David Draper – Writer, Cook, Outdoorsman
An avid hunter and accomplished writer, David Draper has traveled the globe in search of good stories and good eating, yet his roots remain firmly planted in the soil of his family’s farm on the High Plains of Nebraska. Draper serves as Contributing Editor for Field & Stream, where he is also the primary contributor to the Wild Chef blog at fieldandstream.com. Ever since his first deer came back from the butcher virtually inedible, he has made it his mission to learn all he can about taking wild game from the field to the table. He aims to dispel the notion that game meat has to be gamey and that, despite what people, including many hunters, believe, wild game is the best and healthiest protein available. Draper’s writing can also be found in the pages of Outdoor Life, Shooting Sportsman Petersen’s Hunting, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal and other outdoor magazines.