Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

Hunting, fishing, and the outdoors, is no stranger to Ed Johnson. Groomed in the outdoors by a grandfather and two uncles, since he was a small child, with a fly rod in one hand, and a bow in the other, Ed has 50 years of bow hunting experience behind him. He has record bow kills in the Safari Club International record books with a collection of some 60 mounts and has taken 17 species with bow in Africa. He has received awards for North America's Top Ten and Goats of the World and Wild Sheep of the World.

He is a member of Safari Club International, Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), North American Hunting Club, NWTF, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, ICAST, and retired co-founder and owner of the Bass Pro Crappie Masters All American Tour.  Ed still maintains his status as a professional photographer and is an avid freelance writer for numerous outdoor publications. He was featured in several hunting videos with Roger Raglin, and On The Water and In the Woods, with Cody and Cody.  He serves on the pro staff and pro staff review board for Commando Hunting Products and is senior adviser and consultant and Trusted Expert Pro Staffer for Trusted Outdoor Gear  and

His love for the Ozark whitetail and old tom turkey is still his passion. Ed is quite active in promoting the outdoors and enjoys sharing hunts with others, especially first timers!  His mission in life is to expose people, young and old, to this great pastime of hunting and fishing. Each year he takes a group into Ontario for bear hunting and fishing. In a time when it is getting more difficult to get kids exposed to nature, Ed believes all outdoors men and women, can and will play an important role in helping to expose more children to the outdoors. The bottom line….our hunting industry future. Ed has coined the phrase "teach a child to hunt and fish and you will never have to hunt the child"!

Areas of Expertise: Bowhunting, journalism, photography, stream fishing, guiding, survival.


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Feds to ‘Re-evaluate’ Elephant Policy after Mid-Term Elections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will wait until after mid-term elections to “re-evaluate” a controversial new policy on elephant hunting. But conservation groups including Dallas Safari Club (DSC) worry that political gamesmanship in America is already compromising sustainable elephant management in Africa.…

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In the Pelican Freedom 100X

Review: Pelican Freedom 100X Kayak

Every year about this time, when most other winter sports are winding down, I like to take to an Ozark stream for some cold weather floating, especially when there is a good snow on. This year I had the opportunity to try something a little…

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Aimpoint Micro H-1 Red Dot Sight

Review: Aimpoint Micro H-1 Red Dot Sight

One thing I have learned in my many years of hunting and fishing is that things change (including my eyesight)! Techniques change, equipment changes and we slow down, while everything else seems to be speeding up. Technology has certainly had its effect when it comes…

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Hunter Safety System 1

Review: The Hunter Safety System

I have bow hunted for 50 years (starting when I was 16), and I have climbed my fair share of trees and sat on limbs, boards, platforms, and tree stands. During those early years I never gave much thought to safety, other than picking large…

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