Bill Heavey’s first published article was about teaching children to write poetry, and it has been downhill ever since. A friend gave him a spinning rod for his 21st birthday, setting off a period of irresponsible behavior that continues to this day. He started writing for Field & Stream in 1990s and slowly faked his way into an editor-at-large title. He has written four books about the outdoors, including If You Didn’t Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat?
- Has written the magazine’s back-page column for 20 years
- Is basically the resident doofus for Field & Stream