Chris Denham

Chris Denham was born in the White Mountains of Arizona and raised in Douglas. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1986 with a degree in agriculture. Just a few weeks later he married his wife, Carla.

In 1987, the couple moved to Tucson where Chris found work at Jensen's Custom Ammo. At the time this was the "mecca" for southern Arizona hunters. While working at Jensen's, Chris learned about glassing from tripods, a passion that would shape the rest of his career. In 1992 the couple moved back to Phoenix and Chris went to work as an independent sales representative. In 2001 he signed a consulting contract with Swarovski Optik and began guiding western big game hunters. In 2004 he took over as editor of Western Hunter Magazine and started Western Hunter Services, and application and booking service.

Chris has been involved with many conservation organizations in Arizona. He is a past president and current board member for the Arizona Deer Association, he also serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife, Arizona Bowhunters Association. In 2008 Chris and Eddy Corona founded the Outdoor Experience 4 All, a non-profit organization dedicated to taking kids with disabilities and life threatening illnesses on outdoor adventures of all kinds. In 2006 he was selected as Danner's Hunting Expert. Chris is also a member of The Arizona Elk Society, Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, Arizona Antelope Foundation, Federation for North American Wild Sheep, Life Member of the Boone and Crockett Club, Life member of the NRA, the Arizona Bowhunters Association and the Pope and Young Club.

Chris and Carla are blessed with two amazing children Mark and Courtney. Both have grown up working with Western Hunter magazine in about every capacity imaginable.

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