Chronicles Craig Boddington's third decade of African hunting.
Craig Boddington, born in Kansas in 1952, Craig Bodingron is a hunter and an author of international repute. A veteran of over seventy African safaris, he also has extensive hunting experience in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. The author of eighteen books on hunting and firearms Craig has written in excess of two thousand magazine articles on the same subjects. He has used his hunting trips as field experience for his writing, gathering information about hunting, fauna, ballistics, and firearms wherever he travels. His extensive experience with firearms and calibers has given him insight into what does and does not work and has made him a leading expert in the field.
His outdoor-writing career began in college and continued after graduation while on active duty in the Marine Corps. After leaving active service in 1978, Boddington worked as a hunting consultant/booking agent for International Hunting consultants, based in Santa Monica . In 1979 he joined petersen Publishing Company, where he served as an associate editor for Guns & Ammo Specialty Publications; as an executive editor for Petersen's Hunting magazine; and from 1983 to 1994 as editor of Petersen's Hunting magazine. He currently is executive field editor for Primedia Outdoor Group and a frequent contributor to other major publications, including Sports Afield and Safari Magazine.
In recent years, Boddington has become active in outdoor television, serving as host for the television series Tracks Across Africa and co-host of Petersen's Hunting Adventures and Guns & Ammo TV; he is co-producer of a feature-length DVD series including Boddington on Buffalo and Boddington on Leopard. In 2005 Boddington retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after serving thirty-one years on active and reserve duty.
Boddington, who resides in Paso Robles, California, has two daughters, Brittany and Caroline.