D efined by our name, Texas Fish & Game does not limit the scope of our coverage to saltwater fishing, or trophy deer hunting, or just bass. We cover it all, and it takes a lot of talent to do that kind of job well. Fortunately, we’ve got the talent.
Joe Doggett, arguably the Dean of Texas outdoor writers, anchored The Houston Chronicle’s award-winning outdoor desk for decades. Joe has been on our masthead for most of our 30-year history.
Another Chronicle outdoor alum, Doug Pike, has been a tf&g columnist for over ten years. He also currently hosts Houston’s top outdoor radio show.
Ted Nugent—who was not born in Texas, but got here as soon as he could—has been contributing his passionate and lyrical observations to tf&g since shortly after his arrival to the Lone Star State, in the early 2000s.
Our other outspoken opinionator, Poliitical Editor Kendal Hemphill, has won a case full of awards from regional and national organizations, many of them for the thoughtful commentaries he has contributed to these pages.
Matt Williams is another veteran Texas outdoor journalist whose name is familiar to anglers and hunters across the state. Matt has also been a member of our team almost from Day One.
Lenny Rudow, our Boating Editor, has a national reputation as one of the most knowledgeable boating writers in the business. After a long tenure as fishing editor at Boating Magazine, he brings tf&g readers a wealth of expertise, as well as a lively and entertaining writing style.
Handling our gun and shooting coverage are two extremely qualified and talented writers. Steve LaMascus joined our staff more than a decade ago, after a distinguished career in law enforcement. A more recent addition to the team is Dustin Ellermann, the gifted shooter and dedicated educator who won season three of the History Channel’s Top Shot reality TV competition.
In the hunting arena, Lou Marullo brings a lifefime of avid archery and gun hunting to his assignment. As for his creative credentials, he also fronts a heavy metal band that fills stadiums around the world.
Calixto Gonzales has been our Saltwater Editor since 2007. Relatively new to the industry when he joined our team, Cal has become a prolific contributor who has developed a loyal following.
As Humor Editor, Reavis Wortham has contributed almost two decades of fresh, funny and original stories in his Open Season columns. That he has become a successful novelist comes as no surprise to us.
Then there is our Editor in Chief. Chester Moore, Jr. came to us right out of college, but even then he was already a polished outdoor writer. Working up the ranks, he served as Saltwater Editor, Executive Editor and, finally, his current position. With Chester in command, tf&g’s content has soared.
These are just a few of our talented contributors. We hope to introduce you to more of them in future installments of this column.