Welcome to the website of outdoor writer & speaker Steve Sorensen
The Everyday Hunter
Popular Sportsman's Dinner Speaker
Award-winning Magazine and Book Author
Home of The Everyday Hunter's blog, "Mission: Hunter"
Custom Turkey Call Maker
Field Contributor to Deer & Deer Hunting magazine
When the Everyday Hunter® isn't hunting, he’s thinking about hunting, talking about
hunting, dreaming about hunting, writing about hunting, or wishing he were hunting.
What you'll find in these pages . . .
Two-Time Winner of the National
"Pinnacle" Award for Outdoor Writing!
The best in today's outdoor writing.
Don't take it from Steve. Take it from the dozens of state, regional and national awards he has been honored to win for writing in both print and digital publications. His blog called "Mission: Hunter" is the gateway to much of his writing. Bookmark Steve's blog, and check back every week or two to see what he has been up to. He has also written a few books, with more on the way. Check out the Books. tab above.
With sponsoring partner Mossy Oak, the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), a national organization promoting the traditional outdoor sports, offers the Pinnacle as the highest
2015, Springfield, Missouri
honor for exceptional journalistic achievement and creative work in the outdoor press, and Steve has won it twice!
In 2015 Steve took the top national award in the Magazine category for an article titled “The Arthur Young Buck – 1830,” the historic tale of the earliest animal recognized in any big game record book in the world. The buck was taken in nearby McKean County, PA, and the story was published in the December 2013 issue of Pennsylvania Game News magazine.
A solid speaker for your church sportsman's dinner, men's retreat, or show seminar.
Steve has a deep passion for men's ministry and is a popular and effective speaker, having spoken at nearly 200 events in addition to hundreds more sermons from the pulpit. He knows how to connect with outdoorsmen. Check out the SPEAKING tab above. Then contact him to talk about how he can meet your needs and to check his availability.
A new custom call, deadly on stubborn gobblers.
Steve is an avid deer and turkey hunter who offers great ideas hunters can apply to their hunting, plus he has invented his own turkey call. It's a unique call in many ways. It's a "scratchbox" with two sound chambers inside, and it makes a wide variety of turkey sounds in various pitches from low to high. Check out the Northern Scratchbox here.
A popular, bi-weekly outdoor column by a nationally recognized writer and speaker.
Steve writes a newspaper column known as "The Everyday Hunter®" If you're interested in seeing it in your local paper, contact your editor or publisher. Men, women and youth all read it, and even non-hunters read it. He is also a Field Contributor to Deer & Deer Hunting magazine and has written for most of the top magazines in the hunting world. He can help your publication with his regular bi-weekly column, or with single assignments. Email him to talk about it.
2018, Lincoln, Nebraska
In 2018 Steve won again, in the Newspaper/Web category, with a blog post at Legendary Whitetails website called "The Nun's World Famous Deer Hunt." Also in 2018, he received the POMA Outstanding Achievement Award in the magazine category
for an article in North American Whitetail magazine called "Pennsylvania Bookends."
Sorensen Wins His Second NRA "Best of the Best" Award for Outdoor Writing!
Besides the Pinnacle Awards, Sorensen has won many state and regional awards. His newspaper column, “The Everyday Hunter,” is a three-time winner of “Best Newspaper Column” from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writer’s Association. His column currently appears regularly in the Jamestown Gazette (NY), and the Forest Press (PA), and he is a Field Contributor for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine.
Steve won the "Best of the Best" Award among Pennsylvania outdoor writers in 2017 and again in 2019 at the PA Outdoor Writer Association (POWA) conferences. The "Best of the Best" is awarded to the most outstanding piece among all winners in every award category. His 2019 award was for an article in Deer and Deer Hunting magazine titled "The Ultimate Hunting Goal: Building Lifelong Hunters," which won in the category "Pass It On" for the piece which most effectively promotes passing on the love and appreciation of the outdoors. His 2017 "Best of the Best" award was for an article titled "Nun Sense," the first place winner in the "White-Tailed Deer Award" category. The "Best of the Best" is sponsored by the National Rifle Association, and Sorensen has won twice in the four years the award has been offered.
"To win at this level," Sorensen said, "you can't just be a good writer. You need great material. Sister John Paul, the Roman Catholic deer hunting nun and John Annoni, the inner-city school teacher who has developed the most innovative program connecting public school students to the world of hunting, provided important stories I simply relayed to the readers. I couldn't have done it without these outstanding people, and it's a privilege to know them."
"The Ultimate Goal: Building Lifelong Hunters" describes a hunting mentorship program in the inner city schools of Allentown, PA created by teacher John Annoni. It appeared in the September 2018 issue of Deer and Deer Hunting magazine.
"Nun Sense" is about a Catholic Nun in St. Marys, PA, who received vicious criticism from around the world for shooting a nice buck. Sorensen's article considered the nun's story from the point-of-view of the theology of hunting. It appeared in the November 2016 issue of North American Whitetail magazine. CLICK HERE to read "Nun Sense" at the North American Whitetail magazine website.
Brad Isles, Awards Program Chair for POWA, presents "The Best of the Best" award to Steve in 2017.
Brad Isles presents "The Best of the Best" award to Steve for a second time in 2019.
There's much more in this website...
ABOUT STEVE: Check this page for biographical information about Steve and read a story that describes his earliest hunting impulses.
SPEAKING: Steve speaks often at Sportsman’s events. His motivation is the gospel. You'll find more information about that on this page.
RESOURCES: If you're planning an event with Steve, you'll find FREE publicity downloads, including photos, logos, and other documents that will help you publicize your event.
BOOKS: Here is where you'll find Steve’s popular books, and he's working on more. More volumes are coming in "The Everyday Hunter Handbook Series," with fool-proof insights about turkey hunting and still-hunting for whitetail deer!
TURKEY CALL: Read all about Steve's unique turkey call, a compact scratchbox design with TWO sound chambers inside. It plays pure yelps, raspy yelps, gobbler yelps. It purrs softly. It makes authentic fighting purrs. It clucks, cutts, and you can play it softly or loudly.
SUCCESS STORIES: Steve says, "I have much better success with Northern Scratchbox than with any call I've ever used. If you want to read some success stories from my hunts and the success of other hunters too, read them here."
BLOG: Check Steve's blog once or twice a week. Sometimes you will find links to his current articles and columns, sometimes just some random thoughts about hunting and life. It's called "Mission: Hunter." Share Steve's thoughts on Facebook if you like!
FOLLOW: If you would like to follow Steve's writing, you can find links to his Facebook pages where he posts links to many of his articles.