Nate Dickinson, wildlife biologist, is widely known as the author of Common Sense Wildlife Management, which has been reprinted in Spanish in Mexico and received wide distribution there. He is also the author of numerous technical papers and popular articles. He was an Associate Editor of New York Fish and Game Journal. With his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Amherst College and Master of Science in Wildlife Management from Cornell, and two years of service in the U.S. Army as a cryptographer, he accepted his first wildlife position with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game, then spent ten years with the New York State Conservation Department focusing on deer habitat management and a range of wildlife species. He was one of two Deer Project leaders for the Vermont Department of Fisheries and Wildlife before returning to New York to become Big Game Unit Leader for the Department of Environmental Conservation, where he served until retirement. He continued to write on wildlife issues and has served for many years on the National Advisory Board of the Property Rights Foundation of America. In 2002 he received PRFA's Fifth Annual New York State Private Property Rights Advocate Award in "recognition of his defense of constitutionally guaranteed private property rights in the State of New York.