Paul Ranft

Trophy Taker Pro Staff Paul Ranft


Paul Ranft has hunted and fished all of his life, guiding and teaching others about the outdoors. His love of the outdoors has taken him all over the world.

He has harvested over 48 Pope & Young animals throughout his life. He has co-produced most of the shows he has filmed and has produced and appeared in many commercials. Paul is a freelance videographer and has worked for Scent-Lok and Keith Warren. Paul owns an outfitting business in Iowa and has a charter boat on Lake Erie. He has also developed one of the largest taxidermy studios, Classical Taxidermy, in his hometown of Niles, Michigan.

A few high points for Paul in the outdoor industry have been:
- An appearance on outdoor shows such as: Wildlife Point Blank, Scent-Lok's Bucks, Bulls and Bears, and Keith Warren's Outdoor Show.
- While he was a cameraman/hunter for Wildlife Point Blank, the show received a Golden Moose Award; the Outdoor Channel's highest award!
- Guest speaker on Mike Avery's Outdoor Radio Talk Show, and has hosted another outdoor radio talk show.
- Authored articles for Buck Fax Magazine.
- Presented at many seminars for local banquets and outdoor show.

Although Paul can typically be found hunting near his business in Iowa, his hunting has taken him all over the world, from the plains of Africa to the Australian Outback. Paul has truly distinguished himself from the crowd. He loves giving back and sharing the outdoors with others. Take a moment to talk to Paul and you will understand the passion, the expert knowledge, and the drive that he has for hunting!