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  • Like many POMA members, I wear a variety of hats. Part TV production, part public relations, part freelance writer, my job varies and I go where the day takes me. The associations I build, the contacts I make and the information I learn at POMA's Summer Business Conference helps me every step of the way.... Read More
    Kevin Tate Creative Director, Mossy Oak Productions, Part-time Freelance Writer, Barbecue Grill Assembler and Flyswatter Salesman
  • POMA is amazing. The responsiveness to member needs is unheralded among professional organizations. POMA listens to our clients’ needs and reacts to them. POMA’s commitment to the industry shows at every conference. Our clients can’t afford to not be at the conference each year.
    The Media Group – Joe Wieczorek Owner
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  • Had it not been for Money Line listings, I would not have found my current job at Sporting Classics magazine. I was traveling to Montana this summer with a friend, when we stopped in Kearney, NE for a night. In a small pub, I checked the Money Line, saw the job opening and applied for it thinking it was a long shot, but worth a try. Next thing I know, I'm sitting here telling you this.... Read More
    Josh Wolfe Asst. Editor - Sporting Classics Magazine; Editor - Sporting Classics Daily
  • I’ve learned over the years that the quickest way to get from where you are to where you want to be is to find someone who is already where you want to be and do whatever he or she tells you to do. POMA is the best place to find a mentor to help you become an outdoor communicator, a PR professional, a videographer, a photographer or any other area for communicating the out-of-doors.... Read More
    John E. Phillips Book Author, Writer & Photographer
  • Two months after going full time as a writer I joined POMA and attended their convention in Ogden. POMA has helped me make a lot of good contacts, writing and Pro-staff deals. I don’t see how you can go wrong by joining. If you want to write part-time, it will make you a better writer. If you want to go full-time, you’ll make more contacts.... Read More
    Tom Claycomb Freelance writer
  • Just a few weeks after the conference, with one project, I was able to generate coverage for six POMA Corporate Partners. And, with the participation of those partners, I was able to write a much more rich and interesting review.... Read More
    Gil Horman Technical Content Provider
  • For years I avoided joining the professional writer’s organizations in favor of an independent approach to networking and relationship building. That worked well for a while, but then I hit a plateau.  During that time I joined several writer's and media organizations.... Read More
    Tom Keer Freelance Writer/The Keer Group
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2017 Conference Sponsors

  • 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

    I am an aspiring journalist who wishes to combine her passions of travel, outdoors, photography and writing into one job. I am currently enrolled at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

  • 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.

  • Bill Johns

    Bill Johns, MBA, MPA (The Hawaiian Shirt Guy™) has been in the outdoors for most of his life (40 years). Bill is known as an effective communicator and as such enjoys writing, producing, and communicating outdoor content especially about the topics of firearms, The Second Amendment (2A), prepping/tinkering, outdoor heritage, and homesteading. Bill has been a long-term advocate and leader in Tennessee and nationally on pro-firearm and 2A legislation, conservation, sportsman's rights, and expanding the industry to women and minorities. Bill has founded and lead many pro-firearm / 2A groups, worked in the past early in his career for Ducks Unlimited, Inc. at their Memphis, TN headquarters, recruited many firearm companies to Tennessee and the southeast United States, and many entrepreneur initiatives serving the firearm, 2A, and outdoor markets. Bill produces and hosts Wildfire America with Bill Johns™ and relaxes often wearing a Hawaiian / Aloha Shirts from his collection of a hundred out in the world, at the range, in the field, or seated at his many Tiki Bars located at his home. Bill resides in the valley between The Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau in Knoxville, TN.

  • 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.

  • Bradley Burgin

    My experience ranges from all aspects of artistic design to the nuts and bolts of Internet marketing, and I’m as at home negotiating with national television networks as I am creating web pages that net maximum SEO. While print, television and Internet graphic design has always been the foundation of my work, my subjects have varied from hunting catalogs to top-end clothier web applications. I am experienced in managing advertising plans, film and video account sales, fashion market and tradeshow coordination and all facets of Search Engine Optimization. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and am proficient in Mac and PC Platforms, I am an award-winning designer in packaging design, calendar design, catalog design and television production.

  • 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.

  • Dan Zimmerman

    I've been a writer, editor and now the managing editor o the thetruthaboutguns.com for over six years.

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Don Barone

    Bassmaster, the only fully sponsor content provider on the site. Wired2Fish: Columnist 8 years ESPN: Chief Investigative Producer OTL/Sportscenter 18 years 3 Personal Emmys/4 Show Emmys (Outside The LInes & Sportscenter) New York Festival World Medal Investigative Journalism

  • 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.

  • Kevin Paulson

    Kevin is a life long hunter and conservationist. His passion for hunting and conservation and his desire to spread the message of the North American Conservation Model led him to start HuntingLife.com and recently purchase HuntingInsider.com to interview the great people in the hunting industry. Kevin has a weekly show online at Gravy.live/show/huntinglife focused on the outdoors, hunting, conservation and the pursuit of a well lived life with weekly giveaways, interviews, product reviews and an absolute ton of fun, all in a format that invites our readers, fans and followers right into the show.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Gillem

    Joshua has several years of experience behind him, both in writing about guns, and the gun world in general. He served in the Marines, hunted with his dad as a boy, and is the managing editor of ConcealedCarry.com. He also owns his own gun blog and has plans to take it to the top.

  • 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.

  • Jim Zaleski

    Jim Zaleski is a 23 year veteran of the Tourism Industry, he is one of 22 individuals that have been bestowed the Fellowship of Certified Destination Management Executive status. He has served at the Vice President level of the Lake County, Indiana CVB and the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority as well as serving as the Executive Director of the Joplin, Missouri CVB, Parsons Chamber of Commerce and Labette County Tourism Bureau.

  • 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”

  • 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 Beshire

    I work for Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.'s public relations firm, Allison+Partners, and will be representing the brand at the POMA Annual Conference.

  • 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

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

  • 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 cant 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

  • Ron Spomer

    Rifles Editor, Sporting Classics; Field Editor, American Hunter; Travel Editor, Sports Afield; Contributing Editor, Gun Hunter; Technical Editor, Rifle; Guns, Ammo, Optics Columnist, North American Hunter; Columnist, Successful Hunter

  • 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.

  • Tess Rousey

    As the daughter of a dairyman, Tess Rousey and her family were living farm-to-table before the phrase became a buzzword. Like her father, she expects to work from sunup to sundown until the job is done. Tess is also a hunter, raised on the land by parents who taught her to appreciate the bounty nature provides, whether it’s dug out of the garden or drug from the woods. Her rural background is complemented by a Fine Arts degree and over a decade working in the outdoor industry. Because Tess understands both the lifestyle and the business of the outdoors, she can highlight products and people in an artful way that not only generates sales, but also creates an aspirational aspect to brands. With her firm knowledge of layout and design for print and on-line marketing, she serves as her own art director, shooting photos that combine art and advertising in a fun, profitable way. Tess thrives on the creative process, and loves to discuss shoot concepts, collaborating with the client to ensure the end result is a success.

  • 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.

  • Lawrence Mauck

    I am a competitive duck caller and Atlanatic flyaway prostaff member for Banded Brands (https://www.averyoutdoors.com/t/ProStaff ). I have recently started a blog (www.mudflatcreative.com) where I write and produce content relating to hunting and the outdoors. My long term projection is to evolve into a podcast with a presence on you tube and become a content creator and social media influencer. I have performed several speaking engagements in relation to retriever training, and duck calling. While my audience and online presence is growing I strive to produce engaging and valuable content to people in my niche . I am currently employed full time as a sales representative and have a a strong foundation in relationship building and self marketing. I hope to move into media and content full time with the development of my brand.

  • Tyson Woods

    Living in western Montana provides me the opportunity to capture the outdoors at a moments notice. With a focus on hunting, fishing and conservation, I strive to bridge the gap between the outdoor industry with the non-outdoors person. I am fortunate enough to work with companies like onXmaps, Gore, New Breed Archery and others.

  • Brett Miller

    Former Managing Editor of VersusCountry.com 2008 - 2012 Freelance staff writer for North American Whitetail 2012 Freelance staff writer for Fishing Tackle Retailer 2012-2014 Freelance Digital Communications for ASA 2012-Present Freelance Digital Communications for ICAST 2012-Present

  • Paul Kemper

    Seacat Creative was founded in 2009. We work with clients on a global scale in the Hunting and Fishing Industries. We focus on Social Media (Management, Advertising, and Campaigns), Photography, High End Video Production, Influencer First Marketing, Ambassador Management, Graphic Design, and Motion Graphics.

  • John Crump

    John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.

  • Austin Brown

    Christian. Freelance videographer/photographer. Labrador Retrievers. Greentimber Duck Hunting. Diving. Fishing. Fly Fishing. Bow Hunting. Avid 2nd Amendment Supporter.

  • Christopher Wise

    Joel is an entrepreneur who enjoys working in a field he's passionate about. This is the precision rifle industry. He is a dedicated competitor in the Missouri Steel Tactical Series as well as the Precision Rifle Series. Joel owns the successful YouTube channel, Precision Rifle Network. He is ex law enforcement and brings this expertise to his work.

  • Anthony Caggiano

    I have been a Professional hunting guide for 25+yrs, as well as an Event Planner and Sporting Travel Agent. I specialize in Outdoor Travel, both Hunting & Fishing, as well as Social Media Management, Marketing, and Editorial Content Creation.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • NASGW Announces Finalists for the New Caliber Awards

    Ankeny, IA (September 20, 2017) –  The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, is proud to announce the finalists for the brand new NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards. For the first time, NASGW in partnership with the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), has chosen the top

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  • Keep Calm & Carry On – This Week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk

    Its’ new options for carry, new guns, and a deal you don’t want to miss, this week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk®, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports. Alien Gear’s Tyler Botts talks with Tom about their new drop leg holster (http://bit.ly/2jO1eS4), plus additional options for the ShapeShift modular

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  • Colorado’s Centennial Gun Club Earns Highest NSSF Approval Rating

    The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has awarded Colorado’s Centennial Gun Club its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence. Located in the town of Centennial, an active southeast suburb of Denver noted for being one of the safest cities in the country,

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  • 5 Reasons to Let Your Treestands Rest

    Putting too much pressure on a given property is bad enough. But applying too much pressure on a specific treestand on a given property is even worse. This not only educates deer but also greatly decreases your chances of filling a tag, especially if you are after a mature buck. There are several reasons to

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  • QDMA’s Deer Steward Program Successful in 2017

    The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) this week wrapped up its 2017 Deer Steward Program with new offerings and locations highlighting the year. “This is the eleventh year of the Deer Steward program, and we are thrilled to be nearing 2,000 graduates who have achieved one or more levels of certification,” said Matt Ross, QDMA’s

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  • NSSF Promotes Don’t Lie for the Other Guy Program in Chicagoland Area

    As part of the firearms industry’s ongoing national effort to help prevent “straw” purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has purchased billboard advertisements for the Don’t Lie for the Other Guy program to key locations throughout the Chicagoland region with the message: “Buy a gun for someone who can’t and buy yourself 10

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  • POMA Selects Lincoln, Nebraska for 2018 POMA Business Conference

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Johnstown, Penn.)…The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) announces Lincoln, Nebraska as the destination for its 2018 POMA Business Conference, to be held June 12 – 15, 2018. Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Graduate Lincoln are excited to be the selected hosts for our #POMA2018 event. “Lincoln was chosen for its

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  • Ruger’s Family of American Pistols – This Week on Guns Gear

    This week on Guns & Gear, we explore Ruger’s family of American pistols. Plus, we’ll see Colt’s Combat Unit carbine in action, check out DoubleTap Ammunition’s new ammo loaded with Swift Scirocco bullets, head to the range with the new MasterFire holster system from SureFire, and quiet things down with electronic hearing protection from Walker’s.

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  • Take Part in National Hunting & Fishing Day

    Take the pledge to involve someone in hunting or fishing and enter to win! Join Richard Childress, honorary chair for National Hunting and Fishing Day, in creating the next generation of conservationists. #HuntShootFish For millions of Americans, time spent hunting and fishing are treasured moments. Hunting and fishing bring friends and family together and provide

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    Obsession Bows, the 2014 and 2016 Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice winner and 2017 Field & Stream Hunting Gear of the Year bow maker, is excited to announce the first-ever availability of Mossy Oak’s popular Original Bottomland pattern on an archery bow. “This is a great looking pattern on a bow and we’ve put together something really

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