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2017 Conference Sponsors

  • Pam Swanner

    Tourism marketing professional serving in a management position for more than 25 years. Directing a new, regional marketing organization which utilizes the outdoor recreation (hunting/fishing and non-consumptive) in a 23 county region of Alabama as an economic development tool. Have received numerous state and regional awards and recognition.

  • Andy Lightbody

    Owns Rocky Mountain Television Network which airs 24-7 throughout Central Colorado. All original programming related to hunting, fishing, camping, mountain biking, river rafting, outdoor cooking, photography and conservation

  • Tony Martins

    Small business owner, consultant & lecturer, Labrador retriever breeder, freelance outdoors writer, field editor Universal Hunter magazine, content writer Webyshops.com. Former pharmaceutical industry sales manager, consultant, tech writer & publisher. Former milking barn sanitation engineer & grunt, family owned Arrowhead Dairy Farm.

  • Brandon Butler

    Brandon Butler is the Executive Director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri. He is the editor of Missouri Wildlife magazine. His syndicated column, Driftwood Outdoors, appears in 15 Missouri and Indiana newspapers and numerous regional magazines. Brandon also freelances articles to magazines and is a frequent seminar speaker.

  • Brad Fenson

    Freelance writer/photographer - waterfowl, big game, upland, shooting, fishing. Available for assignment.

  • Bob Frye

    I work full time as the outdoors editor of the Tribune-Review newspaper and everybodyadventures.com, both based near Pittsburgh. I am a 25-year veteran of the newspaper business and have written for regional and national magazines, along with having written six books, ranging from deer management to guidebooks.

  • Brian Johnson

    Brian Johnson is the co founder and CEO of Ammoland.com As an experienced digital inbound marketer I specialize in organic search campaigns coupling keyword research with targeted content development. I work on the daily operations of Ammoland while driving new marketing initiatives through social media and strategic publishing.

  • Bryant Johnson

    10 years in interpreting marketing strategy for digital platforms. Develops and implements tactics. Understands user experience. Handgun and rifle range shooter, NRA member.

  • Margaret Anderson

    Former Fishing Editor of Arizona Hunter and Angler Currently freelance for several online publications currently Outdoors Editor for Arizona Boating and Watersports/Western Outdoor Times

  • Bill Miller

    Executive Editor 50Campfires.com, Primer 180 Agency. Freelance writer and television producer. Book author.

  • Bob Redfern

    Bob enjoys bringing the outdoors and the best it has to offer to over 500,000 Nielson Rated viewers each week - 52 weeks of the year featuring Fishing and Hunting destinations with real life people around the country. The program highlights guides, outfitters and products on the front lines of the outdoor world in every corner of the US.

  • Bruce Ingram

    Bruce Ingram has sold over 2,300 articles and over 2,500 photos to magazines. Bruce has written books on the James, New, Potomac, Shenandoah and Rappahannock rivers and FLY AND SPIN FISHING FOR RIVER SMALLMOUTHS. His sixth book is LIVING THE LOCAVORE LIFESTYLE, and he has recently sold his first fiction novel, Ninth Grade Blues. Ingram is a staff writer for Whitetail Times and cooking columnist for WHITETAIL TIMES and QDMA.com, and Outdoor America field editor.

  • Michael Walker

    I've been a musician for 30 years. Was very familiar with sound production so video production was an easy transition. I produce and host a TV show called Livin' Free Outdoors. I'm a member of BMI (the music organization) and I'm on the board of directors for the American Mining Rights Association.

  • Troy Frady

    I am a professional saltwater angler and charter fishing guide in Orange Beach, Al. I promote conservation and have been recognized as the "next generation of charter fishing guides." I am a 1986 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Journalism and Public Relations. I write about saltwater fishing.

  • F Feightner

    Case Communications Manager for 13 yrs. Business professional with broad experiences, including marketing, public relations, financial management, software support and development, business consulting and retail systems. Interested in integrated marketing initiatives and web applications to help develop consumer interest domestically and abroad.

  • Charles Burchfield

    Published weekly in the DuBois Courier-Express, DuBois PA, and the Bradford Era, Bradford, PA. Published in state, regional and national publications. Weekly Outdoor Radio program aired on CONNECTFM Talk Radio. Past President & Life Member of PA Outdoor Writers Association, active member: Mason Dixon Outdoor Writers Association, and OWAA.

  • Chip Hunnicutt

    10+ years in the outdoor industry, former Marketing Manager for Crosman Corporation, joined Arcus Hunting in 2016 to lead marketing efforts for the company's growing portfolio of hunting and archery brands.

  • Chuck Lichon

    Although my main emphasis has been in the waterfowl/fishing categories, I also write on various public health related issues, such as toxicology. I am currently completing a book on toxicology that will be directed at the general public. I am an allied health instructor at an area university and lecture on various subjects (e.g. Critical Thinking)

  • Dave Lear

    Former editor, Marlin magazine; Founding editor, Billfishing magazine; Contributor to Power & Motoryacht, MotorBoating, Tide, Garden & Gun, ESPN Outdoors Saltwater, Florida Sportsman, Guy Harvey Magazine, and numerous billfish tournament web sites. Field Editor, Salt Water Sportsman. Book author and editor.

  • David Cabela

    David Cabela is the author of three books: Cabela's World's Foremeost Outfitter, Two Hearts One Passion, and Two Hearts in Tanzania, as well as co-authour of Beast: The Collected Works of John Banovich. He lives in Nebraska with his wife, Shari, and their three children.

  • Darren Choate

    Choate is the Managing Partner and Editor in Chief of Western Whitetail magazine (online), the Publications Manager for Western Hunter magazine, and is a voting member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Additionally, Choate advocates for, and supports several conservation and hunters rights organizations. Although he lives in elk and Coues country, he enjoys hunting across the country and writing about his experiences. His articles have been published online, and featured in magazines such as Western Whitetail, Western Hunter, Quality Whitetails, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Fur-Fish-Game, and Rocky Mountain Game & Fish Magazine.

  • David Drew

    With 34 yrs experience in photography, broadcast & video, David is a professional videographer/producer/director in network affiliate TV and corporate/commercial video production. Satisfied clients include Cessna Aircraft, The Coleman Company, Beech Aircraft, Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, Via Christi Medical, Koch Industries & many others.

  • Dena Vick

    Outdoor writer, editor and contributor. Experienced in marketing, management, public relations, social media, multi-channel campaign development and execution. Published: Arkansas Wild, Fishing Tackle Retailer, Digital, River Management Journal. Editor: Arkansas Parks and Tourism Arkansas Wild Bike Arkansas ANPA (American Native Press Archives)

  • David Kopel

    Dave Kopel is Research Director of the Independence Institute, a think tank in Golden, Colorado, which is founded on the principles of the Declaration of Independence. At the Independence Institute, Kopel also heads the Second Amendment Project, the only research center at U.S. think tank which is dedicated to firearms law and policy issues.

  • Don Mallicoat

    Freelance outdoor copywriter providing services to the hunting & shooting retail industry. Services include guest blogs and social media content writing. Sporting Classics Daily contributor. Previously published in Pointing Dog Journal, Upland Almanac, and Wildlife in NC. Weekly outdoor columnist for the Madison County, NC News-Record & Sentinel.

  • Allan Smith

    Award winning film & television producer - videographer with a focus on tactical, gun & outdoor video production & digital media. Winner of the 2016 & 2017 POMA Pinnacle Awards for Broadcast. "Strategy – Storytelling – Content Production – Post Production – Social Media – Virtual Reality".

  • Steve Sorensen

    I've been writing in the outdoor press for about 10 years, am a member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association (and serve on its Board of Directors), and have won numerous awards from POWA for my articles in national and regional publications. I also am a field editor for Bear Hunters Online and edit online content for Havalon Knives.

  • Galen Geer

    Publisher/Editor, The Pines Reveiew Literary Journal Outdoor Ed., Soldier of Fortune: hunting products & in-depth articles. Associate Editor African Expeditions: issues, events, book reviews for Africaphile. Columnist (Back to Basics), Whitetails Unlimited. Freelance & Avail. for Assignment. Lecturer: Literature, ethics, BLOG: The Thinking Hunter

  • Glenn Helgeland

    President, Target Communications. Editor/Publisher -- 'On Target' series of outdoor books. Incidental freelance writing. Founder/Content Director of five deer & turkey hunting expos (MI, OH, IL, KY, WI).

  • Gordy Krahn

    Editor/Deer & Deer Hunting/August 2014-Present Editor/North American Hunter/February 1999-January 2014. Co-host/North American Hunter TV/January 2004-January 2014. Editor/Trapper & Predator Hunter/April 1990-February 1999.

  • Gerald Scott

    BA English/Creative writing, Kansas State U 1970. Professional (i.e. paid) outdoor writer 1983-present. Approximately 3,000 magazine credits and 6,000 newspaper credits. Weekly outdoor newspaper column 1984-present. Member OWAA 1986-2004. Member SEOPA 2000-2009.

  • Addison Edmonds

    Gunner Kennels was conceived in a duck blind & inspired by my best friend Gunner. I’ve always felt uneasy traveling with him in traditional plastic crates–watching Gunner work in the field made me realize I wanted to build a kennel with as much drive as he gave when retrieving. So I sold my advertising company in MS & moved home to TN to do that.

  • Glen Wunderlich

    Outdoor columnist for the Argus-Press of Owosso, Michigan and write a weekly column titled 'Thinking Afield'. Write to educate and entertain relative to the shooting sports, hunting, and legislative issues. My blog is Thinkingafield.blogspot.com. Write for Lightfield's Hunting Club at Lightfieldslugs.com. Chairman of Perry Youth Hunt Extravagana

  • Harry Guyer Jr.

    Bedford County Sportsman weekly column in Bedford Gazette. Wildlife and Outdoors weekly column in Bedford Gazette.

  • Jason Reid

    A high-impact business development professional who creates and executes the forward-thinking strategist that advances companies through their revenue channels, brand awareness and original content. Through effective interpersonal and multimedia communication I am a proactive leader who leverages a tenacious, self-starting attitude with experience in both sales and marketing departments as well as a content provider. Crafted through hands-on experience and mentorships with companies and executives to be an extraordinary relationship builder I strive to work as a partner to advance key initiatives, while motivating, stratagizing and aligning organizations and people to succeed. I've work both in and out of the industry and have had the opportunity to contribute to some of the most storied publications in the hunting and shooting sports world.

  • Jay Cassell

    Editorial Director of Skyhorse Publishing. Has written/edited six books on hunting; appeared as a guest host on the Woods N Waters show, and as a guest on Beretta On Assignment; has been published in Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, Petersen's Hunting, Time, and others.

  • John Doty

    John has an undergraduate degree in journalism and professional experience in daily newspaper reporting, editing and publishing, subscription-based magazine publishing (both established and start-up), natural resource PR & communications in the federal sector, freelance writing and photography, and corporate communications for start-up entities.

  • Jake Meyer

    My career in the outdoor industry started in November 2015 as a PR Specialist for Chevalier Advertising where I served their client, Nikon Sport Optics, with their public relations and marketing strategies. From there, I accepted a position with Mossy Oak. I currently serve as their Public Relations Manager. In this position, I am consistently contribute written and video content for www.mossyoak.com. I generate numerous press releases in addition to writing for various projects we complete throughout the year. I also serve as an on-camera personality for various shows our team produces. I also shoot photos and video for a different content variety when I am on hunting trips.

  • Jodi Holliday

    Media Relations Consultant with Tourism Saskatchewan. Work with all types of travel media to help them discover Saskatchewan by providing support for their trips to and within the province.

  • Jodi Stemler

    Jodi has a degree in wildlife management from Rutgers University. She has worked for a state fish and wildlife agency, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation. Since 2005, she has worked as a consultant focused on conservation policy and communications work for a wide range of organizations.

  • John Taylor

    Shotgunning columnist for Sports Afield and Delta Waterfowl, Contributing Editor for NRA Publications, regular contributor to Wildfowl, American Rifleman, American Hunter, Shooting Illustrated. Book author: The Shotgun Encyclopedia and Shotshells & Ballistics (Safari Press).

  • Julie Mogenis

    Retired Texas Judge hosts & produces 2 internationally broadcast outdoor series(onFOX& NBC Sports) & several features including those involving big game hunting to bio diversity,eco system restoration & genome mapping for various network venues.the Judge is a member & affiliated with numerous industry related organizations from SCI ,ASA, NRA etc

  • Judy Branham

    Judy is a Photo Journalist and freelance writes for several publications; such as, Traditoinal Bowhunter Magazine, Trad Archer World Magazine etc. She is currently writing a book about female hunters. She is a member of NSSF, NWTF, POMA and more outdoor organizations. Being a seasoned hunter for over 30 years she has years of hunting adventures to share. Judy also is a public speaker.

  • Keith Crowley

    Author: "Gordon MacQuarrie:The Story of an Old Duck Hunter"and "Wildlife in the Badlands". Contributing author: "A Passion for Grouse". Photo and/or writing credits in American Hunter, Sporting Classics, Ducks Unlimited, Bugle, Peterson's Hunting, Wisconsin Sportsman, Wisconsin Outdoor Journal, Wall Street Journal, London Time, Paris Match, et al.

  • Ken Perrotte

    Outdoors columnist, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star (Virginia) daily newspaper. Conservation Field Editor for NWTF and Turkey Country magazine. Contract outdoors journalist/photographer for Army Times Publishing Co., and www.militarytimes.com. Wild game cooking columnist and regular contributor, Virginia Wildlife magazine. Ken's freelance work has appeared in more than a dozen other magazines, including USA Today's Hunt & Fish, Recoil, Outdoor Life, Turkey & Turkey Hunting, Whitetail Times, and more over the last 25 years.

  • Kevin Jarnagin

    Whether running down to Mexico for largemouth bass or heading up to British Columbia for an elk hunt, Jarnagin is constantly searching for the next outdoor adventure. Jarnagin got his initial introduction into the outdoors with Steve Scott then moved to Blue Heron Communications. Currently, Jarnagin is the Content Manager for Gun Talk Media. He's tasked with elevating GTM's content and exploring new outlets for consumers to enjoy GTM's many offerings.

  • Kat Mattoon

    Executive producer, show host and general manager of Rocky Mountain Television Network (RMTV). All original outdoor programming, 24-7, throughout Central Colorado. Also show host, videographer, and voice over talent.

  • Karen Mehall Phillips

    A POMA Cornerstone member, I've spent 25 years in the editorial and marketing arena in support of NRA programs and services, NRA's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), the promotion of hunting and shooting sports as a mainstream American lifestyle, wildlife conservation, and the role of hunters as America's first conservationists.

  • Krissie Mason

    Mason, of Savage, Minnesota, is an adventurous outdoor spirit, food enthusiast, and farm-girl who supports a field-to-fork wild-food chain, and especially enjoys expanding pantries and stretching game and fish palates with delicious recipes. “There’s nothing like some fresh air, a plate of good food and a cup of smoky campfire coffee to turn a stranger into a friend,” said Mason who is excited to join this great team of women ice anglers. “Let’s cook good food together and take some fun photos along the way.” Mason is an award-winning photographer and writes for Outdoor Life Magazine, OutdoorLife.com, OutdoorHub.com, Ruffed Grouse Society Magazine, Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, Pheasant Forever/Quail Forever, and several additional websites. Recently, Mason donned the cap of Editor of Horizon’s Magazine, a bi-monthly publication of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW).

  • Kristi Drawe

    As the Director of Marketing for TxAT, I oversee all marketing functions for the Aguila Ammunition and Texas Armament & Technology brands. Prior to joining TxAT in July 2015, I was the Director of Marketing for Aimpoint, Inc. for six years. I'm also an avid hunter and shooter.

  • Kevin Tate

    Creative Director Mossy Oak Productions; supervise post production staff, quality control on company's television/video products, writes voice over copy; online editor on Avid platform. Consulting Editor for Mossy Oak's Hunting the Country Magazine, directing content and writing some departments; other occasional freelance magazine work.

  • Michelle Scheuermann

    Michelle Scheuermann is a 12-year veteran of communications in the outdoor industry. In 2012, she started her consulting business, BulletProof Communications, and works with Sportsman Channel along with other clients in the outdoor world and beyond. Her goal is to help clients reach their target audiences utilizing a mix of on-line & off-line means

  • Larysa Switlyk

    Certified Public Accountant & Licensed Real Estate Agent Co-ambassador for State of Florida for “Hunt of a Life Time” www.huntofalifetime.org Putting on an all female wounded warrior turkey hunt with Wounded Warriors In Action. http://www.wwiaf.org/ Writer, Producer, and Host of a female hunting, fishing, adventure TV show, “Larysa Unleashed”

  • Lew Carpenter

    Editor of coloradooutdoors.net. Regional Representative for the National Wildlife Federation. Past producer for Orion Multimedia. Launched 'The Federal Experience' and 'The Bucks of Tecomate with Jeff Foxworthy.' Produced the third season of TRCP's 'Life in the Open.' Past Editor of Western Outdoors Magazine.

  • Liza Sautter

    Hunting and outdoor writer, photographer, and app developer. Published: Bugle, Girls' Guns & Rods, goHunt.com, and Eastmans' Hunting Journal Frequent Contributor: The Hunting Page

  • Matt Soberg

    Matt Soberg is the Editor & Director of Communications for the Ruffed Grouse Society. He edits and publishes the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine and manages web content for www.ruffedgrousesociety.org. He received his BA from the U of MN, Twin Cities and his JD from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN.

  • Michael Dickerson

    Accomplished freelance outdoor writer, publication editor and PR executive. Award-winning experience in publication editing, journalism and photography. Widely published with hundreds of stories in numerous national and regional outdoor publications, with current emphasis on national firearms and hunting publications.

  • Mia Anstine

    I am an outfitter, guide, hunter, mentor, and instructor. I'm cohost at the MAC Outdoors podcast, guest host on Remington Country Television, hunt editor at Western Whitetail magazine, Armed Lutheran Radio contributor, NRA Tips & Tactics host, and guest writer for several publications. Published: Alpine Gazette, Beretta USA, North American Hunter, Field & Stream, National Shooting Sports Foundation, NRA Blog, NRA Family, NRA Insights, NWTF Jakes, Pagosa Sun, RetailmeNot.com, The Shooting Channel, Western Whitetail Magazine, Women's Outdoor News, and other print and digital media outlets.

  • Mike Marsh

    Freelance outdoor writer-photographer. Newspaper: Weekly Features in Wilmington, Raleigh, Goldsboro and Tabor City papers. Magazine Columns in NC Game and Fish. Monthly features in NC G&F and NC Sportsman. Published works appear in dozens of magazines. Author of four books, with Fishing North Carolina published Feb, 2011.

  • Melissa Nichols

    For over 30 years Streamlight, Inc. has been engineering and designing a constantly evolving line of personal lights, many of which now feature the latest in combination LED/incandescent technology. Streamlight manufactures a variety of high-quality portable lighting products.

  • Mark Thomas

    Mine has over 100 publications, and is too lengthy for this format. Chairman of the Board - National Board of Directors, Quality Deer Management Associaiton. Chairman - Southeastern Society of American Foresters

  • William Crawford

    The University of Montevallo’s Presidents Outdoor Scholars Program is committed to educating the next generation on the values of work ethic and conservation to lead the way in protecting our heritage for the benefits of our wildlife, lands and natural resources.

  • Paul Wait

    Paul Wait is editor of Delta Waterfowl magazine, a membership publication reaching an active, conservation-minded set of waterfowl hunters. Before joining Delta's communications team in 2011, Wait was editor of Wildfowl magazine. He is a past editor for InterMedia Outdoors and F+W Media. Wait has 17 years of professional media experience.

  • Pete Rogers

    Winner of over 50 literary awards. Rogers has published more than 1,000 articles and 1,500 photographs. Former President and Chairman of the Board of the South Carolina Outdoor Press Association. He annually writes over 120 articles for magazines, websites and blogs. He conducts dozens of seminars and workshops annually on hunting, fishing and trapping techniques.

  • Phil Phillips

    Outdoor TV host and hunting seminar speaker Phil Phillips has spent three decades as a premier bowhunting guide & outfitter and has taken 40+ big-game species worldwide. He has written numerous hunting articles and serves as a pro-staffer for major companies in the outdoor industry. He has hosted shows on the Outdoor Channel for the past 10 years.

  • Pete Muller

    The National Wild Turkey Federation is a nonprofit Conservation organization founded in 1973 with a mission dedicated to conserving wild turkeys and preserving hunting traditions. By working with its wildlife agency partners, the NWTF has helped restore wild turkey numbers to nearly 7 million today.

  • Eric Dinger

    A serial entrepreneur, Eric started his first company while in college. Since then he has started, bought, built and sold businesses. His life's work in technology and digital marketing has culminated in Powderhook, a tech company that builds tools to help the outdoor industry solve some of its most important challenges. Powderhook's mission is "Access for All," and everything the company does is free for outdoorsmen. Powderhook makes money through a subscription service, called Powderhook PRO, which is used by leading brands to automate digital marketing tasks.

  • Randy Newberg

    Host of nationally distributed TV shows and podcast. Owner of influential web forum on western hunting topics. Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (2013-present). Board of Directors of Orion The Hunters Institute (1995-2008 with five years as Chairman).

  • Richard Bernier

    Northeast field editor -Deer & Deer Hunting mag. Hunting editor - Outdoors mag Contributing writer - Whitetail Institute Nature photographer, Seminar Speaker Author of three titles regarding white-tailed deer.

  • Roger Eckstine

    Author, Photographer, Videographer Shooter's Bible Guide to Home Defense, Shooter's Bible Guide to Knives Contributing Editor Gun Tests Magazine, KNIFE Magazine, Firearms and Personal Defense Consultant and lecturer. Firearms test professional.

  • Ryan Gresham

    Co-creator and co-host of Gun Talk TV, an online site with hundreds of videos about firearms safety and training. Co-creator and co-host of Guns & Gear, a weekly television series which began airing on VERSUS Network July 5, 2009. Beginning its' second season in July 2010 with a new look, Guns & Gear is now filmed in HD.

  • Mark Holyoak

    As the director of communication I serve as RMEF spokesman, supervise internal and external communication efforts, write news releases, provide support to RMEF staff, prepare newsletters, supervise the staff of Bugle magazine, report for Bugle and the RMEF blog and lead social media efforts. Previously, I was a TV broadcast journalist for 24 years.

  • Roy Hill

    Roy Hill has written for many publications, full-time and freelance, since 1993. He has an MA in English, taught various college courses for 18 years, advised two college newspapers, coached a college rifle team, and ran his own CCW training business. He is currently a Copywriter for Brownells

  • Cole Justice

    Sellmark Corporation and its employees are committed to bringing the most innovative, highest quality and cost effective products to the ever-changing global marketplace. Sellmark’s first priority is to provide its customers with the best value in consumer outdoor products by integrating the latest technologies, designs and operational excellence.

  • Paul Fuller

    I have served as a fishing/hunting magazine editor, freelance writer/photographer, sportsmen's show producer, fishing radio host, gun dog columnist and host/producer of Bird Dogs Afield Internet TV and broadcast TV show. I'm a two-term past president, director and life member of New England Outdoor Writers Association.

  • Stan Skinner

    Former Editor of SAFARI Magazine and SAFARI TIMES monthly newspaper; Editor of 10th and 11th Edition, CARTRIDGES OF THE WORLD; Editor of GAMEMASTERS of the WORLD by Chris Klineburger; Contributing Editor, GUNS & AMMO Magazine.

  • Stephen Evatt

    Advertising Manager for 23 years with FMG Publications. In October 2013, I started Evatt Marketing with the sole purpose of Connecting Content Producers with Outdoor Industry Products for Testing and Evaluation.I especially enjoy discovering innovative products from small companies and getting those into the hands of Content Producers.

  • Mark Hirvonen

    I have been involved in the outdoor media industry since 2002 when I was elected to the board of Jim Posewitz' group Orion-The Hunters Institute. I met Randy Newberg while on that board and helped him to conceptualize the "On Your Own Adventures" television show and website and bring it to reality. We are now in our eighth season of production.

  • Charlie Holder

    Established in 1959 with the first ever patented, double reed duck call. Since the inception of the Yentzen Caller, many more products have come to fruition at Sure-Shot Game Calls and now produces over 35 products.

  • Susan Wade

    Susan has a bachelor's degree in public relations and master's degree in communications. Prior to becoming the public relations manager at the Springfield CVB, she was a reporter at The News-Leader, a Gannett newspaper in Springfield.

  • Tyler Brinks

    Tyler has turned a lifelong passion for bass fishing into a career in the outdoor industry. He writes for several leading outdoor publications, his own blog as well as for tournament organizations. In addition to writing, he works as consultant, social media manager and pro staff coordinator for several fishing industry brands.

  • Tim Burres

    Freelance writer and photographer primarily focused on hunting and conservation. Active member of OWAA.

  • Tony Bynum

    Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Bugle, Nat Geo, Petersons, Bow Hunting etc. Unique, professional quality western, traditional outdoor sporting images, hunting, conservation, adventure sports, big game/wildlife, hunting stock photography, & western tourism markets. Photography writer, photography Editor @ Western Hunter Magazine. Hired for editorial, advertising, commercial outdoor photography, & public lands/conservation photography assignments around the world. Works on motion picture and film sets regularly. We guarantee content excellence for every client!

  • Thomas MacAulay

    Digital Marketing Manager for BPI Outdoors and its family of brands. Which include CVA, Bergara, Quake, PowerBelt Bullets, and Durasight.

  • Tim Christie

    My professional career began in 1981 with the publication of my first photo on the cover American Hunter. Since then my photos and articles have appeared in magazines, advertising campaigns, product packaging, calendars, the internet and other media. While in the business for 30 years, it's always an honor to have a client select my work.

  • Tim Noland

    As an Account Executive, I work with clients to help them build brand awareness, increase web traffic, drive sales and ultimately grow their business. Being in the right place at the right time is no coincidence. Whether on a hunt in the woods or managing a marketing program, both require research, strategic planning and execution. Its what I do.

  • Tom Keer

    Tom is the owner of The Keer Group, a branding, marketing, advertising, content marketing and public relations company. TKG specializes in vertical outdoors markets in publishing, outdoor consumer products and sporting venues. www.thekeergroup.com

  • Tammy Koenig

    Professional hunter, writer,educator, videographer and seminar speaker dedicated to communicating her passion for the sport of hunting. Tammy is host of the show "Leading Ladies Outdoors" which showcases mother/daughter connection/young hunters and veterans. She is a 35 year "seasoned" big game bowhunter whose love of God and hunting is contagious!

  • Tom Claycomb III

    Been writing for 16 yrs. Outdoor columns in newspapers in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, CO, Nev., Ut. and La., RonSpomerOutdoors, Hunt Alaska Mag, Bass Pro Shop and freelances for many other magazines. On Pro-staff for multiple companies and have tested product for hundreds of others. Teach 50+ seminars/year at shows like the SCI Conv., DSC Conv. & Expo and stores like Cabela's, Bass Pro Shop and SWH. Guided hunts for show Kid Outdoors.

  • Noel Vick

    A fishing-specific PR and marketing group. We camp, but only to be closer to the fish. We climb, and we bike, but usually only when our trucks break down. Now fishing? Right there in our wheelhouse-we fish, and fish well, and can communicate fishing information to fishing folks fast and with a flavor that is only Traditions Media.

  • Al Voth

    Retired from a 35 year career in law enforcement, Al now works as an editor, freelance writer, photographer and forensic consultant. He is editor of the Canadian Firearms Journal, writes for print and web markets, is a court qualified expert in firearms, toolmarks and gunshot residue and a voting member of POMA, Outdoor Writers of Canada and AFTE.

  • TJ Schwanky

    Host and producer of Outdoor Quest TV; Canada's longest-running hunting television series. Magazine and blog writer.

  • Tom Tatum

    Retired English teacher/Department Chair Kennett High School 1971-2006; Outdoor Columnist for Daily Local News, West Chester, PA, since 1986. Bowhunting Archery Columnist for PA Game News. Freelance writer. Author of novel An Educated Guess.

  • Courtney Miller

    Bachelors Degree in Public Relations from the University of Northwestern St. Paul Social Media Internship with Tourbillon Alliance Partners Digital Marketing Internship with Primer 180 Associate Editor, Primer 180 Communications Coordinator, Union Sportsmen's Alliance

  • Will Elliott

    Lifelong writer. Freelanced 55+ years, 26 with Buffalo News, New York Outdoor News. Credits in Walleye, Great Lakes Angler, NY Outdoor Times and regional publications.

  • W. Bruce Hutcheon

    Earned a BS degree from Univ.of WI-La Crosse and a MBA from Calif. Coast Univ. Career was spent with Thomson Reuters in sales and sales management.Presently, elected to serve on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Sportsmen’s Roundtable. Published articles GOABC. Launching Whitetail Rendezvous podcast and a current freelance contributor to goHUNT.com

  • William Hovey Smith

    Author of nearly 30 books and thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, Wm. Hovey Smith has been more recently into PodCast radio with his show "Hovey's Outdoor Adventures," and more than 230 YouTube videos on the wmhoveysmith channel. He has also consulted witn major companies on new products, product development and advertising.

WHAT’S NEW

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    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation permanently protected key elk habitat in Wisconsin elk country by first acquiring and then conveying a 360-acre inholding to Jackson County Forest. “This is a crucial transaction because it prevents the potential of development and fragmentation within an area that is vital to Wisconsin’s newest elk herd,” said Blake

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  • Ben Zino Catches TEN FOOT Burmese Python

    Join aspiring wildlife biologist, and POMA student member, Ben Zino as he catches and speaks about the ecological impact of the Burmese python in Southern Florida. With several years of zoology experience under his belt Ben, under the supervision of two adults, Ben films his capture of a Burmese Python on private land in the

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  • All-new 2019 Ram 1500 – No Compromise Truck, Leading in Durability, Technology and Efficiency

    The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no compromise truck, leading in durability, efficiency and technology The Ram 1500 is the strongest ever, yet also is the lightest, eliminating 225 pounds through the use of high-strength steels. 2019 Ram 1500 features new eTorque mild hybrid system on the Pentastar V-6 and HEMI V-8 greatly improving fuel efficiency. The new Ram is the most technologically advanced pickup in the market with state-of-the-art features including class-exclusive 12-inch touchscreen and SiriusXM 360L. 2019 Ram 1500 defines the future of pickup trucks with innovative design, highest quality materials and class-exclusive technology.  

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  • RMEF Soars to 9th Straight Year of Record Membership

    MISSOULA, Mont.—Riding a wave of conservation success, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation enters 2018 with 227,650 members, marking its ninth consecutive year of record membership growth. “This continual sustained growth is a reflection of our on-the-ground conservation mission and improved advocacy and outreach efforts,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We are grateful to

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  • Deadline Coming Fast for 2018 POMA Pinnacle Award Submissions

    The entry deadline for the 2018 POMA Pinnacle Awards is fast approaching. Don’t put it off – make sure you get your entries in by January 26, 2018. You’ve already created and been paid for some great content during the past year. Now it’s time for the content you created between November 1, 2016 and

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  • Otis Announces Launch of New Websites

    Otis is excited to announce the launch of two new websites, otistec.com and otisdefense.com.  These websites debut Otis Technology’s newest branding, which will appear on all packaging and collateral in 2018. The websites boast significant improvements in user experience through easier main navigations, filtering and searching.  The layouts of the websites are more intuitive for

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  • Mossy Oak Properties, Inc. Experiences Record-Breaking 2017

    2017 was a year of record-breaking growth for the Mossy Oak Properties network of land specialists, which firmly establishes the network as the rural land sales leader. The Mossy Oak Properties network, comprised of nearly 650 land specialists across 26 states, shattered records on the heels of increasing market share and a vibrant rural real

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  • Movie Guns, Silencer Shoot – This Week on GunVenture

    This week on GunVenture, tour the NRA Annual Meetings with the GunVenture crew! Chris and Michelle Cerino talk with pro-shooters and manufacturers, shoot at the Pyramyd Air indoor air gun range, check out famous movie firearms at the Trijicon booth, and enjoy some quiet time shooting silencers from SureFire and Sig Sauer at a suppressor

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  • Big Announcement from Ruger – This Week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk

    It’s a big announcement and new product releases from Ruger, a new gun safety book for children and parents, and more, live this week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk® Radio, the original nationally-syndicated talk show about guns and the shooting sports. Ruger’s Paul Pluff has a big announcement for listeners this Sunday! Plus, Ruger’s Mark

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  • NRA to Donate More Than $25,000 to Central Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Agencies

    The National Rifle Association will donate $25,220 to two law enforcement agencies in the central Pennsylvania region that contribute to public safety and community service.   These donations are made possible through fundraising efforts at NRA’s annual Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, and continues the tradition of support for the men and women of

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