Jake has been with us for 6 years, but don’t worry he has spent more time in the bush than most people twice his age.
Jake is fast becoming another one of Leithen Valleys greatest assets.

Jake Phillips, Jake will put you in front of these animals and give you a hunt of a lifetime for sure.

Jake has grown up in the wilderness of the South Island following in the footsteps of his father running trap lines for possums.

He has spent more time living in the bush than most people twice his age.

After spending some time at the local high school Jake thought he would like to see if he could turn his love for hunting and the outdoors into a career so he came to Leithen Valley on work experience, that’s all it took immediately his enthusiasm was infectious and at the end of that year he traded the books for a pair of bino’s and has never looked back.

Jake also jumped at the opportunity of completing the New Zealand Professional Hunting guides course where he took a lot away and that’s only a huge plus for you lucky enough to have him as your guide.

Jake is fast becoming one of our greatest assets. Always keen to go the extra mile for his clients it’s easy to see he gets as much of a thrill harvesting the trophy of a lifetime for his clients as they do.

Keen, impressionable and never short of a good yarn Jakes one of New Zealand’s good guys.

Jake is following the hunting seasons from New Zealand to Canada and this is an amazing time and experience for him and the Leithen Valley Team is proud of him for following his dreams

Where to from there? Well, with Jake the sky’s the limit.

Enjoy your time with Jake. Cheers!!