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Nominations Sought for M. Paul Keesler Outdoor Citizen Award:

August 4, 2020

New York State Outdoor Writers’ Association Press Release For Use Immediate For more information contact Bill Hilts, Jr (716-282-8992) Writers Seek To Honor Someone Who Raised Public Awareness New York State Outdoor Writers’ Association again seeks to honor an individual or organization for publicizing and making people aware of the great outdoor resources that exist.…

JANICE & PAUL KEESLER SCHOLARSHIP FUND IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2020

August 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJANICE & PAUL KEESLER SCHOLARSHIP FUNDIS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 The Janice & Paul Keesler Scholarship Fund is proud toannounce that it is now accepting applications from qualifiedstudents who wish to receive scholarship assistance.As a living memorial for two people who loved New YorkState and the outdoors, this fund assists students that…

New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Banquet Update

June 24, 2020

The 2020 Annual Induction Banquet has been tentatively rescheduled for October 10, 2020. This year, the Annual Induction Banquet that was originally scheduled to be held on April 25, 2020, at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota did not happen. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order closing all restaurants…

2020 Summer Newsletter

May 21, 2020

New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Summer 2020 Newsletter Note from the President I hope this newsletter finds you well. Every year, after the Annual Induction Banquet which is traditionally held at the end of April, I would write to let everyone know about the success of the banquet and to again congratulate the…

2020 Inductee News

March 25, 2020

March 3:  Marcy, NY The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame (NYSOHOF) is proud to announce ten sportsmen/sportswomen are selected as our Class of 2020 inductees. The Hall’s motto is “It’s not what you take, it’s what you give”. These individuals have dedicated a lifetime of honoring and sharing the heritage of New York’s…

NYS Outdoor Writers’ Assoc. Presents Award to Bob Kazmierski

January 1, 2020

Bob Kazmierski receives NYSOWA’s Keesler Award In 2006 the NYS Outdoor Writers’ Association (NYSOWA) created the “M. Paul Keesler New York Outdoor Citizen Award” in memory of one of its most beloved and active members.  Paul Keesler, the deceased founder of the New York Sportsman magazine and author of several books, had spent five decades…