Daryl Kirby began as an editor at GON in 1989 soon after graduating from UGA, back when GON was a tabloid newspaper that came out every two weeks. His passion remains duck hunting, an addiction that began while hunting family land in the Mississippi Delta. He also loves bowhunting, being tormented by gobblers, wasting shotgun shells on doves, and any bass bite that involves seeing the fish eat.
Out There Outdoors With Clae Mathis
Clae Mathis is a full-time teacher and high school baseball coach with an absolute obsession with whitetail deer hunting. His outings often include his wife Taylor and two sons, Charlie and Cal. Clae loves the Lord and his family first, but deer hunting falls in right after those. Clae's YouTube Channel is mostly devoted to deer hunting in Taylor County, but it also contains other types of hunting. Every single hunt he and his family go on is well documented on the channel, Out There Outdoors.
Leave Nothing In The Tank
GON Editor Brad Gill graduated from the University of Georgia in 1998 and has been an editor for Georgia Outdoor News magazine ever since. He lives in Putnam County where he spends most of his time in the woods trapping and hunting rabbits and deer. Brad is also the executive director for 30-30 Ministries. Contact him at [email protected]
Camp, Hike the Southeast
Mike Rhodes graduated from UGA in 1989. He joined the GON team in 1997 as advertising director and is now also co-publisher. Mike enjoys chasing turkeys, and he also spends a good amount of time exploring the Southeast, popping up a tent and hiking various trails. As he spends time with his family making these memories, GON coerced him to share his experiences through his blog Camp, Hike the Southeast.
Craig has been a freelance writer for GON for the past four years and loves to write about his adventures both in the woods and in the water. Craig grew up on the banks of the Satilla River, and his primary obsession is pitching topwater bugs to the giant "rooster" redbreast that call the blackwater river home. He also enjoys hunting deer and ducks on our states WMAs, and admittedly does more hunting than actual killing.
Southern Reflections with Scott Hodges
Scott Hodges is a full-time taxidermist in Peach County and a long-time contributor to GON. If you've ever attended an Outdoor Blast, you've likely met Scott at the Wall of Fame big-buck display. Scott shares his love and knowledge of the outdoors through his blog Southern Reflections With Scott Hodges.
Boars N' Broads
Carter Shultz and Ryne Rankin became good friends and hunting partners while attending UGA. After graduating they formed a company centered around hunting hogs with dogs, Boars N' Broads. It showcases the ability of the dogs while increasing understanding and knowledge of the sport. While they enjoy all types of hunting and fishing, the adrenaline associated with hunting hogs with dogs has them in the woods 3-4 times a week.
GON's Trophy Room
Since Georgia Outdoor News magazine started in 1987, we have continuously enjoyed sharing the accomplishments of others. We are blessed that so many think enough of GON to share with us about what they’ve accomplished. Welcome to GON‘s Trophy Room, a place where we aim to continue celebrating your outdoor moments long after the shot has been fired or the hook has been set.
Based out of Atlanta, Jon Hummel is a competitive kayak bass angler. He fishes with several of the state’s local clubs each year, as well as some state, regional and national kayak tournament trails. Jon has been contributing kayak bass fishing stories to GON for three years. This year, he’ll be chronicling the four clubs as they fish their way to the State Championship.
Hunter's Journal is a series of stories from the GON Community. It's where people of the outdoors share memories about some of their most memorable time spent outdoors.
On The Shoulders Of Giants With Andrew Curtis
Andrew graduated from UGA in 2006 with his undergraduate degree in Animal Health and from UGA’s veterinary school in 2010. His passion for fishing and the outdoors began when he was a young boy spending time with his grandfather at Lake Oconee. Now he enjoys passing on what he has learned to his two young boys at their home on the Alapaha River. Turkey hunting and south Georgia river fishing are among his favorite pastimes, but his main interests involve mentoring kids in the outdoors while spreading the Word of Jesus. Andrew has discovered the joy and power in writing and hopes to benefit others through his words.