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TEAM STO
Sharetheoutdoors has a growing number of contributors to our site. From syndicated writers and experienced outdoorsmen to millennials - with a passion for the outdoors.

Team STO

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Matt Straw
St. Cloud, MN
Matt Straw is a past champion and many times top-10 finisher at the Sturgeon Bay Open, one of the largest smallmouth tournaments on the Great Lakes. Matt is a diehard steelheader and one of the foremost communicators of recent times on the subject of steelhead angling around the Great Lakes.

Matt Straw

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Stacy Hedberg
Minneapolis, MN
Stacy is one of those multitaskers. She is an accomplished business manager. Stacy also knows her way around the outdoors. She is an outdoor gal. Stacy is an avid angler and enjoys chasing the run of species. Walleye, Bass, Panfish, Pike, and Musky are all her favorites.

Stacy Hedberg

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Cameron Tait
Mantoba, CAN
Cameron Tait is a master chef who is internationally recognized as a world class culinary master with excellence in the outdoors with two decades of world-wide culinary competition and mentoring for Olympic Team Canada. Cameron is also an active outdoors explorer that loves to fish and hunt and he is a pro-staff member for Cabela’s Canada.

Cameron Tait

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Gord Pyzer
Ontario, CAN
An internationally sought out speaker, Gord is the Fishing Editor of Outdoor Canada Magazine; Field Editor of In-Fisherman Magazine, Television and Radio; Co-Host of the nationally syndicated Real Fishing Radio Show; and the host of “Fish Talk With The Doc” on the Outdoor Journal Radio Show.

Gord Pyzer

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Dave Barus
East Aurora, NY
Dave Barus is a syndicated outdoor newspaper writer with more than 30 years of experience. His passion has always been to share his love for the outdoors with others and to help “Pass-It-On” to our younger generations, so they can enjoy our incredible world of outdoor adventure through fishing and hunting. Dave has been humbled to accept recognition awards through decades of volunteer work with many organizations, but he reminds everyone that without the help of his beloved wife and hundreds of volunteers over those years, none of those programs would have ever worked very well. Tight lines to everyone!

Dave Barus

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Jill Easton
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
Jill Easton is a freelance writer, trapper, fishman and turkey hunter who lives in the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas. Jill was 2008 "Trapper of the Year" primarily trapping upland Preditors.

Jill Easton

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Tyler Mahoney
Lee's Summit, MO
Tyler is a perfect member of the STO Team. Tyler enjoys everything outdoors and shares that passion for the outdoor sports in a special way. He is an intense outdoorsman when in pursuit of the biggest buck in the woods or when baiting up for an afternoon of crappie fishing.

Tyler Mahoney

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Fern Fisher
East Aurora, NY
Fern Fisher resides in East Aurora, New York, where Big Whitetail Deer, Monster Lake Erie Walleye and Slab Crappie are among favorite food preparations. She knows the huge taste advantage for best flavor when we cook with fresh garden vegetables from the backyard garden or the Farmer’s Market.

Fern Fisher

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Joe McAdams
Niagara Falls, NY
Joe says "living between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie in Niagara Falls NY is no accident - world class fishing in my back yard. It doesn't get any better than this". Joe is an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He is the President of the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and the chairman of the Teach-Me-To-Fish kids program.

Joe McAdams

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Bill Hilts
Lockport, NY
A syndicated columnist in area WNY newspapers; a regular contributor to Great Lakes Angler, Lake Ontario Outdoors, NY Outdoor News, has his own TV (Outdoor Beat on LCTV, Time Warner Cable) and Radio (WLVL 1340 AM Lockport, Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Report) shows. He is a past president of the Assn. of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers and New York State Outdoor Writers

Bill Hilts

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Joe Byers
Hagerstown, MD
Joe & Vel Byers are great members of the STO team. Joe is an accomplished hunter with a level of experience that few ever achieve. Joe hunts with Bow, Gun and Crossbow all over the USA. In addition to hunting all over the western US Joe has made 20 hunting trips to Africa.

Joe Byers

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Kiley Voss
Syracuse NY
Kiley is a student at the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. Her goal as a graduate is to assure no extinction of currently living species through science, understanding and proper management all fish and wildlife species in the world.

Kiley Voss

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Hunter Whitely
Manhattan, KS
Hunter is a proven field- tester for various fishing lure companies and works with his fishing skills to provide respected counsel for rods, reels, lines and lures with tackle and outdoor gear manufacturers. Hunter is an active bass tournament competitor and is a member of the Kansas State University fishing team.

Hunter Whitely

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David Gray
Lee's Summit, MO
David has over 36 years of experience serving anglers, hunters and boaters in the outdoor industries. His experience includes operating a Fishing and hunting Store, a Marine Dealership and a Fishing tackle manufacturing business. And along the way David has fished and hunted with many friends in many places.

David Gray