Meet the Sports Afield Staff!

Editor in chief Diana Rupp grew up in the deer woods of northern Pennsylvania and has been hunting since she was twelve years old. She has worked for outdoor publications for eighteen years, and her travels in pursuit of big game have taken her throughout North America as well as to Africa and Europe.
Craig Boddington’s articles about his myriad hunting adventures around the world are entertaining and packed with information about the latest hunting destinations and gear. As the most experienced safari hunter in the field today, his expertise on worldwide hunting, as well as rifles and calibers, is unmatched.
Thomas McIntyre writes the popular back-page “Backcountry” column. He has hunted on six continents and has the experience to back up his strong and entertaining opinion pieces.
Dr. Kevin Robertson (“Doctari”) is a well-known professional hunter who passes on his expertise in practical shooting techniques, ballistics, and African trophies in his “Ask Doctari” column in the magazine and online.
“Traveling Hunter” columnist Ron Spomer has traveled on hunts throughout North America, Africa, and Asia and provides nuts-and-bolts advice for traveling and hunting across the world.
John M. Taylor, our Shotguns columnist, is a champion duck caller who hunts upland game and waterfowl throughout North and South America, Europe, and Africa.
 
Steven Dodd Hughes, who writes the Custom Shop column, has been creating custom guns for more than 35 years. He has written about the trade since 1986 and is the author of three books on the subject.