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Jim Shockey's Memorable Moments of 2016, Compliments of Instagram

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We love following Jim Shockey on Instagram. Here's 30 memorable moments he shared with us in 2016.

What's not to love about Jim Shockey? He's a hunter, a conservationist, and an educator. More importantly, he's a family man. We admire his ethics, his spirit, and his true sense of adventure. In our eyes, he's definitely the real deal.

With 174,000 followers on Instagram, Shockey's posts garner a lot of attention. They should, as they show a side of the outdoors that is both exciting, educational, and heartwarming.

We've picked 30 of our favorite moments from 2016 to share with you. They are in chronological order, and show a brief glimpse into the year of Jim Shockey.

But before we get to that, here's a few fun facts about the man himself:

  • Was an All-American swimmer in university and later played on the National water polo team for six years.
  • Participated in both the 1978 and 1982 world championships but did not attend the 1980 Olympics because of the international boycott against Russia.
  • Considered to be one of the world's foremost experts on the Ethnocentric Folk Art forms from Western Canada and is an avid collector of Tribal art and artifacts from around the world.
  • Is an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), serving the rank Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (HLCol) of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group.
  • In 2016 he received the Conklin Award, which recognizes the world's greatest active hunter who pursues game in the most difficult terrain and conditions while abiding by the highest standards of ethics and fair chase.

1. Two legends

This is General Chuck Yeager, the first person to ever break the sound barrier! #dsc2016 #dscconvention2016

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2. Another day, another destination

3. The Mexican taste test

4. A well-deserved honor

5. Fans always come first

Had the best day today at #shotshow2016 meeting you all! 1 day down, 2 more to go!!

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6. The next generation

7. True love

Every hour is happy hour when you have a "Marco Polo!" #marcopolo #home #paradise #Pomeranian

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8. Man's best friend(s)

Think it's weird to lay on the floor with a couple of your best buddies??? If it is...then meet three weirdos!!!

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9. A true man cave

In the museum today. Having fun hanging tribal art. Rez is not amused! #museum #trophyroom #art #collectibles #tribalart

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10. Home away from home

11. Paying respect

12. Effort equals reward

13. Making friends

14. Wise words

15. Louise is always on his mind

16. Tim's bear

Tim got his bear!! 28-yards! Perfect shot, Bowtech and Rage!! #Bowtech #prodigy #ragebroadheads #alwayslethal #uahunt

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17. Fitting in

18. Family

19. Proud to be Canadian

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians, near and far! #canadaday #canada #mapleleaf #july1st

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20. Best hunting buddy

TBT to 2014, Eva and me, on the mountain, hunting Ibex in Spain. This was a great hunt! #tbt #throwbackthursday

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21. The big news

22. Bull moose down

23. Big news x's 2

24. Supporting our troops

25. This one's for his father

26. A mammoth find

27. On top of the world

#TBT One of my favourite #MossyOakMoments Good view, good hunt and great camo!!

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28. Home is where the heart is

Home at last!!! Heading out for a walk with Louise!!! Yahoo! I'm happy!!

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29. Perspective

Love this world, love this life!

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30. The birthday boy

Happy Birthday to me! Celebrated at home with Branlin, Ashley, Louise, Spike, Avery and Marco! And Baby on the way!!!!

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From myself and Wide Open Spaces, best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful 2017, Jim. And thanks for sharing your outdoor adventures with us all.

Be sure to follow Jim on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And check out his website here.

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Jim Shockey's Memorable Moments of 2016, Compliments of Instagram