POMA Conference UPDATE

#POMA2021 was another successful conference, and we couldn’t have done it without our incredible sponsors in the slideshow below. Please take a moment to thank them for their support of the event.

upcoming EVENTS

  • Make sure to check out POMA Insight Sessions, our conference-style educational sessions that are being offered virtually. We’ve got some great presenters coming up, and you won’t want to miss them. Free for members and a great value for non-members. Sessions are recorded and available to members and registered attendees.

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    Testimonials

    • 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
    • No one is doing what POMA is doing when it comes to education and opportunities. POMA reacts quickly to situations and is in tune with the needs of media and industry.
      J.R. Robbins NRAHuntersRights.org
    • 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
    • As a full-time freelance magazine writer and book author I spend a lot of time alone - in the office, traveling and in remote locations. POMA through its Briefs, Business Conference and webinars offers me a very valuable means of staying in communications/networking with others in my field.... Read More
      J. Wayne Fears Freelance Communicator
    • I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate our membership in POMA.  I thought you might like to hear a great example of why it is important for companies like mine to support you. John Phillips has a new book, with a second volume already being worked on, that teaches people How to... Read More
      Paige Darden MyTopo, a Trimble Company
    • 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
    • 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
    • Well, that didn’t take long. I just sent in my dues payment and I’ve already seen a 400 percent return on the investment thanks to a tip from the Money Line. Thank you POMA!!!!!!
      Tony Hanson Editor, Michigan-Out-of-Doors
    • It pays to be a POMA member, Darren Warner said in a recent note to POMA. As a member, I'm able to receive more than three times as much for my work, from Buckmasters Rack magazine, than I would if I were not a POMA member.
      Darren Warner Freelance Writer
    • 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
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    • Featured Member

      Allan Smith

      Born and raised in Hollywood, California, Allan has worked in the film & television industry for over 30 years. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps & decorated former California Firefighter/Paramedic, this experience led to the creation of a multi awarding winning video production company that has taken him around the world from Indigenous countries, hostile territories & 3rd World Countries.

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      Angie Pierce

      Hi, I live in Athens, Alabama with my wonderful husband Larry. He is an avid fisherman and I like to dabble with it. We have eight grandchildren that we love to spoil.

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      Tony Martins

      Raised on dairy farm in So.CA hunting rabbits & birds - Biochemistry BS U.of CA 1973 - US Air Force - Bird hunter, dog trainer, skeet, sporting clays, fresh & saltwater angler. Moved to AZ White Mountains 1990 - bowhunter, airguns, muzzleloaders, big game, quail, waterfowl, predators, bass tournament fishing, trout & flyfishing.

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      Bob Frye

      Husband and father of two boys and a lifelong outdoorsman. I hunt, fish, shoot, camp, fish, hike, backpack, paddle and more.

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      Bill Vaznis

      Vaznis graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and later earned his MSW from Tulane University Graduate School in New Orleans. He now lives on a farm in upstate New York with Grizz, a 30-pound woodchuck with a voracious appetite for the neighbors’ gardens. He has published three books on hunting and a western novel.

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      Billy Kinder

      Native Texan hunting & fishing since youth; Deer, quail & turkey were major influences; His brittany, Bear won 2010 NSTRA Regional Championship; Field trialed from coast to coast; Freshman All-American for TCU Football, Married for 25yrs, one son, one granddaughter, created award winning feature for adopt/foster kids in Texas, Saved by Jesus Christ

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      Margaret Anderson

      I've been an outdoor writer for 30+ years, three time Arizona Outdoor Writer of the Year and 2021 inductee to the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. I write for many print and online publications.

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      Britney Booth

      A southpaw, originally from Michigan’s “North Woods,” Britney is a lifelong outdoorswoman and shooting enthusiast with a passion for upland hunting, German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP,) and over-and-under shotguns. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Britney holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. After entering the outdoor industry post college, Britney leveraged her knowledge of digital marketing and communications to start Booth Media Group, a full-service consulting company. She currently resides in Knoxville, Tenn. with her husband J.T. and nine-year-old GSP Wesson.

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      Michael Walker

      Born & raised in California. Grew up camping and fishing. Started playing guitar at age 14 and took up hunting at hunting at 25. I spend my time hunting, fishing, gold mining and playing music. Order of importance depends on day of the week.

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      Chris Jennings

      I am originally from Terre Haute, Ind., where I grew up hunting small game. I got into waterfowling when I was 16 and have never turned back. I currently live in Bartlett, Tenn., with my wife and two black labs.

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      Daryl Demoskoff

      An avid outdoorsman. I spend as much time as possible in lakes and streams fishing and out in the field/forest hunting. This matches well with the gig I have with Tourism Saskatchewan given my love of the outdoors and my enjoyment of building professional relationships.

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      David Pierce

      Borne in Detroit Michigan. Attended All Saints Academy, Graduated from St. Clement H.S. and attended Central Michigan University with a GPA of 3.85. Was a named technical advisor for the Industrial Arts Program at Macomb Community College and taught, large format, Studio Still Life photography there. I became disabled in 2006.

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      Darren Choate

      Although born in Colorado, Darren Choate has lived in Arizona for over 40 years. The majority of his childhood years were spent as a young hunter growing up in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. After graduating high school, Choate served his country as an airman in the US Air Force for four years. For the majority of his tour, he was stationed in Alaska at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska. After an honorable discharge, he returned to Arizona to attend Northern Arizona University, where he earned a Bachelors of Environmental Science and a Masters of Educational Technology. Happily married, he and his wife have two sons, and reside in Arizona.

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      Donald Kliewer

      Outdoors has been a passion since the 1970's. Having had the opportunity to fish in most provinces of Canada, several states, and both oceans, I look forward to my next trip. Hunting upland game in South Dakota and big game in Colorado & Idaho has provided untold memories. Hopefully more to come.

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      Don Mallicoat

      A lifelong bird hunter and angler. My first feature article was published in 2002. I have 8 years retail firearms experience and am certified as a NSCA Level I Sporting Clays instructor. I just recently began copywriting for the outdoor industry.

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      Galen Geer

      My writing career began in 1972, when the Marine Corps sent me to J-school, following my tours in VN & ater as a Marine Drill Instructor. My published body of work comprises over 2,000 articles, essays, short stories and poems plus 7 books, fiction/nonF w/multiple writing/photo awards. I hold multiple college degrees including an MA in English. My CV provided on request.

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      Gerald Scott

      Kansas farm boy (intend to be buried on the lone prairie); A1H Syraider pilot 6/1/70-11/7/70 (they finally got me); BNDD/DEA Special Agent 3/71-10/78 (don't pay the ransom, I've escaped); cattle rancher 1978-1986 (some dreams are too good to last); outdoor writer 1983-R.I.P. (some dreams really do last)

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      Mark Hirvonen

      Born and raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, I have had unlimited opportunity in the outdoors as we are blessed with millions of acres of public land. Prior to joining "On Your Own Adventures" my professional career has included extensive sales,marketing, and operations experience in the soft drink, financial consulting, light metal industries.

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      Kevin Paulson

      Kevin and his beautiful wife Marjorie got married in 2016. They have a house in Lincoln, NE filled with 5 kids and it is exceptionally loud. Kevin and Marjorie escape to the outdoors with and without kids as often as possible. A freezer filled with meat leads to inspiration weekly with great meals and the entire family around the dinner table.

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      Justin Biddle

      Started career at PRADCO Outdoor Brands. After nine years primarily in fishing moved to the shooting sports with Umarex USA, Inc.

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      James Powell

      I am an avid hunter (primarily waterfowl, wild turkey and deer), angler and conservationist with a background in communications, brand marketing, wildlife biology and resource management. I have spent most of my life in the southern U.S., and am the proud father of two children, Gage and Caitlin and wife, Tammie. I currently work for DU and reside in Lakeland, TN.

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      John Jefferson

      Born in Beaumont, Texas. Graduated Texas A&M,; U/Texas Law School. Legislative & land work. Helped corral bad guys along the border as Asst. DA. Former ED/TX Chapter The Wildlife Society. Married. Kids & dogs.

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      Justin Morrissey

      Justin is an avid sportsman and devoted conservationist. His biggest passions as an outdoorsman are spending time with his bird hunting dog Gomer and spending time in a tree stand with a bow in his hand and camera at his side. Justin grew up in west-central Wisconsin where his father introduced him to the excitement and benefits the outdoors offer. Over the years, Justin became a very successful hunter and fisherman. Justin joined POMA in 2010 and soon after became a POMA intern. Justin joined the National Shooting Sports Foundation team in 2014 and is now the manager of social media for the organization. Justin was proud to serve on the POMA Board of Directors from 2018-2021. Justin lives in Wisconsin and is developing his country homestead to be a wildlife haven and a place where people come together to learn about and enjoy nature.

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      Jodi Stemler

      Jodi was raised on a farm in central New Jersey and began hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors from an early age. She's now married and living outside of Denver, Colorado with her husband and teenage daughter. The whole family loves getting out to hike, bike, hunt, fish - whatever it is, it's good as long as it's outside!

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      Julie Mogenis

      The Judge,a Tx gal w/strong property rights & conservation concerns.Schooled at American Univ & George Mason on the east coast,& obtained her law degree from So.Tx College of Law.She is an avid outdoorsman, loves to travel in the states &around the world-sharing her adventures for the last 7 yrs via her 2 TV shows,the newest, World Wild Adventures & American Outdoor News

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      Katherine Krueger

      Kate Krueger is former Talking Guns radio host now podcaster, firearms instructor, competitor, writer /photographer and patriot with a strong martial arts background. Her thirst for knowledge has led her to training facilities around the country, Gunsite, Smith & Wesson, Lethal Force Institute (now Massad Ayoob Group) to name a few. Through martial arts and national shooting competitions over the years she honed her skills. And the journey continues. Kate has been featured in National Review, Politico, Shooting Industry, Outdoor Channel and numerous publications and served as a panel member at NSSF Shot Show 2014 “Marketing to Women”. Today she is a staunch Constitutional Conservative and believes in a smaller, less intrusive government that is fiscally responsible and speaks to that at local events and groups. Today she has joined a new media group of other patriots that offer information, training, podcasting, photography and promotion of all things regarding shooting, self-defense, tactics, knives, 2nd Amendment politics, day to day information regarding today’s issues and much more. She has always been very passionate about this country and all it stands for particularly the 2nd Amendment and our Constitution. Over the years she has learned that not everything stays the same and brings that reality to all she shares online and in her interviews. Her skill set and passion came together in 1992 when she ran for US Senate in NH as a Libertarian candidate. It also sparked an early interest in the power of radio and social media. Today she still brings all that passion and skill together for you with Talking Guns!!

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      Ken Perrotte

      Air Force veteran with decades of management-level communications experience, including public affairs officer & journalist with U.S. Air Force, Army and DoD. Northern Vermont native; Virginia resident. Past three-term board member, SEOPA and association Business/Finance Committee chair for 7 years. Current President, Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers. Strong strategic planning/legislative affairs/corporate communication background

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      Kim Emery

      Firefly Publicity's owner, Kim Emery, is a strategic thinker and proven communicator. She has worked as a reporter, an agency executive and an international marketing communications manager. Working with both small and large budgets, she has launched new brands, participated in celebrity gifting at the Sundance Film Festival and negotiated product placement in films. Kim's experience includes marketing for start-ups as well as established international companies. She has hired and managed public relations firms and advertising agencies in the US, Europe and Asia. Her focus is on the outdoor segments of hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.

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      Kevin Jarnagin

      Jarnagin started early in life learning about the outdoors from his grandfather and dad on a small farm in Sweetwater, Okla. After graduating the University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Public Administration, Jarnagin set his roots in Norman, Okla., and began the pursuit making a career in the outdoors, fishing and hunting world.

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      Karen Mehall Phillips

      My lifestyle centers around the great outdoors. My favorite pasttimes are hunting, any other outdoor activity and practicing karate (1st degree brown belt). I am fortunate to have married my best friend--fellow POMA member, hunting guide and TV host Phil Phillips, who is also a licensed real estate broker in CO nd TX--because when one hunting adventure ends, we are already planning the next one!

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      Michelle Scheuermann

      Michelle Scheuermann is a communications pro in the outdoor world and enjoys challenging herself & others via running races, kayaking, and learning new hobbies - like speaking French! Michelle works from her home in St. Paul, Minn. with her husband, Wayne and cat, Harrison.

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      Larysa Switlyk

      Larysa Switlyk grew up with 3 older brothers and is the only one in her family that hunts and fishes. She introduced herself after receiving her Bachelors and Masters in Accounting from the University of Florida while on a solo trip to New Zealand. She fell in love with the sport and found her true passion that she now wants to share with the world

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      Laura Evans

      Laura is a public relations and marketing professional who prides herself on the relationships she has developed during her years in the outdoor industry. She has become a vocal advocate for the Second Amendment and is an unapologetic patriot. She is the wife of a NY State Trooper and mother to a Pharmacist and Marine Corps Sergeant.

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      Larry Chesney

      Larry Chesney has spent the past 40 years as a copywriter and broadcast producer for ad agencies in the Carolinas. He has also spent the past 30 years writing for several magazines, primarily SPORTING CLASSICS where he is now a senior editor. Larry has won numerous awards in both the advertising and outdoor communications industries. He enjoys hunting most anything that's legal with bow, rifle and shotgun , and fishing for any species that will bite fly, plug or cricket.

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      Liza Sautter

      I am a die-hard hunter and third generation Montanan. If it isn't hunting season I am hiking, fishing, camping, or photographing someplace wild.

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      Mia Anstine

      I'm an outdoor advocate, an award-winning writer, a hunting guide, archery and rifle instructor, keynote speaker, podcast host, and all-around outdoorswoman who encourages you to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot, and savor all that life has to offer. 

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      Paul Fuller

      Have been a life long hunter and fisherman. I trained bird dogs and beagles as a teenager, was addicted to deer hunting in my twenties, addicted to fly fishing in my thirties and fourties, combined it all in my fifties and now concentrate mostly on pointing dog training and upland bird hunting.

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      Pete Rogers

      Freelance writer and photographer for sporting publications. Seminar Speaker. Dedicated hunter, angler and trapper. I enjoy sharing my passion for the outdoors with fellow sportsmen and women. When I am not in the woods or water, I am enjoying my time with my wife and five children.

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      Paige Shipe

      Paige Shipe is a lifetime enthusiast of the outdoors. Priding herself in educating and inspiring others, she has set forth with her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree, servant leadership, and creativity to become part of the growth and enrichment of future generations. Paige's role as the Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Hawke Sport Optics has allowed her the opportunity to network, learn, and engage in the industry she is highly passionate about. Paige is a self-taught entrepreneur who is nothing short of determined. You can’t throw stones if you’re busy washing feet, those of your outdoor loving, wild, messy son or those of the individuals around you.

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      Mark Holyoak

      I am married with four children and enjoy doing anything and everything outdoors--hunting, fly fishing, canoeing, hiking, mountain unicycling, camping, ice hockey, softball, etc. However, my favorite thing to do is to spend time with family and loved ones. I lived in six different states and three different countries (USA, Canada & Italy).

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      Roy Hill

      Roy Hill is a native Arkansan, and grew up fishing, hunting and shooting in the Ouachita Mountains. He started competitive shooting at age 8 in 4-H, and shot on rifle teams both in high school and in college. He likes long range rifle shooting when he can find a long range, and particularly enjoys literature about guns and shooting.

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      Matt Soberg

      Matt Soberg resides in the Brainerd, Minnesota area and enjoys missing birds with his two English setters, losing fishing on the Minnesota lakes, and teaching his young son the ways of the northwoods.

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      Tyler Brinks

      Tyler is a lifelong angler and devotes much of his time to tournament bass fishing. Tyler and his wife Tanya love the outdoors and are founding members of the Spokane Bass Club in Spokane, WA. Tyler has participated in tournaments across the country and holds many awards and titles from his time living in Nevada, Washington and Florida.

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      Tony Bynum

      Lifetime westerner, outdoorsman, backcountry hunter, fisherman, conservationist, professional scientist. Master of Science - Resource Management. Today a world traveling, professional outdoor photographer, content provider to the outdoor hunting, travel and recreation industry, magazine photo editor.

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      Timothy Flanigan

      View the website, www.NatureExposure.com for a detailed biography. Current active member and past president of numerous professional outdoor organizations, POMA, POWA and M-DOWA. Award-winning photographer, writer, seminar speaker, consultant, educator and leader of photography and naturalist tours. Expert in various outdoor related sports and wildlife and conservation subjects

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      Tim Christie

      A Montanan by birth, an Idahoan by choice, I live with my wife Kathleen and an odd assortment of dogs and cats in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. My passions in life beyond my family and friends is chasing light and wild critters with my camera, and in my spare time, spend it afield hunting.

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      Tom Keer

      Tom is an award-winning writer with over 3000 pieces published in a wide variety of national and regional publications. He's a Senior Editor and columnist for Sporting Classics magazine and a Senior Editor for the Sporting Classics Daily. He writes regularly across many outdoor titles including Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Garden and Gun, Sporting Classics, the Pointing Dog Journal, American Angler, Quail Forever, Pheasants Forever and the Ruffed Grouse Society, among others. His first book, A Fly Fishers Guide to the New England Coast, was released January 2011. He is a Senior Editor and Columnist for Sporting Classics magazine, a Senior Editor for the Sporting Classics Daily, and an Editor-at-Large for Strung magazine. He lives and writes from his home on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. www.tomkeer.com

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      Tom Claycomb

      Used to be a Professional Rodeo Cowboy in the RCA. Also have much business experience in the beef industry and have run plants with hundreds of employees. I can share this resume if so desired.

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      Tom Opre

      As a 2nd generation outdoor communicator, Tom has made educating the public on wildlife conservation and stewardships issues a main priority of his business. As the past president of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) he has worked to help other outdoor communicators and industry leaders understand and present a unified message regarding the top issues facing wildlife conservation today. Today, he is chairman of the board for Crucial to Conservation, a non-profit tasked with a mission to promote broader public understanding and the critical importance of modern day wildlife conservation and habitat stewardship. Globally. Since 1990, has produced and/or directed national television commercial projects for Fortune 500 companies, feature films and episodic television. In 2015, he wrapped the award-winning Eye of the Hunter™, a seven year prime-time run on NBC Sports which was one of the highest rated television shows in the outdoor fieldsports genre. Known as a highly regarded action, extreme sport cinematographer. Opre’s Youtube channel has over 26 million views. Produces Eye of the Hunter™ and the reality show Extreme Huntress™, exclusively online Gunbroker’s GetZone.com promoted to over 17 million unique monthly visitors, and various wildlife conservation film projects around the world.Opre resides on his small ranch in the Flathead Valley of Montana with his wife Olivia and their four children.

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      Tron Peterson

      I am a single father of 5 amazing kids who grew up in Missouri on a 4 generation family farm. With a love for the outdoors and a love for helping veterans and those with disabilities find healing and purpose in the outdoors, I founded Peterson Outdoors in 2006. In 2010 it became a non-profit organization known as Peterson Outdoors Ministries. Peterson Outdoors Ministries provides outdoor recreational therapy for injured and recovering veterans and their families as well as youth and adults with disabilities or terminal illness.

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      Al Voth

      Al has been a hunter, shooter and gun-tinkerer since he was old enough to own a BB gun, and he's been interested in writing almost as long. It all led to a career that blended firearms, photography and writing into one. He has authored two novels, blogs, edits, writes for print and web markets and operates a forensic consulting business as well.

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      Troy Basso

      I am a 48 year old d=single parent living in Tennessee. I was born and raised in Michigan but left there to become a US Army soldier in 1986. I served until 1996 and decided to stay in Middle Tennessee due to the plethora of outdoor activities, that don't end due to frozen lakes. I have raised my three children as true outdoors people and stewards

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      Griffin Bartman

      What began as a name for privacy has stuck as a pen name now that I also work in the industry handling PR. The pen name is used to keep my work and hobby separated.

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      Brian Beaton

      Avid sportsman and published author of numerous articles related to conservation, wildlife management, and environmental law.

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      Aaron Schmaus

      Author, videographer, podcaster and combat vet that enjoys the outdoors and the smile on people’s face when they discover wildlife and the outdoors for the first time.

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      Craig Springer

      I'm the son of a decorated Korean War veteran who helped liberate South Korea from the Communists, 1951-52. Smallmouth bass and greenside darters in a tiny creek on the Ohio-Indiana stateline made a foundational impression on my morals. My wife and I have three children who enjoy fishing, hunting and backpacking. My Eagle Scout son follows in his parents' footsteps as a student at New Mexico State University. Go AGGIES! I earned a B.S. in Fisheries at NMSU; an M.S. in Fish Ecology at the University of Arizona and an M.A. in Rhetoric at the University of New Mexico. I like words and the outdoors. I've pursued a career in conservation and communications.

    • Featured Member

      Andrew Johnson

      We’re all about creating outdoor enthusiasts. Our platform connects millions of people with the outdoors every year. Established in 1995, Kalkomey partnered with state agencies to provide boater education. As our industry and product expertise advanced, and at the request of our clients, Kalkomey began to offer more than education. Today, Kalkomey offers an entire suite of integrated web applications designed to connect people with the outdoors.

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      W. Bruce Hutcheon

      Bruce originally from Foster center, Rhode Island, has enjoyed living with Kathryn his wife of 45 years, in Colorado Springs, San Clemente California and Bozeman Montana prior to retiring n 2012. Bruce served in the United States Coast Guard. Has spent years traveling, surfing, skiing, sailing, fly fishing and hunting throughout North America.

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      Wm. Smith

      Born in Georgia, Wm. Hovey Smith worked throughout North America as a Geologist and wrote hunting articles between jobs. More recently he returned home to Georgia where he continues to produce books, radio shows, YouTube videos and consult to the outdoor industry.

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