Chester has worked full time as a wildlife journalist since he was 19 years old and is the owner of The Wildlife Journalist® media properties.
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 and 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 of conservation issues in publications around the world and actively supports numerous conservation projects worldwide. He is Editor-In-Chief of Texas Fish & Game magazine.
He is a member of The Wild Sheep Foundation, Houston Safari Club Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, The Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance, Texas Bighorn Society and The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society.