Alaska - Kodiak
Paul Atkins is an outdoor writer from Kotzebue, Alaska. He was born and raised on a farm in Northeastern Oklahoma before moving to Alaska in the spring of 1999. Through his father’s guidance, Paul began hunting at an early age, taking his first whitetail when he was 9. From there it was non-stop. After earning degrees from both Oklahoma State and the University Of Alaska, Paul took a job teaching in the mid-west. During this time Paul buried himself in bow hunting and competition archery and traveled the country doing both. It was at this time he began to write. He published his first article on Whitetails in the fall of 1993.
Wanting more, Paul decided to move to Alaska to pursue the big game animals of the far north and expand on his adventures in writing. Paul has taken all, but
Paul’s work can be seen in “BowHunter”, “BowHunting World”, “Bow and Arrow Magazine”, “Peterson’s”, “Outdoor Life”, “Trophy Hunter”, “Eastman’s” and the “African Hunting Gazette”, just to name a few. He also serves as one of the contributing editors for the new “Hunt Alaska” magazine. He also plans to publish his first book next year.
Paul is also a strong supporter of Hunter Education and a life member of both the Boone and Crockett and Safari Club International.
Paul currently teaches for the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Chukchi Campus and is the President of “Archers of the Arctic”, the area archery organization. Currently he is excited about the next chapter in his hunting adventures, which is exposing his son (Eli), and the next generation, to the love of hunting.
Occupation: Education-Teacher/Writerone-specie in Alaska and most in North America. He currently needs 8 animals to complete the North American Super Slam. Paul also travels abroad to hunt; including Africa as one of his favorite places to pursue dangerous game, with a bow.