Jerome B. Robinson

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Jerome B. Robinson
Born (1937-02-28) February 28, 1937 (age 82)
OccupationFreelance writer and photographer
Known forwriting about gundog training,[1] hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife management

Jerome B. Robinson (born February 28, 1937) is an American freelance writer and photographer.

He grew up in New Jersey, studied at Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey, and then at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. During his sophomore year, he left Dartmouth and pursued a career in journalism. He lived and wrote in Maine, but he ultimately returned to the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire where he had spent much of his life.

His writings have been for outdoor publications and cover trips of all types throughout North America and Canada as well as destinations in Mexico, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Scandinavia. He was the Gundogs Editor and a feature writer at Sports Afield from 1970 to 1990 and wildlife-management columnist at Field & Stream since 1990. His photo-illustrated feature articles have also appeared in Outdoor Life, among other publications.[2]

As the Gundogs Editor of Sports Afield magazine, he traveled extensively around the United States interviewing trainers. His monthly column was noted for its direct investigations of how the nation's best gundog trainers work. He has written hundreds of popular dog training articles which have been published in Sports Afield and other national magazines.[3]

He is an outdoors person, as well as a very knowledgeable advocate of both wildlife management and gun safety. His popular series of Tips, Tricks, and Advice for Field & Stream covered a vast array of fields from boating and fishing, to hunting, camping, hunting camp projects, dog training, conservation, and safety. His gundog training books are complete guides to using proven successful training methods that are logical and simple to follow.[4] Finally, many of his Canadian assignments were by invitation of the Canadian Bureau of Tourism. While on assignments in Canada, he often worked with indigenous guides (North American Indian and Inuit).

His books include:

  • Hunt Close! (1978)
  • Training the Hunting Retriever (1987, 1992, 1999)
  • In the Turkey Woods (1998)
  • The Field & Stream Deer Hunting Handbook (1999)
  • In the Deer Woods" (2000)
  • The Ultimate Guide to Bird Dog Training (2000)

Mr. Robinson is the father of five children who are now grown and accomplished in their own rights. He lives with his wife of 40 years, a photographer, in Lyme, New Hampshire. Together they enjoy an active lifestyle and continue to spend lots of time enjoying the outdoors.


  1. ^ "Help with training hunting dogs". The Vindicator. September 19, 1993. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  2. ^ Robinson, Jerome B. (1998). In the Turkey Woods. NYC, NY: The Lyons Press.
  3. ^ Robinson, Jerome B. (1987). Training the Hunting Retriever. Canaan, NH: Jerome B. Robinson.
  4. ^ Robinson, Jerome B. (1978). Hunt Close!. Lyme, NH: Jerome B. Robinson.