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Bill Horn began his life long infatuation with fish and fishing in the Keys in the 1950's and this interest carried into his professional career. He served in a variety of fisheries and natural resources posts and is a respected natural resources and wildlife law attorney. During the 1980's he was confirmed as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks overseeing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service.  Other positions included Chairman of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Chairman of the National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Commission, membership on the National Academy of Sciences Environmental Sciences Board and the Academy's Everglades Restoration Review Committee reflecting his long interest and knowledge of south Florida.

Bill is an active conservationist. He co-founded, and served as President, of the Falling Spring Greenway dedicated to conserving and restoring this limestone spring creek. A member of Trout Unlimited, he served as a chapter president and on its national board of directors.  He is also a member of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and the Ruffed Grouse Society.

After growing up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in the 50's -- and spending summer vacations in the Keys -- he reconnected with the islands in the 80's and avidly pursued bonefish, permit, and tarpon (and other species) there ever since.

His articles about bonefish, permit, tarpon, and bird hunting have appeared in Florida Sportsman, American Angler, and The Pointing Dog Journal.  Seasons is Bill's first book. 

Bill and his wife Jeannette live in Marathon., Florida Keys.