Since age 11, Bill Miller knew he wanted to be an outdoor writer. He discovered that there were people whose career it was to head to Canada in the fall and hunt their way south filing newspaper reports as they went. As soon as he read that, it’s all he wanted to do!
Throughout high school and college, he tailored his education to achieve this goal. He graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in environmental communications from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Before finding a TV news job, he was hired as the associate editor of a budding hunting magazine in Minneapolis. For the next 28 years, he was with that publishing company, working his way up to the executive team as VP, media development and production, responsible for the editorial, art, production and television/video departments for 12 magazines. His work along the way included editor of North American Hunter magazine and host of their television shows on ESPN, Outdoor Channel and more.
Yet, Miller always had one passion: to simply be an outdoor writer.
“That’s what I love about my position at Delta. I’m finally a day-in, day-out writer,” he said. “It’s what I always wanted to do. Best of all, I get to do it in the company of a terrific group of people and for causes I believe in deeply. What could be better than to be the staff writer for The Duck Hunter’s Organization?”
As you can imagine, Miller is first and foremost a hunter, having hunted and/or wingshot competitively in 46 states and seven provinces over his career. He also enjoys fishing, clay target shooting, land management and geocaching — which is another form of hunting he’ll ramble on about for hours if you let him!
He and his wife currently own one English springer spaniel named “Karat,” although Miller is proud of a mantle full of hunt test and trial awards earned by Labs: Sadie, Belle, Huck, Dixie and Callie.