Being the only son to one of the world’s most experienced hunters, Freddy Harteis was able to learn from the very best. While his father was harvesting North America’s most desired big game trophies, Freddy joined in on many of them, not to mention traveling the world to take some of the “Big 5” of elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, and rhinos.
From the mountains of British Columbia at age 12, to Alaskan waters, Colorado Rockies, Texas, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and even the African bush, these are just a few of the dozen locations Freddy has taken record book animals.
Freddy has hunted hundreds of wild game including eland, cape buffalo, leopard, elephant, hyena, zebra, bushbuck, baboon, warthog, impala, dozens of whitetail deer, 15 trophy bull elk, and over 20 turkeys to count. Being an expert shot with muzzleloader, bow, or rifle, Freddy feels incredibly blessed to have had such guidance and experience within his young life.
The Harteis family in 1996 had purchased some of the most prime elk hunting real estate in Colorado, where the adventures kept growing. Freddy’s dream to run a professional outfitting business became a reality. Freddy and his father have created a hunting adventure most people would only dream of. His passion to host others, and bless them with memories of the outdoors, keeps him smiling everyday.
With a humble appreciation of wildlife and a dream to teach the world the responsibility in coexisting with nature, Freddy influences people with his love to “give back to the great outdoors”. Through annual donations of meats to a variety of needy families, he’s also very excited to be launching a non-profit foundation to feed the hungry thru the proceeds of paid hunts on their family ranch, Harteis Ranch, in 2009.
Freddy’s current adventures can be viewed on the Outdoor Life Network’s “Wildlife Point Blank”, and “The Wild Outdoors” along with exciting footage, photos, and more information on how to contribute through hunting on HYPERLINK http//www.harteisranch.com