State and Regional Organizations Honor Gazette Columnist

Steve Sorensen

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Steve Sorensen

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

Both of Sorensen’s First Place articles appeared in Deer & Deer Hunting magazine in 2020. “8 Reasons Why We Hit Deer” (February) won the Herb Blackwell Memorial Award from M-DOWA for the best magazine article. “Buck Fever—How a Youngster Can Beat It” (September) was the top article in the Youth in the Hunting/Shooting Sports category from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association.

In addition to his two top honors, Sorensen won a Third Place award from M-DOWA in the Outdoor Blog Category for “Minnesota Surf and Turf— Louisiana Style,” which appeared at Deer & Deer Hunting online.

“The National Shooting Sports Foundation sponsors the POWA Youth Hunting/Shooting Award, and I want to thank that great organization for promoting hunting and shooting, especially its efforts to get young people involved. I also appreciate the newspapers and magazines that publish my work, and their readers,” Sorensen said. “It’s truly humbling to know that hunters and non-hunters alike read my work. Many of them follow me on social media and attend events where I’m invited to speak. If they weren’t interested in what I have to say, the magazines and newspapers wouldn’t be publishing it.”

Sorensen writes regularly for several outdoor magazines, as well as his own blog “Mission: Hunter.” He is a Field Contributor to Deer & Deer Hunting magazine, and his newspaper column, The Everyday Hunter®, appears bi-weekly in the Jamestown Gazette (NY) and the Forest Press (PA).

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

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Steve Sorensen of Russell, PA is an award-winning outdoor writer whose column, The Everyday Hunter®, offers hunting tips, strategies, and insights on how to think about hunting. His byline has appeared in the nation’s top hunting magazines including Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Deer & Deer Hunting, Pennsylvania Game News, Fur-Fish-Game, North American Whitetail, Bear Hunting Magazine and more. He contributes regular website content to Legendary Whitetails and Havalon Knives and is a field editor for Deer Hunters Online. Steve is also in demand as an event speaker, presenting programs on do-it-yourself Alaska moose hunting, whitetail deer, wild turkeys, and eastern coyotes, with new programs coming. E-mail him at to invite him to speak at your next sportsmen’s dinner (or to tell him where your best hunting spot is).