Todd Tanner is the founder and chairman of Conservation Hawks. A life-long sportsman, he’s an accomplished angler, a serious deer hunter and a poor (on his best days) wing shot. Back in the 90s, he guided fly fishermen on the Henry’s Fork, the Madison and the Yellowstone, as well as the occasional big game hunter in Montana’s remote Yaak valley.
Todd is a long-time outdoor writer and his work has appeared in a number of publications, including Sporting Classics (where he’s a senior editor & columnist), Fly Fisherman, Field & Stream, Retriever Journal, Shooting Sportsman, Fly Rod & Reel, American Angler and Sports Afield. In recent years he’s focused on conservation, writing about climate change, energy development, ocean acidification, mountain top removal mining, ANWR, forest health, watersheds and Alaska’s Pebble Mine. He’s also the author of the award winning essay, “Why I Hunt.”
Todd and his wife Molly live with their son Kian and their two golden retrievers in northwestern Montana. You can visit Casting West, his personal website, by clicking here.