Meet the Folks

Here you will find a brief bio by many of the folks that run the magazine and/or provide the features and articles we publish.

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T. J. Conrads, Editor/Publisher/Founder
Meet the man who started it all… Back in 1988, T.J. Conrads had a dream. Fed up with the lack of traditional archery information in any bowhunting magazines of the day, he founded the first magazin keep reading

Larry O. Fischer, Advertisement Manager/Co Publisher
Unfortunately, Larry passed away in October 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer. He was our friend, business partner and hunting partner for many years, and he will be sorely missed. Larry Fisch keep reading

E. Donnall Thomas, Jr., Co-Editor
A lifelong outdoorsman, Don Thomas has bowhunted extensively across a dozen countries in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific in addition to his home states of Montana and Alaska, ta keep reading

G. Fred Asbell
I began shooting a bow and arrow and bowhunting in about 1961 in central Indiana. There weren't very many bow shooters or bowhunters back then, and even fewer deer, and what information you could find keep reading

David Petersen
David Petersen grew up in Oklahoma a long time ago, a teenage member of the same archery club as Betty Grubbs, the reigning field archery Women's National Champion during the 1960s. After serving six keep reading

Krista and Sterling Holbrook
Krista and Sterling Holbrook are dedicated traditional archers. They met 33 years ago in Florida when they discovered a mutual interest in diving and spear fishing. Sterling soon gave up flying in Ala keep reading

Jason Wesbrock
Jason R. Wesbrock is a native of Illinois where he lives with his wife, Christine and daughter, Rachel.Although bowhunting is his main passion in archery, he is credited with numerous tournament champ keep reading

Nathan Andersohn
Nathan L. Andersohn picked up an early addiction to traditional bowhunting in his birth state of Michigan. After attending college in Colorado, he fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and stayed ther keep reading

Fred Eichler
Fred Eichler is the owner of Fulldraw Outfitters. When he is not guiding hunters he splits his time between wildlife photography, freelance writing and trapping. His articles and photos have appeare keep reading

Jerry Gowins, Jr.
A lifelong resident of Oregon, Jerry and his bride of 30 years, Nancy, reside in Eugene. He has been bowhunting with traditional gear since 1989. Not coincidently, he sold his first magazine cover p keep reading

Denny Sturgis, Jr.
Denny Sturgis, Jr. received his first longbow at age three from his bowhunting father. He lives in rural Michigan with his bowhunting wife, Marie, and their four children. In addition to operating a r keep reading

Connie Renfro
As a Colorado native and avid traditional bowhunter Connie Renfro has enjoyed pursuing the wide variety of big game found in her home state. She has traveled to Alaska and has hunted several other sta keep reading

Brian Sorrells
Brian Sorrells grew up hunting small game alongside his father, starting at age five. After four years of active service in the U. S. Army, he discovered bowhunting through a co-worker. His friend sta keep reading

Dennis Kamstra
Dennis Kamstra has been actively hunting with bow and arrow for 48 years. He and his wife, Cathy, reside in Washougal, WA and Polokwane, South Africa. He has authored numerous articles on hunting big keep reading

Duncan Pledger
Duncan Pledger started shooting a bow at age four and is still at it.  The grandson of one of the pioneers of archery in Wisconsin, he has a keen interest in the history of modern bowhunting.  Pledger keep reading