David E. Petzal, the rifles field editor of Field & Stream,
has been with the publication since 1972. He served in the U.S.
Army from 1963 to 1969, and he began writing about rifles and rifle
shooting during his service in 1964. He is a Benefactor Member of
the National Rifle Association and a Life Member of the Amateur
Trapshooting Association. He has hunted all over the United States
and Canada, as well as in Europe, Africa, and New Zealand. Petzal
wrote The .22 Rifle and edited The Encyclopedia of
Sporting Firearms. In 2002, he was awarded the Leupold Jack
Slack Writer of the Year Award, and in 2005 he received the Zeiss
Outdoor Writer of the Year Award, making him the first person to
Phil Bourjaily sold his first outdoor story-on snipe hunting-to Field & Stream in 1985. Today, he is the magazine's Shotguns columnist and co-writer, with David Petzal, of the "The Gun Nut" blog on Fieldandstream.com. He is the author of the Field & Stream Turkey Hunting Handbook and, as a turkey hunter, has renounced early mornings in favor of sleeping in and killing spring gobblers between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. He makes his home, with his wife and two sons, in his birthplace of Iowa City, Iowa.
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