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Outdoor Sportsman Group Adds Chuck Smock to Game & Fish Staff

DENVER  – Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing (OSG) announces Chuck Smock has been named West regional editor of Game & Fish, OSG’s premier hunting and fishing brand offering regional-specific coverage in four unique monthly print editions, as well as customized online content to core enthusiasts across the United States. Smock will coordinate and manage editorial content for the Game & Fish West edition, covering 11 states from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast, and contribute to The announcement was made today by Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing Executive Vice President, Group Publisher and Operations, Derek Sevcik.

Game & Fish is dedicated to providing readers with how-to and where-to information focused on their region, and Chuck’s editorial experience and creativity makes him ideal for heading up content for our West edition,” Michael F.X. Cassidy, Game & Fish publisher said. “Readers and industry partners alike will immediately recognize his subject-matter knowledge and appreciate the skill with which he guides writers in producing top-notch articles that detail the abundant hunting and fishing opportunities in Western states.”

Prior to joining OSG, Smock spent 16 years with Cabela’s. He served as editor of Cabela’s Outfitter Journal for most of that time, and assigned and edited articles for the brand’s webpages. Smock also handled product communications with outdoor writers, developing an extensive network of content producers across the hunting, fishing, camping, and cooking spaces. Most recently, he worked with Gun Digest and Caribou Media Group as a book editor while handling freelance assignments for a variety of magazines and websites.

“To fill pages with great content, an editor has to know where to get quality raw material,” Adam Heggenstaller, Game & Fish editorial director said. “Chuck excels at generating article concepts and assignments that result in exciting copy, and he possesses the detail-driven mindset required to see material through to polished pages. I look forward to Chuck steering the West edition, and I expect its content will inform and influence readers at a new level.”

Smock joins a talented Game & Fish editorial staff, including John Taranto, editor; Dr. Todd Kuhn, South regional editor; and Drew Warden, Midwest regional editor. He will work from his office in Sidney, Neb., and report to the company office in Harrisburg, Pa.

“I’m excited to be part of this amazing team of editors,” Smock said. “I’m looking forward to reconnecting with writers in my new role, and I’ll be looking for new talent who can help us in our mission of creating the best hunting and fishing content for readers in the West.”

About Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing: As a premier destination for the most avid outdoors enthusiasts, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s publishing division is widely recognized for its strong special-interest multichannel brands, including Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, Petersen’s HUNTING, In-Fisherman and 11 other leading magazines that reach more than 28 million readers. Outdoor Sportsman Group’s network of websites, including,,, and, attracts more than 78 million annual unique visitors, and OSG TV produces hundreds of TV episodes of original branded hunting, sport shooting and fishing programming that airs on Outdoor Sportsman Group’s broadcast entities. Visit for more information. #MyOutdoorTV

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