ANDREW MCKEAN was raised on a Missouri farm, where he grew up hunting deer, turkeys, predators and upland birds. A former newspaper and magazine editor, McKean is the author of Hunting the West and has won numerous awards from the Washington, Montana and Western newspaper guilds for his writing. The former editor of Rocky Mountain Fishing & Hunting News, McKean was the Western Columnist for Outdoor Life and the Montana State President of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He is a hunter-education and bowhunter-education instructor and Cub Scout leader. In his career with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, he was recognized with the Director’s Award and took national honors from the Association for Conservation Information for magazine writing. He has hunted around the world with a rifle, shotgun and bow for big game, birds, predators and small game.