Catch “Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED” on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET on Outdoor Channel
Denver, CO -(AmmoLand.com)- Continuing his journey in Paraguay, Jim Shockey, avid outdoorsman with a passion for the extreme, teams up with wildlife biologist Rocky McBride on McBride’s “Project Jaguar.”
This project is a journey McBride started – and funded – by himself to help save jaguars from themselves. Shockey recalls a similar adventure with McBride four years ago that didn’t end well and hopes the past won’t repeat itself. Tune in to Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED exclusively on Outdoor Channel on Monday, July 20 at 10 p.m. ET.
Shockey is in Paraguay, South America seeing first-hand the effects of human population versus wildlife. Even though jaguars have been listed as an endangered species since 1997, local ranchers have an increasing battle with the big cats as they take their cattle and…livelihood.
“Jaguars have friends all over the world, except in the actual killing grounds, save for one man: Rocky McBride. He is doing more to protect jaguars than all the well-wishers in the world combined. He walks the walk and is on the ground doing the work,” explained Shockey during the show.
McBride lands in Paraguay for months at a time for his Project Jaguar. He darts the big cats and equips them with collars, which he says is the most humane way possible to track and learn from them. Completely financed by himself, McBride identifies the “problem” cats – the ones hunting ranchers’ cattle – and works to move them to another location – or else the ranchers will take care of the issue in their own way.
“If the world would just listen to Rocky, there would be more cats around,” continued the host. “He has a saying: ‘bulldozers kill jaguars, not bullets.”
Produced by Shockey’s cinematographer son Branlin, who captures both the beauty and rigorous surroundings on video, the TV series offers audiences a glimpse into the excitement of treks across faraway locations. The physical agility and mental dexterity of Shockey is put to the test as he tackles some element of risk on his journeys. Even the much-revered Shockey has his doubts on quests through Papua New Guinea, the Arctic, the Northwest rainforests of Canada, and beyond. Nevertheless, his affinity for the untamed outdoors shines through, as does his passion for cultural exploration and discovery.
Jim Shockey has lived many lives as a wildlife photographer/videographer, a wilderness guide and an outfitter for the last two decades. The conservationist’s exploits have taken him to 40 countries on six continents; including the wilds of the Yukon Territory, Sierra Madres of Mexico, Kalahari Desert in Namibia and the Australian Outback.
He also can be seen with his daughter and co-host Eva Shockey on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on all new episodes of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures.
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