Sorensen Scoops Up Writing Awards from Two Organizations


Steve Sorensen, Jamestown Gazette outdoor columnist and contributor to regional and national magazines, recently won several “Excellence in Craft” awards from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association (POWA) and the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association (MDOWA).

MDOWA judged his article “Amazing, Adaptable Whitetails” (December 2019 issue of Deer and Deer Hunting magazine) as the best work in the magazine article category, and the same article won the Lance Hoffman Award from POWA (sponsored by his daughter Karen Wolf) for the best piece on the whitetail deer. He also won top honors from MDOWA in the blog category for “Deer Collisions,” in Deer and Deer Hunting online, an article covering eight reasons for deer/car collisions. Sorensen is a Field Contributor for the magazine.
In addition to the top honors, Sorensen won a second place award from POWA in the magazine category and a third place award from MDOWA in the photography category.

“I’m indebted to the magazines and newspapers I write for, and especially to their readers,” Sorensen said. “I hear from them on social media and when I travel to speak at sportsman’s events. If they weren’t reading my work, the magazines and newspapers wouldn’t be publishing it.”

Sorensen writes regularly for several national and regional outdoor magazines, as well as his own blog “Mission: Hunter.” His newspaper column, The Everyday Hunter®, appears bi-weekly in the Jamestown Gazette.

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 .