June 2, 2017 – Minneapolis StarTribune

My grandfather, Bower Hawthorne, was a longtime newspaperman, known more for chain-smoking and three-Martini lunches at the Little Wagon and the Oak Room in the Twin Cities than for a love of the outdoors. But in 1964, acting on a tip from Brainerd mayor Tom O’Brien, he bought 164 acres in Crow Wing County. He cut a mile-long driveway through the woods to access Eagle Lake, and he built a small cabin in a notch between two sizable hills. And he started planting trees.

January 14, 2017 — KFAN Outdoors

Tony appeared on the weekly Fan Outdoors radio program with “The Captain” Billy Hildebrand and Bob St. Pierre to talk hunting and preaching.

October 19, 2016 – Minneapolis StarTribune

The journey that brought me to east-central North Dakota began on a whim. I posted on my blog a somewhat tongue-in-cheek offer that I assumed was in vain: I would preach at any church in exchange for hunting. I received an e-mail a couple of days later from the Rev. Jean Mornard, the priest at Grace Episcopal Church in Huron, S.D. I didn’t know much about Huron, but I knew they had a statue of a giant pheasant. A good sign.

November 5, 2016 – Quad-City Times

St. Paul’s pastor, the Rev. Peter Marty, came in contact with Jones as Marty published his magazine, Christian Century. The minister admires Jones, who he calls “adventurous” and “clear-thinking. The discussion: If God is violent, how did the bloody execution on the cross happen and be characterized as a example of parental love? “It’s a good, tough subject,” Marty said. “What good parent would do that to their child?” – See more at:

For a complete list of Tony’s press unrelated to hunting, visit the press page on his author site.


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