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Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association
Jamestown Gazette outdoor writer Steve Sorensen took home two top Craft Awards from the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association at their annual conference on April 7 in historic Frederick, Maryland.
Sorensen won in three award categories out of seven—two first place awards and one second—for work published in 2017. His article titled “The Wrong Hands for Guns” won the First Place Wheeler Johnson Memorial Award for Best Newspaper Article, published in the Jamestown Gazette on June 19, 2017. He also took the First Place Blog Entry Award for “Is This the Most Legendary Whitetail of All Time?” published January 12, 2017 on the Legendary Whitetails website at www.DeerGear.com.
“The Wrong Hands for Guns” aims at firearms safety, reminding readers that, “In the proper hands, a firearm is a tool that can bring challenge and enjoyment. In the wrong hands, it can bring suffering and tragedy.”
“Is This the Most Legendary Whitetail of All Time?” reveals some amazing facts behind one of the most interesting and historic deer ever. It’s the largest whitetail on record from 1830 to 1870, killed in McKean County, PA.
Sorensen collected Second Place in the Talbot Denmead Memorial Award for the best article on Conservation and/or the Environment for his 2-part report in the Jamestown Gazette on Chronic Wasting Disease, “News About CWD.”
Sorensen is a contributor to national and regional magazines and contributes to blogs for Legendary Whitetails and Havalon Knives. His newspaper column, The Everyday Hunter®, appears regularly in the Jamestown Gazette, the Olean Times Herald, and the Forest Press. He also speaks frequently at sportsman’s shows and church-sponsored sportsman’s banquets. In 2015 the Professional Outdoor Media Association presented Sorensen with the national “Pinnacle Award.”
Sorensen lives in Russell, PA with his wife Barbara, and miniature groundhog dog Remy. For more information about Steve, his writing and his speaking, go to www.EverydayHunter.com. The Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association covers Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia and focuses on writing, photography, art, radio and television broadcast, video, and the internet. For information about M-DOWA, go to www.mdowa.com.