Greg Morton is a New Zealand mainlander, from the South Island province of Otago. Growing up in a rural area, it is no surprise that hunting, angling, game bird shooting and wildlife photography took on a large role in his life. Since 1987 he has actively practiced outdoors writing alongside his day job as Head of Social Sciences at Hagley Community College in Christchurch. In that time, he has penned hundreds of published articles, describing the adventures awaiting outdoorsmen in the New Zealand wilderness. He writes the monthly column "Fair Chase" for The New Zealand Fishing News, a bi-monthly column called "Profile" for New Zealand Outdoor magazine, and contributes regularly to The Hunting Report, The Birdshooting Report and The Angling Report. His work has also appeared in Sports Afield and several other South Pacific publications. Research for his various stories has taken him throughout New Zealand, the Northern Territory of Australia, Cook Islands and New Caledonia.
The focus of Morton's articles are a mix of fact files and personal experience, allowing readers to get a feel for the featured destination and evaluate whether it is an adventure they want to experience for themselves. He worked with The Hunting Report to produce New Zealand: A Country Report, a definitive guide to hunting in New Zealand. He regularly hunts as both a trophy and meat hunter, and gets particular enjoyment out of wildlife photography. Many of his big game photographs are available for purchase as canvas art. They can be viewed at www.canvart.co.nz/forsale.aspx?a=22. His favourite quarry is the chamois, and he was lucky enough to climb his personal Mount Everest with this species when he shot a superb buck in 2006. Bull tahr, fallow buck and red stag are also high on his list of admired species. His personal motto is simply, "Out there doing it."