Vin T. Sparano has been an outdoor editor and writer for more than fifty years. He is editor emeritus of Outdoor Life magazine, having served as editor in chief from 1990 to 1995, and previously as the executive editor for more than ten years. Sparano’s work in the field includes numerous articles and syndicated feature writing for USA Today and Gannett newspapers. He has written and edited eighteen books, including The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told and Classic Hunting Tales. He is a former president of the New York Metropolitan Outdoor Press Association and a heritage member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association. Sparano lives in Waretown, New Jersey.