Jack Hume: Home is the hunter 10353" * 5 r 130' * -&
As youwalk into the home that JackHume built with his own hands, it is hard not to notice the trophies that adorn the entrance. Hume has been an avid hunter for the better part of his life and is proud to show off his accomplishments. Hume and his wife Shirley live in L’Orignal, where they raised their three children, Richard, Wayne, and Doreen. Now more or less retired, Hume reflects on life and family. “I love it here,” saidHume, whomoved to L’Orignal 20 years ago from his home town of Lachute. “I got the land about 10 years before we moved here,” explained Hume. “I built the home and did most of it myself. I’m kind of a ‘Jack of all Trades’.” The reason behind his choice of location for his homestead was because he needed a place close to water for landing the float plane he used for his outfitters business. Hume has done a number of jobs in his lifetime and been very successful, thanks to the example of his father. “My father was a truck driver for the road department,” he explained. “He was hard working and did well by his family.” Hume got his mechanics license and worked in the auto trade for several years. He went back to school at Aviron Technical Institute, studied hard in his drafting program, and graduated top of his class. He later landed a job at CIL as a tool and die maker and continued to become a machinist. REDÉCOUVREZ LE GOLF DU LAC CARLING TOUS LES MARDIS 29 $ Voiturette incluse +taxes
“I loved working there,” saidHume. “I did that until they closed in 1977.” After 12 years at CIL, Hume began a new journey in his life, working up north and turning a hobby into a trade. Before leaving CIL, Hume worked part time at Ungava Outfitters in Northern Quebec for three years. He did everything at the outfitters fromwashing dishes to guide. “I heard the outfitting business up north wanted to find a newmanager,” saidHume. “John Bogie was the owner then. I told him I was not afraid to go to the new camps and if he wanted to take a chance on me, he wouldn’t be disappointed. I started working there that January.” After six years working for Ungava Outfitters, in 1986, he purchased one of the outfitting companies fromBogie and began his own company. “I was getting all kinds of offers from our competitors,” said Hume. “I decided I wanted to go out on my own.” Jack Hume Adventure Inc. was born and Humemade a successful business evenmore successful. From 1987 to 1989, he ran the biggest outfitter inNorth America, averaging more than 700 clients each year, who came from the United States, Japan, Europe, and Australia. “I was the first outfitting operation to bring in more than $1 million in revenues,” exclaimed Hume. “Not bad for a guy who didn’t finish high school.” Although he has several trophies, Hume
didn’t agree with hunting just tomount the head. He started hunting with his father when he was just a kid.The family depended on the deer meat they would get and he continues to believe in using everything of the animal. Hume realized he needed a pilot’s licence to keep up. He and his son, Dick, both obtained their licences and put them to good use. Hume flew clients out into the wilderness of Shefferville, then take them to one of the camps he had set up. He outfitted several hunters and fishermen as well as a few writers and filmmakers, including someone working on a documentary on caribous for The Nature of Things with David Suzuki . Hume always saw difficult situations as opportunities. When Québec Air went out of business, he co-founded Noliner Air Inc. with a few other outfitters. Noliner would fly all of its clients to Shefferville, including those of his competition. “When I first started, I’d go coast to coast doing sportsman trade shows,” recalled Hume. “I went from Boston to San Diego. The reasons for my success are hard work, dedication, honesty, looking after my clients, and I did my homework.” Hume workedmany long hours tomake his business such a success. He would go north to open the cabins in the spring and stay until October. Each year he would build up the camps andmake improvements and make sure his clients were happy.
Jack Hume with one of his trophies
Hume is now retired, more or less. He still hunts, but mostly just to spend time with family. “I’ve hunted all over North America, but that’s slowed down now,” he explained. “I try to hunt with family, my boys and my grandchildren. I used to go by myself. Now it’s more about seeing family.” Hume has donemany other things in his life, such as re-building classic cars, building furniture for his home, and now is a big part of the Hawkesbury Legion, helping out with the group’s public relations work. For now, he is taking care of his home, his property, and enjoying spending time with his friends and family.
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