Although born in Colorado, Darren Choate has lived in Arizona for 38 years. The majority of his childhood years were spent as a young hunter growing up in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. After his high school graduation, Darren served his country in the US Air Force, and then 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 wonderful sons, and now make their home in Northern Arizona.
Darren is the Managing Partner and Editor in Chief of Western Whitetail magazine (online), and a voting member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Choate advocates for, and supports several conservation and hunters rights organizations as well. Although he lives in elk and Coues country, he enjoys hunting across the country and writing about his experiences. His articles have been published online, and featured in magazines such as Western Whitetail, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Fur-Fish-Game, and Rocky Mountain Game & Fish Magazine.
“I am an avid hunter, a professional guide, a volunteer conservationist, and a freelance outdoor writer and photographer. Each year I spend countless hours in the field hunting big game species in my home state of Arizona, and across the US. I find satisfaction from guiding hunters here in the West; but, 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.”