POMA Presents Steve Sorensen with Pinnacle Award

POMA Presents Steve Sorensen with Pinnacle Award

  Article Contributed by Steve Sorensen   The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) presented Jamestown Gazette outdoor writer Steve Sorensen with its highest award at its annual conference on June 13 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sorensen won the Pinnacle Award from this national organization in the Newspaper/Web category for his article titled “The Nun’s World Famous […]

Mentoring and the Future of Hunting

Mentoring and the Future of Hunting

  Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Can hunting survive another 20 or 30 years in the face of antagonism against guns and hunting? It all depends on hunter recruitment, but in an increasingly urban society, with smaller families and lots of competition for a kid’s attention, recruitment the way it happened 20 or 30 years ago […]

The Turkey Hunting Paradox

The Turkey Hunting Paradox

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Show me a turkey hunter who killed a spring gobbler on his first hunt and never hunted turkeys again, and I’ll show you someone who thinks turkey hunting is easy. Decades of turkey hunting have taught me it ain’t. Forgive me for saying “ain’t,” but poor grammar is mild compared to […]

Maybe It’s a Heart Problem

Maybe It’s a Heart Problem

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen People say, “Let’s just agree on some common sense gun laws,” as though we don’t have plenty of gun laws now, or there’s no common sense in the ones we do have. I wonder how many people lobbying for new gun legislation know that from 1993 to 2013, gun violence dropped […]

As Goes Hunting, So Goes Wildlife

Someday, will birdwatchers have to buy a license?

As Goes Hunting, So Goes Wildlife

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Fewer and fewer hunting licenses are being sold, which forecasts a crisis in wildlife funding. And if today’s antagonism toward firearms ever rids society of guns, the decline in hunting revenues will be tragic for wildlife. Most people grasp the idea that forest rangers and game wardens on our public lands […]

Shed Antlers Hunting Is No Waste of Time

Shed Antlers Hunting  Is No Waste of Time

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen The shed antler season is conveniently tucked right between the end of deer season and the beginning of spring gobbler season. Although it’s an unofficial season, that’s when the most serious hunters head for the woods to look for shed antlers in New York and Pennsylvania. “Why?” you might ask. “If […]

15 Reasons Why I Hunt

15 Reasons Why I Hunt

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen People ask why we hunt. The question is often a challenge—a way of asking the hunter to defend or to justify his hunting. But we don’t need to justify hunting any more than a golfer needs to justify golfing. No primitive man ever justified the thing that sustained him, so why […]

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