Shooting, hunting and outdoor industry and communications veteran Doug Painter has been named editor-in-chief of Fair Chase, the official publication of the Boone and Crockett Club.
Painter will oversee content and design of the quarterly publication. Since 1994, Fair Chase has delivered hunting and conservation news and features to Club members and associates.
"Respect. That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of Doug and his career. We're thrilled to add his caliber of esteemed experience, insight and skill to the masthead of Boone and Crockett's publication," said Morrie Stevens, Club president.
Painter served 38 years with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, working his way up from a media relations writer in 1973 to the president and CEO in 2002. He retired in 2011. Along the way, Painter played a key role in developing numerous communications campaigns emphasizing firearm and hunting safety, hunters' roles in conservation, good sportsmanship and positive public image of hunting and shooting sports.
He remains active in the industry. Painter is involved in many communications projects, is an editorial advisor to Sporting Classics magazine, and is on the boards of the Wildlife Management Institute and Youth Shooting Sports Association.
"It's a pleasure and an honor to be a part of the Boone and Crockett Club team," said Painter. "The Club's historic and continuing role in respect to wildlife conservation, the value of record-keeping in science-based wildlife management and its clear voice in support of the ideals of fair chase are as relevant today as they were when the Club was founded over 125 years ago."
A lifelong hunter, Painter's sporting passions have taken him from Alaska to Africa and South America to Siberia.
Painter lives and works near Savannah, Ga.
The Fair Chase masthead also includes managing editor Karlie Slayer and assistant editors Steve Williams, John Organ, Mark Streissguth, Keith Balfourd, Jim Bequette, C.J. Buck, Kendall Hoxey, Marc Mondavi, Jack Reneau, Tony Schoonen and Julie Tripp.