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Meet Our Staff

DAVID A. ROSE has been a fulltime outdoor writer, photographer, author, seminar speaker and inland lake fishing guide since the mid 90’s. His passion for the outdoors, however, started long before, when he was just a child, and has stayed with him ever since. He’s lived in the Traverse City, Michigan, area nearing four decades; the area’s proven itself to be the perfect place for someone with a love for hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, camping, and outdoor cooking such as what Dave has. He’s been married to his bride and best friend, Carol, since 1991. Check out his websites at wildfishing.com and davidarose.com.

RICHARD P. SMITH is an award winning outdoor writer and photographer living in Marquette, Michigan with his wife and business partner Lucy. He is a nationally recognized writer, photographer and speaker who has written 21 books, nine of which are currently in print and thousands of magazine articles. He is one of only two people in Michigan who have qualified for a Commemorative Bucks of Michigan (CBM) Grand Slam, which includes a deer, bear, elk and turkey that are all entered in state records maintained by CBM. His best whitetail is a Saskatchewan 10-pointer he got in 1999 that qualified for honorable mention in Boone and Crockett Records with a net score of 163 7/8. Prior to that, he bagged a nontypical 12-pointer with a 9-inch drop tine from the same area that netted 165 3/8. His best Michigan buck is a typical 11-pointer he shot on public land in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) that nets 148 4/8. He’s taken a number of other bucks that score in the 140s. A Saskatchewan black bear he bagged with a Knight muzzleloader during the spring of 2002 is the second highest scoring bruin in national muzzle loading records with a skull that measured 21 14/16. It’s also in all-time Boone and Crockett Records. The following spring, he collected another trophy bruin that qualified for honorable mention in Boone and Crockett Records, with a skull scoring 20 2/16. Richard has four trophy bruins in Pope and Young Records that he got with bow and arrow and he also took a book bear with a muzzleloader in Michigan. He's also a seminar speaker, covering all types of topics. Smith is a Field Editor for Bear Hunting and Michigan's Hooks & Bullets Magazines. He’s the editor for Bear Facts, a quarterly newsletter published by the Michigan Bear Hunters Association. He writes for Woods-N-Water News, Michigan Sportsman Magazine and the Porcupine Press on a regular basis. His writing and photography have been published in national magazines including Deer & Deer Hunting, North American Whitetail, Buckmasters, Outdoor Life, American Hunter, Bowhunter and National Wildlife. The author is a recognized expert on whitetail deer and black bear behavior and biology as well as hunting these species of big game. He has hunted deer and bear extensively in Michigan and throughout North America for 40 years.

RICK FOWLER is currently a High School English teacher in Boyne City. He also finds time to write regional outdoor articles and somehow, amidst the many research papers and essays he corrects from students, he is consistently fishing on South Manistique Lake in the UP, Burt Lake, and the Bear River. In 2005, Rick won the “Reader’s Choice” awards as one of the top Michigan outdoor writer’s from MIDWEST OUTDOORS magazine. Rick and his wife Sue live in Harbor Springs, Michigan and have two children, Alexandra a freshman in college, and Eric a sophomore in high school.

TOMMY KIRKLAND; having once hunted whitetails and waterfowl with his father and now a novice turkey hunter, Tommy Kirkland also spends countless hours pursuing deer with a camera - conducting extensive observational research. His work has been featured in many sportsman publications. He can be reached at tommy_kirkland@hotmail.com

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Neither the authors, nor Michigan's Hooks & Bullets Magazine nor Triple S Publications LLC, assume any responsibility or liability for any actions by readers who utilize any information contained within. Readers are advised that the use of any and all information contained within Michigan's Hooks & Bullets Magazine is at their own risk. Michigan's Hooks & Bullets Magazine - Online Edition contains all of the same content that is in the print edition. Any omissions are simply an oversight. Contact the site administrator to report any missing content or outdated information or  broken links. Michigan's Hooks & Bullets Magazine and its affiliates cannot assume any responsibility or accuracy of any information contained on pages linked outside of the hooksandbullets.com domain. All errors and statements belong to the individual site owners who are linked. All opinions stated belong to the person(s) who made them.

DAVID A. ROSE has been a fulltime outdoor writer, photographer, author, seminar speaker and inland lake fishing guide since the mid 90’s. His passion for the outdoors, however, started long before, when he was just a child, and has stayed with him ever since. He’s lived in the Traverse City, Michigan, area nearing four decades; the area’s proven itself to be the perfect place for someone with a love for hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, camping, and outdoor cooking such as what Dave has. He’s been married to his bride and best friend, Carol, since 1991. Check out his websites at wildfishing.com and davidarose.com.

RICHARD P. SMITH is an award winning outdoor writer and photographer living in Marquette, Michigan with his wife and business partner Lucy. He is a nationally recognized writer, photographer and speaker who has written 21 books, nine of which are currently in print and thousands of magazine articles. He is one of only two people in Michigan who have qualified for a Commemorative Bucks of Michigan (CBM) Grand Slam, which includes a deer, bear, elk and turkey that are all entered in state records maintained by CBM. His best whitetail is a Saskatchewan 10-pointer he got in 1999 that qualified for honorable mention in Boone and Crockett Records with a net score of 163 7/8. Prior to that, he bagged a nontypical 12-pointer with a 9-inch drop tine from the same area that netted 165 3/8. His best Michigan buck is a typical 11-pointer he shot on public land in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) that nets 148 4/8. He’s taken a number of other bucks that score in the 140s. A Saskatchewan black bear he bagged with a Knight muzzleloader during the spring of 2002 is the second highest scoring bruin in national muzzle loading records with a skull that measured 21 14/16. It’s also in all-time Boone and Crockett Records. The following spring, he collected another trophy bruin that qualified for honorable mention in Boone and Crockett Records, with a skull scoring 20 2/16. Richard has four trophy bruins in Pope and Young Records that he got with bow and arrow and he also took a book bear with a muzzleloader in Michigan. He's also a seminar speaker, covering all types of topics. Smith is a Field Editor for Bear Hunting and Michigan's Hooks & Bullets Magazines. He’s the editor for Bear Facts, a quarterly newsletter published by the Michigan Bear Hunters Association. He writes for Woods-N-Water News, Michigan Sportsman Magazine and the Porcupine Press on a regular basis. His writing and photography have been published in national magazines including Deer & Deer Hunting, North American Whitetail, Buckmasters, Outdoor Life, American Hunter, Bowhunter and National Wildlife. The author is a recognized expert on whitetail deer and black bear behavior and biology as well as hunting these species of big game. He has hunted deer and bear extensively in Michigan and throughout North America for 40 years.

RICK FOWLER is currently a High School English teacher in Boyne City. He also finds time to write regional outdoor articles and somehow, amidst the many research papers and essays he corrects from students, he is consistently fishing on South Manistique Lake in the UP, Burt Lake, and the Bear River. In 2005, Rick won the “Reader’s Choice” awards as one of the top Michigan outdoor writer’s from MIDWEST OUTDOORS magazine. Rick and his wife Sue live in Harbor Springs, Michigan and have two children, Alexandra a freshman in college, and Eric a sophomore in high school.

TOMMY KIRKLAND; having once hunted whitetails and waterfowl with his father and now a novice turkey hunter, Tommy Kirkland also spends countless hours pursuing deer with a camera - conducting extensive observational research. His work has been featured in many sportsman publications. He can be reached at tommy_kirkland@hotmail.com