Field Journal Contributors

Get to know our friends and authors who share our passion for the outdoors and the sporting culture.

Editor in Chief

Russell Worth Parker

Russell Worth Parker is a retired United States Marine turned writer. He lives in Wilmington, NC with his wife and daughter.

Worth writes for a wide array of publications including The New York Times, Garden and Gun Magazine, The Bitter Southerner, Backcountry Journal, Shooting Sportsman Magazine, Salt Magazine, and websites such as, DieLiving.Com, and a number of commercial and non-profit websites.

When not contemplating the complexities of arranging the same twenty-six letters in ways that will matter to other people, Worth reads, runs ultra-marathons, and seeks reasons to be outside. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, The Florida State University College of Law, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Masters in Conflict Management and Resolution Program.

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Contributing Editor

Brent Birch

Brent Birch is a contributing editor to the Tom Beckbe Field Journal. A lifelong waterfowler who cut his teeth duck hunting in the White River Bottoms at Crocketts Bluff as well as rice fields and reservoirs across Lonoke, Prairie, and Arkansas counties, Birch is the publisher ofThe Grand Prairie: A History of Duck Hunting’s Hallowed Ground, which details the legacy of Arkansas’s rich waterfowling history. He is also co-creator and editor ofGreenhead: The Arkansas Duck Hunting Magazineand co-founder of theArkansas Waterfowler Hall of Famelocated in Stuttgart, Arkansas.

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