Despite heat indexes over 105 degrees, attendees claimed POMA’s 5th Anniversary Business Conference in LaPorte, Ind., was the “best ever” and “an incredible investment.”

Approximately 175 individuals descended on LaPorte and the Best Western for for the event. Representing 58 journalists, 61 corporate entities and several colleges, attendees enjoyed high-level business eduction, hands-on opportunities to test and review outdoor equipment, and a beach bash along the Southern shore of Lake Michigan.

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Despite heat indexes over 105 degrees, attendees claimed POMA’s 5th Anniversary Business Conference in LaPorte, Ind., was the “best ever” and “an incredible investment.”

Approximately 175 individuals descended on LaPorte and the Best Western for for the event. Representing 58 journalists, 61 corporate entities and several colleges, attendees enjoyed high-level business eduction, hands-on opportunities to test and review outdoor equipment, and a beach bash along the Southern shore of Lake Michigan.

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  • “I’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting several businesses over the years,” said Russell Lynch, CEO Muzzleloading Accuracy Xperts. “Coming to the POMA conference is, by far, the best investment I’ve ever made. Shortly after arriving in LaPorte, I already had recouped my investment several times over.”
  • Mary Jane Williamson, communications director for the American Sportfishing Association said, “I would have had to spend several thousand dollars to access the information and business advice speaker Blake Discher provided. Add to that the other experts who presented here, and this was just an amazing event.”
  • “The presenters were unbelievable,” said media member and videographer Tron Peterson. “For a videographer, being able to learn from Douglas Spotted Eagle is like learning from a creative god.”
  • “I am new to the industry, and I know there is a lot of water left to tread before I find my own sweet little island,” admitted Andrew Chamberlain, ballistition and author of Cartridge Comparison Guide. “However, because of POMA and the commitment and conviction of its founding members, I now have more confidence and better tools than I could have imagined receiving from any other source. For any new or struggling outdoor writer, photographer or outdoor content provider, I rely on what someone told me. The best advice I can give is to join up with POMA. There is nothing else I can tell you that will help you more than that.

CONFERENCE RAFFLES AND AUCTIONS NET $28K FOR POMA

In an incredible and unified show of support for traditional outdoor sports journalism, more than 75 outdoor industry companies and individuals donated to the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s (POMA) annual fund-raising auction. And, the generosity of conference attendees, who bid on items and who purchased raffle tickets, resulted in the donations netting POMA more than $28,000.

“We’re overwhelmed by the generosity of the donors and bidders,” said Bill Miller, POMA president and auction chairman. “These folks understand the critical role the media plays in ensuring the future of the traditional outdoor sports and educating outdoorsmen and women about the sports and wildlife conservation. The importance of these donations and auction purchases can’t be overstated.”
 
The funds generated by the raffles and auctions, held Aug. 13, 2010, at POMA’s 5th Annual Business Conference in LaPorte, Ind., will be used to support and enhance membership benefits and services.

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L to R: Tim Anderson, Steve Pennaz, Dennis Dunn, Kendal Hemphill, Bill Konway, John Jefferson

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Board Member of the Year Honored

“POMA’s board of directors is one of the hardest working and most caring boards I’ve even seen in action,” said Bill Miller, POMA chairman of the board. “Each director gives POMA dozens of hours of time and offers incredible expertise and deep passion to POMA. However, from time to time, the efforts of one director are so selfless, the person must be recognized for going beyond the call.”

POMA’s inaugural Board Member of the Year Award was presented to Tammy Sapp for her leadership on the Money Line Committee and other important work during the 2009 – 2010 board term.


Conference Partners Offer Incredible Support

More than 25 Corporate Partners selected to support the conference by hosting events, including meals, registration, sessions, reception, conference programs and more. Those partners are:

Meal & Beverage Hosts
  • A&A (Hardware and) Lobster
  • Aimpoint
  • Budweiser
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • HuntnFishRegs.com
  • Michigan City LaPorte CVB
  • National Rifle Association
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • RAM Trucks
  • Remington Outdoor Foundation / Outdoor RoadMap
  • U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
Registration Partner
  • Realtree
Program Partners
  • Archery Trade Association
  • Otis
  • SHE Apparel
Shooting Day Target/Rest Partner
  • Caldwell
Session Partners
  • ATK/Federal Ammunition
  • Brownells
  • Yamaha
Bugs-Off Partner
  • ThermaCELL

Plenty of Room to Grow

“As terrific as the POMA conference was, there’s still plenty of room for us to grow,” said Kevin Howard, president of Howard Communications, which represents POMA Corporate Partners Mossy Oak, Browning and Winchester firearms, Bushnell, Hunter’s Specialties, Birchwood Casey and other firms.”

Howard concurs with the POMA Board of Directors’ assessment that it’s time for POMA to bring in more visual content providers, bloggers and young communicators.

“I don’t think television, Web video providers, broadcast show hosts, producers or individual videographers know how much POMA has to offer them,” said Tony Smotherman, who attended his first conference this year. “I learned so much at this event, especially about social networking and how critical it is to my business. Every broadcast professional should join POMA and tell the organization how it can help provide business-building services. POMA will respond and will help us grow our businesses if we tell the organization leadership what we need.”

POMA President Michael D. Faw challenged each conference attendee to reach out to and bring a new member or guest to the 2011 Odgen Business Conference.

“When outdoor business professionals takes a few days to attend a POMA conference and sees how much the organization has to offer, most become members and immediately start reaping benefits,” Faw said. “The key for POMA is to connect and educate more communications and industry professionals about the myriad of benefits and services the organization provides. There is no better advertising than word of mouth.”

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Save the DateS for upcoming conferences

 

 

 

POMA’s 6th Annual Business Conference

Ogden, Utah — Marriott Ogden, Aug. 11 – 14, 2011

Marriott Ogden representative Dan Turner spent the week with POMA members and staff at the LaPorte, Ind. conference observing and seeing how conference can run more smoothly. Lot’s of great upgrades to the event and schedule are being planned and POMA is working closely with the CVB on the Welcome Event, Interactive Day (Shooting, Water, etc.) and on pre- and post-conference trips. So, save the dates!

 

 

 

 

POMA’s 7th Annual Business Conference

Tunica, Mississippi — Veranda Hotel (at Harrah’s Resort), Early August Dates to be Annnounced

After listening to detailed presentations by Baton Rouge, La., Columbia, S.C., and Tunica, Miss., and visiting with conference attendees about their choice of locations for the 2012 conference, the board selected Tunica, Miss. Harrah’s Resort, the Tunica CVB and the State of Mississippi, were all involved in making one of the best bids for the POMA conference in recent years.

The beauty of the Tunica site is all events, sessions, Product Showcase and interactive shooting and water events, can all be held on site. In addition, Harrah’s offers shuttle service across the property and is working with POMA on airport transportation from Memphis, Tenn., just 30 minutes away, to conference.

You’ll be hearing more about Ogden in the coming weeks and more about Tunica early next year at SHOT Show.


  • Abigail Casey

    I Work for Rated Red as a outdoor host creating 15 individual video content pieces a week. I also was a producer for the documentary titled "Guns up Texas." Before working for Rated Red I was a videographer for Realtree Outdoors for 2 years and managed their YouTube channel.

  • 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

  • Nate Simmons

    I have worked full-time in the hunting industry for the last 10 years, of which the last 5 I have been producing a TV show on the Sportsmans Channel called The Western Hunter, which has won multiple awards. During this time I have also been the Backcountry Editor for The Western Hunter Magazine, and have had several articles published.

  • Ashlee Lundvall

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

  • Andrew Chamberlain

    The Cartridge Comparison Guide illustrates the optimum performance capabilities of any factory available Rifle of Handgun cartridge. The 7 Data Tables compares every cartridge based on any of their major performance criteria . 14 discussion sections illustrate proper cartridge selection, bullet construction, expansion, wound channel, ballistics...

  • August Peters

    I have been filming and editing TV shows for the past 10 years. I have shot and edited numerous television shows, promos and commercials for a variety of companies. Currently I am freelancing my services.

  • Autumn Bernhard

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  • Anne Marlowe

    My articles over the last 15 years have been about taxidermy, field care, decorating with taxidermy, hunting, women, legislation and many product reviews. Author-Canon City I have a large network of political, outdoor and writing contacts.

  • 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 Frye

    I work full time as the outdoors editor of the Tribune-Review newspaper, a 200,000-plus circulation daily based in 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.

  • 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 nearly 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 latest book is LIVING THE LOCAVORE LIFESTYLE. Ingram is a staff writer for Whitetail Times and cooking columnist for WHITETAIL TIMES and QDMA.com, and Outdoor America field editor

  • Bob Shell

    Currently writing & submitting articles for Shotgun News. Written 2 books and working on third. I am a regular contributor to Guns Australia, Canadian Firearms Journal and various websites including www.biggame.net and hunt and shoot.com. I also write for New Zealand Guns Magazine. I am the historian for the Rio Salado Sportsmans Club

  • Patrick Hayes

    I've been working in the graphic arts and photography fields since the late 90s. My list of design clients includes; Joe's Crab Shack, Bass Pro Shops, Gander Mountain, Peace Frogs, etc. My photography clients: Mossy Oak, Outdoor Life, Grand View Media, Thompson Center, Benelli, Honey Brake Lodge.

  • 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)

  • Courtney Miller

    Bachelors Degree in Public Relations from the University of Northwestern St. PaulSocial Media Internship with Tourbillon Alliance PartnersDigital Marketing Internship with Primer 180Associate Editor, Primer 180

  • Jason Reid

    The Crosman Corporation is a storied company having built a reputation on quality airguns which have become part of the fabric of sportsmen around the world. In this position I work closely with the executive team in building messaging strategy and content, handling PR and representing the company and its subsequent brands of Center Point Archery and Benjamin to consumers and the industry. Additionally, I work with the Senior Digital Initiatives Manager to create and execute e-commerce strategies to drive sales and influence.

  • 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.

  • Dan Stefanich

    I'm a freelance outdoor communicator, sharing outdoor experiences through print, online and broadcast media throughout the Midwest. Residing in the Chicagoland area, I run a successful creative, marketing and website development firm by day and am an avid outdoorsmen the rest of the time. Get more info at danstefoutdoors.com.

  • Darin Cooper

    Professional field & indoor archery 15 yrs. Top 10 @ Vegas & NFAA Indoor Nat'l 2006 US Field Archery Team - World Champ Team Redding Classic Team Champion 2X Engineer Hoyt Archery 10-years, Cam & 1/2 inventor Produced DD Bowhunting Cutting Edge DVD Eastman's Bowhunting Tech Editor Rokslide.com - Chief Editor Western Hunter 2013 - Current

  • 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 Pierce

    I have had commercial photography appear in 26 national publications. I began writing for the outdoor market in 1985 and produced the world's first traditional shooting sports magazine on the internet... This was long before there were any .COMs. Most of the readers were military and scientists.

  • 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.

  • Don Causey

    Editor/The Angling Report, the newsletter for anglers who travel. Editorial and Publishing Consultant

  • Darren Choate

    As an avid hunter/guide in the west, my writing and photography focuses on the western big game species: mule deer, Coues deer, bear and elk. I am the founder, managing partner, and Editor in Chief of Western Whitetail magazine. Western Whitetail is a digital publication, and is the leading authority for White-tailed deer hunting in the West.

  • David Dolbee

    Accomplished public speaker/presenter, content management specialist, skilled social media communicator, corporate and strategic communications

  • Dianna Douglas

    Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side. SEE IT! BET IT! TASTE IT! EXPLORE IT! CELEBRATE IT!

  • 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.

  • Dennis Dunn

    Published in fall of 2008 a 504-page, hard-cover coffee-table-style book titled: BAREBOW! An Archer's Fair-Chase Taking of North America's Big-Game 29. Book won 2010 PINNACLE AWARD. Re-published book in 2012 as a 7-volume series of E-Books, containing all the stories, and artwork by Hayden & Dallen Lambson, that appeared in the original hardcover.

  • 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 writer published in Upland Almanac, Quail Unlimited, and Wildlife in NC. Weekly outdoor columnist for the Madison County, NC News-Record & Sentinel and Asheville Tribune. Also southeast Regional Director for The Ruffed Grouse Society.

  • David Page

    David is the complete outdoorsman. He and his family live on a small ranch in the mountains of Idaho where the outdoor lifestyle isn’t just magazine gloss, but a way of life. He has made his entire career based on his passion for the outdoors. He started as a fly fishing/hunting guide, moved onto being a river ranger for the Bureau of Land Management and has finally settled on a career behind the camera. His outdoor film career is diverse; it has taken him from farming and ranching, to some of the most dangerous big game hunts in the world and even to the most extreme off-road racing. His knowledge and experience in the outdoor world shine through in the film and media that he produces. He is the outdoor lifestyle .

  • 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 POMA Pinnacle Awards for Broadcast. "Strategy – Storytelling – Content Production – Post Production – Social Media – Virtual Reality".

  • Drew Keeth

    CEO / GM of Honeybrake Lodge and Outfitters. Manage the largest Wetlands Restoration Project contract in North American to enhance waterfowl habitat.

  • Brian (Duncan) Johnson

    Brian D. Johnson is a graduate of George Mason University, focusing his studies on history and law. Duncan has been featured in Time Magazine and has also written articles for the History News Network. Now with AmmoLand, Duncan contributes articles regularly and assists in publishing everyday gun news as an assistant editor.

  • 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

  • Eric Hung

    Founder of PewPewTactical.com (400k visits a month) that offers in-depth guides, gun/gear reviews, and DIY tutorials. Looking for T&E opportunities! Our core audience is tech-savvy US beginner/intermediate firearms enthusiasts that want entertaining and mobile-friendly content. I previously founded Educator.com (subscription math/science videos) and bring with me 8+ years of digital marketing experience.

  • 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

  • Hal Sullivan

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

  • 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.

  • Hannah Garner

    I am from Childersburg, Alabama. I am currently attending the University of Montevallo as a Education Major. I am part of the Presidential Outdoors Scholar Program. I am the First ever Buckmaster's Scholar. I am very active in the outdoors. I am an avid hunter. I love everything about the outdoors.

  • Harry Guyer Jr.

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

  • Miles Sims

    As an avid outdoorsman Miles has a passion for for chasing wild things in wild spaces. After a successful career in the technology world Miles is bringing his passion for the outdoors & his knowledge of online marketing together in creating HuntCrafted.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jared Frasier

    I am an expert marketer based out of the tech-hub of Bozeman, MT. I help businesses succeed by engaging their customers holistically & leverage industry relationships for my clients' success. Occasionally, I speak at schools, conf's & industry clubs on internet marketing. I also partner with one of the few Google Certified Partners in the Rockies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • John Jefferson

    Whitetail columnist for Texas Wildlife Magazine, monthly fishing columnist for Texas Outdoors Journal. Freelance writer and photographer with credits from

  • JoLee Liepman

    With an ever-expanding line that includes motorcycles, outboard motors, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel, and much more, we at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., strive to contribute to the quality of life. Your life.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joseph Baya

    Your voice is the place where your passion, skill, and the world's need collide. Hunting and fishing have been my passion since my earliest memory. Business administration has been my skill for over 15 years. In this case the world needs two things: The consumer needs knowledge, the how-to where-to. The business needs marketing, having their product front and center when the customer realizes they need it. I am blessed to have found my voice through the outdoor industry and Great Days Outdoors Media.

  • Joseph Classen

    Joseph Classen is a life-long outdoorsman who currently lives with his family on Kodiak Island, Alaska. He has a vast, diverse skill set as an outdoor multimedia specialist. Joseph is the author of eight books, has written countless articles for a wide variety of magazines/periodicals, and has contributed to many other outdoor media projects. He produced and hosted a nationally syndicated outdoors themed radio show for several years, is a professional freelance nature/wildlife photographer and videographer, and has worked closely with some of the top conservation biologists and organizations in the world. In addition to his media work, he also owns and operates a guide service on Kodiak Island, where he take clients into some of the most extreme, and potentially dangerous wilderness settings on earth. Along with his outdoor/media background, he also has extensive training and over two decades of experience working in the area of human services, which has enabled him to develop both administrative and advanced interpersonal skills.

  • John DePalma

    Division manager Red Wing Shoe Company/Irish Setter Sport Boots-1984-1996. VP Marketing and Sales CC Filson-1996-2004. Partner, COO, CMO-Orion Multimedia-2006-2011. CEO Brand Intelligent-2005-present.

  • Joshua Wolfe

    Currently, I am the assistant editor at Sporting Classics magazine and the editor of our online publication, Sporting Classics Daily.

  • Jon Pries

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

  • Jerry Springer

    Editor of California Deer. Column for Wilderness Unlimited Flyer Editor & Publisher of WesternHunter.com Gear Corner

  • 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 staff writer for Huntress Life Magazine and freelance writes for other publications. 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.

  • Kris Angstadt

    The owner, Kristopher Angstadt has a vast knowledge in Real Estate Development and Construction with over 18 years experience as a new home builder and historic home renovator. Kristopher holds a Virginia Class “A” Contractors license, is a certified Energy Star Builder and holds an Earth Craft of Virginia and RVIA certification. He is a member of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association and National Association of Home Builders. After building numerous tiny homes and being an avid hunter and outdoorsman, Kristopher realized there was a need for not only affordable housing, but affordable lodging needed for hunting and outdoor activities. His personal experiences with overpriced, unnecessary and uncomfortable lodging during extended hunts, coupled with his experience in building tiny homes lead him to engineer and design the perfect hunting shack.

  • 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. Contract outdoors journalist/photographer for Army Times Publishing Co., and 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 over the last 20 years.

  • Kenneth Cook

    Earned a BA in Journalism at University of Georgia and a MS in Communications at University of Illinois. Active member in SEOPA; Board Member of Georgia Outdoor Writers Association; Worked in advertising and marketing for 35 years before becoming a full-time freelance writer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Laura Evans

    Marketing and public relations executive proficient at media relations, promotional campaigns and contract negotiations. Adept at developing marketing tactics and fostering strategic relationships to increase market share supporting revenue goals. Possess a flair for establishing exceptional rapport with individuals on all levels internally and externally. Extensive experience with domestic and international media relations.

  • Liza Sautter

    I got my start in outdoor media with my first radio show about the Claiborne Youth Hunting Program when I was twelve. After a couple more radio programs and TV interviews, I sold my first magazine article to Bugle when I was 16. Now at 18 I am building my career in outdoor media.

  • John Stallone

    I am the marketing Director for The Hunting Channel, a National pro-staff shooter for Mathews, Swhacker, trufire, Sneek Tec, Bow IQ , cogburn and Gold tip as well as many more . I am a well-known outdoor videographer and writer in the hunting industry. My program is viewed over 4million x monthly. Won viewers choice 2014 Carbon TV

  • Margot Ardoin

    A team player with a heart for excellence & a unique marketing skill set, Margot Ardoin entered into a greater vision in 2014 by joining forces with communication specialist Ainsley Beeman. They've yoked their combined talents into an inspiring company, Purposed Communications. Margot, looks forward to adding her own flair to the outdoor industry.

  • 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.

  • Matt Chandler

    Matt is a savvy and creative Communications Advisor with a proven track record of developing and executing strategic communications campaigns that engage across channels, audiences and sectors. A traditional and digital media specialist, who is 100% results driven and focused on delivering to program objectives, on time and within budget – with pro

  • 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.

  • Marty Fischer

    Outdoor television host since 1992. Current Host/Producer of TNT Outdoor Explosion TV on Pursuit Channel (26 episodes annually), Columnist for Sporting Clays Magazine, Outdoor Editor for South Magazine, Freelance writer multiple publications, active public speaker for SCI, NWTF, GA & SC Wildlife Federations and numerous outdoor consumer shows.

  • 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.

  • Thomas Petry

    Toms background in outdoor television stretches out over 15 years,where most of that time has been spent educating people in outdoor video production.Tom has taught many individuals that currently make their living in the outdoor industry. They say those who can’t do, teach,however,Tom was genetically engineered to do both and loves what he does!

  • Michael Shea

    Michael R. Shea is a freelance writer, editor and video maker. He served as the Special Projects Editor for Field & Stream and a video editor for both Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. He currently blogs The Rut Report on fieldandstream.com and is the Atlantic Flyway Migration Editor for ducks.org.

  • 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

  • Alex Karchon

    We know tritium, we know manufacturing, and we’re all about efficiency - all of which has led us to develop a better way to produce tritium gun sights. Our military-grade polymer ring design allows us to consistently deliver a wider variety of superior quality sights and enhanced tritium brightness, all at a lower price than leading competitors.

  • 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. 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.

  • Paul Bourcq

    I am a professional photographer and videographer that owns drift media. We represent some of the industry leaders in hunting and fishing. We specialize in motion graphics, photography, tv shows, and commercials.

  • 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.

  • Porter James

    Second recipient of the Buckmasters scholarship. Apart of the outdoor scholars program at montevallo

  • 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.

  • Ron Gayer

    Freelance writer,Wildlife Photographer, Speaker: Western Hunting,wildlife and hunter education. Owner 'Tracker Marketing' Produces 'The Guide's Guide to Hunting' DVD series.

  • 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

  • Matt Soberg

    Matt Soberg is the editor and director of communications for the Ruffed Grouse Society and publishes the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine. He has a BA degree from the University of Minnesota and JD from the William Mitchell College of Law.

  • Ryan Repp

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

  • Scott Harper

    Scott Harper is a registered patent attorney who concentrates his practice on patent, trademark, and copyright matters. He assists clients with developing portfolio protection strategies and also represents clients in litigating complex intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks and copyrights in federal and state courts across the country. Scott’s experience covers a wide range of technologies and applications including software/information technology, firearm accessories, athletic/sporting goods, product packaging, and wildlife/habitat consulting.

  • Sean Watkins

    Sean Patrick Watkins, a Los Angeles based British-American Producer, Photographer, & Filmmaker. Hired as Producer, Art Director, and Photographer in freelance capacity for many years. Currently works with Hawk Group Media, as a Staff Creative Field Producer. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sean-patrick-watkins/2a/425/622

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jeff Fuller

    Host and Executive Producer Jeff Fuller had a successful career in law enforcement cut short by an injury in the line of duty. Looking for a new path after his injury, Jeff channeled his love for dogs and the outdoors into a Labrador-breeding and training business, Soggy Acres Retrievers. The kennel led to opportunities in public speaking, and trade shows, which in turn, led to the concept of a television show featuring great dogs and great hunts: SportingDog Adventures. After several appearances on different television series, Jeff decided to capitalize on these experiences to feature his highly trained dogs in a family-friendly series of his own. SportingDog Adventures, which airs nationally on the The Pursuit Channel, Wild TV, Tuff TV and The Walk TV. The series has brought new excitement to the wingshooting world, featuring amazing canine athletes hunting in unique, pristine locales, with features oriented to viewers of all ages and genders. Now heading into its fourth season on national television, SportingDog Adventures TV has set the standard for showcasing man’s best friend in the field, with the show diversifying its hunts to include not only upland and waterfowl hunts, but big game as well. For the second year, Jeff also took on the duties of Co-Host for the national TV Series “The National Bird Dog Circuit” on the Pursuit Channel. This second series makes Jeff Fuller the only host in the country on two national wing shooting shows. Jeff Fuller resides in Delavan, Wisconsin, with his family, which includes three young boys and several fuzzy, four-footed members. In 1998, Jeff received his first dog, Lily as a gift, from which Soggy Acres Retrievers began. Jeff currently raises and trains dogs both on his 23 acre Delavan property, as well as on a 37 acre property in northern Wisconsin, bordered by the Nicolet National Forest. He served 6 years as a Army Reserve soldier as well as a retired law enforcement officer.

  • 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. We started Monster Bucks, Realtree Outdoor, Co-Creator with Michael W of Realtree Road trips. I was at Realtree for 11 years. Since then...I was co-Creator of Bone Collector and producer/cameraman for the first 4 years.

  • 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 Ebert

    Career magazine professional who served on the staffs of Texas Monthly and Organic Gardening magazines, and as the Publisher & Editor of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine. Currently on staff at American West Media as Associate Publisher & Editor of Western & English Today and contributor to Cowboys & Indians; Sporting Classics columnist.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Thomas Carney

    Michigan-based, award-winning, full-time freelance writer, photographer, book author, lecturer. Editor, The Upland Almanac. Specializing in news and features about fishing, upland bird hunting, wildlife and land issues, nature, travel, and hunting dogs.

  • Tim Flanigan

    Producing award winning images and articles for various publications for 30 years, credits cover numerous venues including magazines, newspapers, books, on-line 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.

  • Tim Esterdahl

    Tim Esterdahl is a new outdoorsman living in Western Nebraska with family hunting property in Wyoming. He is a trained journalist with many years of experience covering the automotive market. While new to hunting, he is a storyteller at his core and understands complex issues quickly with a knack of simplifying them for a general audience.

  • 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 Scott

    I began my career in sales, marketing and product management in the hand and power tools industry. I have worked for Remington, Otis Technology and now FN America in this great industry.

  • 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, In the Hunt.

  • 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.

  • Todd Schwarzschild

    I started my career with CNN, working primarily on documentaries and investigative journalism. I then after many years, went to CBS, where I helped revamp the Evening News digital operation, before returning to CNN to work on branded content. I left CNN after a year to help start a golf network. I am now the head of Rated Red, a digital video network which targets heartland millennials, who are also big fans of outdoor sports.

  • PJ Hermosa

    P.J. has been with Texas Law Shield Firearms Defense Program since the early beginnings. He has worked his way up from a part time Member Services Representative to the position as National Director. P.J. brings unparalleled enthusiasm for members and our cause of offering piece of mind to all gun owners. He was born and raised in San Antoni

  • Vicky Jefferson

    Photographs published Texas Outdoors Journal, Texas Sporting Journal, Open Seasons, and the Game Bag. Outdoor product reviews in the Game Bag. IT Editor for outdoor publication Open Seasons.

  • Al Snow

    Currently serves as the Communications Specialist for Visit Central Florida and Central Florida Sports Marketing, Al is 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

  • Erik Petersen

    Erik Petersen has been photographing life in Montana and around the world for nearly two decades. While his roots are in telling stories through still photography, he has found video to be an equally challenging and rewarding medium. Erik has garnered many state, regional and national awards for his work, including having his film, The Hard Way, selected as a finalist by the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2016. He was also named the best newspaper Photographer of the Year two years in a row by the National Press Photographer's Association in the western US and Canada. He was a newspaper photographer for over a decade before leaving to pursue a freelance business. His work now includes editorial, commercial and outdoor photography, as well as documentary filmmaking. He also teaches photography as an adjunct professor at the University of Montana. Erik lives in southwest Montana with his wife and two boys, a dozen chickens and a bird dog.

  • Linda Nelson

    Seasoned vehicle writer with a specialty in sport vehicles since 2009. Sport vehicles -- particularly trucks and SUVs -- are as critical to outdoor activities as any other gear and equipment. There would be no trailering without capable tow vehicles. The same is true for off-roading, camping, and activities other outdoor activities.

  • 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

  • RMEF Reaffirms Support of Public Lands

    MISSOULA, Mont.—In light of continuing chatter and rhetoric aimed at privatizing federal public lands, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation continues to advocate its support for keeping public lands in the hands of America’s citizens. “The 640 million acres of public land across the United States play a highly significant role in our wildlife system,” said

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  • 2017 NRA YHEC National Championship Scheduled For July 23-28, 2017 in Raton, New Mexico

    The 2017 National Rifle Association Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) National Championship is scheduled for July 23-28, 2017, at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. The pinnacle of NRA’s YHEC program, the National Championship brings in the nation’s top-ranked youth hunters each year to compete for the title, completing the eight YHEC program

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  • Associated Services in Insurance/Firearms Insurance Agency Becomes Bronze Sponsor of 2017 Import/Export Conference

    The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Associated Services in Insurance/Firearms Insurance Agency has signed as a Bronze sponsor of the upcoming 2017 Import/Export Conference. Headquartered in Grain Valley, Missouri, ASI/FIA has served as an independent insurance agency for businesses in the firearms and ammunition

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  • Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Welcomes KNNR AM As New Affiliate

    Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk® is proud to announce KNNR AM in Reno, NV, as its newest affiliate! Residents of Reno and the surrounding areas can now tune in to the live radio show on 1400 AM Sunday’s from 11a.m.-2p.m. pacific time for the latest news on guns and gun politics, simulcasting with KNNR’s sister station

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  • Firearms Retailers, Ranges: List Your Events for National Shooting Sports Month

    Shooting ranges and firearms retailers are invited to be part of the first National Shooting Sports Month this August by listing their shooting events, programs and sales promotions at www.shootingsportsmonth.org. With a theme of #LetsGoShooting, this coast-to-coast celebration will focus the public’s attention on the fun and enjoyment of target shooting. Newcomers will be shown

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  • New Low Recoil Rounds from HSM- This Week on Guns & Gear

    This week on Guns & Gear, find out how HSM is helping shooters experience 50% less felt recoil with their new low recoil loads. Then, see Colt’s Gold Cup Trophy pistol in action, check out the new LCP II from Ruger, dive in to HIVIZ sights, and learn more about Timney Triggers’ two-stage Ruger Precision

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  • A.N. Deringer Renews Sponsorship of 2017 Import/Export Conference

    The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, is pleased to announce that A.N. Deringer, Inc., has agreed to renew its Bronze sponsorship of the NSSF and Fair Trade Import/Export Conference. The company is a leading expert in logistics, providing customs brokerage, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution services, among others. Taking place August 2-4 in

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  • Elk Fit to Benefit Hunters, Public Access

    MISSOULA, Mont.—Elk Fit, a nutritional program inspired by a partnership between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and MTN OPS, offers tangible benefits for elk hunters and their ability to access more public land. “We appreciate our conservation partners at MTN OPS who see eye-to-eye with our mission priorities,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of

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  • The 2017 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship Registration Closes Tuesday July 18, 2017

    (July 18, 2017) Registration for the 2017 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship, which will be held July 21-23, 2017 in Rochester, NY closes on July 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Airgun competitors can register online through today for the three-day competition which features multiple shooting matches including the main two-day rifle event. “We are extremely

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  • Making Movies — This Week on GunVenture

    MANDEVILLE, LA – See first-hand how actors and stunt performers prepare for roles using firearms, plus go behind the scenes of the upcoming pro-gun film “The Reliant”, this week on GunVenture. Hear from the film’s stars, and learn how companies like Smith & Wesson made this movie possible. Then, join host Ryan Gresham as he

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