Jim’s Inspiration & Goals – 26:30
Hunting in Politically Unrest Countries -37:22
Story: A Damn Close Call – 39:36
A Story of Extorsion – 43:48
Jim On Labels: “Meat Hunters” – 48:33
Advice to 30 yr Old Self – 1:03:59
Jim’s Legacy – 1:07:16
Museum Website: HandofMan.org – 1:08:06