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Tony Martins is a small business owner, consultant, and lecturer, Labrador retriever breeder, and freelance outdoors writer. As a consultant and technical writer his work has appeared in pharmaceutical trade publications like Drug Topics, American Druggist, America’s Pharmacist, and Retail Pharmacy Management, where he also served on the editorial board. When friend, fellow muzzleloader enthusiast, and hunting icon Jim Shockey suggested he apply his writing talent to his favorite outdoors activity he followed the advice, authoring and selling his first two hunting stories the very next month. To date, his outdoors features have appeared in Universal Hunter Magazine where he currently serves as field editor, Sports Afield, North American Hunter, Successful Hunter, Blackpowder Guns & Hunting, Muzzle Blasts magazine, the Longhunter Journal, Muley Crazy, Eastmans’ Hunting Journal and White Mountain Outdoors magazine.
Tony developed his passion for hunting as a youngster growing up on the family dairy farm in Southern California, where his main chores included shoveling manure to clean the milking barn, and shooting rabbits to keep the freezer full. You can probably guess which job he liked best! Everyone in the family was a marksman; from grandpa and grandma to his parents – both dad and mom – so keeping the coveted job required developing inherent shooting skills. Tony has hunted (and fished) all across North America, documenting his outdoors adventures as a photo-journalist for the past 20+ years. Known for hunting with muzzleloaders and more recently airguns, he also enjoys rifle and bowhunting, and fishing with all manner of implements, from flyrod to spear. He and wife Deborah live and play in the White Mountains of Eastern Arizona with their small pack of Labrador retrievers.