All About Exotics

How we got started

Craig Ellwanger – Founder

Founded in 2009, AllAboutExotics was launched as an online resource and marketplace for exotic animals and exotic hunting. Since then, the site and our network (much like the popularity of exotic hunting) has taken off. There has long been a need for a more convenient & reliable way to connect Hunters with Hunt Providers. AAE is here to fill that need!

From our earliest days, we have always taken great pride in creating exciting new ways to help hunters just like you find and book dream hunts with the industry’s elite outfitters and ranches. Forget about the days of combing through 100s of websites & making dozens of phone calls just to find a hunt that fits your specific needs. Have you ever forked over your 100s or even 1000s of your hard-earned $$$ to an outfit or ranch, only to have your hunting experience end as a total nightmare? With AAE, we HAVE a better way! It starts with our knowledge and experience and continues on to our network of reputable Hunt Providers. We’ve done the “hard part” FOR YOU…so you can get on to the fun stuff…the actual HUNTING!

Over the years, we’ve gotten to know many of the finest, most reputable outfitters and ranches in the exotic industry…and we offer many of them here for you to meet & get to know as well! All in an effort to bring Hunters and Hunt Providers together to share their passion for exotics! Introducing hunters to these exceptional operations and helping to facilitate the booking of your hunt/experience is what we’re truly passionate about. Bottomline: WE’RE HUNTERS…with a wealth of knowledge about who you can trust and count on to send you home with a cooler full of meat or trophy to hang on the wall. We’re here to help steer you in the right direction for exceptional hunting experiences…whether it’s searching for a day hunt to fill your freezer or that once-in-a-lifetime group hunt/experience. We love sharing OUR infatuation with exotics with you, the novice outdoorsman or the seasoned trophy hunter.

Let us be your concierge to the world of exotic hunting!

How the site works

Simply create a ‘Hunter Profile’* and answer a few quick questions about what you’re looking for and what interests you the most. Then, get started browsing the site for Individual Hunts, Hunt Packages and Hunt Providers! You can search (by animal, method or location) for hunts and offerings that appeal to you. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, you can reserve your dates and book your hunt. Easy as that!

Can’t find a specific hunt you’re looking for? Simply contact us directly and we will assist you in locating your ideal hunt with a free Hunt Consultation and Referral Service.

Be sure to check out our Hot Hunts* section for discounted hunts, added periodically. Remember to also sign up for our newsletter to receive updates when hunts that you may be interested in are added to the site or discounted.

Feedback is also extremely important to us. Let us know how we can better assist you in finding and booking the hunts you’re looking for. After the hunt, please consider leaving honest reviews of our Hunt Providers.

*In order to book a hunt through, you must be a registered user
**Hot Hunts are hunt offerings (for a specified animal, hunting package or discounted special) available for a limited period of time (determined by the Hunt Provider) and are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis.