Chester has worked full time as a wildlife journalist since he was 19 years old and is owner of The Wildlife Journalist® media properties.
He is Editor-In-Chief of Texas Fish & Game, host of “Moore Outdoors” radio on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI, author of numerous books on hunting, fishing and wildlife and has contributed to Hunter’s Horn, Sports Afield, Deer & Deer Hunting, In-Fisherman, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, Sport Fishing, Gulf Coast Fisherman, The ZAA Journal and dozens more.
At age 20 Chester earned his first conservation award by the Sportsman’s Conservationist of Texas. It was their “Youth Conservationist Of The Year” award. The next year he became the first person to win back to back awards receiving their “Conservation Communicator Of The Year” honor.
Since then he has earned multiple accolades for his conservation work from the Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association, was named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Texas Soil & Conservation District in 2009, was given the “Mossy Oak Outdoors Legacy Award” for his work with kids an wildlife in 2017 and named a “Hero of Conservation” by Field & Stream magazine.
He has published more than 3,000 conservation-centric articles to raise awareness to conservation issues in publications around the world and actively supports numerous conservation projects worldwide.
He is a member of The Wild Sheep Foundation, Houston Safari Club, Coastal Conservation Association, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation and The Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance.