A well-known Saskatchewan hunter and television host is asking for the public's help.

On Sunday, thieves ransacked Jim Shockey's family farm, just outside Asquith, Sask. A number of items were stolen, along with his late father's rare gun collection.

"It's kind of an oxymoron—sentimental guns," he said. "But they are. Anybody that's grown up in a hunting family knows what it means to have one of these firearms passed down through the generations."

Shockey is the producer and host of two television shows on the Outdoor Channel—Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures and Jim Shockey's Uncharted.

He said the guns were important to his father and have strong sentimental value.

"These were his tools," said Shockey. "His shotgun, his rifle, his 270-Remington, plus his 22-Magnum that my mother gave him for their 40th wedding anniversary and a couple of muzzle loaders."

A 350-kilogram gun safe was also stolen, along with Shockey's washer, dryer, tools and television.

Shockey is offering a reward for the guns' safe return.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP.

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A picture of Jim Shockey's late father, along with the gun safe that was stolen. (Facebook)