Elk Publishing, the parent organization of Outdoors Magazine, is proud to welcome Craig Dougherty as publisher of Whitetails Only, a new publication scheduled to launch in the fall of 2009.
"We are delighted to have Craig on board" said James Austin, president of Elk Publishing. "He brings a wealth of hunting industry knowledge and has been a leader in the whitetail management community for years."
"We expect Craig's role to far overlap the traditional 'publisher' boundaries. His input will help us shape edit that will benefit 'real' deer hunters and stay on the cutting edge of the whitetail hunting world," he said.
"It is exciting to be a part of a project like this," said Dougherty. "Whitetails Only is primed to be a 'fresh face' in the industry with several key community-driven components. To top it off the people I will be working with are passionate and professional. I couldn't have asked for a better situation," he said.
During his 25 years in the hunting industry Dougherty has held senior management positions at the Crosman Corporation, Golden Eagle/Satellite Archery and Bear. He and his son Neil founded NorthCountry Whitetails a wildlife consulting and recreation real estate company. He has published in numerous outdoor publications, co authored a book and served as a hunting TV consultant and has consulted with numerous hunting industry companies. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation, The Archery Trade Association, and recently stepped down as Chairman of the Board of the Quality Deer Management Association after four years of leadership and growth.
Another key staff edition for Whitetails Only is Neil Dougherty, who will serve as the director of field operations.
"Many people already know Neil from his numerous TV appearances, seminars, magazine articles, and best-selling book," said Austin. "There is not another person in the industry I can think of who does more on a day-to-day basis with deer hunters around the country than Neil. He refuses to rest on his laurels and continues to push the industry with his insight and observations. We are delighted to have him as the foundation of our team," said Austin.
"One of his key roles will be to act as a conduit with the hunting community and make sure Whitetails Only is delivering leading edge information to its readers. We have several projects planned which will focus on community involvement which he will also spearhead," said Austin.
Neil Dougherty has served as the Northern Research Director for both the Whitetail Institute and BioLogic. His co-authored the book “Grow ‘Em Right: A Guide to Creating Wildlife Habitat and Food Plots” is the leading selling book in the wildlife habitat field. In addition he is the host of “Quality Whitetails TV” (Outdoor Channel). He has created 2 DVD’s on wildlife habitat and is frequently cited in major publications as “one of the most knowledgeable wildlife consultants in the nation."
The Dougherty's will bring their famous 500 acre Steuben County Wildlife Habitat and Deer Hunting Demo Center to the Whitetails Only Party. An industry fixture for over 10 years, the Demo Center has been the site of dozens of wildlife research projects, numerous TV shows, has been covered in dozens of magazines and visited by thousands of whitetail enthusiasts. Now Whitetails Only will allow hundreds of thousands of deer hunters to keep tabs on the Center and a newly acquired 200 acre research facility with the click of a mouse.
For more information, visit Outdoorsmagazine.net or Northcountrywhitetails.com
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