Learn more about this year's all star panel.
Kjos Outdoors/BOSS Shotshells
An icon in wildlife and outdoor photography circles, Kjos hails from Minnesota but hunts waterfowl all over North America. His photography has been on the cover of countless magazines including Ducks Unlimited, Gun Dog and more while working creatively with numerous top brands in the outdoor industry. His latest effort is creative force and partner in BOSS Shotshells.
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Luke Naylor served as AGFC Waterfowl Program Coordinator 2006-2022 and was recently promoted to Chief of the AGFC Wildlife Division. During his time as Waterfowl Program Coordinator, Naylor led the charge at the AGFC to revamp management of the agency's flooded bottomland hardwood habitats. During the last five years, Naylor has led an extensive campaign to educate hunters and other conservationists about declining forest health and the value of the forage-producing red oak species. Luke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Kansas State University and earned a Master’s degree in Conservation Ecology at the University of California-Davis.
Manager of the Coca-Cola Woods (McCrory)
Rusty has grown up on the property his whole life. His uncle Harvey Shue was the caretaker for 40+ years until he passed away in 2002. Rusty has been the manager since then and has strived to make sure his uncle would be proud of the job he has done. Through videos and social media, he loves to show people how they can do more to improve their own property.
VP of Development
Drake Waterfowl Systems
Jim was crowned the World Duck Calling Champion in 2006 and previously worked for RNT Calls in Stuttgart. He was the host of the long running RNTv show and is currently the committee chairman for the Waterfowler Hall of Fame. Ducks Unlimited recognized him as their Conservation Communicator of the year in 2019. Ronquest joined Drake Waterfowl Systems in the spring of 2022. Ronquest's responsibilities include cultivating and managing industry partnerships and relationships on behalf of Drake, and supporting Drake through content production and product development.
Douglas C. Osborne, Ph.D.
Dr. Douglas Osborne is a waterfowl ecologist, native of Illinois and has been a life-long duck hunter. Doug is an Associate Professor with the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the Arkansas Division of Agriculture. He also serves as the Director of the Five Oaks Ag Research and Education Center. The Osborne Lab has been activity researching waterfowl migration, distribution, and habitat use patterns in Arkansas for 10 years. He has an ongoing winter mallard banding program, and has banded over 17,000 mallards since 2014. His students are currently using satellite transmitters to investigate sanctuaries and rest area use, nocturnal behaviors, and effects of declining bottomland hardwood health on habitat use of mallards.
Black Duck Revival
Wilkins is the founder of Black Duck Revival, a hunting and fishing guide service that is headquartered in an old church building in Brinkley, Arkansas. Wilkins writes regularly for Sitka Gear and has been featured in Garden & Gun, Greenhead: The Arkansas Duck Hunting Magazine and many others.