Taking on an adventure

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September 29, 2016 12:06 PM

Local outfitter Rob Dunham and his Hunting Adventure Company take clients all around the world to hunt a large variety of game. Dunham also has his own television production company he uses to document some of his hunts.

Whether you just want to hunt white tailed deer in your own backyard of Alberta-Saskatchewan, or head off to the dark continent to take down something more dangerous and exotic, Dunham’s Hunting Adventure Company can get you there.

Dunham’s Hunting Adventure Company is one of the only outfitting companies in the area that offers trips to Mexico, as well as African hunting safaris, and owner Rob Dunham said he gets great responses from clients about his staff’s service and the environment his company provides when taking them on excursions.

“Just the fact that we provide hunts in Africa is unusual compared to most outfitters around here and our hunts are successful because we accompany clients on the hunt from start to finish, which is a nice service and makes people comfortable when they go to countries like Africa or Mexico,” Dunham said.

Experience might also be a key to the successful outfitter’s operations, having been hunting professionally since the mid-80s when he went to work in the Yukon Territory as a guide for other outfitters, until he eventually decided to go to work for himself.

Dunham then started out growing his white tail outfit to the point where he had four camps, bringing in more than 100 hunters per year who sought out his services.

Now he has several hunting related businesses, taking hunters all around the world to track wide ranges of game, and even started his own television production company where he documents some of his trips.
“We are on Wild T.V. in Canada, the Sportsman Channel and the Outdoor Channel in the United States,” Dunham said.

“So I hunt professionally and we video tape it and we have four television shows that are promoted throughout North America.”

When talking about how it feels to achieve such a level of success, he jokes and replies with one word, “Tired.”

But all jokes aside, he said you don’t realize how far you’ve come until you sit back and look at it, and he attributes good employees, good service and good client relationships as one of the reasons for his achievements.

Another factor behind that success, he said, is the fact he does what he loves for a job, something that isn’t lost on him and he doesn’t take for granted.

“Everything turns into a job eventually, especially when you do as much as we do, but you got to give your head a shake every once in a while and appreciate the fact that you get to do what you love as a living,” he said. 

“That’s for sure, I mean when you look at other guys that don’t have the job they love, but they got to feed their families—we’re very fortunate.”
Dunham said it’s also important to educate people on the important role hunters play when it comes to game management and feels all hunters should support each other, no matter what type of hunting they prefer, as long as it’s legal.

Anyone interested on taking an adventure with Dunham’s Hunting Adventure Company can contact the boss directly at 780-871-1056.

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