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Award-winning Guns & Ammo, entering its 15th season on the air and voted by viewers as the Best Shoot Show for multiple years, enters 2017 unveiling two new segments—Family Comes First and Classic Challenge—and brings back the popular segment, Real World Training. Once again, G&A will feature a variety of new products in its acclaimed At The Range, offering exclusive first-look reviews of firearms, ammo, optics, and accessories by its group of resident experts.
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 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.