I am a master hunter from Oregon with forty years of experience hunting big game, waterfowl, and upland birds in the great northwest and southern United States. As founder and president of African American Hunting Association, LLC, my goal is to increase the number on African Americans, people of color, and inner city residents who hunt and enjoy recreational or competitive shooting. I am an African American who grew up in an urban environment in Portland, Oregon, but I fell in love with fishing as a boy and hunting as a young adult. I married a woman from a southern hunting family and raised my kids to be hunters and fishermen.
I am retired now, but as a diversity and organizational development manager, I have facilitated workshops on cultural diversity with over sixty thousand participants. I have combined that knowledge and experience to compile and share information, which could help transform the hunting and shooting industry and help retailers and manufacturers to tap new markets. The first step is to acknowledge that black hunters do exist and share their stories and interests. This book will help open the door—perhaps even the floodgates!