New York Outdoor news editor, Steve Piatt, one of our newest members, and associate editor, Paula Piatt, have been honored by the New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Program as recipient of the prestigious Empire State Award. The award was presented in recognition of New York Outdoor News' efforts to promote the shooting sports and hunting.
In presenting the award,William Schwerd, NYS 4-H Shooting Sports Program Coordinator, said of Steve and Paula: "Your writings shared everything from great turkey hunts, to fishing adventures and the efforts of the many groups that are working to ensure that the next generation will be able to enjoy our outdoor heritage -[and] have done much to present the face of out outdoor enthusiasts to observers in a favorable light."
The award was announced at the organization's 11th annual fundraising banquet and auction.
Congratulations to Steve and Paula for this most significant recognition and honor.