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  • Writer's pictureSteve Sorensen

State and Regional Honors for "The Everyday Hunter"

(Russell, PA) 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. Then, “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.

“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. I wish I could thank each reader personally.”

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).

He 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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