NOWA Members

NOWA MEMBERS

AC= Active; AP=Apprentice; AR= Retired Active; AS= Associate AP-S= Apprentice Student; LM= Life Member

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DAN AADLAND  (AC)
Absarokee, MT
C: 406-328-4195
draa@montana.net
http://my.montana.net/draa
Spouse: Emily 
Dan Aadland is a writer, rancher, and retired teacher who raises and trains horses on his ranch in south-central Montana. He has written extensively for equestrian and outdoor magazines and has published ten books, including In Trace of TR: A Montana Hunter’s Journey and The Best of All Seasons:  Fifty years as a Montana Hunter from the University of Nebraska Press. An active member of OWAA, Aadland holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Utah. He is married to Emily and has three sons, David, an economics professor, Jonathan, a mechanical engineer, and Steven, development director for the Special K Ranch and an operatic tenor.

FRANK AMATO (LM)
Portland, OR
W: 503-653-8108
FrankAmato@amatobooks.com

KEITH ANSPACH (AP)
Hailey, ID
Keith@backwoodsmountainsports.com

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NATALIE BARTLEY (AC)
Boise. ID
W: 208-853-2977 C:208-890-2871
natbartley@earthlink.net
www.nataliebartleyoutdoor.com
Spouse: Dave Lindsay
Natalie Bartley is an Idaho-based writer/photographer with over 900 magazine and newspaper articles to her credit. She authored Falcon Guidebooks Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, and Idaho) and Best Easy Day Hikes Boise. Annually she volunteers as a judge for the National Outdoor Book Awards. Natalie is a long-time member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association. Look for her on trails, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

RANDY BAUMAN (AS)
Yakima, WA
C: 509-961-3440
Rsbauman454@gmail.com
Spouse: Tracy
Randy grew up in North Idaho where hunting was a way of life. By the time Randy had earned his Eagle Scout Award he had spent over a year’s worth of nights in camping all around the Northwest. Growing up reading O’Connor, Charmichel and Keith led to a fascination with firearms, shooting and reloading. Of course hunting was important as well, and two trips to S Africa and many DIY backcountry adventures have provided a wealth of knowledge and wilderness experience. Randy is a Life Member of the NRA and Safari Club International.

R. GORDON BLOOMQUIST (AR)
Lacey, WA
W: 360-561-2778 C: 360-561-2778
gordon_bloomquist@hotmail.com
Spouse: Bente Brisson Nielsen
Editor and producer of videos on knife making, and videos on energy and the environment. Author of numerous articles on energy, the environment, and environmental law and regulations. Specialist in fine English double rifles and custom knives, hand forged.

RANDALL BONNER (AC)
Corvallis, OR
adscorvallisweekly@gmail.com
Randall grew up hunting and fishing in Alabama. His father ran a whitetail guide service and was a passionate waterfowl hunter. An avid lover of the wilderness, Randall hiked over 300 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Now in Oregon, he frequents as much new water as he can, mostly targeting salmon and steelhead, while maintaining his appreciation for warm water species. Most of his hikes now are centered around foraging for mushrooms, berries or wildcrafting and hunting anything that’s in season. Contributing writer for Northwest Sportsman Magazine. Former contributor for the Alchemist Weekly, Mid-Valley Explorer, and Corvallis Advocate. Former Co-owner and staff writer for the Corvallis Weekly Independent.

BERNARD BROWN (AR)
Cashmere, WA (summer) Hailey, ID (winter)
C: 509-860-1510
maxvenery@gmail.com
Bernard recently retired as Senior Regional Director for Ducks Unlimited, Inc. following 32 years as a full-time paid employee in the state of Washington, and in North Idaho. Bernard continues to work as a volunteer leader in WA Ducks Unlimited, advising and guiding newsletters and fundraising techniques. He is also a volunteer with Idaho Fish and Game on access programs, and provides guidance to other non- profits, including Wenatchee’s “Write on the River” writers group. He serves as a member of the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Master Hunter Advisory Group, and volunteers for projects with WDFW, while maintaining both a very wildlife friendly ranch near Cashmere, and cabin near Hailey, Idaho. Bernard holds an M.S. in Forestry/Wildlife Habitat Management, and offers wildlife habitat improvement guidance to landowners in Washington and Idaho.

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ROBERT CAMPBELL (AC)
Oregon City, OR

ROBERT CAMPBELL (AC)
Oregon City, OR
W: 503-557-3313 C: 503-347-0756
rcampbell@fishermans-marine.com
Spouse: Katherine
Robert Campbell, a native Oregonian, is a freelance writer and photographer. He has been sportfishing Pacific Northwest waters for over 40 years. His work has appeared in Salmon Trout Steelheader, The Local Fisherman’s News, Sporting Classics, Central Oregon magazines and Cascade Journal. He is the author of two books, Illustrated Rigging For Salmon Steelhead and Trout, and Fishing Mt. Hood Country. Member of Northwest Guides’ and Anglers’ Association and Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association. Store manager of Oregon City Fisherman’s Marine and Outdoor.

BRINTON CARY (AC)
Springfield, OR
C: 541-912-0388
bc@brintoncary.com
http://www.brintoncary.com
http://www.hunt-blog.com
Spouse: Ashley Cary
Brinton Cary is a co-founder and former owner of Standing Buck Productions, LLC, a freelance video production company specializing in outdoor videography and television production. As a freelance writer, he has written for publications including Northwest Sportsman and Bear Hunting Magazine. He is the creator and author behind Hunt- blog.com.

DENNIS CLAY (AR)
Moses Lake, WA
Spouse: Garnet Wilson
Freelance writer/photographer/broadcaster with credits in Columbia Basin Herald, Boys’ Life and others. Weekly column, “Clay Feats,” appears in the Columbia Basin Herald; writes outdoors column for Colville Statesman-Examiner. Host and producer of “Columbia Basin Lifestyles” broadcast on KBSN-AM 1470. Big game, bird hunter and fly and spin angler. Lives in heart of Washington’s Columbia Basin and available to work on most assignments. Numerous awards including NSSF, SPJ, OWAA, and NOWA. Member OWAA & POMA. Co-author of Once a Hobo. 2001 recipient of NOWA’s Enos Bradner Award. Co-writes outdoor features page for Capital Press, Colville Statesman-Examiner and Columbia Basin Herald with his wife, Garnet Wilson.

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DENNIS DAUBLE (AC)
Richland, WA
H: 509-375-4903
DennisDauble@icloud.com
DennisDaubleBooks.com
Spouse: Nancy
Dennis’ scientific background includes the behavior and ecology of Columbia River fishes. He is a member of the American Fisheries Society and has Fellow status in the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists. Since his retirement in 2008, he has focused on writing about fish, fishing, and other outdoor adventures for regional newspapers and magazines. He is author of the award-winning natural history guidebook, Fishes of the Columbia Basin (KeokeeBooks, 2nd edition 2016) and three collections of short stories, The Barbless Hook (2013), One More Last Cast (2016) and Bury Me With My Fly Rod (2019). He speaks regularly on contemporary fish and wildlife issues to conservation and civic groups. Restoring a c. 1940 cabin, carving pipes, gardening, grandchildren, mushroom hunting, and fishing take up most of his time.

MIKE DENNY (AC)
Walla Walla, WA
walla2.birder@outlook.com
Spouse: MerryLynn
I was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon then at age 7 my parents moved to southeast Africa by Dutch freighter across the Atlantic to the countries of Zambia and Malawi where my dad taught Industrial Arts to Africans from all over Africa. My mom taught surgical procedure and trained student nurses. My brother and I grew up exploring the bush, hiking in huge game parks, collecting butterflies, birding and fishing the rivers in the Zambesi watershed, learning the local language, raising Common Duikers and running around with our many African friends. My family then returned to the US when I was 13 years old. I have lived in southern California, eastern Oregon, western Montana and now southeastern Washington. Went through college in Biology at Walla Walla College. Have been writing and illustrating articles on natural history for many different organizations and publications here in the Pacific Northwest. I have been the co-author of five different books and provided many images and illustrations to other authors. I really enjoy writing and sharing what I have learned through life by writing. I lead many natural history field trips, do a lot of public speaking on conservation, natural history and ecology. I guest lecture at Whitman College, Walla Walla University and I am an instructor at Walla Walla Community College where I have taught adult continuing education classes for 23 years. I have written two natural history television 13 episode series. One on the northern Blue Mountains entitled ”The Secret Life of the Forest” which can be viewed on You Tube. The second series is currently in production and should be out in mid-2021 and its title is “The Secret Life of the Deserts of the Pacific Northwest”  I am Married to my wife of 33 years. We have no children and enjoy traveling, birding, photography and people. Thank you Mike Denny.

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JAMES “JIM” FAZIO (AR)
Moscow, ID
W: 208-882-0965 C: 208-874-3084
jfazio@turbonet.com
www.smokeybeargifts.com
Spouse: Dawn
For more than 25 years, Jim’s regular columns and features have appeared in Arbor Day Newsletter (circ. 1 million). He is also author of the Foundation’s Tree City USA Bulletin (6x per year) and the former Library of Trees series. Books include The Woodland Steward, Public Relations and Communications for Natural Resource Managers, and Across the Snowy Ranges—The Lewis & Clark Expedition in Idaho and Western Montana. Freelance articles have most recently been published in Idaho Magazine. Co-owner (with his wife, Dawn) and copywriter for The Woodland Catalog featuring Smokey Bear and other wildland fire prevention products.

LENNY FRASURE (AR)
Clarkston, WA
H: 509-758-8391 C: 208-750-6622
lef@hibek.net
Outdoor columnist for the Lewiston Morning Tribune. Published in national and regional magazines. Credits include: Chevy Outdoors, Fishing Holes, Western Angler, Water Scooter, Outdoor Life, Farm and Ranch Living, Black Powder Hunting, Hunting and Fishing News, Outdoor Press, Highlights, Idaho Adventures, In-Fisherman, American Cowboy, River Jet, Discover, Boating, Boating Life, Boating World, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Salmon & Steelhead Journal and Boating Sportsman. Main topics include fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation and toys.

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BERT GILDART (AC)
Bigfork, MT
H: 406-752-1512 C: 406-249-9058
bertgil@cyberport.net
www.GildartPhoto.com
Spouse: Janie
Full-time writer/photographer with over 500 stories in many national/international publications. Life credits include Smithsonian, National Wildlife, Field & Stream, The Wilderness Society and about 30 others. Currently travel about half the year for RV magazines to include Trailer Life and Airstream Life. Books number 15-plus and recent works include titles about Shenandoah, Montana and Glacier. Other books about national parks, and one, Mountain Monarchs, concerns bighorn sheep, published by Northword Press. Additional books co-authored with my wife, Janie. Photographs in most publications that produce outdoor, travel, and natural history materials, to include National Geographic.

JANE GILDART (AR)
Bigfork, MT
C: 406-250-0456
jgildart@cyberport.net
www.GildartPhoto.com
Spouse: Bert
Jane Gildart has long running experiences in the outdoors, which began with her parents on lakes in the Pennsylvania mountains. She has hiked north to south through the Arctic National Wildlife refuge, boated the Yukon and Porcupine Rivers in Alaska, and traveled and hiked much of the west and southwest. She is both a hunter and a fisher-person. Professionally, “Janie” was an English major. She has published photographs in several magazines and provided much of the copy for seven different Globe Pequot (formerly Falcon) outdoor guidebooks.

JAMES A. GOERG (AR)
Auburn, WA
W: 253-545-0933
thereelnews@comcast.net
www.thereelnews.com
Publishing Editor of The Reel News, in print for over 36 years. Jim has co-organized sport fishing productions throughout the Northwest, founded Rods & Reels for Kids and directed the Youth Outdoor Fair. Co-founder of the Puget Sound Anglers fishing clubs (1985 –now 16 chapters), sat on the State Board, was member of Sport Fishing Advisory Council for WDFW and is active in fishing issues in the Pacific Northwest, including British Columbia. Coordinates group fishing trips to Mexico, Alaska and British Columbia.

GREG GULBRANDSEN (AR)
Prescott, AZ 83601
C: 541-280-3035
a4you.greg@outlook.com
apologetics4you.com
After spending many years in education, Greg availed himself of early retirement and moved to the Northwest in 2002. Greg was the former Director of the Media Center at the State University of New York. As such, he managed their radio and television stations as well as directed the news operation. After living in Bend, Oregon for over twenty years, writing outdoor articles and shooting video for FOX as well as outdoor photography, Greg moved to Prescott, AZ. Now fully retired, he is pursuing his favorite vocation/avocation, Biblical Archaeology. Greg is a past President and Board Chair of NOWA as well as the former newsletter editor.

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JASON HALEY (AC)
Medford, OR
W: 541-535-2026 C: 541-601-8799
jhaley1136@msn.com
www.MyOutdoorBuddy.com
Jason Haley manages Southern Oregon for MyOutdoorBuddy.com, an online outdoor news magazine covering Northern CA and Southern OR, while contributing to other print magazines, as well. He writes, edits, designs, manages accounts and pro-staffs for the company. Jason is originally from the great outdoor town of Burney, California. He is a U.C. Davis graduate and former land use planner/environmental consultant. He is also a tournament bass angler with sponsors including Mercury, LoopRope, Medford Fuel, and Trojan Battery Company. Jason loves to share what he’s learned about the outdoors with others, especially young people.

STEVE HANSON (AC)
Tacoma, WA
H: 253-756-1032
sphanson@hotmail.com
Spouse: Debbie
Semi-retired now, but still interested in exploring the Outdoors. During my travels I take my cameras with me now for more of a relaxed personal approach. 

RICHY HARROD (AC)
Leavenworth, WA
C: 509-881-7909
rjharrod@harrodoutdoors.com
www.harrodoutdoors.com
Spouse: Vicki
Dr. Richy J. Harrod is an experienced outdoorsman, ecologist, and television producer. Richy received his PhD in Ecosystem Sciences from the University of Washington in 2003. He has taught college courses, given over 100 presentations at conferences and public meetings, and worked in public land management for 28 years. Dr. Harrod has over 50 scientific publications, has produced 54 hunting and fishing television shows, 9 fish and wild game cooking shows, and written numerous articles about hunting or fishing adventures. Richy has received 13 Excellence in Craft awards from the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association for his television show, The Northwest Outdoorsmen. In addition, NOWA presented him with the Outdoor Writing Legacy award in 2018. Two of his short films, We are Outdoorsmen and Shaped by Landscapes, were official selections of the Leavenworth Mountain Film Festival in 2018 and 2019. He is the Lead Brand Ambassador for Work Sharp Outdoor Sharpeners, a Pro Staffer for Mack’s Lure, and voice-over talent for Northwestern Outdoors Radio. Richy is an accomplished hunter and fisherman. He has harvested 40 big game animals with bow and arrow including two Pope and Young bull elk, and fishes frequently for salmon, kokanee, trout, walleye, perch, and crappie. Richy enjoys sharing his knowledge with others!

WAYNE HEINZ (AR)
Richland, WA
H: 509-946-9134 C: 360-391-8889
heinzwayne@aol.com
Book: Fish-On! (Amato Publications, 2008).
Magazine articles in Archery World, Bassin’, Bow Hunter, Field & Stream, Fur-Fish-Game, Motor Boat & Sailing, Nor’Westing, North American Whitetail, Northwest Sportsman, Oregon Hunter, Saltwater Sportsman, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Sea, Sports Afield. Columns: Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA, Audubon Society, Columbia Bass Club, and Pacific Nor’West Boating E-zine.

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JEREMY JOHNSON (AC)
LaPine, OR
W: 541-382-2222 C: 541-977-3436
jeremy@bowhuntingsuccess.com
Spouse: Krista
Jeremy is an avid archery hunter and outdoorsman. His professional activities relate to this lifelong passion. He serves as a Bowtech Prostaff member, and also works with the Grizzle Stik company doing product testing and technical assistance. Writing and speaking are platforms Jeremy uses to instruct fellow bowhunters in humble honesty and to promote his new book, Can’t Lose Bow Hunting.

BUD JOURNEY (AR)
Libby, MT
W: 406-293-6985 C: 406-334-1579
aejourney@hotmail.com
Spouse: Edie
Freelance writer/photographer. Prize winner 1989, 1991, and 1995 OWAA photo contests. Prize winner in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 2001 NOWA Excellence in Craft contests. Main interests: fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, wildlife, travel, family outdoors. Credits include Field and Stream, Montana magazine, In-Fisherman, Bugle, Canadian Sportfishing, Shooter’s Bible, Random House / Fodors / Rodale Travel publications, New Zealand Outdoor, and others.

LEE JUILLERAT (AC)
Klamath Falls, OR
337lee337@charter.net
Lee Juillerat is a semi-retired writer/photographer who does mostly outdoor stories for the Klamath Falls Herald and News, Medford Mail Tribune and other regional newspapers and is a regular contributor to several magazines, including Range, The AG Mag, The CATTLE Mag, Northwest Travel and other publications. He is the author of books, including, “Ranchers and Ranching,” “Crater Lake: The Story Behind the Scenery,” “Lava Beds National Monument: Images of America.” He is editor of and contributor for the annual Shaw Historical Society Journal, and for 30 years has been a co-owner-author for the outdoor website, High On Adventure at www.highonadventure.com.

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MILTON KEIZER (LM)
Fall City, WA
Spouse: Joelle
Retired freelance writer, editor, photographer. Skilled copyreader, rewriter. Author of five books, latest Western Steelhead Fishing Guide (third Edition). Specialty is fishing how-to and where-to WA articles. Charter NOWA member and 1978 president. Enos Bradner Award 1987. Has edited newspapers, magazines and books. Co-founder of Washington Fishing Holes Magazine (1974-83). Journalism B.A. 1968 from Univ. of Iowa. Member OWAA 1973-1999. Member Eastside Steelheaders 1974-2012. Member Mt. Si Fish and Game Club since 1992 (Life). Life Member G-3-1 Korea Association since 1993. Milt has been married to his wife, Joelle, since 5 Sept 1954.

RON KERR (LM)
Kimberley, BC
H: 250-432-0002 W: 250-432-0002
ron.kerr@telus.net
Spouse: Debbie
Freelance writer, photographer. Covers fishing, hunting, camping, and firearms. NOWA Life Member. Member RMOWP. Former NOWA Executive Director (1997-2006).

DAVID KILHEFNER  (AC)
Tualatin; OR
W: 503-692-1520 C: 503-799-0173
dave@kbi-ins.com 
Spouse: Cheryl
Dave Kilhefner began his career as a freelance outdoor writer in 1988. He is a past president of NOWA, Enos Bradner Award recipient and currently serves on the Finance Committee. Therese days he keeps busy writer the Fly Fishing Distilled column for the Fly Fishing & Tying Journal while beating the brush for new assignments involving making fishing tackle, steelhead & salmon fishing, fly fishing, saltwater fishing, backpacking and big game hunting. Dave has three children and three grandchildren. He makes his home in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife Cheryl.

RICH KINCAID (AR)
Edmonds, WA
H: 206-546-6712 C: 425-772-8074
kincaidrg@comcast.net
Spouse: Laurie
Freelance writer photographer specializing in fishing, hunting, boating and outdoor recreation. Seminar speaker and educator with a focus on family activities, teaching children and adults how to enjoy our great outdoors. Book: Fishing Guide, Prince of Wales Island, AK. CPR & First Aid Instructor.

DENNIS KIRKLAND (AC)
Grants Pass, OR
H: 541-476-0860 C: 541-659-7735
kirklands@q.com
www.Hisimages.com
www.dekirkland.com
www.flickr.com/photos/dennisekirkland
Spouse: Colleen
Dennis has worked as a freelance outdoor photographer since retiring as a Hospital Administrator from the Army. He is called a naturalist by many but he prefers being a photographer, capturing the many nuances of this magnificent creation. His work has been published by government agencies as well as magazines and calendars to include The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Oregon Hunters Association and the Mule Deer Association. He co-founded and served as Vice President of Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys speaking to groups of all sizes about nature photography. Canon comprises my equipment with lenses from 100 mm f2.8 Macro to 600 mm f4.0 and EOS 1D Mark lll and 1D Mark lV bodies.

TOM KNIGHT (LM)
Tamarindo, Guanacaste Costa Rica
H: 506-8685-5784
headfish98005@yahoo.com
Tom is retired in Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast. He is very familiar with the country. Anyone interested in coming down here, contact Tom. “While with the Washington Game Department, he was instrumental in introducing wild turkeys into the state, including getting the first spring season legalized. He is very interested in anyone with a like interest in wild turkeys in Washington to correspond with him.Steelheading and falconry are also his outdoor loves.

GEORGE KRUMM (AC)
Estacada, OR
C: 907-529-6172 gkrumm@gci.net
george@fishalaskamagazine.com
Spouse: Lara
George is a freelance writer, photographer, speaker and is the Editor of both Fish Alaska and Hunt Alaska magazines. He has fished and hunted from Patagonia to Alaska and has been writing professionally since 2003. George writes several feature articles per year for various publications, plus he writes the Editor’s Creel and Flyfishing columns for Fish Alaska magazine, and he wrote the Stillwater (flyfishing) column in Fish Alaska for more than nine years. His specialties include single- and two-handed flyfishing, fly tying, and conventional gear fishing for everything from trout to halibut to white sturgeon. George makes his home in the Pacific Northwest.

JOHN KRUSE (AC)
Wenatchee, WA
H: 509-679-3886 C: 509-670-8826
john@northwesternoutdoors.com
www.northwesternoutdoors.com
www.americaoutdoorsradio.com
Spouse: Michelle
John Kruse is the host of Northwestern Outdoors Radio and America Outdoors Radio, broadcast every weekend on stations throughout the Northwest and the nation. John also writes a weekly outdoors column, the Washington Outdoors Report, carried by several newspapers in Central and Eastern Washington. John’s is also the author of Great Places – Washington, published in 2009 by Wilderness Adventures Press.

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GARY LEWIS (AC)
Bend, OR
C: 541-420-1371 
garylewisoutdoors@gmail.com
http://www.GaryLewisOutdoors.com
Spouse: Merilee
Gary Lewis is an award-winning author, television host, speaker and podcaster who makes his home in Central Oregon. He has hunted and fished in eight countries and around the United States. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he has been walking forest trails and running rivers as long as he can remember. He is twice past President of NOWA. Lewis is the author of Fishing Central Oregon, John Nosler Going Ballistic, Bob Nosler Born Ballistic, Black Bear Hunting, Fishing Mount Hood Country and other titles. His TV show – Frontier Unlimited – enjoys international distribution.

ALAN LIERE (AR)
Spokane, WA
H: 509-276-6717
alanliere@yahoo.com
Alan writes the weekly Hunting and Fishing Report for the Spokesman Review as well as frequent humor pieces for the Outdoor Section. Full-time humor contributor to Upland Almanac and Northwest Fly Fishing. Alan has sold humor and/or where-to, how-to pieces to most national outdoor publications. He has published four books, collections of humor–.Bear Heads and Fish Tales,  . . .and Pandemonium rained,  Dancin ‘with Shirley and Fish Tales. He is a two term NOWA board member.

MATT LIERE (AC)
Spokane, WA
C: 509-202-7790
lierematt@yahoo.com
Matt Liere is a freelance writer and newspaper columnist from Eastern Washington. His work shows frequently in The Spokesman-Review, highlighting personal exploits based loosely on truth, heavy on nostalgic fiction. He comes late to the game, serving 23 years as a Coast Guard aviator before picking up a pen. A concurrent divorce left him broke and broken, so he took up writing – then quickly found a great woman with a real career. He and Gina have been married for over six blissful years, happily straddling the line between lunacy and sanity with their four kids on the outskirts of Spokane.

VICKIE LOFTUS (AR)
Tigard, OR
503-680-7147
vickie@stillwateradventure.com
www.FliesByVickie.com
Fly Fishing Guide, Fly Tyer, Columnist and Blogger. I write an educational blog on stillwater and fly-fishing destinations, publish a weekly fly fishing newsletter, and write a fly fishing educational column.  My retail store provides anglers a resource for tackle, flies, boats, rods, reels, and fly-tying materials. I am on the Pro Staff for Oregon Fishing Club. Known for my innovative fly-fishing patterns available on my website: www.FliesByVickie

BILL LUSCOMBE (AC)
Duncan, BC
C: 250-815-0974
luscombe.outdoors@outlook.com
NOWA Past President, Retired Professional Forester. Published on the Internet at http://www.Canadianoutdoorsman.com. Also instructs fly-fishing. Areas of specialization are fly-fishing, hunting, firearms and marksmanship.

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ERIC MARTIN (AC)
Corvallis, OR
541-760-4870
nforkangling@hotmail.com
Eric received a Bachelors of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University, and spent nine years chasing fires around the country for the U.S. Forest Service before going to work for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He currently serves as the Gear Editor for Salmon and Steelhead Journal and Western Hunting Journal.

LISA MALONEY (AR)
Anchorage, AK
H: 509-758-8468 C: 509-780-9623
maloneyak@gmail.com

JOHN C. MCFARLAND, III (AC)
Klamath Falls, OR
jcm3@ccountry.net
www.creation-moments.com
Freelance writer and wildlife photographer specializing in wildlife photography of the Klamath Basin of Southern Oregon, and Northern California. John’s work has appeared in Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), Washington-Oregon Game & Fish, California Game & Fish, Hunting Oregon, Oregon Hunter magazine, and Oregon Hunter’s calendar. My wildlife photography has been published, manufactured as puzzles. Available at retail outlets in Southern Oregon.

BETSY MCGREER (AC)
Clarkston, WA
H: 509-758-8468 C: 509-780-9623
betsymcgreer@live.com
www.up-river.net
Spouse: Dale
Writer, poet and photographer. Author: Up River, Reflections of Hells Canyon, Up River, Again; Postcards from Hells Canyon; Fire! Up River; The Chimney Creek Complex Fire; Wildflowers Up River; A poet’s guide to the plants in Hells Canyon; “Deer Hunt from Hell” Oregon Deer Hunter Magazine 2011; A year in Hells Canyon: 2006-2007. 2008 NOWA Excellence in Craft winner.

JACK MCNEEL (LM)
Hayden, ID
jmcneel37@msn.com
www.mcneelswesterntravels.com
Spouse: Jackie
Retired from the Idaho F&G after a 31-year career during which time he wrote weekly newspaper columns, did weekly radio programs, wrote innumerable news releases and presented roughly 3,000 programs to every group imaginable. Jack has been a member of OWAA since 1969 and is a Life Member of NOWA, receiving the Enos Bradner award in 2005. He now freelances for a variety of magazines and newspapers, much of which pertains to travel or Native American subjects. He is a regular contributor to a weekly national web publication from New York.

JACKIE MCNEEL (AS)
Hayden, ID
H: 509-939-2661 C: 509-939-2661
tita_48@msn.com
www.McNeelsWesternTravels.com
Spouse: Jack
Jackie has been living and photographing in the Pacific North West for almost 30 years, and specializes in publications dealing with women in outdoor activities. Publications include Women in the Outdoors, Northwest Travel, Outdoor Women, and various newspapers.

HENRY MILLER (AC)
Salem, OR
H: 503-581-2640
fishergoob@gmail.com
henry-miller2002@yahoo.com
Spouse: Kay
Henry Miller is a semi-retired outdoor writer/columnist with the Statesman Journal newspaper. He has transitioned from full-time writer to freelancer/contributor and aspiring author/photographer.

GUY MINER (AR)
Wenatchee, WA
M700miner@nwi.net

BOB MOTTRAM (AR)
Anacortes, WA
H: 360-588-1972 C: 253-820-3023
bobmottram@msn.com
www.rvacrosstheusa.com
www.howtothinklikeyourdog.com
Spouse: Karen
Retired after 24 years as outdoors writer, photographer and columnist for The News Tribune, Tacoma. Recipient of numerous regional & national writing awards. Two-time recipient of OWAA’s national “Best of the Best” award for newspaper writing. NOWA president 1993. Enos Bradner Award recipient, 1998. Magazine freelancer. Book author. Editor. Specialties saltwater and freshwater fishing, big-game hunting, small-game hunting, backpacking, family camping, boating, fisheries management, wildlife management, travel, RVing, other subjects. Former Alaska correspondent for The Associated Press.

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TERRANCE OTTO (AC)
Sandy, OR
H: 503-668-6320 C: 503-410-1554
orotto@wavecable.com
Spouse: Barbara
Freelance outdoor writer and professional photographer of fishing, hunting, habitat restoration, fish and wildlife management, mushrooming, and more, with a fisheries biology background. Outdoor Editor of Vancouver Columbian, contributor to Game and Fish Magazine, Northwest Sportsman, (columnist), Salmon Trout Steelheader, Oregon Hunter, Fishing and Hunting News, and Midwest Outdoors. Member: Oregon Hunter Association, Freshwater Trust.

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CAM PARRY (AR)
Charleston, OR
W: 541-888-5591 C: 541-396-7070
camparry@frontier.com
http://www.hookedonoregon.net

HAROLD PFEIFFER (AC)
Spokane, WA
C: 509-389-7025
hgpfeiffer@yahoo.com
Freelance photographer with stock subject specialties in international travel, camping, canoeing, fly fishing, adventure travel and native cultures.

ROB PHILLIPS (AC)
Yakima, WA
H: 509-952-4054 C: 509-952-4054
rob1@spdandg.com
Spouse: Terri
Outdoor Columnist for the Yakima Herald-Republic since 1991, Rob has also had numerous articles and photos published in a variety of regional and national publications. Recent credits include Salmon Steelhead Journal, Pheasants Forever, Western Hunting Journal among others. Rob has also published three new outdoor mystery novels; The Cascade Killer, Cascade Vengeance and Cascade Predator. 

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SCOTT RICHMOND (AC)
West Linn, OR
H: 503-655-5344
Scott_Richmond@me.com
Previous Editor and Executive Director of Westfly.com, a non-profit organization and the leading website for western fly anglers. Feature articles on fly fishing. Author of 9 books. Publisher of 4 Rivers Press. Past President of NOWA.

TROY RODAKOWSKI (AC)
Junction City, OR
H: 541-517-5166 W: 541-998-8459 C: 541-517-5166
troyoutdoors@hotmail.com
www.troyoutdoors.com
Troy Rodakowski is an outdoor writer and wildlife photographer from Junction City, Oregon. He has been blessed to hunt and fish throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Born and raised in the Willamette Valley, he has had the pleasure of hunting all of the big game species in the area as well as wetting his line in many of the waters throughout the land. Troy has appeared in various newspapers as well as Fishing and Hunting News and Eastman’s Journal. He is currently writing for Northwest Sportsman magazine and Washington-Oregon Game & Fish / California Game and Fish magazine. His travels have taken him around the world in which he has visited over 20 different countries. He also enjoys a full time job managing a vegetable seed company located in Junction City.

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PETER SCHROEDER (AC)
Seattle, WA
W: 206-295-6362 C: 206-295-6362
ptrschrdr@aol.com
Spouse: Risa Wyatt
Freelance writer/photographer. Specialize in boating, marine environment, scuba diving, snow skiing, and adventure travel. Available as conference speaker on “Successful Freelancing,” “How to Make More Money Writing,” “The Empowered Writer,” “The Write Stuff: 10 Tips for More Successful Freelancing.”

TERRY W. SHEELY (AR)
Black Diamond, WA
H: 360-886-9798
tsheely@TNScommunications.net
www.TNScommunications.net
Spouse: Natalie
Full-time writer, photographer, editor, author with national and regional magazine credits, specializing in Northwest fishing, hunting, white water boating, camping, travel, recreation, book reviews. Available for assignment and contract. Extensive photo file. Author/publisher of Washington State Fishing Guide No. 9, and Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookery. Other books: Highroad Guide to Oregon Cascades, Beginners Guide to Trout Fishing, Northwest Sportsman Almanac, Complete Book of Clams, Crabs & Shellfish, On the Water Guide to Fishing Knots, and Complete Guide to Freshwater Fishing. Cofounder Washington Fishing Holes magazine and Osprey Press.
Columnist The Reel News, Columnist Fish Alaska, contributing editor & Fish Alaska magazines. Past president, director NOWA. Enos Bradner Award Recipient. DBA TNScommunications.

JERRY SMALLEY (AC)
Columbia Falls, MT
H: 406-270-1315 W: 406-892-4785
smalljn@centurylink.net
Spouse: Nancy
Freelance writer/photographer covering freshwater fishing, big game hunting, family camping, backpacking, water sports, ecology and conservation issues, fish and wildlife management, local, regional, national. Humor. Certified fly casting instructor. “Fishfull Thinking” column appears weekly in Hungry Horse News covering NW Montana and Glacier Nat. Park. Credits in newspapers and magazines. Member OWAA. Available for assignments.

ROBERT STONE (AC)
Red Lodge, MT
H: 406-446-3451 W: 406-446-3451 C: 406-426-0277
dhbrs@mac.com
www.dayhikebooks.com
Robert is Writer, Photographer and Publisher of Day Hike Books. He has hiked every trail in the Day Hike Books series. With 23 hiking guides in the series, many in their third and fourth editions, he has hiked thousands of miles of trials throughout the western United States and Hawaii. He is a member of RMOWP (Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers), OWAC (Outdoor Writers Association of California), BATW (Bay Area Travel Writers), OWAA (Outdoor Writers Association of America) and is a Los Angeles Times best-selling author.

DICK STREATER (AC)
Seattle, WA
H: 206-232-9060 C: 206-889-3889
lureguru@aol.com
Spouse: Maryann
Nationally recognized fishing tackle collector and historian. Published by Collector Books – The Fishing Lure Collector’s Bible – hard and soft bound. This is an updated version of the original work in this field. For this research, Dick was enshrined by the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward, Wisconsin. Accomplished public speaker specializing in fishing humor, using a wild assemblage of fishing inventions, gadgets, and lures. DVD available. Warm water fishing advocate, member of B.A.S.S., Western Bass Club, Puget Sound Anglers. Published in Bassmaster magazine. Former column writer for The Reel News.

KEITH SZAFRANSKI (AC)
Olympia, WA
W: 406-223-3529 C: 406-223-3529
PhotogSz@msn.com
www.mostlywildlifephotos.com
www.travelswithbarrington.com
Spouse: Mary Ellen
Freelance photographer. Author of Travels with Barrington Bear book series for children.

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ARNOLD THEISEN (AR)
Irrigon, OR
H: 541-922-4319
theisen@eotnet.net
Spouse: Eileen
Arnold J. Theisen is a Freelance Writer and Photographer. Credits include articles in Washington-Oregon Game and Fish magazine, In-Fisherman magazine, Escapees magazine, RV Life magazine, Fishing and Hunting News, RiverJet magazine, Highways magazine, and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Logistics Management from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. In-Fisherman magazine has awarded him Master Angler certificates for trophy walleye and smallmouth bass. His first book, Fishing the Mid-Columbia, was released in February 2004 by Frank Amato Publishing.

BRAD TRUMBO (AC)
Waitsburg, WA
C: 540-246-2598 H: 509-337-6117
bradly.trumbo@gmail.com
Brad is a professional fish and wildlife biologist, freelance writer, and life member of Pheasants Forever, serving as Public Relations officer, newsletter editor, webmaster, and member of the Advisory Board for the Blue Mountain Chapter. When not chasing his setters across the Palouse, Brad contributes monthly outdoor columns to the Waitsburg Times and East Oregonian, and occasional guest blogs and magazine articles. Brad has been a NOWA member since 2017 and values his connection to NOWA’s professional membership.

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Paul F. Vang (AR)
Butte MT
H: 406-494-5736  C: 415-994-2974
pfvang@me.com
http://writingoutdoors.com
Spouse: Kay
Freelance writer, photographer, columnist since 1995. Outdoor columnist for the Butte Weekly, Butte MT. Magazine credits include Kiwanis, Montana Outdoors, North Dakota Outdoors, Safari, Wheelin’ Sportsman, Distinctly Montana, Blue Ridge, and Angling Trade. Reporter and columnist for Montana Tavern Times.

Author of Sweeter than Candy – a Hunter’s Journal (2011), and Golden Years, Golden Hours, Stories and Reflections on Flyfishing, Hunting, and Aging (2020). Specialties include flyfishing, upland bird hunting, waterfowling, and environmental issues. NOWA member since 1999, OWAA member since 1997. President of NOWA 2007 – 2008. OWAA Board member 2015 -2019.

DAVE VEDDER (AR)
Wenatchee, WA
C: 206-595-6564
dpvedder@comcast.net
Spouse: Pam
Freelance writer/photographer. Areas of interest include steelhead, salmon, trout and adventure angling destinations. Regular contributor to Salt Water Sportsman, Fish Alaska and Salmon Trout Steelheader. Book author. Past President of NOWA. Current Chairman of the Board.

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JOE WARREN (AC)
Carson, WA
H: 509-427-4816; C: 509-281-1835
jojo@wavecable.com
https://www.flyfishpursuit.com
Spouse: Melissa
Joe Warren is long time avid fly fisherman and fly tier from Carson, WA. He is a freelance fly fishing writer, photographer, author and presents fly fishing programs to angling clubs throughout the region. He is also involved in conducting demonstrations in sportsmen and fly fishing shows. His articles have appeared in numerous fly fishing and sport fishing magazines such as Flyfishing & Tying Journal, Northwest Fly Fishing, and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He has authored two fly tying books, Tying Glass Bead Flies and Fly Tying with Poly Yarn. He also enjoys big game hunting, camping and teaching his grandsons how to fish.

MICHAEL T. WILLIAMS (AS)
Eugene, OR
H: 541-513-7778 C: 541-513-7778
mtwilliams@nu-world.com
Michael T. Williams, Oregon native since 1944, has more than 50 years of Northwest United States fly fishing experience. A fly tyer since 1955, Williams is the originator of the world famous “PERCOLATOR.” He is a member of the Fly Fishing Federation and Fly Tying Group, a demonstration fly tyer in the Western USA and Canada, fly fishing program presenter, licensed Oregon fishing guide, and fly fishing, fly rod building and fly tying instructor. He is also a fine artist in photography and a member of the PhotoZone Gallery.

MIKE WILLIS (AC)
northidahooutdoormedia@gmail.com
My name is Mike Willis, and I am from beautiful North Idaho! I enjoy relentlessly pursuing life’s adventures in the remote corners of the inland northwest. From weekend camping trips with my family to intense expedition trips, I love every moment in the outdoors. It is a blessing to share my stories and help people experience the life of an outdoorsman through my work. I currently write for Great American Wildlife, a national website based out of Virginia. As a new member of the industry, I look forward to growing my outdoor writing portfolio with NOWA.

DIANE WILSON (AP)
Monroe, WA
Di54@aol.com
Spouse: Doug

DOUG WILSON (AR)
Monroe, WA
H: 360-805-5059; C: 425-891-7786
DM56@aol.com
digitaldoug@comcast.net
www.dougwilsonphoto.com
Spouse: Diane
Doug Wilson is a Monroe, Washington freelance travel and outdoor photographer/writer who currently specializes in teaching digital photography workshops. Doug’s photography has been published in over 100 magazines worldwide on a variety of subjects. His outdoor articles and/or photos have appeared in Grays Sporting Journal, Boy’s Life, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Salt Water Sportsman, Sporting Classics, Traveling Sportsman, Fish Alaska, Cabelas Outfitter Journal. He has a large collection of fishing and outdoor photos for sale on his website.

G.I. WILSON (AC)
Keizer, OR
H: 503-390-4557
gijowilson@q.com
Spouse: Jo Wilson
G. I. Wilson has been published in Sports Afield, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Pheasants Forever Journal, Game & Fish, Oregon Hunter, Nor’westing, Eastmans’ Journal, Mule Deer, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, Dog & Kennel, Tide, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal and Pointing Dog Journal magazines. He writes the outdoor column for the Keizer Times newspaper. He has written a biweekly column for AllOutdoors.com, and feature articles for FishingLife.com, Sportsmansguide.com, and AllOutdoors.com Today. G.I. is a member of Northwest Steelheaders, North Santiam River Guides, Mid Valley Anglers, and Oregon Hunters’ Association.

GARNET WILSON (AR)
Moses Lake, WA
H: 509-762-5158 C: 509-855-1781
garnet@atnet.net
Spouse: Dennis Clay
Freelance writer/photographer with credits in Capital Press, Colville Statesman-Examiner and The Columbia Basin Herald. Member OWAA, POMA. Avid turkey hunter and angler. Co-writes outdoor features for Capital Press, Colville Statesman-Examiner and Columbia Basin Herald with husband, Dennis Clay.

JO WILSON (AP)
Keizer, OR
H: 503-390-4557
gijowilson@q.com
Spouse: G.I.
Jo has had photos published in Salmon Trout Steelheader, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, Game and Fish magazine and Keizer Times newspaper.

RISA WYATT (AC)
Seattle, WA
H: 415-828-7839 W: 415-828-7839
words@risawyatt.com
www.risawyatt.com
Spouse: Peter Schroeder
From tasting Cabernets in Napa Valley to tracking tigers in India, Risa has covered adventure travel, food and wine for over 15 years. She freelances for national magazines and major newspapers. Her articles have appeared in Ski, Endless Vacation, Wine Enthusiast, Forbes Life, Discovery (Cathay Pacific in-flight), Morning Calm (Korean Air in-flight), Asian Diver, Caribbean Travel & Life, Wine Country, Sailing, Seahorse, Paint Horse Journal, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and other adventure and general-interest publications.

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GLENN ZINKUS (AC)
Corvallis, OR
H: 503-336-5115 C: 541-908-0457
gazinkus@gmail.com
Spouse: Tuen
Glenn Zinkus is a free-lance writer from Corvallis, Oregon, specializing in fly fishing and upland hunting topics. Glenn prepares reviews, destination topics, creative non-fiction pieces, conservation editorials, and fly-tying articles. Works have been published in periodicals such as Eastern Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing, Southwest Fly Fishing, Fly Tyer, and Flyfishing and Tying Journal. Glenn spends whatever time he can on the water, and as autumn nears, can often be found following his pair of Brittanies searching for birds.

NOWA SUPPORTING MEMBERS

BOAT OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES (BOATUS)
http://www.BoatUS.com
5323 Port Royal Road, Springfield VA, 22151
Contact #1: Scott Croft
scroft@boatus.com 703-461-2864
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with more than half a million members. On the water, our TowBoatUS towing fleet brings anglers safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t – day or night. On the road, we also ensure a trailer breakdown doesn’t end a fishing trip to the lake. The BoatUS insurance program gives anglers the specialized coverage for tournaments and superior service they need and offers guide policies. We also fight for boat owners’ rights on Capitol Hill and help keep them safe and our waters clean with help from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating and offering 33 free online state boating safety courses. Visit BoatUS.com for more.

BROWNELLS
http://www.brownells.com
200 S. Front Street, Montezuma, IA 50171 Contact #1: Larry Weeks http://larry.weeks@brownells.com
641-623-8017
Mail order and Internet seller of firearm accessories, parts, gunsmithing tools, reloading supplies, ammo, survival gear and archery equipment.

BUCK KNIVES
http://www.buckknives.com
660 S. Lochsa Street, Post Falls, ID 83854-5200 Contact#1: Rachel Rogers rrogers@buckknives.com
800-326-2825
buck@buckknives.com
We think of each one of our users as a member of the Buck Knives family, and we take care of our own. Now that you are family, you might want to know a little more about us. Dad said it best when he said, “The fantastic growth of Buck Knives, Inc. was no accident. From the beginning, we determined to make God the Senior Partner. In a crisis, the problem was turned over to Him, and He hasn’t failed to help us with the answer. Each knife must reflect the integrity of management. If sometimes we fail on our end, because we are human, we find it imperative to do our utmost to make it right. If any of you are troubled or perplexed and looking for answers, may we invite you to look to Him, for God loves you.” We have stood by these values since 1902 and honor our products with this Forever Warranty.

CAMP CHEF
http://www.campchef.com
3985 N 75 W Hyde Park, UT 84318
Contact #1: Ryan Neely http://ryann@campchef.com 800-650-2433 ext. 111
Since 1990 Camp Chef has offered quality outdoor cooking for almost any activity. Whether camp tends to be big or small, long duration or quick weekend trip; Camp Chef stoves, outdoor ovens and full line of cast iron cookware will expand any outdoor menu. From the back patio to the back country, Camp Chef is The Way To Cook Outdoors. Visit our newsroom at http://www.CampChef.com for more information.

CENTRAL MONTANA
http://www.centralmontana.com
PO Box 3166, Great Falls, MT 59403 Contact #1: Gayle Fisher http://gfisher@bresnan.net
406-761-5036
Central Montana is one of Montana’s six tourism regions promoting tourism to 13 counties. Our geographic area is diverse and stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the Plains. Public lands in the region include BLM’s Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument, Lewis & Clark National Forest, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Nature Conservancy Holdings and a portion of the C.M. Russell Wildlife Refuge. We provide both individual and group familiarization trips for media covering a variety of interests. The region has won two partnership awards for working with other Montana Tourism entities. Gayle Fisher was selected as Montana’s Tourism Person of the Year in 2001.

CHRYSLER GROUP/RAM TRUCKS
http://www.media.chrysler.com
1000 Chrysler Drive, Auburn, MI 48326 Contact #1: Scott Brown http://scott.brown@chrysler.com
877-433-9378 Cell: 310-781-0401
Chrysler Group LLC produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group’s product lineup features some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Jeep Wrangler, Ram 1500, and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

DISCOVER KLAMATH VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU
http://www.meetmeinklamath.com
205 Riverside Drive, Suite B, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 Contact #1: Jim Chadderdon jim@meetmeinklamath.com
541-882-1501
Contact #2
Tonia Ulbricht, Marketing Project Manager tonia@meetmeinklamath.com
Crater Lake National Park is one of those you-have-to-see-it- to-believe-it experiences. Located 55 minutes from downtown Klamath Falls, Crater Lake inspires visitors from all over the globe with its insanely blue depths and jaw-dropping vistas. And that’s just adventure number 1 on your visit to Klamath County! Head 53 minutes in the other direction and you’ll be in the heart of the Lava Beds National Monument, exploring its igneous fields and network of over
700 caves. Add the Pacific Crest Trail, 17 pristine lakes,
10 rivers, the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway and some of the nation’s best birding, and you’re in for some unforgettable adventures.

FLATHEAD CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU
http://www.fcvb.org
PO Box 2164, Big Fork, MT 59911
Contact #1: Carol Beck-Edgar http://edgecomm15@gmail.com 406-837-2061
Montana’s Flathead Valley lies next to the rugged grandeur of Glacier National Park along the western edge of several million acres of designated wilderness. Its centerpiece is Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. With the protection of the mountains and the moderating thermal effect of the lake, the climate is surprisingly mild for an area so far north. This is a four- season playground with something for everyone. The Flathead Convention and Visitor Bureau is one of Montana’s oldest convention and visitor bureaus. It is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to building the economy of the Flathead Valley through tourism. For information or to arrange a press trip: Carol Beck-Edgar, APR, 406-837-2061. Email: membership@fcvb.org.

HOBIE CAT
http://www.hobiecat.com
4 N Vista De La Luna, Laguna Beach, CA 92677 Contact #1: Ingrid Niehaus ingridniehauspr@gmail.com
Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique life-style based around fun, water, and innovative quality products. From their worldwide headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distrib-utes, and markets an impressive collection of eco- sensitive water-craft. These products include an ever- expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal- driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats and stand-up paddleboards and a new category of Hobie Mirage Standup pedal-boards, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.

IDAHO TOURISM
http://www.visitidaho.org
700 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702 Contact #1: Laurie McConnell http://laurie.mcconnell@tourism.idaho.gov 208-287-0781
Idaho is ideal for family travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, or those just looking for a relaxing getaway. No matter where you choose to explore in this magnificent state, you’ll find spectacular scenery, fun things to do and friendly, helpful people. You’ll also find a place that’s unhurried, unspoiled and unassuming. To discover places to go, things to do, and places to stay.

LEUPOLD STEVENS, INC.
http://www.leupold.com
P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075 Contact #1: Dave Domin ddomin@leupold.com
503-646-9171
Leupold & Stevens is a fifth generation, family-owned company specializing in the manufacture of high quality, precision sport optics. Established in 1907, Leupold & Stevens is celebrating their 110th year of operation.
Employing nearly 600 US workers, Leupold has been designing, machining, and assembling quality scopes, binoculars, rangefinders, spotting scopes, mounting systems and accessories for the hunter, shooter, law enforcement, military and observation communities in its Beaverton, Oregon manufacturing plant since 1968. Free catalogs and product mailings, and information on Leupold’s writer program, are available by contacting Tim Lesser, Leupold Marketing Communications Specialist at 503-526-1401.

LINCOLN CITY OREGON
http://www.oregoncoast.org
801 SW Hwy 101, PO Box 50, Lincoln City, OR 97367-0050
Contact #1: Liz Francis lfrancis@lincolncity.org 541-996-1274, 800-452-2151
Did you know we have a 685-acre lake in addition to miles of pristine beach? Stretching over three miles, Devils Lake Lincoln City Oregon is naturally shallow and is sheltered from the coastal winds. Devils Lake has earned the title of “World’s Fastest Lake” and is home to D River, the “World’s Shortest River.” Devils Lake is in its own little world and provides an alternative on-the-water experience to our ocean. On the southern border of Lincoln City, Siletz Bay is home to a variety of wildlife, recreation activities and opportunities to explore. Crabbing in Lincoln City is easy from the shore, as is digging clams on the mudflats at low tide. Siletz Bay offers all sorts of fun. It’s a mecca for driftwood making it the ideal spot to build a bonfire, and the calmer waters might make a great place for the little ones to splash. It’s great place for wildlife, where you’ll see seals, birds and even bald eagles.

LONE WOLF DISTRIBUTORS, INC.
http://www.lonewolfdist.com/
106 Shannon Lane, Priest River, ID 83856 Contact #1: Luke Johnson http://Ljohnson@lonewolfdist.com
208-448-0600
Lone Wolf Distributors is your one stop Glock shop. Whether you want to start with trigger upgrades and caliber conversion barrels, or you want to make a complete pistol from our Timberwolf frame and stainless steel slide and barrel, we can accommodate your desires. We are the largest supplier of aftermarket Glock barrels and slides with hundreds of possible combinations. Our revolutionary Timberwolf Glock replacement frame shatters your expectations of what a Glock can be. Our laser engraving services can personalize your Glock to your unique style.

LONG BEACH PENINSULA VISITORS BUREAU
http://www.funbeach.com/
Hwy 101 @ Hwy 103, Seaview, WA 98644 Contact #1: Andi Day http://andi@funbeach.com
360-642-2400
Washington’s southwestern-most tip bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Willapa Bay, the Long Beach Peninsula epitomizes a Northwest coastal destination with driftwood strewn coves, sandy beaches, world-class fishing, scenic parks, wildlife-rich wilderness areas, great restaurants and lodging, lighthouses, museums, and more. Boasting the highest catch per unit of effort on the West Coast, Ilwaco – referred to as the “Fishing Capital of the West” – is the launch for Buoy 10 and Lower Columbia River fishing, most notably for sturgeon, salmon, halibut and tuna. Seafood is plentiful including razor clams, oysters, Dungeness crab and more.
See for yourself. We’d be happy to arrange your visit. http://www.funbeach.com

MACK’S LURE, INC.
http://www.mackslure.com/
55 Lure Lane, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Contact #1: Bob Schmidt Mack@MacksLure.com 509-667-9202
Mack’s Lure® has been helping fishermen catch fish and have more fun since 1969. Ask just about any Trout or Kokanee fisherman in the Northwest and they will know about our famous Wedding Ring® spinner, original Glo® Hooks, and Sling Blade®.  Salmon and Steelhead guys are quite fond of our Wiggle Hoochie™ bill and Rock Dancer®.  Our national championship winning Smile Blades® are featured on many of our lures like the Wally Pop®, as well as a component, and now are a must have for Walleye anglers.

What else you ask? Well, if you love catching big fish try our new ScentFlash Flashers.   If you are into trolling but do not like dragging around gang trolls nothing beats our light weight patented Flash Lite® blades and Hot Wings®.  A recent innovation is the Sonic Baitfish™’ a patented jigging spoon that is most likely the most versatile fish catching tool you will ever use. Come give us a visit at http://www.mackslure.com, and remember we offer a 25% off discount to NOWA members, just email Bob for a current discount code.

NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION
https://www.nssf.org/
11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470 Contact #1: Bill Brassard, Jr.  mailto:bbrassard@nssf.org
203-426-1320 ext. 212
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearm industry, has a mission to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. NSSF’s many programs promote participation, raise awareness about firearm safety and support the business concerns of its industry members. NSSF serves as the go-to resource for statistics and trends, and it owns and manages the SHOT Show.

O’CONNOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
http://www.oconnorpr.com/
333 Warwick Road; Lake Forest, IL 60045 Contact #1: Lynda O’Connor lyndao@oconnorpr.com
Contact #2: Jim O’Connor jimo@oconnorpr.com
847-615-5462
O’Connor Communications is a multiple award-winning public relations firm that specializes in promoting authors and their books, primarily non-fiction. They are small, effective and keenly focused on their clients as well as on current market trends. Experts at developing marketing strategies, preparing materials for the media and distributing press releases to magazines, newspapers, radio and TV producers, bloggers and websites across the country, the owners will work hard for you. They will pitch article ideas to media outlets that reach targeted audiences, arrange book signings, presentations, special events, and interviews nationwide.
They do PR consulting and can help authors get literary agents. For a list of their clients and endorsements, visit http://www.oconnorpr.com.

PUBLIC LANDS FOUNDATION
http://www.publicland.org
PO Box 7226, Arlington, VA 22207-0226 Contact #1: Jesse Juen juencrew@yahoo.com
703-935-0916
The Public Lands Foundation (PLF) is a national membership organization that advocates and works to keep public lands in public hands. The public lands that we focus on are those that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). PLF was founded in 1987 and is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. PLF endorses and embraces the multiple use mission of the BLM. Most of our members spent their careers managing these public lands located throughout the West.
Collectively, we have extensive years of personal knowledge of these lands and unparalleled expertise in their management.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION
http://www.rmef.org/
5705 Grant Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59808 Contact #1: Mark Holyoak mholyoak@rmef.org
406-523-3481
A nonprofit, wildlife habitat conservation organization whose mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

SHIMANO AMERICAN CORPORATION
http://fish.shimano.com/
1 Holland, Irvine, CA 92618
877-577-0600, 949-951-5003, Fax: 949-951-5071
Media Contact: John Mazurkiewicz Catalyst Marketing Services
PO Box 6697, South Bend, IN 46660 jpmazurk@ameritech.net
Cell: 574-289-1331
U.S.-based division for SHIMANO rods, reels, lures and gears; G.LOOMIS casting and spinning rods, fly rods and reels; POWERPRO braided fishing line; and JACKALL fishing lures. For information on specific products, visit fish.shimano.com, gloomis.com or powerpro.com, jackall- lures.com. Shimano provides media assistance for all its fishing product brands by contacting John Mazurkiewicz with Catalyst Marketing. Direct consumer inquiries to the brand specific web site or call 877-577-0600.

TEC LABORATORIES, INC.
http://www.teclabsinc.com/
7100 Tec Labs Way SW, Albany, OR 97321 Contact #1: Gary Burris gary@teclabsinc.com
541-918-4124
Tec Labs is the manufacturer of ultra high quality skin protection products for outdoor enthusiasts. Our products include tecnu, for poison ivy, and professional insect repellents.

THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS
http://www.pewtrusts.org
901 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 Contact #1 Brian Geiger, Officer Communications bgeiger@pewtrusts.org
(202) 540-6431
One of the great challenges of our time is saving the natural environment and the rich array of life it supports on land and in the sea. On land, our last unspoiled places offer an opportunity to conserve wildlife habitat, shorelines, and pristine landscapes for future generations. Reforms to how our oceans are managed are essential to address overfishing,
pollution, climate change, and loss of habitat. Pew’s work in the United States and abroad helps preserve wilderness, restore biodiversity, and increase understanding of ocean ecology.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP (TRCP)
http://www.trcp.org/
1660 L Street NW, Suite 208, Washington, DC 20036 Contact #1: Randall Williams
rwilliams@trcp.org
Western Engagement and Communications Manager 725 W. Alder Street, Suite 1
Missoula, MT 59802
406-926-3201 (office)
406-491-6767 (cell)
Contact #2: Katie McKalip kmckalip@trcp.org
202-639-8727
The TRCP is a nonprofit organization driven by a board of directors and a policy council including leaders from many of the country’s top hunting, fishing and conservation groups. The TRCP works with its national grassroots network of more than 36,000 sportsmen and women and numerous affiliated local and state level organizations to sustain the traditions of hunting and angling and to ensure the conservation of America’s lands and water, both public and private. In short, we work to “Guarantee You a Place to Hunt and Fish.”

TTI-BLAKEMORE FISHING GROUP
http://www.tticompanies.com
PO Box 1177, Wetumpka, AL 36092 Contact #1: Ron Stallings ron@tticompanies.com
800-421-5768, ext. 203 (outdoor writers only)
TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group Home of Tru-Turn, Daiichi, StandOUT, Mr. Crappie, XPoint Hook Brands, Road Runner Lures and REAL-Magic. TRU-TURN® – The original cam action design that hooks more fish. DAIICHI BLEEDING BAIT® – Hooks World’s Sharpest Hooks feature the original red finish that triggers the natural feeding response in fish. Mr. Crappie® – Tackle that Rocks. StandOUT™ Hooks – Lever Action Hooks. It’s like drop shot’n on steroids! X POINT® – Bone Crushing Speed-World’s Fastest Hook. Road Runner® Lures – Road Runners have been out-fishing ordinary jigs since 1958. REAL Magic® – Increases casting distance and reduces line-memory. Outdoor Writers may order up to $40 worth of product at no-charge for research.
Thereafter, product is 50% off. Contact TJ for more information. (Please put “OW” in the subject line of e-mail for faster service.)

TRAVEL SALEM
http://www.travelsalem.com
388 State Street, Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301 Contact #1 Kara Kuh
503-581-4325
kkuh@travelsalem.com

VISIT LEWIS CLARK VALLEY
http://www.visitlcvalley.com
847 Port Way, Clarkston, WA 99403 Contact #1: Michelle Peters president@visitlcvalley.com
509-758-7489, toll free 877-774-7248
Visit Lewis Clark Valley represents professionally licensed outfitters in Hells Canyon and the surrounding area. The outfitters and guides offer a variety of trips including fishing charters, hunting trips, cast and blast, sightseeing tours and whitewater rafting on the Snake, Salmon and Clearwater Rivers. We are the Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington valley known as the gateway to Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest gorge. We offer complimentary tours and overnight accommodations to NOWA members who are on assignment or interested in creating stories in the area.

VISIT TRI-CITIES WASHINGTON
http://www.VisitTri-Cities.com
PO Box 2241, Tri-Cities, WA 99302
Physical address: 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Ste. B, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Contact #1: Karisa Saywers, Marketing Manager karisa@visittri-cities.com
800-254-5824, 509-735-8486 Visit TRI-CITIES, representing the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and West Richland, offers a variety of services for qualified media. Our trained staff will provide resources needed to produce intriguing stories that will leave your audience asking for more about the Tri-Cities region. We are happy to welcome you to the area for a familiarization tour with a customized itinerary targeted specifically for your visit; or offer suggestions if a scheduled itinerary doesn’t fit your type of visit. Not available to visit our region? Our staff can provide information photos and coordinate long-distance interviews for you to complete your story.

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
http://www.wdfw.wa.gov 600 Capitol Way N. Olympia, WA 98501
Contact #1: Jason Wettsein Jason.Wettstein@dfw.wa.gov
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources. The department operates under a dual mandate from the Washington State Legislature-
-to protect and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats and to provide sustainable, fish- and wildlife-related recreational and commercial opportunities.

THE DALLES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.explorethedalles.com
Contact#1 – Lisa Farquharson – Executive Director – Lisa@explorethedalles.com