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Northwest Outdoor Writers Association

Northwest Outdoor Writers Association

Bend, OR --( The following excellence in craft awards were presented during the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association Conference this spring in Wallace, Idaho.

You can find out more about our association of professional outdoor communicators at

Video/Audio – Sponsored by ATK Ammunition

  • 3rd Place – Samuel Pyke -The Broom of God -Gary Lewis Adventure Journal
  • 2nd Place – John Kruse – Hunting Wolves, Bear and Dave – Northwestern Outdoors Radio
  • 1st Place – Jeff Dunn – Seeking the One – Faith in the Field

Humor – Sponsored by Lone Wolf Distributors

  • 3rd Place – Wayne Heinz Aluminism – Oregon Hunter
  • 2nd Place – Duane Dungannon – Emergency Landings – Oregon Hunter
  • 1st Place – Shannon FitzGerald – Fast Food – Oregon Hunter

Book – Sponsored by NOWA

  • 3rd Place – Craig Schumann – Get Started Flyfishing – Frank Amato Publishng
  • 2nd Place – Bob Mottram- Angler’s Guide to the West Coast: Salmon & Tuna – Wilderness Adventures Press
  • 1st Place Terry J Wiest – Steelhead University – Frank Amato Publishng

Photography – Outdoors – Sponsored by Hunt’s Photo & Video

  • 3rd Place – Dave Vedder – Evil Lagoon – Sporting Classics
  • 2nd Place – Michel Hersen – Mount Shoksan Reflected – Amateur Photographer
  • 1st Place – Michel Hersen – Palouse from Steptoe Butte – Amateur Photographer

Photography – Fauna – Sponsored by Tec Laboratories

  • 3rd Place – Dennis Dauble – Redside – Learning to Raft the Deschutes – WA-OR Game & Fish Magazine
  • 2nd Place – Jim Harris – Territorial Hummingbirds – Southern Oregon
  • 1st Place – John C McFarland III – Hart Mountain Coyote – Oregon Hunter

Photography – People- Sponsored by NOWA

  • 3rd Place – Jeff Dunn – Blacktail Success – Northwest Sportsman
  • 2nd Place – Terry J Wiest – Midnight on the Nush – Steelhead University (book)
  • 1st Place – Gary Lewis – High Above the River – Cabela’s Outfitter Journal

Managing Our World – Sponsored by Bass Pro Shops

  • 3rd Place – Mike McKenna – On the Rise Again – Trout
  • 2nd Place – Troy Rodakowski – Where Have All the Deer Gone? – WA-OR Game & Fish magazine
  • 1st Place – Alan Liere – Better Off Skunked – Wyoming Wildlife

Travel/Camping/Recreation – Sponsored by Hells Canyon Visitor Bureau

  • 3rd Place – Peter Schroeder – Water to Wine (Cruising the San Juan Islands) – Boat US magazine
  • 2nd Place – Terry J Wiest – Terrace – Land of 30 Rivers – Northern Routes
  • 1st Place – Risa Wyatt Cactus, Sand & Skis – Chicago Tribune

Hunting/Shooting Article – Newspaper – Sponsored by Bass Pro Shops

  • 3rd Place – Ralph Shaw – Deer Hunting Adventure Just East of Hwy 19 – Comox Valley Record
  • 2nd Place – Robert Phillips – Newcomer Provides Fix for Hunters – Yakima-Herald-Republic
  • 1st Place – Robert Phillips – Time to Face Down the Man-Eater – Yakima-Herald-Republic

Hunting/Shooting Article – In media other than newspaper – Sponsored by Leupold & Stevens

  • 3rd Place – GI Wilson – The Last 25 Yards – Pheasants Forever
  • 2nd Place- Terry Otto – Washington’s Whitetail Invasion – WA-OR Game & Fish magazine
  • 1st Place – Terry Otto – Backward Glance – Oregon Hunter

Fishing Article – Newspaper – Sponsored by TTI Blakemore Fishing Group

  • 3rd Place – Ralph Shaw – Experience Shows Lipstick Effect is Real – Comox Valley Record
  • 2nd Place – Gary Lewis – Spring, When Our Fancy Turns to Trout – The Bulletin
  • 1st Place – Gary Lewis – Flyfishing in the Foothills of the Andes – The Bulletin

Fishing Article – In media other than newspaper – Sponsored by Boat US

  • 3rd Place – Gary Lewis – The Power of Pink – Fish Alaska
  • 2nd Place – Wayne Heinz – The Ugly Contest – Northwest Sportsman
  • 1st Place – Wayne Heinz – Grande Fall Fishing – Salmon & Steelhead Journal

Column of the Year – Sponsored by Alpen Optics

  • 3rd Place – Ralph Shaw Outdoors – Comox Valley Record
  • 2nd Place – Duane Dungannon – Finding Direction – Oregon Hunter
  • 1st Place – Alan Liere – Scratches on the Wall – Deer Park Tribune

About Northwest Outdoor Writers Association
The NORTHWEST OUTDOOR WRITERS ASSOCIATION (NOWA) is a society of professional outdoor communicators – magazine and newspaper writers, book authors, editors, photographers, radio and television broadcasters, videographers, illustrators, and artists – dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in outdoor journalism. Our subjects of interest not only include fishing and hunting, but boating, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, and all other activities that focus on the enjoyment of the outdoors. In addition, our members are increasingly involved in environmental issues and the preservation of wildlife habitat and wilderness areas. Visit:

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