Local outdoorsmen honored for contributions PDF Print E-mail
Written by DENNIS APRILL, Outdoors Columnist   
Sunday, April 01, 2007

Two Saranac Lake outdoorsmen have been honored for their contributions to the outdoors.
Bob Brown will be inducted into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame at a banquet in Utica April 28. According to the Hall's news release, Brown is cited for his "long-time service in preserving our outdoor heritage and helping others experience it."
Brown has been an eight-term president of the Franklin County Federation of Fish and Game Clubs and a delegate to the New York State Conservation Council for 13 years. He is also a DEC waterfowl instructor. The list of contributions goes on for this certainly worthy inductee and further includes his role as a hunter safety instructor, 4H coordinator and camping committee chair for the Boy Scouts.
The N.Y. State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to preserving the state's outdoor heritage and recognizing the people who have made contributions to conservation. It is currently located in the Gander Mountain Lodge Room in New Hartford.
Another award recipient, Jack Drury, recently received the Wilderness Education Association's Instructor Award at the Association's annual conference in Estes Park, Co.
Drury, a professor emeritus from North Country Community College and founder of that college's Wilderness Recreation Leadership Program, also won WEA's Frank Lupton Service Award in 2003. He has authored and contributed to a number of wilderness leadership texts and is currently vice-president of Leading EDGE, a professional educational development firm.



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