Todd A. Mead, the youngest of three children in his family, was born on July 29, 1969, to Charles and Christine Mead, graduates of the Hudson Falls Class of 1965. He was raised in Kingsbury and attended Dix Avenue Elementary School, where he had his first taste of success in writing. While there, his letter submitted to WWSC for a Father’s Day contest was selected as the winner and read during a radio broadcast.
Mr. Mead was a member of the 1987 Foothills Council co-champion of the Hudson Falls varsity baseball team. Graduating that year, he won the Sawyer Local History Essay Prize and chose to pursue an education focused on English.
He graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1991 and began his career as an editor at Tribune Media Services. His education and fluency in French allowed him to move into an editorial translation job with Tribune, where he stayed for 18 years before becoming the head copy editor of Grace Note, formerly known as Tribune.
Between 1991 and 2000, Mr. Mead won three Editor’s Choice Awards in poetry and became recognized as a Distinguished Poet of America and Outstanding Poet of the ’90s. Heading into the new century, he began writing columns for Adirondack Outdoors Magazine, Outdoors Magazine, Outdoors North, and the Outdoor Gazette. In 2009, he wrote his first book, “A
Lifetime of Big Woods Hunting Memories.” In 2010, he released his second book, “Backcountry Bucks,” and in 2018, he wrote his third book, “Pursuing Public Land Whitetails.”
Todd has also been featured in Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, and North American Whitetail magazines. He has been the featured guest on multiple podcasts, including the two most popular podcasts in the whitetail deer hunting industry, “Wired to Hunt” and “Big Buck
Mr. Mead has been a lecturer and seminar speaker for many outdoor shows, church functions and school districts, helping people of all ages and backgrounds. In 2012, Mr. Mead began working with the Australian documentary filmmaker Alex Kershaw as a main subject for the film, “Something Other Than Its Own Mass,” in which he was filmed
across the country, from New York to Colorado, pursuing his passion of being in the outdoors.
In 2013, he became a NY State Director for the International Bow Hunting Organization, a position which has allowed him to donate his time and efforts to archery and conservation. His longstanding membership in the New York Outdoor Writers Association has also allowed him to share his passion with people across the region.
Mr. Mead has competed in the IBO, ASA, NABH, NETAA and NFAA archery organizations. Along with winning multiple state and regional titles, he has also been crowned an IBO World Champion two times, winning the title in 2015 and 2017.