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  • March 14 – 15, 2022 – Shooting Sports Showcase – POMA, SEOPA, and NASGW are working together again to hold the 2nd annual private event where firearms-related companies can showcase their products to media, distributors, and dealers. View highlights from the 2021 Shooting Sports Showcase.
  • June 14 – 16, 2022 – #POMA2022 business conference takes us back to Kalispell, Montana for another great opportunity to network, learn, have fun, test products, gather content, and SO MUCH MORE. Don’t miss it.

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Testimonials

  • 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
  • I am new to the industry, and I know there is a lot of water left to tread before I find my own sweet little island. However, because of POMA and the commitment and conviction of its founding members, I now have more confidence and better tools than I could have imagined receiving from any other source.... Read More
    Andrew Chamberlain Author Cartridge Comparison Guide; Western Hunter Shooting Editor
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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.
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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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    Anne Marlowe

    I enjoy hunting with my camera, bow and guns. Raised 4 amazing children and now have 3 sweet grandchildren. History and politics are also very interesting to me and I love to explore new places and write about them.

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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.

  • Featured Member

    Beth Alcazar

    Beth Alcazar lives in Central Alabama with her husband, Sean, their three children, and a 115-pound German Shepherd. Beth often describes herself as "just a mom with a gun." In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, competitive shooting, and baking... and hopes that her AR-15 handling is as smooth as her 7-layer chocolate-cookie cheesecake.

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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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    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

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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)

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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. I currently work for the East Foundation and reside in Spring Branch, Texas.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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!

  • Featured Member

    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

  • Featured Member

    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

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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!

  • Featured Member

    Kevin Reese

    I am an eight-year Marine Corps veteran currently residing in north-central Texas with my wife, Kelly and my son, Jacob. I hold an A.A.S. in Multimedia Technology from Navarro College and a B.B.S. in Marketing from Dallas Baptist University. I handle media relations for multiple brands under the Sellmark Corporation umbrella: Pulsar (thermal imaging and night vision), Sightmark (optics, night vision and shooting accessories), Firefield (optics, night vision and shooting/firearms accessories), 12 Survivors (survivalist, prepper, camping, hiking and hunting equipment) and Head Tilt (pet products). I work as a freelance writer, photographer and videographer in our outdoor industry. My primary focuses are on hunting with bows, rifles and shotguns; AR and bolt-gun building; shooting, from close-range to precision long-range up to 2,000 yards; handgunning; personal defense; product and outfitter reviews; how-tos; industry news; features targeting industry professionals, retailers and consumers. I live and breathe our outdoor lifestyle as a boot-on-the-ground, blood-under-the-fingernails content creator.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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. 

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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).

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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

    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.

  • Featured Member

    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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  • Gun Talk Media Announces High-Cap Christmas Giveaway

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  • POMA Pinnacle Awards Open December 1, 2021

    POMA’s Pinnacle Awards will open for submissions on December 1, 2021. Now’s the time to revisit your best work that was published or broadcast, and paid for, between Nov. 1, 2020 and Oct. 31, 2021. Pull together your best articles, books, broadcasts, photos, etc., and get them ready to submit. Submitting your entries is easier than ever

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