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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Oliver Hartner

Oliver spent his formative years in the Feliciana parishes of Louisiana and piney-timber counties of southwest Mississippi. He now lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his loving wife, Rebecca, and their daughter, Virginia, and he escapes the urban environs accompanied by their Boykin Spaniel, "Fowler.” He is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi, the University of South Carolina, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-05) with the United States Army. His work appears in Covey Rise Magazine, Shooting Sportsman, Salvation South, USA Today: Hunt & Fish, and Quail Forever Journal. Read published work at, and follow on Instagram @oliverhartner. --

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David LaMere

David LaMere is the host of The Wild Huntsman Podcast

He enjoys hunting and overthinking things.

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Kris Millgate

Tight Line Media CEO Kris Millgate is a bold storyteller, but she wasn’t born brave. Millgate, an outdoor journalist born the same year as the Endangered Species Act, grew up painfully shy and afraid of beards.

She spent a decade in TV news before starting Tight Line Media in 2006. With a quarter century of multimedia storytelling, Millgate traverses the country in search of dynamic topics. She researches issues thoroughly then translates core elements via video, photo and words with credibility that demands audience.

Tight Line Media productions tour with film festivals and win national honors. As producer, writer, videographer, photographer, certified drone pilot, editor and gear hauler, Millgate engages in every project with inspiring enthusiasm and unmatched intensity.

In the edit bay, she never tires. In the field, she never stops. She hikes, bikes, rows and flies her cameras into the wilderness to collar grizzlies, catch native trout, and count bald eagles.

Millgate is a leading member of Outdoor Writers Association of America, a life member of Trout Unlimited and a certified Idaho Master Naturalist. She’s also a trail runner, fly fisher, bird hunter and avid seeker of awkward moments. She’s outgrown her shy side too. She talks to strangers daily and she hangs out with beards often.

She’s is currently reporting for PBS, Field & Stream and East Idaho Outdoors. Her first book, My Place Among Men, and its sequel, My Place Among Fish, are available now. Her Emmy-nominated salmon film, Ocean to Idaho, toured with Wild & Scenic Film Festival in 2022. Her newest multimedia production, On Grizzly Ground, debuted August 2023 along with her new book, My Place Among Beasts

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Joshua Quong

A native of the Mississippi Delta, Joshua Quong lives in Oxford, MS where he teaches high school English along with operating a quail hunting and fishing outfit called Little “q” Ranch with his wife Sally.

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Allen Morris Jones

Allen Morris Jones is the author of three novels, a children's book, and a well-regarded look at the ethics of hunting. He lives in Bozeman with his wife and young son.

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Brandon B. Sanders

Brandon is a freelance writer and National Guard Chaplain. He grew up fishing and hunting in southern Arkansas, but today enjoys hunting and fishing across the world. You can contact him at

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Dave Simonett

Dave Simonett is a songwriter and lead singer of the band Trampled by Turtles.  He's an avid upland bird hunter and a mediocre to poor fly fisherman who also enjoys a spinning rod now and again.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters and on any given day he would prefer to be wandering around a patch of woods with his wife and kids and dogs.   

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Ryan Barnes

Ryan Barnes is a passionate outdoorsman, who loves the arts of wingshooting and angling and the joy of turning that art into words. Since he was a boy he’s looked for any excuse to find himself outdoors with friends and family. Now, he looks for any excuse to find the finer details in those outdoor escapes and capture them in the written word.

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Jordan Rash

Jordan is an outdoorsman and conservation leader based in Washington State. A native to the Pacific Northwest, he is an avid wingshooter and fly fisherman who is re-exploring his roots as a big game hunter. His career is highlighted by his efforts to protect more than 1100 acres of critical fish and wildlife habitat in Washington State benefitting Native American tribes, outdoors enthusiasts, and rural communities. A husband and father of two, he can be found pursuing his passions from the high deserts of Oregon to the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula. 

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Michael Neiduski

Mike Neiduski grew up a deer hunter on a small family farm in New England. College, a move to the midwest, and a bird dog puppy opened his eyes to public lands, conservation, and so much more. He and his dogs are equally at home chasing bobwhites, woodcock, and the elusive Appalachian ruffed grouse here in North Carolina as they are pursuing prairie grouse and pheasants in the Heartland. When not training dogs, fly fishing, or running cast iron in the kitchen, you can find him writing about the same, and working as a major gift officer to fund conservation.

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Jenna Rozelle

Jenna Rozelle offers education for people who want to learn how to safely, ethically, and practically incorporate wild foods into their lives by fostering relationships between people and their local landscapes. Jenna waded slowly into hunting and fishing in he twenties, after foraging had become integral for her. It’s a lifestyle she is deeply satisfied by, and eager to share and promote for those who are interested. She may be reached at and offers her thoughts at

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