The Hunting Report is written by hunters who understand what hunters want and need to know before they book a hunt or board an airplane to travel around the world on that hunt-of-a-lifetime.
In continuous publication for almost 40 years, The Hunting Report was sharing reports from fellow hunters and reporting real hunting news before email, online forums, or Facebook were even conceived. It was created to provide hunters with boots –on-the-ground reports from hunters who had “been there, done that” and factual information about different hunting opportunities around the world.
Today, The Hunting Report has an online database of more than 11,000 real hunt reports from real hunters on hunting experiences around the world. In these reports, some of the world’s most experienced hunters share both what they liked and what they didn’t like about their hunts. The database also contains a library of 4,000-plus articles, written hunt reviews and in-depth analyses on hunting destinations, operators, news and developments affecting traveling hunters.
Our editorial staff are all hunters trained in fact finding and reporting as journalists or wildlife biologists. We don’t write entertaining hunting yarns, but provide reports that focus on news, facts and advice for fellow hunters. While today’s online forums and social media posts can be helpful, you don’t always know who is posting information, how accurate it is or what their ulterior motives might be. At The Hunting Report, our staff is dedicated to gathering and vetting information and giving you the unadulterated facts. Our only goal is to arm our readers with the information they need to make informed decisions on where and where not to go hunting!
Editor-in-Chief Barbara Crown
Barbara Crown is a dedicated hunter with more than 30 years experience, hunting in North America, Latin America, Africa and Europe. Reporting for The Hunting Report Newsletter since 1999 she has visited and conducted site reviews of hunting operations in Arizona, Alaska, Sonora, La Pampa, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda and Croatia, among others. As Editor-in-Chief of The Hunting Report she meets with and interviews wildlife directors and ministers of environment from numerous hunting destinations. She regularly reports on hunting news and developments around the globe, helping hunters find hunts of a lifetime, providing readers with solutions to problems they encounter and exposing unethical operators. Barbara oversees a team of outdoor journalists to bring readers factual reports and provide critical analysis and advice on hunting destinations and developments affecting hunting travel.
A long-time member of Safari Club International (founding member of SCI Miami Chapter), Dallas Safari Club and the National Rifle Association, Barbara is also an advocate for hunters and the many conservation programs hunting funds. She edits World Conservation Force Bulletin for John J. Jackson, III, represents The Hunting Report as a founding member of the International Conservation Coalition and is a supporter of the CIC and International Wildlife Crimestoppers.
You can reach Barbara at The Hunting Report at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Bodenchuk, Editor-at-Large
Mike Bodenchuk is a professional wildlife biologist specializing in wildlife conflict resolution since 1979. He has managed wildlife projects and properties in several states and in Mexico. He has also traveled extensively, lecturing and instructing on wildlife management techniques in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Mexico, Laos, South Africa, Spain and Ukraine.
Mike describes himself as a “recovering outfitter” having guided for big game professionally from 1980-1991 in New Mexico and Texas. Along the way, Mike has personally hunted in 26 states, Australia, South Africa and the UK. Mike has authored or coauthored over 50 scientific papers and four book chapters and hundreds of popular articles on wildlife management and hunting. His professional interests include predation management and feral swine control, while his personal interests center around hunting and his family.
Mike’s entire family is engaged in some form with the hunting industry: his wife Debby is a wildlife artist and taxidermist, his son Hunter is a wildlife photographer, government trapper and a licensed hunting guide and his daughter Leigh Ann works with us here at The Hunting Report. Collectively, they apply for around 100 permits, points or licenses each year, and they always have a new adventure on the horizon.
Editor, Tim Jones
Tim Jones shot at (and missed) his first deer in 1964 at the age of 13. He’s been hunting big game ever since across North America for deer, moose, bears, caribou, elk, wild boar and smaller game. He raised bird dogs and guided bird hunters for many years and has fished around the world. He often finds interesting hunting opportunities while fishing and vice versa.
An outdoor journalist with thousands of magazine and newspaper features to his credit, Tim was an early contributor to The Hunting Report and its sister publications The Angling Report and The Bird Hunting Report. He has been an editor of The Hunting Report since 2009.
One of his journalism professors once instructed Tim, “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out from another source before you print it,” and he still applies that rigorous standard to the stories he writes and edits for us. He digs below the surface of every story we publish to make sure that it’s factually accurate, and useful to a hunter seeking his next great hunt. Only then does he polish the prose so it’s entertaining to read.
Tim has passed on those passions for sport and accurate journalism to a new generation. His favorite hunting partner is his son Justin, who is our Assistant Editor. Having an assistant he trusts gives Tim more time to hunt, fish and indulge his other outdoor passions; he’s still an accomplished skier and an avid backpacker, mountaineer, mountain biker, and whitewater kayaker.