Chester has worked as a wildlife journalist since he was 19 years old. He is Editor-In-Chief of Texas Fish & Game, host of “Moore Outdoors” radio on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI, host of Higher Calling Wildlife and Dark Outdoors podcasts and author of 15 books on fishing, hunting and wildlife.
He has contributed to Sports Afield, Sport Fishing, Deer & Deer Hunting, Tide, In-Fisherman, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, Gulf Coast Fishermen, Hunter’s Horn, Game Trails, The ZAA Journal and dozens more.
He is a highly sought after lecturer having given more than 500 speeches on everything from wild sheep conservation to flounder fishing.
At 20 years old Chester was given 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.
In 2020 he won the Advocatus Magni Award from the National Wild Turkey Federation for his work with wild turkeys as part of his Turkey Revolution project.