About the Author
In 2002, Chris Hunt won the prestigious Dolly Connelly Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism. Over his 13-year career as a journalist spanning three Western states, Hunt was recognized as one of the best natural resources reporters and writers in the region, and he collected a cache of awards from the likes of the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association and the Idaho Press Club. In 2005, he left the newspaper business to advocate for the wild and native fish on which much of his writing focused. Today, he works for Trout Unlimited, where he directs media efforts for the coldwater fisheries conservation organization's Public Lands Initiative. He lives in Idaho Falls with his wife, Elisabeth, daughter Delaney, son Cameron and his untrained bird dog, Hannah.