MY WONDERFUL SURPRISE
THIS AWARD, "THE AMERICAN CROSSBOW FEDERATION'S BILL HILT''S SR. AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO: EDWARD M. NOONAN BY THE AMERICAN CROSSBOW FEDERATION. IT IS THE AMERICAN CROSSBOW FEDERATION'S "BILL HILTS, SR. AWARD PRESENTED TO
EDWARD M. NOONAN
THIS AWARD IS PRESENTED FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND SERVICE IN PROMOTING A UNIQUE HUNTING OPPORTUNITY
I WAS QUITE HONORED WHEN I WAS PRESENTED THIS AWARD BY BILL HILTS SR. HIMSELF WHO SPONSORED ME FOR NYSOWA MEMBERSHIP IN 1989
THANK YOU BILL
NEW YORK STATE OUTDOOR WRITERS AWARDS 2017
NEW YORK STATE OUTDOOR WRITERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES
WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
Lake George, N.Y.—The New York State Outdoor Writers Association presented the winners of its annual writing and photography recognition program with carved duck decoy first-place awards and second- and third-place cash awards at the annual banquet of the organization sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation at the Dunham’s Bay Resort on Saturday, Oct. 14.
The organization of more than 80 professional communicators and several dozen supporting members from the outdoor and travel industry gathered at the resort Oct. 11-15 for its 50th annual conference. The Excellence in Craft writing competition and Janice M. Keesler Memorial Photo Contest, both co-sponsored by Ducks Unlimited, Redding Reloading Equipment and Sportsman Channel, were judged by highly regarded professionals from outside the organization.
“Nationally prominent professionals, some of the most respected, prolific and competent writers, editors and photographers in the field of outdoor communications, served as judges” said Mike Joyner, president of NYSOWA.
First-place winners in the writing competition for articles published in 2016 were: Wayne Brewer, Seneca Falls, N.Y., for Fall Brown Trout on the Finger Lakes in Lake Ontario Outdoors’ Fall Issue , in the Magazine Feature category; Chris Paparo, Calverton, N.Y., for Exploring the Swamp Backwaters in On The Water’s July issue, in the Magazine Column category; Paula Piatt, Sayre, Pa., for Turkey Trapping and Tagging in New York Outdoor News, April 15, for Newspaper Feature; Steve Piatt, Sayre, Pa., for Missing (in) Kansas in New York Outdoor News, May 13, for Newspaper Column; and Charles Witek III, West Babylon, N.Y., for Winter Flounder: The Bill Has Come Due, on the Marine Fish Conservation Network, March 21, for Online Publications. Peter Fiduccia, South New Berlin, N.Y., took first place in the inaugural TV/Radio/Video/Audio awards for Moose & Caribou Hunting at Arluk Tilt in Newfoundland, Canada, with appeared on Woods N’ Water TV.
Angelo Peluso, Port Jefferson, took top photo honors in the Outdoor Scenic and People categories. Other first-place winners for photography were Susan Kiesel, Sauquoit, in the Hunting & Fishing category, Bill Hilts, Jr., Lockport, in the Action category and Christopher Kenyon, Wolcott, in the Wildlife category.
A complete list of first- to third-place finishers in both the writing- and photo-award programs follows.
Excellence in Craft Writing Awards
Magazine Feature: First place, Wayne Brewer, Fall Brown Trout on the Finger Lakes , Lake Ontario Outdoors, Fall; second place (three-way tie), J. Michael Kelly, New York’s Glorious Green Drakes, New York Game & Fish, June; Chris Paparo, The Long Island Shark Collaboration , On The Water, July; Wayne Brewer Jigging Lake Trout in the Winter, Lake Ontario Outdoors, Winter.
Magazine Column: First place, Chris Paparo, Naturalist’s Logbook: Exploring the Swampy Backwaters, On The Water, July; second place, Angelo Peluso, Fishing Planner: This November Could Be Different…, On the Water, Nov /Dec; third place, Angelo Peluso, Fishing Planner: Carp and Stripers, On the Water, April.
Newspaper Feature: First place, Paula Piatt, Turkey Trapping and Tagging, New York Outdoor News, April 15; second place, Steve Piatt, New York Outdoor News: Person of the Year, New York Outdoor News, April 29; third place, Angelo Peluso, Alone but Not Lonely, New York Outdoor News, March 4.
Newspaper Column: First place, Steve Piatt, Out There: Missing (in) Kansas , New York Outdoor News, May 13; second place, Steve Piatt, Out There: Going Somewhere, New York Outdoor News, Sept. 16; Leon Archer, The Sportsman’s World: Ryan the Crab Whisperer, The Valley News, Aug. 27
Online Publication: First place, Charles Witek III, Winter Flounder: The Bill Has Come Due, Marine Fish Conservation Network, March 21; second place, David Figura, Cornell Expert: Archers Are Cheap, Effective Way to Lower Deer Numbers, Syracuse.com, Jan. 21; third place, Chris Paparo, Tracking Movements of Local Canada Goose Populations, The Northforker, July 12.
TV/Radio/Video/Audio: First place, Peter Fiduccia, Moose & Caribou Hunting at Arluk Tilt in Newfoundland, Canada, Woods N’ Water TV, Fall 2015; Peter Fiduccia, Update on Planting, Woods N’ Water TV, Fall 2014; third place, Bill Hilts, Jr., Outdoor Beat with Dan Colville, Outdoor Beat, LCTV Cable, Nov. 30.
Janice M. Keesler Memorial Photo Awards
Hunting & Fishing: First place, Susan Kiesel; second place, Glenn Sapir; third place, Richard Redman.
Outdoor Scenic: First place, Angelo Peluso; second place, Chris Paparo; third place, Bill Hilts, Jr.
Action: First place, Bill Hilts, Jr.; second place, Susan Kiesel; third place, Leo Maloney.
Wildlife: First place, Christopher Kenyon; second place, Susan Kiesel; third place, Christopher Paparo.
People: First and second places, Angelo Peluso; third place, Leo Maloney.