My name is Josh James Marcotte and as it turns out, I will be writing a few stories about some of the stuff I get up to now and then.
First off let me tell you a bit about myself and how I ended up being a hunter/gatherer.
I live on the West Coast of the South Island. In the summer I own/operate a whitewater rafting company specialising in multi day fishing and hunting trips, I spend the Autumns hunting hard out and the winters trapping possums and living in a tent way back in the hills, as well as doing the odd bit of gold fossicking and whitebaiting.
Being married with 2 boys (4 and 7) keeps me fairly busy when im not gallavanting around in the hills.
In May this year I made a tahr hunting video and posted it on youtube. A few people thought it wasn’t too shabby so I decided to make a few more videos about the Kiwi lifestyle - hunting and fishing and general mucking around. This led to a fair bit of interest from a heap of different people and someone suggested I should get my own TV show, problem is I first need to get on TV to get sponsors but to get the funds to get on TV I need sponsors to cough up the $$$ required. Go figure...
So I thought what the heck, I will keep making videos and see what happens.Read More »