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John Martino

Martino is a well-known outdoor writer throughout Indiana and has served as longtime outdoor columnist for the Kokomo Tribune newspaper.

Mike Schoonveld

Schoonveld is a licensed boat captain, operates Brother Nature Charters on Lake Michigan and spends much time fishing hotspots around Indiana and the Midwest.

Alan Garbers

Alan enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, and more. From hunting rattlesnakes to black bear, and fishing for catfish to muskie, he loves it all.

Don Cranfill

A native hoosier,Don literally grew up on the water. Early in life he developed a passion for two things, paddling and fly fishing.

Dean Shadley

The Sportsman Fishing Editor. Fly-fishing and all things outdoors.

Tom Berg

Tom Berg is a freelance outdoor writer, photographer and editor who specializes in fishing, especially Great Lakes salmon and trout fishing.

Scott Weaver

An avid fisherman, rod builder, bicyclist, backpacker, and HOW member, Scott spends much of his free time in the outdoors.

Brent Wheat

A well-known and award-winning writer/photographer, Wheat is currently the editor of GUNS magazine.

Brandon Butler

Long-time outdoor writer and native Hoosier Brandon Butler lives in Missouri and serves as the Executive Director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri.

Rick Bramwell

Bramwell began writing for the Anderson Herald Bulletin in 1972. He likes to hunt small game, deer, turkey and morel mushrooms.

Trent Marsh

Marsh has long had a passion for the outdoors. When not hunting or fishing he can be found tending his garden, chickens, or travelling the world with his wife.

Ben Shadley

Editor & Publisher of The Sportsman. Journalist, writer, adjunct faculty at IUPUI School of Fine Arts, and lifelong sportsman.

Cindy Stites

My name is Cindy Stites. I am a native Hoosier, born and raised in west central Indiana. I am a hunter, an angler, a conservationist, and a woman.

Allison Voges

Allison Hunter Voges grew up in the outdoors. Her goal in life is to inspire and encourage youth to get out into the great outdoors.