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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

  • Allan Smith

    Award winning Writer - Producer - Videographer - Editor with a focus on the tactical, gun & outdoor industry. Winner of the 2016 & 2017 POMA Pinnacle Awards for Broadcast. "from Concept to Creation, Production – Post Production – Social Media to Virtual Reality", when results matter!

  • Ashlee Lundvall

    Ashlee is an author, speaker, and disability consultant with a passion for adaptive outdoor recreation.

  • 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.

  • Bob Clark

    Freelance writer; life member POWA; Past President - POWA 1982-83; Member OWAA (1976 - current); Retired Executive Director - The Pennsylvania Forestry Association.

  • 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.

  • Gil Horman

    B. Gil Horman is a professional writer with a degree in Technical Communications. He is currently developing freelance product reviews, technical web content, and print articles for clients including NRA e-Media & Publications, InterMedia Outdoors, Harris Publications, and Gun Digest Magazine.

  • Brian Grossman

    For most of my career, I have worked in the field of wildlife management for various state, private and non-profit organizations. During that time, however,I was also a freelance writer, photographer, videographer and web designer. I recently too a position as the Communications Manager for the QDMA, managing their website and social media content.

  • Bill Vaznis

    Bill is a full-time outdoor writer/photographer whose works have appeared in every major outdoor magazine in North America. He is a former archery columnist for Bowhunting World & Whitetail Strategies and now edits several online magazines.

  • Billy Kinder

    ON AIR Radio Announcer since he was 13 years old. Most recent run, ON AIR as the afternoon drive voice for 96.3 KSCS in the Dallas/Ft Worth Market for 20 years. CMA voted top 5 country music jocks. Started Kinder Productions, Inc.-Big Billy Kinder Outdoors in 2009. Ranking #1 consistently, Syndicated nationally in July 2013. Now near 130 stations

  • 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 Marchel

    Full-time freelance photographer and writer. Freelance credits include most hook and bullet and nature publications.

  • 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.

  • Craig Boddington

    Executive Field Editor, Primedia Outdoor Group. Author of 18 books, more than 3000 published articles. Television shows: Co-Host, Guns & Ammo TV, Co-Host, Petersen

  • 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.

  • Chris Chaffin

    President Chaffin Communications, Inc., established 4/07, focusing on PR/Marketing/Communications for wildlife/conservation and outdoor recreation markets. Immediate past: The Outdoor Channel, Vice President PR/Conservation; Executive Producer of 'Fish & Wildlife Journal' TV series; Staff writer, Outdoor Channel Program Guide; Liaison with outdoor

  • 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)

  • Cody Larrimore

    Cody Larrimore joined Southwick Associates in 2011. He graduated from Keene State College with a BS in Economics where he became a two-time All-American for swimming. As a Research Analyst, Cody provides data analysis for key clients, manages media relations, writes for sportfishing and hunting/shooting publications, and facilitates professional media client requests. Cody is an avid hunter and sportsmen and provides a wealth of knowledge and passion to Southwick research. He lives in Kansas with his Lab and fellow hunter, Remi.

  • Chad Schearer

    Chad Schearer is editor of Blackpowder Guns and Hunting Manazine. He is a freelance writer, national lecturer and television personality. Chad and his wife Marsha also own and operate Central Montana Outfitters, a full service guiding operation.

  • Daryl Demoskoff

    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.

  • 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.

  • Donald Kliewer

    Produced Midwest Angling & Hunting Radio show 1986-1994 C0-Owner of Angling & Hunting Adventures-Adventure Travel Agency 1994-2002 Co-Host of The Valley Outdoors Radio w/Eric Olson 2011-current. General Manager of Q Media Group,LLC 2006-current

  • 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)

  • Diane Hassinger

    I am the Director of Ladies in Camo, a women's hunting mentoring group. I write outdoor articles and product reviews to help women understand the hunting and fishing activities better. I also have an outdoor blog; Huntingmotherearth.com that chronicles my triumph over breast cancer, and my return to the hunting community.

  • 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.

  • David Sartwell

    Award winning regular outdoor columnist for the Gloucester Daily Times, a frequent lecturer, contributor to several books, and am a freelance magazine writer/photographer. A member of and past president of NEOWA since 1966. A member of GWAA, ESSWA,, NASJA, OWAA, and BWI. Hold a Captain's license and was a professional hunting guide.

  • 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".

  • Emaneul "Kappie" Kapp

    In 1996-I left the police force after 11 years of service. I started my own production company; this finally led to me producing for television and smaller productions. In 2004 & 2006 I won awards for productions done with Marc Watts. In 2011 Young Blood aired on the Outdoor Chanel, I'm currently working on 2 more TV shows that is scheduled for '14

  • 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.

  • Dan Thomas

    Sr. Editor, Great Lakes Basin Publications, President; Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council, member, POMA, OWAA, SEOPA, BWI, AGLOW, NSSF

  • 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

  • Herman Brune

    I host and produce "News From The Camphouse" on KULM 98.3 in Columbus, Texas, that airs every Saturday morning 6:30 a.m - 7:00 a.m.

  • Harry Guyer Jr.

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

  • Douglas Howlett

    Doug Howlett is a former news reporter who joined the outdoor industry in 1994 as editor of NRA’s American Hunter magazine. Since that time, he has also served as editor-in-chief of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) Turkey Call magazine, deputy editor of Outdoor Life, and editor-in-chief of both Southern Sporting Journal and Gun Digest the Magazine. He is currently editor-in-chief of Fur & Fangs magazine. Howlett also served as Grand View Media’s online content director creating the Grand View Outdoors brand and played pivotal roles in creating the NWTF’s and Outdoor Life’s digital properties. As a freelance writer and multi-media content provider, Doug’s work has appeared in Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Petersen’s Hunting, Garden & Gun, American Rifleman, American Hunter, North American Hunter, Game & Fish publications, Gun Digest, Guns & Ammo online, GunsAmerica.com, American Hunter online, Petersen’s Hunting online, Deer & Deer Hunting, North American Whitetail, Whitetail Journal online, AR Guns & Hunting, Union Sportsman and many other titles and websites. Under his LLC, Source Stream Media, he also provides or has provided corporate, public relations and marketing content creation and editing support for Bonnier Corporation, Winchester Ammunition, Primos Hunting, The Mako Group, Intrepid Outdoors television, Media Direct, Byers Media and others. He served as a regular guest on Gallery of Guns television on the Sportsman Channel for three years and is the author of The Shooter’s Bible Guide to AR-15s (both 1st and 2nd editions).

  • James Powell

    I am currently Director of Communications for Ducks Unlimited and have served as Editor of the Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation, as a columnist for Turkey Country magazine, as a comm. specialist for Cabela's and a communications manager for the NWTF in addition to writing freelance articles for a variety of other publications and Web sites. I have also served as a POMA board member and am the current President of POMA.

  • 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.

  • Joe Byers

    Full-time writer and photographer for 25 years. Former hunting editor for Heartland USA (10 years). Currently Field Editor for Whitetails Unlimited and Pro-Staff member with OEI Properties Inc. Specialize in hunting, fishing, and adventure travel.

  • 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.

  • Josh Claflin

    Josh helps brands in the hunting, outdoor and firearms industry who are struggling to develop their brand; grow, stabilize or increase profits through their websites; increase revenue through online channels and enter the digital era of marketing.

  • 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.

  • Jeff Munshaur

    Professional writer, dog trainer and hunting guide. Self-syndicated newspaper column appeared in Suncoast Media Group publications (FL). Other credits: Sports Afield, Sporting Classics, and Field Trial Magazine. Currently, Jeff is serving in Africa as a civilian military advisor.

  • Daryl Desmoskoff

    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.

  • Jon Pries

    Weekly column in Webb Weekly newspaper. Freelance magazine credits include: Pennsylvania Game News, Pennsylvania Outdoor Times, Turkey Country and Farming for Wildlife.

  • 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.

  • Justin Wegner

    Focused on providing value and enhancing relationships with everyone I come in contact with. Those vary but my main focus is content creation in photography, video, editing, and podcasting. Building The HPG Brand for over 4 years as of today and growing.

  • Ken Bailey

    Based in Edmonton, Outdoor Canada's longtime hunting editor Ken Bailey has hunted every major Canadian game animal, in every corner of the country. For many years, he’s shared his deep knowledge of game behaviour, and wide expertise with all manner of firearms with OC's readers. His work has been recognized numerous times by both the Outdoor Writers of Canada and the National Magazine Awards. Ken is a committed conservationist, dedicated to habitat preservation, sustainable harvests, and passing along our hunting heritage to the next generation. He's also an avid fly fisherman, and a pretty darn good game chef.

  • 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.

  • Ken Wangler

    My career in outdoor communications industry started in the early 2000’s as I was the Art Director for Cabela in fishing division in Sidney Nebraska. It was there that I feel in love with this outdoor industry. My craft was honed in these years by being surrounded by experts in many different areas of the outdoor world. I learned how to communicate in design and photography to the mindset of an outdoor enthusiast as well as an outdoor novice. From there I continued in the outdoor industry as and Art Director for Park Tool which makes the tools for the bicycle world in White Bear Minnesota. The whole time I have had full-time careers in the outdoor world I continued to freelance for many different companies in the industry. Everything from design books, shooting photos, creating Brands, building packaging. One of the books I designed and shot the photos for was written by Michael Martin. We built Minnesota Permit to Carry a Firearm book and then Gander Mountain adopted the book as part of their firearms instruction as well as the USCCA. Which is now called Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals. This project is what had lead me working for the USCCA as the Creative Director and Lead photographer for Concealed Carry Magazine as my current job. I have also over the recent years had the privilege of rebranding Smith and Wesson’s holding company into American Outdoor Brand Company as well as rebranding ATK to Vista Outdoor. And many more projects.

  • Kendal Hemphill

    Commentary columnist - Texas Fish & Game magazine Syndicated outdoor humor columnist Freelance outdoor writer Texas Parks & Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report - Central, South, and Southeast sections

  • 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.

  • Kevin Reese

    Award-Winning outdoor writer, photographer, videographer, public speaker, graphic . Host of Global Oufitters TV Show's GO Tips. One-stop content shop for all multimedia needs. Director of Outdoor Clients at The Media Group, Inc. - A PR agency with a proven track record! Let us build your brand! Ps. 138:3 "When I called, He answered me."

  • Krissie Mason

    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. 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”

  • Laura Evans

    Marketing/public relations exec proficient at media relations (domestically & internationally), promotional campaigns, contract negotiations. Adept at developing marketing tactics & fostering strategic relationships to increase market share supporting revenue goals. Flair for establishing exceptional rapport with internal & external customers.

  • Laura Fillault

    Laura attended Texas A&M University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. She worked at Perot Systems and Andersen Consulting/Accenture as a management consultant. Her notable clients include Lutheran Brotherhood, Johnson & Johnson, Bell Atlantic, Australian Tax office, and ExxonMobil. Laura transitioned her consulting experience to politics where she ran a Texas State Senate campaign as well as her own campaigns. She served a two-year term as a local elected official. Laura leverages her engineering background, consulting experience, and political training and relationships to ensure that War Works Industries Corp. provides high quality products and services to our clients and customers.

  • 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.

  • Larry Chesney

    Managing editor of Sporting Classics magazine. Freelance writer/photographer for 15 years, as well as an advertising agency creative director.

  • Lea Leggitt

    I have been hunting with my mother since I was a little tike and I am now taking to the woods on my own as well as guiding others on their hunts. I write about these adventures on my own blog and have shared them at Women's Outdoor News, Western Whitetail, Girls With Guns Clothing, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. I am currently at college becoming a journalist. I have been focusing my skills towards agriculture life and sharing it with the world.

  • 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.

  • Michael Faw

    Freelance journalist and photographer covering hunting (big to small game and upland birds, plus dog training and care), fly fishing, archery, bird watching, backpacking, canoeing, hiking, stargazing, conservation and other outdoor pursuits around the globe. Available for assignment. Book author and editor. Freelance editor and communications consultant. Member of the Public Relations Society of America.

  • 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.

  • Michael Fernald

    Recently I have created an organization called Turkey Hill Outdoors. We film and produce our hunts and provide high quality outdoor entertainment. We're learnig everyday and I am trying to pursue any means possible to improve my skills and expand my network. I believe that I have a unique eye for outdoor videography and a strong drive for what I Do

  • Michael DiSario

    We work with various outdoor companies and provide those companies with the latest information in the outdoor industry as well as managing and advertising on their facebook pages.

  • 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

  • Nancy Jo Adams

    Owner/Founder/Sole Proprietor of Life in Camo Media, LLC, Freelance Writer, Staff Writer, Content Strategist, Blogger, Website Media Owner, Amateur Photography and Videography. Staff Writer for Stone Road Media, LLC. Founder of Ladies in Camo, LLC (sold in 2015). Published: Woman Hunter Magazine, Women's Outdoor News, 1800Gear.com, 1800GunsandAmmo.com, Bowhunting.net, Trophy Stack, Outdoor Shopper, Ammoland.com, Southern Outdoor News, and various other media venues (digital & print).

  • 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

  • Ryan Repp

    A former police officer and law enforcement trainer, I currently work at Brownells as copy and public relations writer.

  • Chris Avena

    I own Both SeeMeHunt.com the Interactive Social Network for Hunters and American Outdoor News The New digital Magazine that embraces all of the outdoors from fishing and hunting to Shooting Sports and outdoor Adventure. It is a Free quarterly publication so feel free to register.

  • 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.

  • Sherry Kerr

    Current: Director of Communications, NSSA-NSCA Publisher & Editorial Director, Clay Target Nation magazine Previous: 30 years, owner of Outdoor Media Resources, PR and marketing communications firm

  • 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.

  • Steve McGrath

    Steve has a passion for working in the outdoor industry that began with being a backpacking guide over 20 years ago. That love has only gotten stronger over the years with added hobbies to keep him in the backcountry. He is now the Marketing/PR Director for SPG company, which licenses some of the biggest names in the hunting industry.

  • 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.

  • Suzanne Sullivan

    Loves the outdoors (US & International-waterfowl, upland, big game, fishing & archery.) Speaking professional on topics including marketing/advertising, teamwork/leadership and designing/selling new products. Manage 5 businesses & 3 web sites (burbankgoose.com; aerooutdoors.com). Active in organizations which make the world a better place, by providing seminars/hands-on help. Working on first book.

  • 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.

  • Stephen Finch

    Started at Realtree in 1994 as a producer/cameraman, I had never been hunting before I started working there under David Blanton. , Monster Bucks, Realtree Outdoors, Jeff Foxworthy's Incomplete Deer Hunter comedy series 1,2&3, Co-Creator & Producer with Michael W of Realtree Road Trips for the first four seasons. I was at Realtree for 11 years. Since then...I was co-Creator and producer/cameraman of Bone Collector for the first 4 years. Today we are producing multiple projects in and out of the outdoor industry. We are scalable and have a mean and lean mentality able to adapt from small projects, outdoor television series to major documentaries. We are always on the creative and technical cutting edge focused on storytelling that entertains, captivates and educates but mostly moves the needle for our clients and our projects. We've been blessed to work with many of the top producers and outdoor personalities in the outdoor hunting industry.

  • 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.

  • Tack Robinson

    The team leader of the Confluence Group is Tack Robinson; the catalyst who envisions success, and then crafts a strategy that breaths effective results. Before bringing the Confluence Group together, Tack spent 26 years employed with Mossy Oak in their shipping, public relations, licensing and media departments. Before leaving Mossy Oak he was the producer relations manager for their subsidiary MOOSE Media (Mossy Oak Outdoor Sports Entertainment). Tack is in the business of helping people. In other words, Tack is driven by helping other people and bringing them together. Tack wakes up every day with his clients on his mind to serve a multi-faceted range of services; such as, consulting, media space, trade space, public relations, licensing, and so forth. Tack works well with people who are like-minded with similar goals. Meet the rest of the team below, a team that can bring your company’s brand recognition to new heights. Tack resides in Jonesville LA, and the love of his life are his three children; Cole, Todd and Sam.

  • Todd Amenrud

    Editor 'Farming for Wildlife' magazine. Staff writer for 'Midwest Outdoors,' 'Outdoorsmen's Weekly,' etc. Contributor, 'North American Hunter' and other national magazines. Author of four books on Whitetail and Whitetail Hunting. Lecturer, many seminar titles on Whitetail, turkey and other wildlife topics. Numerous video credits.

  • 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!

  • Timothy Flanigan

    Producing award-winning images and articles for various publications for 30 years, credits cover numerous venues including magazines, newspapers, books, online publications, calendars, stock agencies, galleries, etc. Nature Exposure offers limited editions of fine art photography on canvas and premium papers of a large and varied stock inventory.

  • Ted Gartner

    Director of Corporate Communications for Garmin International. Oversees public relations, sponsorship, digital/traditional advertising, and social media.

  • Ted Hatfield

    Former Senior Editor at Sports Afield and Executive Editor of The American Rifleman. Feature article, product review and TV script writer. Author of

  • 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.

  • Tom Carpenter

    21 years experience as a content, creative, copy and communications professional on all outdoor fronts -- hunting, fishing, nature, natural resources and conservation. Works on both the editorial and marketing sides of the industry, with special skill at bridging both with content. Versed in all of today's digital strategies and approaches.

  • Tom McHale

    Freelance writer covering shooting, self-defense, concealed carry, reloading and more for a dozen or so different print and online publications. Published six books related to shooting sports and personal defense.

  • Tom Opre

    Produce/direct national advertising/social media content projects for outdoor recreational industry including ATV, snowmobile, boats, outboards, hunting and fishing. Producing online shows Eye of the Hunter, Extreme Huntress,

  • Tron Peterson

    Freelance hunting videographer, outdoor writer, outdoor photographer. Founder Peterson Outdoors Ministries. It is our goal to help disabled sportsmen and Americas wounded warriors enjoy the outdoors. Our desire is to impact sportsmen for Christ through ministry, media, and outreach. Check out our website for complete info. www.petersonoutdoors.org

  • 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.

  • Al Snow

    Currently serves as the Convention, Meeting and Events Representative for Visit Central Florida and Central Florida Sports Marketing. Al is also responsible for business development and oversight of marketing and public relations strategies in the outdoor recreation tourism segments including fishing, shooting sports, cycling, hiking, golf and nature/ecotourism.

  • 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

  • Hal Sullivan

    Currently serving as Trapline column editor for Fur-Fish-Game, and Field Editor for The Trapper and Predator Caller magazine.

  • Serena Juchnowski

    I am a regular contributing author to Junior Shooters magazine. I have had a feature article published in every issue starting with the Fall 2016. A picture of me made the cover of the Fall 2017 issue of Junior Shooters, which contains my report on the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Cup as well as reviews for Creedmoor Sports. Creedmoor has also published these reviews on their site. I have won writing awards from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio. I have also had pieces published in NRA InSights magazine, on NRA InSights Blog, and on the NRA Youth Education Summit Facebook page. The Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association published one of my articles in their December 2016-January 2017 edition of Gunsmoke.

  • Jerrin Uecker

    I'm a photographer and filmmaker living in Central Montana. I was first drawn into these amazing forms of digital storytelling because I wanted to be able to share all the amazing things I experienced while out in the wild with my family, friends, and even on my solo adventures. That still hasn't changed to this day. I am passionate about documenting the outdoors to show the world all the amazing things that are right out our back doors.

  • Jeremiah Forsyth

    Jeremiah Forsyth , better known as Alabama Boss started a outdoor app in 2013. Started doing outdoor comedy on Vine that has now opened the door to multiple on screen offers , including a series on History Channel. Currently works at Rated Red as a Host/Talent and still run my own platform Alabama Boss on multiple channels. I make celebrity appearances at Outdoor Trade shows as well. I've accumulated a great following over the last 3 years and it's growing at a rate of 1,000 new followers per week (as of 2-12-18)

  • Josh Wayner

    Professional Writer and Editor with six years of digital content publishing experience. Skilled in product photography and social media. Specialization in research, data collection, surveys, and ammunition testing.

  • Nathan Robinson

    Winchester Ammunition: (2010-current) 2017- Public Relations & Retail Marketing Manager 2014- Dealer Sales Manager 2012- Licensing & Sales Development 2010- Shooting Promotions & Conservation Specialist Nestle Purina Petcare: (2006-2010) -Sporting Dog & Breeder Enthusiast Event Marketing -Customer Account Management St. Louis University - Masters in Business Administration- Marketing Emphasis - Business- Marketing Emphasis Lifetime outdoorsman, hunter and consumer of outdoor literature

  • Griffin Bartman

    “Graham Baates” is a pen name used by a 15-year active Army veteran who spent most of his time in the tactical side of the Intelligence community including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Post-Army Graham spent some time in the 3-Gun circuit before becoming a full-time NRA Certified defensive handgun instructor. After more than 1,900 hours instructing he now works as an industry writer while curating a YouTube channel on the side.

  • Christopher Swainhart

    I am an award winning filmmaker and president of GunStuff TV. You can read about my filmmaking at my personal website http://swainhart.org. For the past 3 years we have been doing product reviews both for American Outdoors TV Show and History of the Gun. In 2016 I won the first place in the Mountain and Adventure Film Festival Environmental Film for my mini-documentary "Monument Valley: Sunrise to Moonrise," the number one YouTube film on Monument Valley.

  • Meredith Moore

    After a career in sales & marketing in the hospitality industry, I transitioned to the firearms industry to pursue my passion for the industry.

  • Tony Zappia

    Tony C. Zappia is an award-winning outdoors photographer and writer. His work has graced the pages of an array of magazines including, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, NRA American Hunter, Shooting Sportsman, Retriever Journal, North American Fisherman, Wildfowl, Gun Dog, Willow Creek Press, Brown Trout Publications, Harris Publications and Game & Fish publications. For nearly 30 years, Zappia served as Outdoors Editor of the Massena Observer, The Advance News and the Watertown Daily Times. In addition, his photographs have appeared in calendars, books and advertising campaigns. Tony currently works as a freelance still photographer/writer, and is a proud member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Born in Northern New York on the Canadian border, Tony spent the majority of his youth exploring the outdoors along the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. There he began to acquire his skills of wildlife behavior which became a vital component of wildlife photography and outdoors writing. Tony's love for photography began in the 1960's and since that time he has won numerous national and regional photo awards. In 2014, Tony was awarded the coveted Pinnacle Award for Photography from the Professional Outdoor Media Association for a cover image of a Golden Retriever he photographed for The Retriever Journal Magazine. Tony has traveled extensively; hunting, fishing and photographing throughout the United States and Canada as well as Sweden and Finland. Presently, Tony resides on the banks of the St. Lawrence River with his wife, Barbara, his three Golden Retrievers, Emme, Tea and Ice. These days he spends considerable time at the home of Fourth Coast Golden Retrievers training and field trialing his Goldens. In 2009 Tea won the Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty Derby and in 2013 she earned her Canadian Field Trial Champion title. His youngest Golden, Ice, is currently back at home competing in American and Canadian Field Trials. And, on August 27, 2016, Ice - at age 3 - placed 2nd in the Lake Champlain Field Trial Qualifying thereby giving her the Qualified All-Age status.

  • Clark Ramsey

    Clark Ramsey writes gun rights articles for Ammo Land News. He is the host of “The Ramsey Revival” on YouTube Monday-Friday. He is a former Infantry Marine and a service-connected disabled veteran. Clark holds a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law and a Bachelor's degree in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness. He has thousands of hours in a variety of shooting related disciplines from hunting to tactical fieldwork. He has experience with just about every small arms platform around. He has successfully hunted and fished for a wide variety of species. If he could, he'd spend all of his time hunting and fishing with his wife and three kids.

  • Benjamin Romans

    Former editor of American Angler magazine Former associate editor of Fly Fisherman Author of Montana's Best Fly Fishing Contributor to Field & Stream, Cabela's, The Drake, Montana Outdoors, USA Today Hunt & Fish, and other outdoor titles Comm Specialist for Blue Cross of Idaho Editor on Angling Trade masthead

  • Steve Scaramastro

    I'm a former Marine with a successful career in the financial services industry. My success there has allowed me to pursue my passion for hunting, fishing, shooting, photography, and many other outdoor activities. I love telling the story as much as the adventure itself. Writing and photography are my tools to share everything I love about the outdoors.

  • Bill Buckley

    Formerly a magazine editor, Bill Buckley specializes in commercial and assignment outdoor photography, including boating, hunting products, and outdoor apparel. He brings not only a graphic designer's mindset to each job but also extensive post-processing after the shoot is done. Bill lives in Bozeman, MT, with his Lab, Annie, and lots of deer, turkeys and songbirds.

  • CHAD KOSIN

    routetaken.com trailtaken.com topwaternews.com guidednation.com carnivorioushabits.com loca-vore.com

  • 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

  • GoWild Partners with Raise ‘Em Outdoors to Bring More Kids Outside

    GoWild, the fastest-growing and most-active app platform for outdoors enthusiasts, is proud to announce a new partnership with Raise ‘Em Outdoors. GoWild is sponsoring all of the organization’s 2018 camps, as well as providing a safe place for camp attendees—both parents and kids alike—to ask questions within the app and learn beyond the camp itself.

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  • MAC Outdoors Podcast Joins Self Defense Radio Network

    Mia and Lea, hosts of the MAC Outdoor Podcast, are proud to have joined the group of 2nd Amendment supporting podcasts at Self Defense Radio Network (SDRN). The pair celebrated their one year anniversary of sharing the evolution of an empty-nester mom and a first-year college student who both have a passion for sharing the outdoors, hunting, shooting, self-defense and life skills.

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  • 2018 Board of Directors Election

    Voting is now open for the 2018 Board of Directors Election. The board nominating committee has presented four well-qualified individuals, who are running for two board seats that become available in June 2018. Please review the candidate’s bios, and cast your vote to have your voice heard in this important organizational process. Voting remains open

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  • Auction Donations for #POMA2018 Now Being Accepted

    It’s the time of year again that POMA is accepting donations for our 13th Annual Business Conference, in Lincoln, Nebraska. You can help preserve the outdoor voice by supporting the industry’s premier professional media organization, the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Donate to POMA’s 2018 Annual Business Conference Auctions and Raffles, and enjoy terrific benefits.

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  • Story Ideas for Lincoln, Nebraska While Attending #POMA2018 Conference

    POMA’s annual business conference always offers great reasons to attend. This year is no exception as we’ll continue to offer networking opportunities, hands-on product testing, business-building sessions and impressive off-site locations. But beyond those reasons are many more that will make it worth your while to attend. Lincoln, Nebraska is excited to be the host of

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  • Post-conference Trips Announced for Lincoln, Nebraska #POMA2018

    After Nebraska has played host to attendees for POMA’s 13th annual business conference, June 12 – 15, 2018, they have even more to offer. Continuing to help our media member conference attendees make the most of their visit, Nebraska Tourism and Nebraska Game and Parks have teamed up to offer three complimentary post-conference trips. Trips are

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  • Pre-conference Trips Announced for Lincoln, Nebraska #POMA2018

    Nebraska is excited to host attendees for POMA’s 13th annual business conference, June 12 – 15, 2018, and show off their spectacular state. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MAY 31, 2018 TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OFFERS. In order to help our media member conference attendees make the most of their visit, Nebraska Tourism and

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  • Registration for #POMA2018 Business Conference Open

    Registration is now open for POMA’s 13th Annual Business Conference happening June 12 – 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. New for 2018, the business portion of the POMA Conference has been condensed into three exciting days of educational and networking opportunities, with optional Nebraska field experiences before and after. Registering is quick and easy! Find all

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  • Victory Range & Armory’s Range Earns Second NSSF Five-Star Rating

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence to Victory Range & Armory’s (VRA’s) New Castle, Indiana, location. The company’s Vandalia, Ohio, range was awarded NSSF’s Five-Star range rating in 2017. “We’ve been watching

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  • The Most Powerful Weapon – This Week on Tom Gresham’s Gun TalkR

    Mandeville, LA – It’s a new book about utilizing the one weapon a person has with them 24/7, the latest in the fight for gun rights, the 2018 World All-Around Shotgun Champion, and more, this week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk® Radio, the original nationally-syndicated talk show about guns and the shooting sports. Protective services

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