More About the Author
Name: J.Y. Jones
Date of birth: September 17, 1944
Marital status: Married to Linda Grace Jones since 1964.
Vocation: Ophthalmolgist; has done over 21,000 eye operations since opening his eye surgery practice in Dublin, GA, in 1976.
Contact info: www.jyjones.com; www.dublineye.com; email@example.com; 1-800-342-6000, 1-478-272-5933.
Avocations: Big game hunting and writing.
High School: South Gwinnett High School, Snellville, GA 1962 (STAR Student 1962)
College: North Georgia College, Dahlonega, GA Bachelor of Science 1965 (Nu Gamma Scholastic Honor Society)
Medical College of Georgia Medical Doctor 1969
Internship: Spartanburg General Hospital, 1969-1970
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Ophthalmology, 1972-75
Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1976
United States Army, 1970-76
Vietnam veteran, tour of duty in Vietnam October 5, 1970-October 5, 1971
Bronze star medal
Air medal (2)
Army commendation medal
Tours of duty:
Republic of Vietnam (above); Fort Huachuca, AZ October 1971-June 1972; Walter Reed Army Medical Center (above); Madigan Army Medical Center June 1975-June 1976.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Medical Association of Georgia
Laurens County Medical Society (President 1978)
Fairview Park Hospital Medical Staff (President 1983)
Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (Vice President 1983)
Council Member 1979-1982, 1984-1986
National Rifle Association (Life Member) NRA Golden Eagle
Safari Club International (Life Member) Region 16 Representative 1994-96, Director-at-Large 1998-2006; Chairman, Nominating Committee 2005-2006; also served on the Conservation Committee, Publications Committee, Humanitarian Services Committee, Trophy Records Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, and Governmental Affairs Committee.
The Grand Slam Club (Life Member)
Quail Unlimited (Sponsor for many years)
Ducks Unlimited (Oconee Area chairman 1980)
Middle Georgia Gun Owners Association
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Hardy B. Smith Camp (direct descendant of more than a dozen soldiers of the Confederate States of America)
Georgia Outdoor Writers Association
The Jekyll Island State Park Authority, 2003- 2006 (Vice Chairman)
Activities of Faith:
Received Christ as Savior: Age 16, Corinth Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA
Member, Dublin Bible Church (charter member)
Elder, Dublin Bible Church, for 23 years (now inactive)
Medical Missionary to Honduras and Jamaica (eye surgery approximately two weeks annually 1986 to present--over 1000 operations performed for the glory of Jesus Christ on 23 separate mission trips)
Trinity Christian School--Board member 1979-1995, President of the School Board (1989-1995)
Sportsmen's Prayer Breakfast, Safari Club International Convention, founder and first speaker, 1995
Christian Sportsmen's Fellowship, Founder member 1996, CSF Master Sportsman
Organizations Actively Supported:
Trinity Christian School, Dublin, GA
Dublin Bible Church
Middle Georgia Sav-A-Life
Dallas Theological Seminary
Moody Bible Institute
Campus Crusade for Christ (and the Jesus Film Project)
Institute for Creation Research
CAM International (Central American Missions)
American Family Association
Focus on the Family
Concerned Women of America
Walk through the Bible
Nonprofessional Activities and Awards:
Founder, St. Patrick's Festival Road Race, Dublin, GA (1977)
Honorary Leprechaun, 1980 (presented to person who does most to promote the
Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick's Festival)
President's Award, Safari Club International, 1995 and 2006
Director, Polar Bear Initiative, Safari Club International 1992-present (succeeded in changing the U. S. Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow import of legally harvested polar bear trophies from Canada)
House Resources Committee of the U. S. Congress, testimony on polar bear imports April 30, 1997
Instrument rated private and multiengine pilot with over 1200 hours of flying time (inactive at present)
First place , Excellence in Craft Competition 1995, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association, magazine article division
Third place, Excellence in Craft Competition1995, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association, color photo division
First place , Excellence in Craft Competition 1996, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association, color photo division
First place, Excellence in Craft Competition 1998, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association, magazine article division
The David Livingstone Award for the hunter/humanitarian of the year from the Christian Sportsmen's Fellowship, February 2000
The Crockford Award, Outstanding Georgia sportsman, 2003
Over 350 articles published to date in the hunting/outdoor literature. Hunted in 18 U. S. States and 7 Canadian Provinces, plus Mexico, as well as 25 countries of Asia and Europe. Major book on taking the 43 North American big game species and subspecies with the same Remington .30-06 rifle (One Man, One Rifle, One Land) published in January 2001 and now in its second printing(Safari Press, Huntington Beach, CA). Working on a sequel to that book using a different Remington rifle in Eurasia, a book that will feature some 72 big game species. Published a series of books by Safari Press, Huntington Beach, CA (http://www.safaripress.com/): Ask the Elk Guides, published December 2004; Ask the Whitetail Guides, published June 2006; Ask the Black Bear Guides, published January 2008, Ask the Mule Deer Guides, published January 2009, and Ask the Grizzly and Brown Bear Guides, in press for publication Fall 2010.
Published Worship Not the Creature: Animal Rights and the Bible, (www.nordskogpublishing.com) July 2009, which is a Bible-based refutation of the erroneous and dangerous concept of animal rights. This book also in its second print run.
Published an earlier book, Impossible to Fail, which details the huge effort to change U. S. law to allow importation of Canadian polar bear trophies (ten trips to the Arctic, nearly that many to Washington, D. C., thousands of letters, and two separate acts of Congress). ( Providence House Publishers, Franklin, TN). Published Lightspeed to Babylon, a futuristic version of the animal rights movement and how an ultimate victory by them devastates the world. Second fiction novel: Crossing the Burn deals with growing up in the North Georgia mountains.
Happiness is a by-product of a right relationship to God (available only through Jesus Christ)
That everything I say and do may in some way through some mechanism draw others to a living relationship to Jesus Christ. This includes my profession, my missionary activities, my public service, my hunting avocation, my writing, and every area of stewardship. Specifically with regard to my hunting avocation, I want to use my time, my talents, my money, my influence, and my opportunities to draw sportsmen and sportswomen to the same kind of life-giving relationship to the Savior Jesus Christ that I enjoy. I believe my primary purpose on planet Earth is to spread the gospel of my living Lord.