Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Member: Steve Piatt

Hello All...We are on a roll recently with some outstanding new members to the Long Island Outdoor Communicators Network. Our latest is Steve Piatt, Editor of the award-winning and well read New York Outdoor News. Steve has been the editor of the NYON since its inception in 2004 and has been a reporter and editor for more than 30 years. Above all else, Steve is an avid and passionate outdoorsman who has fished and hunted all across North America. According to his official bio: Steve loves spring gobbler hunting; deer hunting with bow or rifle; fly fishing the Adirondacks and Catskills as well as backcountry brook trout streams; and hunting pheasants with one of his three Labrador retrievers. Steve is also an avid sports fan. We have exchanged many emails about local football, baseball and hockey teams. Steve is a member of the New York Outdoor Writers Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Trout Unlimited and National Rifle Association. Please join me in welcoming Steve out network. He is a great addition. AP

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Member: Pete Barrett

Hello Again...
Well...our ranks keep growing. Our newest member is sure to be known to most, if not all of you. Pete Barrett is one of the most prolific recreational fishing writers of our time. He has authored countless feature articles and columns for many prestigious regional and national publications. Pete is also an accomplished book author. His latest title, Fishing Soft Baits in Saltwater, has become a bible of sorts for anglers fishing plastics. Pete currently lives in New Jersey and splits his time between the Garden State and the Sunshine State, but he has a definite soft spot for Long Island. Pete currently writes columns and features for both On the Water Magazine and The Fisherman. Please join me in welcoming Pete to the Long Island Outdoor Communicators Network. Thank you...AP

Hello All...
Please join me in welcoming Pete McDonald, the newest member of the Long Island Outdoor Communicators Network. Pete is a very accomplished journalist and book author. He hails from Boca Raton but currently calls Long Island home. Pete received his professional training at the Columbia School of Journalism His recent book, The Blitz- Fly-Fishing the Atlantic Migration was co-authored with Tosh Brown and has met with rave reviews. We are fortunate to have Pete as a member of our group. For further details about Pete's book please visit Departure Publishing at