Contact Information


Joel Latham - USA Agent
3409 Redstone Drive
Arlington, TX 76001-6507
Phone: 817-465-3833
Cell: 817-371-4340
latham@highmountainhunts.com

Hunts Available!


ARGENTINA

6 Feathers Wingshooting

Luxury Dove Hunt-Cordoba

Premier Dove & Pigeon Shooting

Duck, Dove, Dorado

Fly Fishing r - Bariloche

Tierra del Fuego

Big Game and Bird Hunting

La Pampa Free Range Red Stag, Blackbuck, Water Buffalo, Mouflon

AUSTRALIA

Water Buffalo, Banteng, Rusa, Sambar, Red, Fallow and Axis Deer, Blackbuck

AZERBIJAN

Dagestan Tur

BRAZIL

PEACOCK BASS FISHING

CAMEROON

Lord Derby Eland, Lion, Elephant, Hippo, Western Roan, Western GBuffalo, Western Hartebeest, Bushbuck, Reedbuck f

Lord Derby Eland, Western Roan, Western Buffalo, Lion, Bushbuck, Kob, z

CANADA

Alberta-Rocky Mtn. Bighorn

Alberta-Waterfowl, Whitetail, Mule Deer, Moose, Bear, Coyote

British Columbia-Stone Sheep, Elk, Moose, Grizzly Bear, Goat, Wolf tr

British Columbia - Stone Sheep, Elk, Moose, Grizzly, Black Bear, Caribou, Goat

British Columbia Roosevelt Elk and Black Bear

Ontario Wolf

Quebec-Caribou, Ptarmigan and Fish

Saskatchewan - Black Bear and Waterfowl

YUKON-Y - Stone Sheep, Grizzly, Moose, Caribou, Wolf

COSTA RICA

Fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Snapper, Wahoo, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel and Tuna

EUROPE

Roe, Fallow, Red Deer; 4 Types Chamois; Bison; Alpine Ibex; Wild Boar and Mouflon

GREENLAND

Musk Ox, Reindeer Combo

Reindeer

GUINEA

Dwarf Red Buffalo, Zebra, Yellow backed, Maxwell, Grey or Red Flanked Duiker, Oribi, Waterbuck

ICELAND

Reindeer, Geese, Ptarmigan, Puffin, Guillermont, Razorbill

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

Marco Polo, Mid-Asian Ibex

MEXICO

Desert Bighorn Sheep El Carmen Island and Sonora, Duck and Deep Sea Fishing

Bighorn Sheep -Free or Estate Hunt; Mule Deer - Free or Estate, Coues Deer, Dove

Mule and Coues Deer, Free Range Desert Bighorn, Dove, Pheasant, Goulds Turkey

Whitetail Slam c

Goulds Turkey

Red-Gray Brocket Deer, Ocellated Turkey, Curasow

White-Lipped and Collard Peccary

Ocellated Turkey-Las Flores UMA

MONGOLIA

Altai, Hangai, Gobi Argali, Ibex, Roedeer, Maral Stag

MOZAMBIQUE

BUFFALO, ELEPHANT, LEOPARD, RHINO, HIPPO, LION AND PLAINS GAME

NAMIBIA

NAMIBIA Kudu, Oryx, Eland, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Impala, Red Hartebeest, Burchell Zebra, Black & Blue Wildebeest, Blesbok, Springbuck, Steenbok, Duiker, Elephant, Hippo, Crocodile, Leopard

NAMIBIA Guaranteed Leopard

NAMIBIA-Leopard, Plains Game

NEPAL

NEPAL- Himalayan Blue Sheep and Tahr,

NEW ZEALAND

Red Stag, Tahr, Chamois, Fallow Deer gd

Red Stag, Tahr, Chamois, Fallow Deer

Red Stag, Tahr, Chamois, Whapiti, Whitetail, Boar, Goats, Rams

Free Range Tahr, Red Stag, Wapiti, Chamois Fallow Deer

PAKISTAN

Blandford, Punjab Urial; Sindh, Himalayan Ibex; Blue Sheep, Astor Markhor, Sulaiman Markhor

RUSSIA

Kuban (Western) and Mid-Caucasian Tur

Capercaillie and Black-cock

Wapiti and Ibex Combo

Siberian Roe Deer

Siberian Brown Bear

Brown Bear Hunt on Oat Fields

Himalayan Bear

Kamchatka Brown Bear

Giant Kamchatka Moose

Snow Sheep: Kamchatka, Koryak, Solyma, Okhotsk, Yakutsk and Brown Bear

SOUTH AFRICA

Big Three-Lion, Rhino, Cape Buffalo

White Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Bushbuck, White Blesbuck Z

Elephant L

Free Range Plains Game

Lions

Buffalo, Plains Game

SPAIN

4 Types Ibex; 2 Types Chamois; Red, Fallow, Roe Deer; Mouflon, Barbary Sheep

TAJIKISTAN

Marco Polo Sheep-Mid Asian Ibex

TANZANIA

Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Plains Game

TURKEY

Bezoar & Hybred Bezoar Ibex,Anatolian Chamois,Red & Roe Deer,Konya Sheep,Boar

U.S.A.

ALASKA-Dall Sheep, Moose ch

ALASKA - Dall Sheep, Moose, Grizzly, Caribou ms

ALASKA - Coastal Brown Bear,Grizzly Bear, Stone Sheep, Moose -David River m

ALASKA-Moose, Artic, Interior,Coastal Grizzly, Dall Sheep, Trapline Adventure t

ALASKA - Dall Sheep, Moose, Grizzly and Black Bear jc

ALASKA-Brown Bear on Alaskan Peninsula c

ALASKA - Fish for Rainbows, Grayling, Artic Char, Shee Fish and Northern pike lc

ALASKA-Brown Bear and Goats on Admiralty Island ab

ALASKA- Fish for King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Leopard Rainbow, Chum Salmon, Arctic char, Northern Pike, Grayling, Lake Trout rb

COLORADO wo - Elk, Mule Deer, Bear

IDAHO fb- Bear, Elk, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, Steelhead Fishing, Fly Fishing, Turkey, Wing shooting and Corporate Retreats

LOUISIANA-Alligator

MONTANA-Mule Deer and Antelope mm

NEW MEXICO-Elk, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Ibex, Oryx pbg

NEW MEXICO- Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Cougar bd

NEW MEXICO-Q-Elk, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion

NEW MEXICO-R-Elk, Mule Deer, Angelope, Aoudad

OHIO-Whitetail, Elk

TEXAS-Mule Deer, Blue Quail

TEXAS and NEW MEXICO-Mule Deer, Antelope, Aoudad, Predators, Axis Deer, Rio Grande Turkey, Scaled Quail

TEXAS - Nalgai

TEXAS-Aoudad Sheep

TEXAS-Antelope, White tail, Mule Deer, Aoudad Sheep

UTAH - Mountain Lion wh

UGANDA

Sample Hunt

ZIMBABWE

Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Cats, Plains Game

Important Documents

HUNTING CONTRACT 2
Terms and Conditions
Release of Liability
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Gear
Travel Check list
Useful Providers
Consent for Minor Child to Travel
   
 
 

Staff Members

Joel Pat Latham is Founder and President of High Mountain Hunts. He is Life Member #93 of the Wild Sheep Foundation (formerly Foundation for North American Wild Sheep) and served as Treasurer and Vice-President. He served as Chairman of the Budget, Audit, and Investment Committees, is presently on the Records Committee and the Ethics Committee of The Boone and Crockett Club and is an Official Measurer and also an Official Measurer with S.C.I. He was a Charter Member and President of the Texas Chapter of the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (now Texas Bighorn Society). He is a Life Member of the Dallas Safari Club, Houston Safari Club, Safari Club International, Wild Sheep Foundation, Texas Bighorn Society and the National Rifle Association. For twenty years, he was a name at Lloyds of London. “Pat” is a passionate sheep hunter and has collected the Super Slam. His other passion is bird hunting….especially quail hunting and he has collected all of the North American upland game birds. “Pat” graduated from Texas A&M University in 1963 with a degree in Business. He was a football player on a full scholarship; worked for many years in the wholesale building materials industry; owned a multi-chain of restaurants in several states which he sold in 1985; is a part-owner of an large independent insurance company representing 150 companies; has been involved in an oil field security business; private investment; real estate; sales; leasing and residential building company; and has owned a world aircraft sales company. His travels have carried him to sixty-one countries. With his extensive business and management skills, “Pat” provides valuable experience and leadership. He is married to his wife of more than 50 years and they have three children, two daughters and a son, and seven grandchildren.

Lee Shetler is Vice President of Marketing. Lee majored in Criminal Justice and started his career in Law Enforcement with the Dallas County Sheriff's Dept. before moving to the Arlington Texas Police Dept. where he worked for over 31 years. He retired from the Arlington Texas Police Department after a combined 34 years in Law Enforcement. As a career Law Enforcement Officer he worked as a Detention Officer, Communications Officer, Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Vice & Narcotics Officer and as a Supervisor in the Patrol & Burglary Division. He maintained expert marksman classification with both agencies. He has hunted in over a dozen states & four Canadian Provinces where he has completed seven hunts. He has completed two African Safaris, to Mozambique & South Africa & while in Mozambique harvested all animals on his list with a muzzleloader rifle. He has also hunted in South America and several Mexican states. Hunting is his passion though a few would argue that it is his obsession. Lee says that he is "obsessed with his passion." He was a founding member of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team for the Dallas County Sheriff's Dept. and currently holds a Senior Advanced Scuba Certification thru PADI and a Sportsman Diver Certification thru NAUI. He is well versed in Global Rescue and emergency security evacuations for crisis, war or natural disasters and field rescues for those who need hospitalization. He has first aid and CPR certifications. As you can see from his extensive law enforcement training, expert marksmanship skills and experience in search and rescue, he will be a valuable asset to any of our clients wishing to have him accompany them on their hunting treks anywhere in the world. Lee is a member of the Arlington Sportsman Club, Dallas Safari Club, NRA, Boone and Crockett Club, Wild Sheep Foundation, Texas Trophy Hunters Association and is a Life Member of the Texas Bighorn Society.

Matthew David Kyle is the Vice President Operations. He leads the company in strategy, people and operations. Matt and Pat have hunted together for more than 30 years. Both are avid hunters and fishermen. Before joining High Mountain Hunts, Matt founded four companies. One company was sold in 1996. The other three remain in operation. From 2000-2005, Matt worked for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as an implementation consultant on large-scale telecom projects transforming carriers' operations support systems. He has been involved in leading implementations of carrier class and enterprise-wide provisioning, inventory, financial and OSS systems, such as JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Granite. While attending the University of San Francisco, Matt worked full-time as a financial analyst for Point West Capital. He was responsible in structuring financings for startups, mergers, acquisitions and private loans. Matt is a graduate of the University of Texas, Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance and a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Telecommunications. In 1999 he attended the Monterrey Institute of International Studies, Monterrey CA. and Taipei Language Institute, Taipei Taiwan, where he studied Mandarin Chinese.


Otambek Otambekov is a citizen of Tajikistan. He was educated at Khorog State University, Khorog, Tajikistan majoring in finance and linguistics. He has also extensively studied mathematics, computer science and physics. He speaks Tajik, Russian and English fluently and has a working knowledge of the Persian language. Otambek has worked as a market analyst, a market planner, grant writing and assessments, project manager, report writing, managing communications center, managing HR profile, oral and written translator, instructed computer skills to all levels, and an English teacher. More importantly, he is an experienced guide and hunter. As you can see, he will be a great asset to our company. He is eager to accompany all of our clients who travel to Asia for their trophies. He will meet and greet any hunter who desires his services at the airports of Asia and accompany them through their hunt and return them to their departure airport, help with the paperwork and then put you on your flight home.


Judy Latham is the Executive Assistant. She recently retired from American Airlines where she worked at the headquarters in Fort Worth. She attended North Texas University majoring in interior design. She loves playing bridge, sings in her church's choir and performing in Community Theater. She has worn many hats in her life including interior decorator, legal secretary, corporate secretary, PTA president, and Aggie Moms President, first editor of the Texas Bighorn Society magazine, and several newsletters but the jobs she has enjoyed most are being a wife to one, a mother of three, a grandmother to seven and traveling with Pat.


Cheryl Ferrell is the A/V specialist for the Company. She received a Bachelor's and Master's in Education from Baylor University. She holds certifications in speech communications, elementary education, school counseling, and ESL. She has been a school counselor for 9 years and taught elementary school for 6 years prior to counseling. Cheryl and her husband have three children. She is a member of her church’s choir and enjoys traveling and everything outdoors including skydiving, hiking, and scuba diving.


Luke Latham is our Junior Field Advisor as he hones the values of responsibility and compassionate behavior while hunting, protecting wildlife and its habitat and learning survival skills in the wilderness. By the age of 10 he has harvested and consumed numerous whitetail deer, quail, geese, dove, duck, turkey and big tusker hogs. He is an avid hunter and fisherman and loves the out-of-doors. We feel that Luke is a valuable asset to our operation as he gives insight on the perspective of the youth of America. He says, “We belong outside, I don’t why, we just do”. He is a straight A student, a great athlete and a model son and hopes one day to take over this business from his grandfather.


Katie Larkin is our Office Associate. She is a senior at Texas Tech University where she is majoring in Communication Studies and where she intends to get her master’s degree in Forensic Science. After graduation, she plans to go into law enforcement. Her hobbies are travel, where she has visited approximately 20 foreign countries; scuba diving, sky diving, hiking, white water rafting and snow skiing.