Christine Peterson, Contributor at Outdoor Life

Christine Peterson



  • Expertise and interests include fly fishing for anything from high-mountain cutthroat trout to carp, upland bird hunting, camping, backpacking and bringing kids into the outdoors
  • Enjoys writing about the intersection of people and the natural world
  • Previous work experience: reporter and editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, waiting tables at an Alaskan fishing lodge


Christine Peterson is a freelance writer based in southeast Wyoming covering hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation, wildlife and the environment for Outdoor Life, High Country News, National Geographic and others.

More from Christine Peterson

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The Best Dog Harnesses for Hiking of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

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The 6 Best Waders of 2024

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How to Pitch a Tent

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How Long Can You Survive Without Food?

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25 Best Camping Food Ideas

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An older yellow Lab returning with a wild rooster.

A Lesson from the Bird Dog Who Turned Me Into a Hunter

grizzly with ear tags in meadow

Where Do All the Problem Bears Go?

deer in snow, brown vegetation

Wild Game Power Rankings: What Species Have the Best Shot at Surviving Climate Change?

Hunter with baby in carrier on back also carries part of an elk through rocky, woody terrain.

I Was an Anti-Hunter. Now I Take My Daughter Hunting with Me

Hunter wearing SITKA women's timberline pants approaches buck.

The Best Women’s Hunting Pants of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

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The Best Hunting Pants of 2024

Herd of buffalo grazes on prairie with cliffs and clouds in the distance

The Buffalo Revivers of the Wind River Reservation

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