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Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam. She grew up in Southern California, where she earned her B.A. in English at UCLA. Jenny currently resides in eastern Nebraska with her husband, daughter and Pembroke Welsh corgi.


She is full-time associate editor at the award-winning Nebraskaland Magazine — a wildlife conservation and outdoor life publication produced by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission since 1926.

Find wild game recipes and more photography on Jenny's blog Food for Hunters. Contact her to collaborate on anything outdoor, hunting or food related. She also loves to edit copy.


Jenny has worked with Filson, Outside Magazine, Covey Rise, MeatEater, Petersen's Hunting, Game & Fish, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, Gun Dog Magazine, Strung Magazine and more.

Awards & Nominations:

Nebraska Center for the Book

2016 - Non-fiction Wildlife Honor Award

Association for Conservation Information

2015 - First Place: Magazine Destination, Historical or Cultural Article: NEBRASKAland - "Riding the Rails: Nebraska’s Cowboy Trail"  

Association for Conservation Information

2014 - Third Place: Magazine Article

NEBRASKAland - "Long Live Anglers"  

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