International hunter, competitive marksman and prolific outdoor writer, Ian Harford is one of the UK’s leading hunting personalities. From airgun field target shooting through to big game hunting adventures across the globe for Team Wild TV, Ian is a highly experienced all-round hunter and outdoorsman.
Ian enjoys a wide range of sporting activities in addition to his lifelong interest in shooting sports. Ian has played rugby competitively, and more recently competed in Ironman Distance Triathlons across the globe. Ian possesses a passion for country sports and regularly participates in clay and game shooting, deer stalking, lamping, and big game hunting.
Ian’s passion for shooting was ignited as a young man through airguns. He regularly competes 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 titles.
Through both his business interests and dedication to promoting shooting, Ian has built strong relationships throughout the International Gun Trade, and indeed the shooting community as a whole.
Ian regularly reviews rifles, clothing and accessories on behalf of manufacturers and writes regular columns for many the UK country sports titles. Ian also shoots as Pro Staff for a number of leading brands including Rivers West.
Ian is Chief Pro Staff for Realtree Europe. His responsibilities include writing magazine articles on preparation for his international hunting trips, product reviews and a general insight into the world of shooting sports, as well as the many a wide ranging applications of the worlds leading camouflage patterns.
When he’s not shooting, Ian is also Managing Director of International Business for Realtree and CEO of Countryman Fairs – the UK’s leading group of field sports events and home to some of the world’s most prestigious country sports championships.