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Leon Hough
Professional Hunter, Outfitter and Owner of JS Safaris

From the very young age of 11, Leon started hunting with his roommate from boarding school on their farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Hunting Bushbuck and Kudu, was a way of keeping the freezers full and enough biltong for the rugby season. Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, Leon made this his hunting grounds and knows the areas and animals like the back of his hand. With over 33 years of extensive hunting knowledge and experience, Leon made guiding clients his passion. JS Safaris has grown into a successful company with many hunting farms and concessions across South Africa, to provide the clients with the best trophy animals available.
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Dawie Jacobs
Professional Hunter, Outfitter and Dangerous Game PH.    
  
Dawie grew up on their family farm in the Northern Cape of South Africa. As a young boy, his father taught him the skills of hunting and tracking up in the sands of the Kalahari, and soon he became a specialist in the area. After school, Dawie joined a team of professional hunters in the Northern Cape and soon realized that hunting was his passion. After freelancing for a number of outfitters for many years, Dawie joined the dynamic team of JS Safaris. Being a highly qualified Dangerous Game Guide and with his extensive knowledge of Big Game Hunting, Dawie's knowledge of hunting and tracking dangerous game is an invaluable asset to the team.
dawie@jssafaris.com
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Ruan Viljoen
Game Ranch Manager/Land Owner and Dedicated Hunter  
  
Ruan started hunting with his Dad from a very young age, and in 1992 his dad took him on a Dangerous Game hunt in Zambia where Ruan shot his first Cape Buffalo at age 13. For him growing up there was no doubt that he wanted to be a Professional Hunter, and officially started hunting professionally in the Year 2000. Ruan hunted most of the dangerous game and specialised in hunting leopard with trackers.  8 Years of his career as a PH, he spent hunting the most beautiful concessions in Botswana, Zimbabwe and also Namibia. Currently Ruan markets hunts and runs a Game farm in the Northern Cape. You will defiantly see him in camp!
Hunting is in his blood?................. No it’s in his bones!
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​Andreas (The German)
Professional Hunter, Outfitter and Tourist Guide      
  
Andreas is our German PH. He emigrated from Germany in 1984 and has over 30 years hunting experience.  He has hunted the open Kalahari plains in the north, right to the highest species diversity area; the Eastern Cape of South Africa. He knows all the in's & outs of hunting industry. Well known for his pleasant personality and quick thinking, hunting clients repeatedly ask for him as their PH, especially clients from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Andreas is also an accredited Tourist Guide for the Eastern, Northern and Western Cape as well as KwaZulu-Natal.
Andreas is a fluent speaking German.
​​Gasper (Agent for Slovenia and Croatia)
Hunter and Agent for Slovenia and Croatia     
  
  
Gašper is our PH from Slovenia. He started hunting with his Father and Grandfather from a very young age. Gašper hunts in the Slovenian mountains and he shot his first Chamois at age of 13. There was no doubt in his mind as he grew older that he wanted becomes a Professional Hunter. Now Gašper has 10 years of experience of guiding, tracking and hunting in his country and has become a very skilled and knowledgeable guide. Gašper is now 28 years old, enthusiastic and his energy and will to hunt, will make your hunt unforgettable.
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Boetie
Professional Skinner and Tracker  
  
With over 17 years of skinning and field preparation, Boetie has done it all. From birds to giraffe, he can skin them in record time. Boetie has been hunting and skinning with us for a couple of years and was self-trained. After recolonizing his skills, JS Safaris had him extensively and professionally trained.  Boetie will take care of all the trophies and field preparation and make sure that the hides are preserved for memories that will last a lifetime. His bubbling personality and personal interactive skills make him a favourite with the clients.
Zimi
Professional Skinner and Tracker 
  
With over 15 years of skinning and field preparation, Zimi can cape a Kudu with his eyes closed. Zimi has been hunting and skinning with us for a couple of years and was self-trained. After recolonizing his skills, JS Safaris had him extensively and professionally trained by Diana Taxidermy, one of the best and most renowned Taxidermies in Europe and South Africa. Zimi will take care of all the trophies and field preparation and make sure that the hides are preserved for memories that will last a lifetime.
Max
Tracker and all round companion. 
  
Max was only 6 months old when I got him. He was thrown in on the deep end and at 8 months old he was trained up North on blood spoor. He showed a lot of potential and soon he showed his steel. After being toothed by a warthog and kicked by a Kudu Bull the same day, Max kicked into high gear. Soon after he chased down a wounded Buffalo and barked it out in order for us to give it a kill shot. From there Max grew from strength to strength and to date has recovered a lot of wounded and lost game. He is an invaluable asset to the team.