Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley grew up in Southern California and earned her B.A. in American Literature and Culture at UCLA. She currently resides in eastern Nebraska with her husband and hunting partner, Rick Wheatley.


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 and Rick's blog Food for Hunters. Contact her to collaborate on anything outdoor, hunting or food related.


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"