Barbara Crown is the editor and publisher of The Hunting Report. She first came to The Hunting Report as managing editor in 1999 working directly with founding editor and previous owner Don Causey. She brought with her a bachelor of science in communications from Florida International University and a great passion for hunting, along with 10 years of professional writing experience. Her own hunting experience at the time involved numerous years of bowhunting for whitetails in several US states while on vacation with her husband and partner, Kevin. They also spent much time wingshooting over their Brittany spaniel. In the years since, Barbara has been fortunate to expand her horizons with trips to Arizona and Mexico for Coues deer, Argentina for red stag and ducks, Namibia and Tanzania for plains game and Cape buffalo, as well as the local alligator, wild pig and deer hunting available in her home state of Florida.
During her time at The Hunting Report, Barbara has read, digested and researched thousands of subscriber hunt reports and investigated countless stories on hunting all over the world. Her knowledge on international hunting runs the gamut from the challenges of traveling with firearms to the specifics of tur hunting in the Caucasus Mountains to the latest trophy shipment problems caused by government bungling. Her knowledge of issues affecting hunters who travel was sufficient enough that in August of 2008, Don Causey willingly passed the reins to her, comfortable in the knowledge that Barbara will stay true to his original mission, which is to serve the hunter who travels with uninfluenced assessments on where to go hunting. That's a mission Barbara has embraced and will continue to champion.
To read Don Causey's send off and endorsement of Barbara's expanded role at The Hunting Report, click here.
Jun 27, 2012, Traveling with your hunting firearm gets more difficult every year, thanks to ever-changing airline policies and government agency regulations. Right now, thousands of hunters are either finalizing travel plans for this fall or are about to get on a plane for the African safari season this summer. The question is: will their guns get to their final destination with them? Or will the airlines refuse to check them through?
Sep 10, 2010, Wow! Talk about smoke screens. Anti-hunting groups will say anything to demonize what we do, but to use the safety and even the death of children as a platform for their agenda is unconscionable. However, before you blow it off as the simple rambling of the rabid, take a closer look at what they are really accomplishing here.
Feb 24, 2009, What are the biggest threats to international hunting today? Anti-hunting groups? Pseudo-science? Human encroachment? These are certainly part of the mix, but there are a number of more subtle and pervasive efforts that threaten hunting indirectly. They wear psychologically on hunters, discouraging, disappointing and frustrating them. What are these threats and how do we beat them back?
Jan 13, 2009, Thousands of hunters are on their way to the numerous hunting conventions this season. Many will book trips for the hunt-of-a-lifetime. Many will book the worst trips of their lives. What can you do to increase your chances of booking a trip that’s right for you?