Christine Peterson

Christine Peterson

Contributor

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. When she’s not chasing mountain lions, handling grizzly bears or riding horseback into the wilderness for stories, she’s fishing, camping, backpacking or hunting with her husband, greying yellow Labrador, and endlessly curious 5-year-old.

Highlights

  • 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

Experience

Peterson started her journalism career in 2002 as an intern at Wyoming’s state newspaper, the Casper Star-Tribune. She spent over a decade writing about the outdoors and environment and as managing editor before leaving in 2018 to be a full-time freelance writer. Since then, she’s waded through complex water law that dictates how we fish, researched the bizarre nuance of hunting regulations and explored the impacts of drought on mule deer and trout in the West.

Education

Peterson graduated from The University of Wyoming with bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Economics.

Words of Wisdom

“Aldo Leopold wrote: ‘A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience rather than by a mob of onlookers.’ We should all still live by that.”

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