Kyle Conkle -  CEO   My name is Kyle Conkle and I am the CEO of Duck & Bone. I’m a proud southern boy that was raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and like many of you, have an extreme passion for the outdoors and hunting. I was raised around men that set an example of what it meant to be a leader, a provider, and a hunter. These men worked hard for what they had and came from little to nothing and what I picked up from them over the course of the past 27 years has led me to become the man I am today. My father had me and my brother in the woods since we were both very young and it quickly became our second home. There was an itch instilled at that time to work, scout, learn, grow and harvest that no one would ever take from us. At 20 years old, I knew that I wanted to develop a brand that superseded a product. I wanted to develop a brand that encompassed what I, and so many others, stand for. I wanted to promote a way of life that represents a dying breed of people that we so desperately need in this world, and what better way to do that than to design a logo that speaks to these individuals. Duck and deer hunters across this nation want a logo they can relate to, one that they understand, and that stands for a purpose.   Our purpose is to promote and demonstrate a lifestyle that reflects the heart of the outdoors, understands the core of hunting, and embraces God’s creation by gathering individuals passionate about duck hunting and deer hunting in order to preserve the distinct lifestyle we wouldn’t trade anything for. Join us.

Kyle Conkle - CEO

My name is Kyle Conkle and I am the CEO of Duck & Bone. I’m a proud southern boy that was raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and like many of you, have an extreme passion for the outdoors and hunting. I was raised around men that set an example of what it meant to be a leader, a provider, and a hunter. These men worked hard for what they had and came from little to nothing and what I picked up from them over the course of the past 27 years has led me to become the man I am today. My father had me and my brother in the woods since we were both very young and it quickly became our second home. There was an itch instilled at that time to work, scout, learn, grow and harvest that no one would ever take from us. At 20 years old, I knew that I wanted to develop a brand that superseded a product. I wanted to develop a brand that encompassed what I, and so many others, stand for. I wanted to promote a way of life that represents a dying breed of people that we so desperately need in this world, and what better way to do that than to design a logo that speaks to these individuals. Duck and deer hunters across this nation want a logo they can relate to, one that they understand, and that stands for a purpose.

Our purpose is to promote and demonstrate a lifestyle that reflects the heart of the outdoors, understands the core of hunting, and embraces God’s creation by gathering individuals passionate about duck hunting and deer hunting in order to preserve the distinct lifestyle we wouldn’t trade anything for. Join us.

Clay Conkle  My name is Clay Conkle and I'm just a good ol' boy from Fort Payne, Alabama. I've always loved the outdoors and that can be attributed to the Dad I have who got me involved in hunting when I was just a youngster. I can still remember going with him to shooting houses when I was so young I'd get *that look* for swinging my legs because my feet didn't touch and I didn't know any better because I was just excited to be in the woods with him. Fast forward a few years, I've been inclined to spend most of my time in the outdoors growing up and so much that I've accumulated around 15+ years experience being a conservationist. I picked up on chasing birds a little later into my teens, but the memories of those moments when they commit and time slows almost to a stop are priceless. I've hunted for multiple types of game statewide, but I got my feet wet on whitetails, waterfowl, and turkey around Northeast Alabama before branching out to different places in the Southeast later on into my hunting career. College years led me to Northwest corner of Alabama where I've spent many of hours on the water chasing webbed feet. I've also been to Tennessee chasing bucks, Arkansas chasing ducks, and Mississippi for the flyway there. In the spring, I can also be found chasing after those glorious thunder chickens. As you can tell, I like to spend every available minute in the woods or on the water because not only is it a healthy addiction, hunting is also an escape for me. I've found a closer connection to Christ through this passion, and I believe the outdoors is a great way to have future generations outside doing something worthwhile and being a steward of the land versus getting in trouble or staying inside playing video games and never experiencing the beauty of a crisp sunrise waking up God's creation. I know I will continue to benefit from hunting for years to come and want to expose as many others to this way of life as well. *Disclaimer - It's not for the faint of heart.

Clay Conkle

My name is Clay Conkle and I'm just a good ol' boy from Fort Payne, Alabama. I've always loved the outdoors and that can be attributed to the Dad I have who got me involved in hunting when I was just a youngster. I can still remember going with him to shooting houses when I was so young I'd get *that look* for swinging my legs because my feet didn't touch and I didn't know any better because I was just excited to be in the woods with him. Fast forward a few years, I've been inclined to spend most of my time in the outdoors growing up and so much that I've accumulated around 15+ years experience being a conservationist. I picked up on chasing birds a little later into my teens, but the memories of those moments when they commit and time slows almost to a stop are priceless. I've hunted for multiple types of game statewide, but I got my feet wet on whitetails, waterfowl, and turkey around Northeast Alabama before branching out to different places in the Southeast later on into my hunting career. College years led me to Northwest corner of Alabama where I've spent many of hours on the water chasing webbed feet. I've also been to Tennessee chasing bucks, Arkansas chasing ducks, and Mississippi for the flyway there. In the spring, I can also be found chasing after those glorious thunder chickens. As you can tell, I like to spend every available minute in the woods or on the water because not only is it a healthy addiction, hunting is also an escape for me. I've found a closer connection to Christ through this passion, and I believe the outdoors is a great way to have future generations outside doing something worthwhile and being a steward of the land versus getting in trouble or staying inside playing video games and never experiencing the beauty of a crisp sunrise waking up God's creation. I know I will continue to benefit from hunting for years to come and want to expose as many others to this way of life as well. *Disclaimer - It's not for the faint of heart.

Greg Conkle  I am the Silver Fox.

Greg Conkle

I am the Silver Fox.

Fred Stout  Name's Fred. Born and raised in Iowa. Nowadays I live in Dutton, Alabama. I’m one of the charter members of the Duck & Bone pro staff and take pride in representing the brand whenever I can. Some folks consider me the Sand Mountain Duck Commander, but really I'm just the crazy video guy. Haven't shot a gun since Nam, but love being around family and good friends. Sharing the experiences in the woods with them is something I prepare for and look forward to all year. By the way, I still use a flip phone. Some things never change. Oh yeah, Go Hawkeyes!

Fred Stout

Name's Fred. Born and raised in Iowa. Nowadays I live in Dutton, Alabama. I’m one of the charter members of the Duck & Bone pro staff and take pride in representing the brand whenever I can. Some folks consider me the Sand Mountain Duck Commander, but really I'm just the crazy video guy. Haven't shot a gun since Nam, but love being around family and good friends. Sharing the experiences in the woods with them is something I prepare for and look forward to all year. By the way, I still use a flip phone. Some things never change. Oh yeah, Go Hawkeyes!

Trey Mitchell  My name is Trey Mitchell, and I was born and raised in the city of Florence, Alabama. To this day it is still where I live and work. I am employed full time at Underwood Baptist Church, where I serve as the College & Young Adult Pastor. I also have the joy and privilege to be married to the most amazing woman I have ever known, my wife, Ashley. I was introduced to hunting at a very young age by my Dad, who himself has always had a passion for the outdoors. It really all started for me at the age of 6 when I received my first BB gun, and became the most dominant predator our backyard has or will ever see. I can remember my Dad taking me deer hunting for the first time, and that was all that it took. An addiction was formed. I harvested my first whitetail when I was 9 and have been obsessed with “the chase” ever since then. I am a part of a hunting club that has land leased in the northwest corner of Alabama (Lauderdale County) as well as parts of southern Tennessee (Hardin County). Hunting has always been a passion of mine. But for me it is so much more than just the thrill of the harvest. Hunting to me is the camaraderie of hunting camp. It’s the memories that you make and share for a lifetime with friends and family. It’s the lessons that are taught from when hard work, patience and persistence culminate in success. It’s more than playing, it’s providing. It’s passing on the tradition. It’s the time spent alone in creation connecting with the Almighty Creator. It’s being responsible with what He has given us dominion over. All of these reasons, and more, is why I support Duck & Bone. For us, it is more than just connecting people to something through the outdoors, it is connecting them to Someone.

Trey Mitchell

My name is Trey Mitchell, and I was born and raised in the city of Florence, Alabama. To this day it is still where I live and work. I am employed full time at Underwood Baptist Church, where I serve as the College & Young Adult Pastor. I also have the joy and privilege to be married to the most amazing woman I have ever known, my wife, Ashley. I was introduced to hunting at a very young age by my Dad, who himself has always had a passion for the outdoors. It really all started for me at the age of 6 when I received my first BB gun, and became the most dominant predator our backyard has or will ever see. I can remember my Dad taking me deer hunting for the first time, and that was all that it took. An addiction was formed. I harvested my first whitetail when I was 9 and have been obsessed with “the chase” ever since then. I am a part of a hunting club that has land leased in the northwest corner of Alabama (Lauderdale County) as well as parts of southern Tennessee (Hardin County). Hunting has always been a passion of mine. But for me it is so much more than just the thrill of the harvest. Hunting to me is the camaraderie of hunting camp. It’s the memories that you make and share for a lifetime with friends and family. It’s the lessons that are taught from when hard work, patience and persistence culminate in success. It’s more than playing, it’s providing. It’s passing on the tradition. It’s the time spent alone in creation connecting with the Almighty Creator. It’s being responsible with what He has given us dominion over. All of these reasons, and more, is why I support Duck & Bone. For us, it is more than just connecting people to something through the outdoors, it is connecting them to Someone.

Jacob Stubblefield  Greg may be the Silver Fox, but I am the Red Fox.

Jacob Stubblefield

Greg may be the Silver Fox, but I am the Red Fox.

Brice Bishop  My name is Brice Bishop and I’m the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at the University of North Alabama. In terms of age, I’m in the age class of the Silver Fox. I’m hoping the two of us old guys can bring some sanity to all these young bucks, or ducks. Growing up playing all sports, I didn’t have a lot of time to devote to hunting. An occasional squirrel hunt was all the hunting I had time for. I spent most of my outdoor time fishing or water skiing. I got into deer hunting after finishing my playing career and was hooked form the first hunt. Sitting in a tree at daylight and watching God’s creation come alive is one of the most humbling experience there is. When I think of hunting, I immediately think of Family. Dad taking me and my brothers squirrel hunting is family. My brother and I trying to figure deer hunting out and doing everything wrong is family. Passing my love for the outdoors and hunting to my son and daughters is family. I’ve never experienced any greater excitement than being there when my son took his first deer with his rifle, Or when he shot his first deer with his bow, or my daughter taking her first deer with her gun. Bow hunting is where I find my passion when I go to the woods. So as long as there are deer in the woods, I’ll be carrying my bow and chasing them.

Brice Bishop

My name is Brice Bishop and I’m the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at the University of North Alabama. In terms of age, I’m in the age class of the Silver Fox. I’m hoping the two of us old guys can bring some sanity to all these young bucks, or ducks. Growing up playing all sports, I didn’t have a lot of time to devote to hunting. An occasional squirrel hunt was all the hunting I had time for. I spent most of my outdoor time fishing or water skiing. I got into deer hunting after finishing my playing career and was hooked form the first hunt. Sitting in a tree at daylight and watching God’s creation come alive is one of the most humbling experience there is. When I think of hunting, I immediately think of Family. Dad taking me and my brothers squirrel hunting is family. My brother and I trying to figure deer hunting out and doing everything wrong is family. Passing my love for the outdoors and hunting to my son and daughters is family. I’ve never experienced any greater excitement than being there when my son took his first deer with his rifle, Or when he shot his first deer with his bow, or my daughter taking her first deer with her gun. Bow hunting is where I find my passion when I go to the woods. So as long as there are deer in the woods, I’ll be carrying my bow and chasing them.

Will Bishop  My name is Will Bishop and I have been in love with the outdoors ever since I could walk. The best memories I've ever had have been deer hunting in southern Tennessee with my dad. Hunting has always been a big thing for the men in my family. From my uncle and cousin to my dad and me, we've spent many days talking about the previous hunt and better ways to harvest deer. There are many life lessons to be learned from the outdoors and they should be passed down from one generation to another. Duck & Bone is about passing those life lessons down, and I'm excited to be a part of this team. Hunting is not a hobby for us, it is a lifestyle.

Will Bishop

My name is Will Bishop and I have been in love with the outdoors ever since I could walk. The best memories I've ever had have been deer hunting in southern Tennessee with my dad. Hunting has always been a big thing for the men in my family. From my uncle and cousin to my dad and me, we've spent many days talking about the previous hunt and better ways to harvest deer. There are many life lessons to be learned from the outdoors and they should be passed down from one generation to another. Duck & Bone is about passing those life lessons down, and I'm excited to be a part of this team. Hunting is not a hobby for us, it is a lifestyle.

Colton Wadkins  Howdy! My name is Colton Wadkins and I'm from Mobile, Alabama. I'm currently enrolled at the University of North Alabama, where I am also on the football team. Growing up, my father always had me outside instilling the value and tradition of the hunt into my heart at a very early age. I was taught that while catching fish and killing deer are incredible moments in life, the memories made from fellowship while being outdoors is what really matters. Now that I'm grown, I recognize the importance to teach the younger generations to value the outdoors as a sanctuary as my father taught me. Giving back is what it's all about. I also like to play guitar and write a little music from time to time. God bless!

Colton Wadkins

Howdy! My name is Colton Wadkins and I'm from Mobile, Alabama. I'm currently enrolled at the University of North Alabama, where I am also on the football team. Growing up, my father always had me outside instilling the value and tradition of the hunt into my heart at a very early age. I was taught that while catching fish and killing deer are incredible moments in life, the memories made from fellowship while being outdoors is what really matters. Now that I'm grown, I recognize the importance to teach the younger generations to value the outdoors as a sanctuary as my father taught me. Giving back is what it's all about. I also like to play guitar and write a little music from time to time. God bless!

Jess Smith  What's up?! I'm Jess Smith, Fort Payne, AL born and raised. I can remember being six or seven years old and becoming infatuated with my brother in law, Todd's, hunting stories and his trophy bucks. My parents weren't advocates of hunting to say the least. My mom thought the handling of guns would somehow scar me for life and my dad would faint at the sight of blood. Despite the adversity, I begged for the opportunity to tag along on one of Todd's deer hunting excursions and finally, at the age of 10, my parents agreed to let me join in on the action. For the next six years, I would hunt every chance I had with Todd, spending my weekends and holiday breaks at the hunting camp. Todd taught me everything I would need to know about being a great hunter because he is a great hunter, indeed. Not only did he equip me with the knowledge required to be a successful hunter, but more importantly, he taught me what it was to be a man of God. Some of the greatest lessons I've ever received were given to me during 4:30 a.m. truck rides to the stand or late nights around the bonfire before a long day of hunting. Todd invested in me and changed my life in the greatest way imaginable. It's simple, I love to hunt because of the beauty and serenity that surrounds us through God's creation. It is more than a kill. It is a deep appreciation for the many blessings that surround us. Today, you can find me in a duck blind on the backwaters of the Tennessee River the majority of the time, but occasionally I'll make that trek up a tree during the rut. My best friends and I meet up every year, and for a few months we are able to participate in something we all are very passionate about, creating some of the greatest memories we all will ever share. I believe in Duck and Bone because of the mission. We aren't guys who are consumed with the kill. Of course we enjoy harvesting these beautiful animals and stocking our freezers, but that isn't what drives us. Every one of these guys are committed to a bigger purpose and that purpose is to demonstrate our faith with the hope that it will impact someone's life forever. We have no better platform to serve on than the one the Creator has so abundantly blessed us with. That's my goal, and if I can knock down a few ducks and bones along the way, the sweeter this life will be.

Jess Smith

What's up?! I'm Jess Smith, Fort Payne, AL born and raised. I can remember being six or seven years old and becoming infatuated with my brother in law, Todd's, hunting stories and his trophy bucks. My parents weren't advocates of hunting to say the least. My mom thought the handling of guns would somehow scar me for life and my dad would faint at the sight of blood. Despite the adversity, I begged for the opportunity to tag along on one of Todd's deer hunting excursions and finally, at the age of 10, my parents agreed to let me join in on the action. For the next six years, I would hunt every chance I had with Todd, spending my weekends and holiday breaks at the hunting camp. Todd taught me everything I would need to know about being a great hunter because he is a great hunter, indeed. Not only did he equip me with the knowledge required to be a successful hunter, but more importantly, he taught me what it was to be a man of God. Some of the greatest lessons I've ever received were given to me during 4:30 a.m. truck rides to the stand or late nights around the bonfire before a long day of hunting. Todd invested in me and changed my life in the greatest way imaginable. It's simple, I love to hunt because of the beauty and serenity that surrounds us through God's creation. It is more than a kill. It is a deep appreciation for the many blessings that surround us. Today, you can find me in a duck blind on the backwaters of the Tennessee River the majority of the time, but occasionally I'll make that trek up a tree during the rut. My best friends and I meet up every year, and for a few months we are able to participate in something we all are very passionate about, creating some of the greatest memories we all will ever share. I believe in Duck and Bone because of the mission. We aren't guys who are consumed with the kill. Of course we enjoy harvesting these beautiful animals and stocking our freezers, but that isn't what drives us. Every one of these guys are committed to a bigger purpose and that purpose is to demonstrate our faith with the hope that it will impact someone's life forever. We have no better platform to serve on than the one the Creator has so abundantly blessed us with. That's my goal, and if I can knock down a few ducks and bones along the way, the sweeter this life will be.

Stanton Fields  My name is Stanton Fields, born and raised in the small town of Gurley, Alabama. Growing up church in my family was big, faith was and is always first! Love my family, always been a homebody and can’t forget about my country girl Hannah who reps Duck & Bone bout as good as any gal out there! Country Fields is what they call me back home. I have always enjoyed sports and any kind of hunting, but my whole life I have had a special passion for hunting. If it has something to do with being outdoors then ya boy is in. No if, and’s, or but’s about it. I have deer hunted my whole life and I started putting a lot more work into the woods when I graduated high school which has paid off with killing some mature bucks. I love being in the woods because it’s a great time to have quiet time with the Lord and just think about my life. This past year I got into duck hunting, so I’m no expert,but I love going out to different duck holes and spots on the lake to work on those skills whenever I get the chance. I’m excited about my future with Duck and Bone with all these great guys and hope we can make a difference in the hunting world through building quality community with God at the center..

Stanton Fields

My name is Stanton Fields, born and raised in the small town of Gurley, Alabama. Growing up church in my family was big, faith was and is always first! Love my family, always been a homebody and can’t forget about my country girl Hannah who reps Duck & Bone bout as good as any gal out there! Country Fields is what they call me back home. I have always enjoyed sports and any kind of hunting, but my whole life I have had a special passion for hunting. If it has something to do with being outdoors then ya boy is in. No if, and’s, or but’s about it. I have deer hunted my whole life and I started putting a lot more work into the woods when I graduated high school which has paid off with killing some mature bucks. I love being in the woods because it’s a great time to have quiet time with the Lord and just think about my life. This past year I got into duck hunting, so I’m no expert,but I love going out to different duck holes and spots on the lake to work on those skills whenever I get the chance. I’m excited about my future with Duck and Bone with all these great guys and hope we can make a difference in the hunting world through building quality community with God at the center..

Josh Vardaman  Hey y’all, I’m Josh Vardaman and I was born and raised in Florence, Alabama. I spent most of my time on a baseball field but I did all my growing up in a tree stand and a duck blind. My grandfather is an avid outdoorsman and instilled in me a love of the outdoors from an early age. He showed me how to respect and appreciate the Lord’s creation the best way he knew how - through hunting and fishing. I recently graduated from UNA with a degree in Professional Writing with the goal of eventually finding a career in Outdoor Journalism to combine my love for writing and hunting with an opportunity to spread the love of Christ through the outdoors. I handle the blogs for this great company so I appreciate both your reading and your input on things I write.   Shoot straight, and God Bless!

Josh Vardaman

Hey y’all, I’m Josh Vardaman and I was born and raised in Florence, Alabama. I spent most of my time on a baseball field but I did all my growing up in a tree stand and a duck blind. My grandfather is an avid outdoorsman and instilled in me a love of the outdoors from an early age. He showed me how to respect and appreciate the Lord’s creation the best way he knew how - through hunting and fishing. I recently graduated from UNA with a degree in Professional Writing with the goal of eventually finding a career in Outdoor Journalism to combine my love for writing and hunting with an opportunity to spread the love of Christ through the outdoors. I handle the blogs for this great company so I appreciate both your reading and your input on things I write. 

Shoot straight, and God Bless!