Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in travel and outdoor markets. She also contributes as a news blogger for Realtree.com
Before launching The WON in 2008, she worked as a newspaper and then magazine editor. She pens a column “Out West” for Turkey Country magazine and writes two columns for Show Me Missouri magazine. Last year, she started writing “What’s In Your Range Bag?” for Shooting Sports USA. Her byline, along with other WON columnists, regularly appears at The Daily Caller, Guns and Gear section.
Barbara writes “Babbs in the Woods” at The WON, is a contributing editor at Shot Business magazine and records podcast installments about women and shooting for Kenn Blanchard’s Black Man with a Gun Podcast. Her bylines have appeared in America’s 1st Freedom, Fly Fisherman, AAA publications, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Columbia (Mo.) Tribune, Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, SHOT Business, SHOT Daily, National Shooting Sports Foundation publications and a host of other magazines and newspapers.
When not looking for the next story, she can be found fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, shooting or whomping up a wild game meal. Barbara and her husband, Jason, teach NRA handgun courses at their local range near Rolla, Mo.
She is delighted to be included on the Proís Hunting Apparel’s pro staff.
Barbara is available as a speaker or to conduct workshops on the following topics: women in the outdoors, the women’s outdoor market, traveling Missouri and blogging. Contact her here at The WON.