Extra Mile Award Winner

Extra Mile Award Winner

L to R  Presenter Scott Faulkner, ECO Scott Marshall, President Steve Wowelko Our Forest Rangers, Environmental Conservation Officers, and other law enforcement personnel do their duty day in and day out, protecting citizens, enforcing the laws, protecting our resources, and often laying their lives on the line. For many of them the dedication to these ideals causes them to become involved even after their day’s duty is done. This is why the NYSOHOF established the Extra Mile Award which recognizes someone who has gone well beyond their normal duties and has made an impact on involving others in outdoor sports or conservation. This year the Extra Mile Award goes to Scott Marshall, an ECO in Region 9 in western New York. Marshall established the Region 9 Youth Waterfowl Hunt which is a two-day experience. On the first day the youngsters are treated to breakfast at the Wyoming Valley Rod and Gun Club, followed by a class in waterfowl identification and as many rounds of trap shooting as they like to improve their wing shooting skills. The following Saturday, during the special NYS Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend, the youngsters and parents meet at the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area. After breakfast the youngsters are given gear, as well as guns if needed, and paired with guides. They hunt in groups of two and later meet for lunch, photos, and a demonstration of bird cleaning. ECO Marshall also raises 50 ringneck pheasant roosters for a youth hunt and has taught over 250 Hunter Education classes. He appears at other Hunter Education classes and public events and has exposed over 6,000 youths and...

New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Inducts Eight

New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Inducts Eight The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame proudly announces that it has inducted eight new members for 2017. These inductees represent all areas of the state and many fields of endeavor. The NYSOHOF is an organization dedicated to honoring those individuals who have spent many years preserving our outdoor heritage, working for conservation, or enhancing our outdoor sports for future generations. James Daly of Onondaga County has served as the volunteer director of the Angler’s Association of Onondaga annual youth fishing program for decades and has also been a longtime volunteer instructor for outdoor education and youth fishing programs with the Liverpool School District’s environmental education programs. He is a board member of the Onondaga Sportsmen’s Federation and has helped organize the annual Sportsmen’s Days weekend at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery. Jim Daly has also been a volunteer with Izaak Walton League’s Family Fishing Days, building waterfowl ponds, pheasant releases, and Boy Scouts of America. Burnell (Burnie) Haney of Jefferson County has been involved with conservation, education, and promoting fishing most of his life through his blogs, magazine articles, and seminars, and by volunteering at many events, including the Casting Kids program. As Conservation Director of New York BASS and as Chairman of the Jefferson County Sport Fisheries Board he has addressed important issues including access, fish care, and invasive species. He organized the Take a Soldier Fishing event which annually involves over 200 soldiers experiencing fishing on Oneida Lake. Mark Hettler has been active in conservation and youth groups and activities in the Onondaga County area for many...

Association Membership Dues for 2017

This is a remainder that your membership  to the Association for 2017 are now due. You can now download a membership form from the Hall of Fame web site. Fill out the bottom half of the form, please print neatly and send it...

2017 Annual Induction Banquet Info

2017 Induction Banquet This year, the banquet will be held on April 29,2017 at the Rusty Rail in Canastota, NY. Inductees will be presented with an induction plaque. The dinner is open to the public. Guests, current members of the NYSOHOF, and interested parties are welcome. The cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Family, friends and members of the NYSOHOF are invited to join in this evening of celebration. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by the presentations. Reservations must be made by April 20 by calling (315) 363-3896 or (315) 829-3588 or by e-mail at lmalone1@twcny.rr.com or...