Natalie Krebs is the Executive Editor of Outdoor Life, where she tackles everything from reporting digital features to producing podcast episodes. Originally from Missouri, she currently lives in northwest Arkansas with her bird dog, Hatchet.
- Interests include hunting whitetail deer, big game in the backcountry, and birds
- Enjoys exploring wild places and learning about the people who make their living there
- Recipient of the ASME NEXT Award for Journalists Under 30
ExperienceKrebs started working for Outdoor Life as an intern in 2012. Since joining the editorial staff full-time in 2014, she has traveled the country reporting on hunting and conservation issues. She’s covered everything from the R3 crisis and hunter mentoring to in-depth investigative pieces like the proposed mine near Minnesota’s BWCA Wilderness and the duck hunters who were murdered on Tennessee’s Reelfoot Lake. Invasive species fascinate her. She’s also pitched in on social media, digital photography, and video editing for OL. From 2018 to 2020, Krebs pulled double-duty as Senior Editor for OL’s sister publication, Field & Stream. In 2020, she received the ASME NEXT Award, which recognizes promising journalists under 30. From 2020 to 2023 she served as OL's Senior Deputy Editor.
EducationKrebs earned her BS in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Words of WisdomFiguring things out yourself is essential to hunting, fishing, reporting—you name it. But if you don’t know something, just remember: It won’t kill you to ask someone who does.
- Portfolio Natalie Krebs
- What Really Happened to the Duck Hunters Who Were Killed on Reelfoot Lake? Outdoor Life
- What It Feels Like to Miss the Biggest Buck of Your Life, at 45 Yards Outdoor Life
- Rise of the Sub-Gauges: Why Small-Bore Shotguns Are Making a Comeback Outdoor Life
- The Wilderness War Outdoor Life
- The End of the Earth: Hunting Adak Island Outdoor Life