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The OLR Team

Frank Barton

Frank Barton is the owner of Barton Powersports in West Memphis, AR. He is also an avid hunter and bird dog field trial enthusiast.

John Gordon

John Gordon is a native Mississippian residing in Hernando, MS, who also spent many years hunting the coastal prairie of Texas. Introduced to waterfowling by his uncle, John now has 30-plus years of waterfowl hunting experience, including 10 years as a goose and duck hunting guide in El Campo, Texas. John is Media Relations coordinator for Banded Holdings, Inc., owner of Banded Brands and Avery Outdoors and his favorite hunting buddy is his son, Reed, who has tagged along with his father since he was 4. Along the way John says Reed has seen some incredible sights and is an accomplished hunter himself now. John’s wife Leslie isn't a hunter, but she always tells the guys to have fun and be careful while she spends her time in the great indoors.

Charlie Covington

Charlie is a retired chaplain from Baptist Hospital in Memphis who always has time to share with us his latest poem about the life outdoors.

Dave Gabbard

Dave is the somewhat playfully self-professed "Minister of Propaganda" for the TWRA, more specifically a Coordinator of Information, and a stand-in host of OLR.

Gene Smith

Gene has been honored and awarded many times over a lifetime spent teaching hunting safety to children, not to mention he's an expert at throwing a hatchet.

Greg Ratliff

Originally from Chicago, Greg moved his wife and twin children to Memphis, and is now OLR's producer.

Ron Wong

Ron is OLR's fishing expert, and spends most of his time covering the fishing tours for the show. You can always find Ron's photos and videos on