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At 17, Brooke Chilvers broke into her piggy bank and moved to Paris to study art history, and ended up in Germany as the only Amerikanerin pursuing a degree in Naturwissenschaft – natural science. During a yearlong camping trip she learned to catch a fish, shoot a gun, paddle a canoe, and build a campfire. Her outdoor skills and willingness to go anywhere made her the perfect target for French professional hunter Rudy Lubin, who operates in the Central African Republic. Brooke used her pen to become a full-fledged member of the hunting community, writing about game management, conservation, and wildlife art, traveling to wherever the story took her.
“With Gray’s, each column requires a gathering together of every aspect of my life experience.” Brooke’s goal is to expose readers to the countless wonderful works that are often overlooked because they are labeled sporting art.
Brooke is a vice president of the International Professional Hunters Association (IPHA), an Honorary Member of the African Professional Hunters Association (APHA), a member of the IUCN Antelope Specialist Group, and a winner of the Journalist Award for the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA). She is also the editor of African Sporting Gazette.