My first encounter with Bruce Watson was in 2009 at Safari Club in Reno, Nevada. I was coming off a safari in Tanzania where I was unsuccessful in acquiring a lion trophy. After a little investigation I found that Bruce had an opening for a lion hunt in Rifa, Zimbabwe in 2010 where a monster lion had been taken. I booked the hunt with Bruce and from here on out I’ve never hunted a safari in Africa for dangerous game without him. I took a big male lion in Rifa and later booked a Namibia bull elephant hunt a few years later with another professional hunter but hired Bruce as well for his judgement of trophies and ability to back me and my brother on our hunt. I had the opportunity to hunt in Africa since the age of twelve. Spoiled as I may have been, I have hunted with some very famous professional hunters. Terry Palmer and Rolf Trappe were possibly the most notable; I have hunted with other great professional hunters as well. That being said I only hunt dangerous game with Bruce now and will continue to do so. My fourth safari with Mr. Watson will be in Cameroon in 2018 and I’m looking forward to the second best shot in Zimbabwe to have my back. Bruce and my family have over the years become more than a client/professional hunter relationship. My brother has gone on numerous more safaris with him than I have. We now don’t even consider hiring anyone else but Bruce even if it is to a country that he doesn’t normally hunt in. His vast knowledge of the African continent ensures we are going to have a safe and great trip. When we want to obtain a new species we just call the man. I feel as if I’m hiring my hunting buddy. If you have any concerns about hunting with my friend or any of the services he provides please don’t hesitate to contact me.