“I’m the wildlife journalist.”
The term just kind of rolled off my tongue as I walked up to the scene of an unusual depredation of captive feral hogs.
A cougar was the suspect but I ruled that out quickly. Maybe we’ll delve into this old story later on.
Everyone from law enforcement to nearby ranchers were there and after introducing myself and getting that “Who is this long-haired guy with the camera?” look, I said, “I’m the wildlife journalist”.
Everyone kind of nodded and the investigation continued.
Freud was a weirdo so I hesitate to call it a “Freudian Slip” but maybe it was. I have done many things in the field of journalism and in reality “wildlife journalist” is the best description.
I have (and continue) to work in the fishing and hunting industry as an editor. I have published more than 5,000 articles on various wildlife subjects and somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 photos since I began my career in 1992 at the ripe old age of 19.
I have conducted more than 300 lectures on topics ranging from red wolves to sharks in venues as diverse as Nurnberg, Germany to Dallas, TX.
And I have produced two television programs and appeared on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Destination America, The Outdoors Channel and numerous regional networks.
All of that work has been based on getting a story. All of it has involved investigating, interviews, photography and a passion for wildlife and wildlife conservation that just won’t quit.
“Wildlife Journalist” just sort of fits.
What this site will bring to the table is everything ranging from unique wildlife photos to investigations of animal mysteries and interviews with the top experts and legends in the field.
This will be the only place for my wildlife blogging. The articles posted here will be exclusives and it will always be fun.
It’s an honor and privilege to communicate with wildlife lovers around around the world and I look forward to taking that to new levels beginning now.
I’d love to hear from you and will periodically answer questions at this venue. In addition, we love to see your wildlife photos and videos.
In a little way all of us with a cell phone can be wildlife journalists of sorts these days by capturing those incredible moments in the field and on the water.
Stay inspired and God bless!
Adventures lie ahed…
Chester Moore, Jr.