Since discovering her passion for
hunting in 2008, Larysa Switlyk has dedicated her life to promoting the outdoor
lifestyle and educating the public about how hunting contributes to the conservation
of wildlife through her self-produced television shows, "Larysa Unleashed"
and the new, "Unleashed Global
Adventures." Larysa has also
challenged herself on many difficult hunts in some of the most remote places of
the world in extremely dangerous conditions. She does all of this for the
purposes of promoting the values of hunting and demonstrating how it
contributes to the conservation of wildlife around the world.
The once certified public accountant
(she still maintains her certification) now professional hunter, Larysa has
paved her path in the outdoor industry over the years through hard work and
determination. Under the umbrella of her Production Company Larysa
Unleashed, LLC, she debuted her hunting and fishing show “Larysa Unleashed” on
National TV in 2013 on NBC Sports with these episodes now airing internationally
and is subtitled in several languages.
Larysa has received numerous hunting
awards and accolades since becoming a professional hunter. She has won awards
for her video productions and graced the covers of numerous hunting magazines
over the years. She has shared her passion for hunting and conservation with
other female outdoorsmen especially and has hosted many hunts and events that
promote women in the outdoors.
Larysa has traveled to over 60
countries and hunted over 100 different species of big game animals while
documenting everything along the way. Through all of her hunting and
travel experience, in 2017 she opened a hunting consulting company called Unleashed
Global Adventures so she could assist clients to book hunting and fishing
trips around the world with the best outfitters that she had met, hunted and
fished with during her own, personal adventures. Larysa launched a new
television show in 2023 called Unleashed Global Adventures, to showcase
what her audience should expect on the many hunting and fishing adventures that
her service offers. New episodes will be airing this Fall on The Pursuit
Channel and Wild TV!
Larysa donates her time to multiple
nonprofit organizations, taking children with terminal and life-threatening
illnesses as well as combat wounded veterans out on various hunting and fishing
adventures. In her never-ending quest to make more of an impact, she recently
launched a new nonprofit, Unleashed Outdoor
Education and Wildlife Conservation Inc. This
nonprofit’s mission is to bring more people into the outdoors, educating them
about wildlife conservation. Some full-length wildlife documentaries are in the
works and will be entered into film festivals in the very near future!
Education and Wildlife Conservation Inc is
already involved and making a local impact! Larysa recently had the honor
of presenting a $500 donation to the Myakka Elephant Ranch from the Safari Club
International Tampa Chapter and then to everyone’s surprise, Her non-for-profit
matched the donation. Through these donations, this ranch raises enough money
to care for their elephants as well as send a large donation to the
International Elephant Foundation to help preserve these elephant’s native
habitats and set up anti-poaching units to protect them from being poached for
Larysa has also teamed up with Amy Bell Charities and Safari Club
International Foundation to participate in their
“Pay it Forward” Blue Bag Program. On recent African safaris, she brought
much needed medical and school supplies, as well as provided meat from her
hunts to feed many villagers in areas that most people would never visit.
purchased supplies for a school deep in the jungles of Zimbabwe that was designed
and constructed solely through hunter’s donations for children of the local
Park Rangers and Patrolmen who are employed by the area’s Anti-Poaching Unit.
The money spent by hunters coming to the area go directly back into the
community, and together with the support of the local government, the children
of the staff members that work to protect the hunting areas and look after the
animals, are able to get a quality education.
This is just the beginning
for Larysa. In the near future she hopes to make an even larger impact through
the work of her nonprofit. Money raised will go towards educating the
public on wildlife conservation and the importance of the role hunters play in
it. Funds will also be put towards protecting natural habitats to preserve and
protect all wildlife! Additionally, in a world with so much technology at your
fingertips, Larysa will help to remind the public that it's healthy to get
disconnected from it and encourage more people to spend time in the outdoors
enjoying it without any interruptions! She plans to sponsor people to give them
the opportunities to experience all the outdoors has to offer as well as learn
different outdoor skills they can pass on!
getting involved or donating? Check out www.UnleashedOutdoorEducation.org for more information and ways to donate.
Switlyk on Social Media at @LarysaUnleashed & @UnleashedGlobalAdventures.
information or questions - Contact Larysa Switlyk at (941) 587 0444 or UGABookings@gmail.com.
Unleashed Outdoor Education Mission: https://youtu.be/KusT2z5BXHk
Elephant Donation: https://youtu.be/MmxGr10R9Go
Zimbabwe School Supplies: https://youtu.be/jZmVhO3c7I8
Unleashed Global Adventures Booking Agency: https://youtu.be/4Peu1MlaaE0