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 being tormented by gobblers, wasting shotgun shells on doves, and any bass bite that involves seeing the fish eat.
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 hunting rabbits and deer. Brad is also the executive director for 30-30 Ministries. Contact him at [email protected]
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.
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.
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.
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.