Sporting Columns

Click on a cover to peruse selected editor’s columns from these nationally distributed hunting, fishing, and outdoors magazines.




A brief history of time with Gray’s.

Gray’s Sporting Journal
November/December 2015

Mr. Brown of Broad River

Gray’s Sporting Journal
May/June 2012

The Hearers

Indianapolis Monthly
December 2002

The Third Coming of Billy Graham

Atlanta Magazine
October 1994

On Great Northern

Gray’s Sporting Journal
May/June 1998

Lords of the Ring

Atlanta Magazine
July 1997

Live Poets Society

Atlanta Magazine
November 1993

Pen and ink drawing of a truck pulling a john boat out of a lake.

Six Fish

A contemplation of fly lines and finish lines.

American Angler
July/August 2013

Robert Redford on the set of A River Runs Through It

A Movie Ran Through It

Twenty years after release of “The Movie,” Montana can never be quite the same again.

American Angler
September/October 2012

A man with a fly rod next to a river

Norman’s Will

The rapture of falling as a measure of progress.

Gray’s Sporting Journal
March/April 2017

The Machinist

From Hungarian refugee to American fly fishing legend.

Saltwater Fly Fishing
December 2005

Feature Writing

Steve Walburn’s feature stories have garnered awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Georgia Magazine Association, City and Regional Magazine Association, Best American Sports Writing, and others. Click a category for story samples.