Although born in Colorado, Darren Choate has lived in Arizona for over 40 years. The majority of his childhood years were spent as a young hunter growing up in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. After graduating high school, Choate served his country as an airman in the US Air Force for four years. For the majority of his tour, he was stationed in Alaska at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska. After an honorable discharge, he returned to Arizona to attend Northern Arizona University, where he earned a Bachelors of Environmental Science and a Masters of Educational Technology. Happily married, he and his wife have two sons and reside in Arizona.
Darren is the Managing Partner and Editor in Chief of Western Whitetail magazine (online), the Editor of Whitetail Journal and Predator Xtreme magazines, and is a voting member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Additionally, Choate advocates
“I am an avid hunter, conservationist, and an outdoor professional. Each year I spend countless hours in the field hunting big game in my home state of Arizona, and across the US. I especially enjoy hunting with my family and close friends. I have an undying passion for the preservation of our hunting heritage and ethical hunting. I enjoy sharing my passions with others through my writing.”