ProStaff Member: Scott Pura
Occupation: Field Operations Technician, Cenovus Energy, Integrated Oil Division
Owner & Operator - Black Horn Trophy Hunts
Hunting/Game Management/Ranch Management Experience:
Hunting: I haven't hunted outside of Alberta and Saskatchewan. I really haven’t had the need to yet. Most of my huntingis done in North Central Alberta, and North Western Saskatchewan.
Game Management: I have owned and operated a whitetail deer farm in Alberta from 2001 until 2009 where that time has really given me a much greater understanding of the nutrition and environmental conditions that affect the health and antler growth of bucks in the colder northern climate.
Ranch Management: I am also an owner of a hunting preserve in Saskatchewan since 2002, which has allowed me to study the habits of Whitetail and Elk in the natural forested environment.
- Power Engineering; GPO (Gas Process Operations)
- Member of TTHA
- Member of SCI
- Member of Texas Bow Hunter
Television or Print Media Experiences or Appearances:
- Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters magazine stories 3x
- Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters magazine in one of the ads for the Outdoor Channel
- Journal of the American Trophy Hunter TV Show 2x
- Rusty Baker Outdoors TV Show 3x
- Just filmed again with TTHA for Trophy Hunters TV Show with Matt Hughes
What was it that got you into hunting?
I would definitely have to say it was my father. He always made sure to take me along. Being that I was raised on the farm all my life it was a way of life and having Dad take me just encouraged the passion for the outdoors and it grew more and more, and still does today. The most memorable experience was when I was 14 and took my first archery bull moose at 12 yards. That is what really sparked the fire. My Dad was able to watch the whole thing from a vantage point and shared in the whole experience.
Family Information: I have a beautiful wife and daughter who I love spending time with when I'm not on the road.
Preferred Game Animal: I love Elk and Moose about the same. Whitetail and Mule deer are tied for second.
Preferred Weapon Type: Bow preferred, Rifle second, crossbow - I would definitely like to get into it.
Thoughts to Share:
I am looking forward to being a part of the Texas Trophy Hunters, the Pro Staff Team and contributing any information I can from North of the Border. I think it is a great way to collaborate information and I am looking forward to working with the other Pro Staff Members to bring the information and technology to the fellow hunters.