Craig Boddington was born and raised in Kansas, where his early big-game experience, in the mid-1960s, included pronghorn and mule deer
in Wyoming, whitetail and mule deer in Kansas, and mule deer in Colorado. When not involved with hunting and shooting, much of his early
years were spent in Boy Scout activities. At 14, he became an Eagle Scout; at 16, received a Silver Palm on his Eagle; and, at 17, was
the youngest person to become Activities Director at his regional Boy Scout camp. A member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, he attended
the University of Kansas on an NROTC scholarship, graduating with an English degree and a regular commission in the United States Marine
Corps. His outdoor writing career began in college and continued while on active duty. In 1979 he joined Petersen Publishing Company,
where he served as Associate Editor, GUNS & AMMO magazine; Editor, GUNS & AMMO Specialty Publications; Executive Editor, Petersen's
HUNTING Magazine; and from 1983 to 1994 Editor of Petersen's HUNTING Magazine.
His current position with InterMedia (former Petersen's and Primedia) is Executive Field Editor InterMedia Outdoors, including GUNS &
AMMO, Petersen's HUNTING, and RIFLESHOOTER.
Eric R. Poole
Eric R. Poole is the 14th editor for Guns & Ammo magazine, a position he has held since December 2013. Previously, he served as
the editor-in-chief of Guns & Ammo’s Special Interest Publications division, as a writer and armorer for NRA Publications and as an
armorer for Blackwater and has been evaluating small arms for 20 years. Poole is a VMI graduate and a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran;
his service as an armorer and primary marksmanship instructor included a deployment in support of the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Poole is married with two children, and his passions include collecting historical firearms and memorabilia, hunting and competitive shooting.