Ian Harford is an experienced international hunter and passionate outdoorsman. As the Chief International Pro Staff for Realtree, an ambassador for a number of leading hunting brands, as well as being one of the UK’s leading hunting personalities, Ian has strong relationships throughout the international Gun Trade, and shooting community.
Born in the USA and raised in Europe, Ian enjoys a unique perspective on the style and approach to hunting both in North America and internationally.To me hunting is not a past time or a hobby, it’s a way of life, a state of mind, a spiritual calling if you will. It’s difficult to describe to the uninitiated exactly what it means to be a hunter, because it can mean so many different things.
Ian possesses a passion for country sports and regularly participates in clay and game shooting, deer stalking, lamping, and big game hunting. His passion for shooting was ignited as a young man through airguns. He regularly competed in HFT and FT competitions at an international level and his performances have placed him amongst the UK’s Elite Hunter & Field Target shooters, winning several national titlesAs a hunter I am a conservationist first and foremost. It’s my responsibility to ensure healthy populations of game exist for many generations to come. I must know my land intimately, its flora and fauna, and I’m careful to choose the right animal to harvest and always employ a holistic approach to sustainable game management.