Holly Heyser Wins California Waterfowl’s Artemis Award
California – -(AmmoLand.com)- California Waterfowl presented Holly Heyser with the 2009 Artemis Award at the Sacramento Wild Game Feed on September 3rd.
This award is given annually to a woman within the waterfowling community for inspiring and supporting positive outdoor experiences for women and helping to preserve our outdoor heritage for future generations. Heyser works tirelessly to involve others in the way of life she loves through her blog, articles for various publications, and the food served in her home.
Heyser has proven herself to be a powerful voice for promoting the positive aspects of hunting, such as the health benefits of pursuing and eating wild game, and the contributions hunters make to habitat conservation. She is a tireless advocate for California Waterfowl’s award-winning education and outreach programs through the Women’s Outdoor Connections Committee, which is creating a network for women interested in volunteerism, hunting and conservation. On her blog, NorCal Cazadora, she provides a wealth of information on all things hunting in a thought-provoking and inviting way that draws people out and into the marsh.
“Through all she does, Holly encourages everyone to participate fully in outdoor experiences and think deeply about where we fit in both society and nature”, explained Dr. Robert McLandress, President of California Waterfowl. “She brings a fresh perspective to the world of hunting and helps both hunters and non-hunters see it more clearly.”
Holly Heyser describes herself as a recovering newspaper reporter and editor. She now teaches journalism at her alma mater, Sacramento State University. She went on her first hunt at age 41 and immediately fell in love with the honesty, grace and humility of acquiring food the hard way. In addition to teaching and blogging, Heyser also freelances, writing and taking photographs for publications including California Waterfowl Magazine, the Sacramento Bee, Edible Sacramento, Meatpaper, the Art of Eating, Delta Waterfowl and Turkey Country.
California Waterfowl is an award winning nonprofit, hunter-supported conservation organization with a mission to conserve the state’s waterfowl, wetlands, and hunting heritage. In the last 20 years we’ve restored, protected or enhanced more than 360,000 acres, providing habitat for millions of birds and animals, and introduced more than 250,000 children to the wonders of the great outdoors. Visit us online at www.calwaterfowl.org.